Construction Chemicals JV
Two Vadodara firms enter into JV, to manufacture construction chemicals for South African countries
Two Vadodara-based firms Lilleria Group and Fairmate Chemicals have announced a Joint Venture to start manufacturing of construction chemicals in Kenya earlier this month. The JV firm will operate under the name of \'Fairmate Lilleria Kenya Ltd\' and will be based out of Kenya, Africa and will seeks to capitalize the strong reputation Fairmate has developed as a leading construction chemicals manufacturer with business operations in Indian and abroad The product line will include Concrete Admixture, Waterproofing System, Engineering Grouts, Industrial Flooring System, Surface Treatment, Concrete Repairs, Pre-packed Concrete and Mortar, Protective Coating and Polysulphide Sealants. We aim to produce 20,000 tonnes per year of powder production and around 10,000 tonnes liquid production annually. With JV we aim to expand our wings by setting up 8 plants, which will have similar capacity in each country in the next five years. Kenya is an upcoming country which has a lot of infrastructure projects being undertaken due to which their is a lot of scope for infrastructure and construction chemicals business to grow and with only one competitor we see tremendous growth potential in this segment,\\\" said Veer Rajesh Patel, MD of Lilleria Group, a hospitality and construction company which will be diversifying with this tie-up......
Vadodara companies Lilleria Group, Fairmate Chemical tie up for Kenya entry
AHMEDABAD: An intention to tap the construction chemicals market in Kenya, worth an annual Rs 200 crore, has led Vadodara-based companies to Africa. The Lilleria Group and Fairmate Chemical on Monday forged a joint venture — Fairmate Lilleria Kenya Ltd — to start manufacturing in Kenya. "We will invest Rs 50 crore in the JV in next five years. There is a massive infrastructure and real estate boom in Kenya and there is huge demand for construction chemicals," said Veer Rajesh Patel, managing director of Lilleria Group. According to him, Kenya is spending huge amounts on development of infrastructure, including residences, townships and hotels.....
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Veer Patel lifts National title
After some strange twists and turns, and some heady jumps, Vadodara's Veer Patel emerged as the national champion in the glamorous Foreign Open class in the MRF National Supercross Championship Kalamassery, on Sunday. Final placings (Kochi round): Foreign Open: Moto 1: 1. C.S. Santosh (TVS Racing/ Bangalore), 2. Veer Patel (Vadadora), 3. Harith Noah (TVS Racing/Palakkad). Moto 2: 1. Veer Patel (37 points from two rounds), 2. C.S. Santosh (37 pts), 3. Harith Noah (30). Indian Experts (Class 3, Group B): 1. Harith Noah (TVS Racing, 20 pts), 2. Adnaan Ahmed (TVS Racing, 17), 3. Pramod Joshua (TVS Racing, 15). Indian Experts (Class 5, Group C): 1. Abdul Tanvir (Mysore, 20 pts), 2. Pramod Joshua (TVS Racing, 17), 3. R. Nataraj (TVS Racing, 15). Novices (Class 2, Group C): 1. Yuva Kumar (TVS Racing, 20 pts), 2. Abdul Tanvir (Mysore, 17), 3. Sharath Kumar (Bangalore).
Veer creates history
Pune: Defying all odds Baroda rider Veer Patel created history of sorts when he became the first privateer to clinch the MRF National Supercross championship in the Foreign Open (Class 1,Group A) category. The concluding round of the six-leg championship was held at the Shahu College ground,Sahakarnagar,on Saturday evening. The factory supported TVS Racing team have dominated the sport for some years now.This tradition was broken by the eighteen-year-old Patel who represents Pune-based Team Pashankar racing.It was a memorable moment for the latter as two of the riders grabbed podium spots. Patel finished second in both motos in round 6 to finish with an overall aggregate of 203 points.Arvind K.P.of TVS Racing took second spot with 177 points while Pune privateer Eeshan Lokhande was third logging 169 points.Lokhande is backed by Team Pashankar racing. It feels good to win the title.. All my hard work of training in America has paid off.I plan to return and defend my title next year, said Patel who has been in the sport for three years now.
City's youngest biker organizes Gujarat's first motocross training camp
VADODARA: Bikers aspiring to take up motocross racing professionally and make it big at both national and international level will now get a helping hand in the state. Veer Patel, the youngest and first privateer biker in the country, has decided to start a coaching camp for bikers. The first-of-its-kind camp in the state will start from June and participants will be taught everything right from the basics of motocross and supercross biking to jumps and corners. And, to ensure that the participants get international coaching, one of the top riders from USA, Matt Vanderwater too has been invited for the camp that will be organized at Lilleria track in Gotri and Umetta "I come across a number of motorbike riders on the city roads who drive well and can do well in motocross and supercross racing. They just need proper training and motivation. Gujarat has lot of young talent and so I decided to start a training camp," Patel told TOI.
Motocross national champion Veer Patel calls it a day
VADODARA: City lad Veer Patel, who became country's first private racer to win MRF National Motocross Championship in 2009, has decided to call it a day from competitive racing tournaments. The biker said that he will participate for the last time in this year's national motocross championship and try to win it. Patel, the youngest biker to participate in national motocross tourney, had announced his arrival on national circuit in style by bagging the national championship and participating in several important races. Patel couldn't participate fully in the last two national motocross tournaments due to injuries. An injury that he suffered during national championship in 2010 changed the course of his life. "I suffered from back and knee injuries during the 2010 championships forcing me to quit midway. I underwent surgery and after some rest resumed practice. But, the pain from that injury sustained. So I decided to hang my boots and focus on my business," Patel told TOI.
On the move
The great outdoors has been in for a while with global warming. It promises adventure and innovation, to go where others have gone before, but take your own route. Take motocross ace, Vadodara's pride, the 19-year-old Veer Patel. He just started his own team Team Lilleria Racing. It's the second private team in the Supercross circuit. He is the first and the youngest privateer in 20 years to win a National Motocross and Supercross championship in India against professional teams like Yamaha and Honda. Patel began motocross and supercross racing (all-terrain motorcycle racing) in 2006. With time, his speed and number of wins increased, and Patel was picked up by TVS racing in 2008. "I won the title in 2009, my rookie year," says Patel. Patel has a number of challenges lined up, including the Asian Motocross Championship and other International Motocross races. "Mine is the second private team in the Supercross circuit." Patel also has his own professional race tracks.