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Mr. Pravin M. Katariya

The true strength lies in the lap of courage for those who acclimatize to it will eventually excel. Living this line in his real life, Mr. Pravin Katariya has been a backbone of the Katariya India Group who now foresees the potential in the architectural market with the introduction of Zinc designs to make a whole new segment ready for its future customers. It all started with a wish to impregnate the unveiled opportunity with a possibility to touch base the emerging need of articulating the architectural designs with seemingly achievable ease.

He is the founder of Shieldcraft Buildex as a proprietor which is the sole nationwide distributor of elZinc products from the house of Asturiana de Laminados, S.A., a Spain based multinational organization known for its reliable architectural solutions in zinc. As a pioneer in the sector, with a vision of spreading the maximum awareness of zinc products amongst the channel partners, he aspires to achieve new heights by penetrating the market and create a chain of its associates to reach out to the potential consumers.

Ashwin Merupula

With over 20 years of multidimensional experience in Machine Tools, Natural Stone, Healthcare, Textiles, Home Decor, Agri-food, Hospitality & Tourism and Building & Construction, Mr. Ashwin is the true inspiration behind the inception of Shieldcraft Buildex. He brings his business intelligence and consultancy experience by joining hands with Mr. Pravin to shape up the future Architectural design concepts with a sustainable use of zinc. His international exposure brings a significant value in deriving the new business concepts that have immense potential in the rapidly developing nations.

He is also serving as the Vice President of ACOCEX, The Spanish Association of Foreign Trade Professional, a national lobby of international business experts. Both the torchbearers, with their extensive research on the zinc usage in Spain and visits to the renowned players of the market, further intend to explore and establish the opportunities for their associates with the thriving coast-to-coast introduction of Shieldcraft Buildex in the Indian Architectural Zinc industry.

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