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Better off than most competitors during Covid crisis: Jindal Aluminium MD

In a Q&A, Pragun Jindal Khaitan says his firm has a well-diversified product mix, so if there is a loss in demand in one sector, it makes up by pushing innovation and new products in another

Pragun Jindal Khaitan, Managing Director, Jindal Aluminium Limited
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Pragun Jindal Khaitan, Managing Director, Jindal Aluminium Limited

Jayajit Dash Bhubaneswar
The demand for aluminium has condensed sharply following the outbreak of the Covid crisis. The smooth flow of exports has also been dampened due to major contraction in demand. Jindal Aluminium Ltd has abridged production to match this lower demand. Still, the company feels it is better placed than most of the competitors in extrusions and rolling space. Pragun Jindal Khaitan, Managing Director, Jindal Aluminium Limited tells Jayajit Dash how the company’s factories are well-positioned to augment production once demand revives. Edited excerpts:

Q. The global aluminium market is oversupplied. How

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First Published: May 23 2020 | 3:25 PM IST

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