A long time ago, fully-designed PVC rainwater gutters didn’t exist. The roofs of homes would leak because of improper drainage systems. After a lot of trial and error, people started using PVC Rainwater Harvesting Pipes to use as a makeshift rainwater gutter system by cutting it in half. But still, there were many issues such as blockage, breakage, overflow and more. The founders of Euro Guard took the initiative in solving this issue and developed the solution. It was then, Euro Guard, the first uPVC square rainwater pathy gutter in India was developed giving it a proper shape and a proper life.
Euro Guard rainwater gutter is manufactured by Vajra Plastic Industry which was formed in the year 2005. Our company is owned by M.M Poulose and Mathew Joseph with the production facility at Angamaly. Both the partners of the company have been engaged in manufacturing machinery used for the production of PVC Pipe for 20 years before that and were the pioneers in tooling dye and chemical mixing machine making. Also, our company has been previously engaged in the production of PVC pipes in the initial years and soon established themselves as manufacturers of quality products at reasonable price, all because of the technical strength of the manufacturing team.
In the year 2009, the company started manufacturing round PVC rainwater gutters from the sizes 110 MM to 250 MM and in no time became the leader of the market and largest manufacturer of PVC rainwater gutter systems in the country. Custom-made extrusion was done for round gutters, manufactured using tool cutting technique. Hence, the edges were sharp and even across the length of the gutters. Special chemical compounding was done to ensure the quality of the gutters was not effected even as they were exposed to direct sunlight.
In the year 2010, round gutters were introduced in colours matching the roofs for the first time in India. The new coloured gutters introduced were UV resistant. Hence, the colours did not fade even after years. This helped us to gain popularity among the market and our customers. Our products were manufactured strictly to match the colours of roofing sheets and tiles. Quality testing was done for colour and strength for each product before they were moved out of the factory.
Till 2012, there was no other company who manufactured coloured gutters in the country. This helped the company to widen the market and dealers were located in major towns of each district and dealers distributed the products to other interior parts. We believed our product was our advertisement and found it to be true as we did not have to do any kind of other promotion for our products. We gained vastly from the word of mouth advertisement. We led the market through quality products at rock bottom prices.
During 2013-14, the company started investing in the manufacturing of square uPVC rainwater gutters and PVC Square Downpipe Pathy. All designs and production techniques were developed in-house and the group was awarded a patent for the same in the year 2016. We faced a lot of challenges as this kind of production was not common in India. Training the employees to operate new machines required a lot of time and investment. We arrived at the best production technique to manufacture the square gutters after going through repeated failures during the product development stage. We developed our own machineries and tool kits to further enhance our square rainwater downpipe gutters. uPVC Square rainwater downpipe gutter under the name Euro Guard Hysquare pipe was also developed for the first time by the company.
All the machinery for Euro Guard rainwater gutter and accessories was ready by January 2015 and the company started selling the products by April 2015. Soon, it replaced the round rainwater gutter and square downpipe gutters made from G.I sheets due to its superior quality and excellent aesthetics. The product gained popularity mainly because of the water holding capacity and no instances were reported regarding overflow of water from the gutter. Also, the colour of the gutter achieved recognition mainly because of the costly premium virgin chemicals used provided added aesthetics to the roofs.
Our products, mainly our Rainwater Harvesting PVC Pipes, were sold to other parts of India from 2016 January and have now spread to all throughout India. With the increase in market share, the company started two new plants in Angamaly which ran 24 hours a day. All range of accessories and fittings are now available for Euro Guard. Our company registered the highest sales growth and turnover since its inception in 2016. We also introduced a profile extrusion technique for round gutters. We are now receiving enquiries from Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Parts of Asia and soon export will be started to these countries.
Our company started two new manufacturing plants at Angamaly, scaling up the production to meet the increasing demand. The EuroGuard rainwater gutter system started replacing round shaped gutters and metal square gutters in the market. The main advantage of this Rainwater Gutter system was that since it is aesthetically good, there was no requirement for additional fascia boards to cover up like the ugly looking round gutter system. Also, with the rising demand for Euro Guard rainwater gutter lookalikes and duplicates started emerging from different sides deceiving the customers. Understanding the difficulties faced by customers due to these artificial products, the company approached the court of law and got a favourable order against Varsha Plastics and Varsha Polymers restraining them against manufacturing a deceptively similar product at cheaper quality.
Started the investment for R&D in a higher-sized 220 MM HySquare gutter system for large-sized residential and industrial roof protection. Preferences were given for durability and endurance to withstand the torrential rainfall the country has been facing in recent times. Climate change is a real thing and measures to adapt to the changing climate is a priority as much as preventing it. Hence the bigger sized gutter was a necessity to cope with the climatic change. Also, our company has started campaigns calling for harvesting of rainwater which essentially helps during the drought season and controls flooding to a limit if followed as a practice among the public.
Our company is certified with ISO 9001:2015 for quality management systems at place. Also, our company was nominated for Best Entrepreneur Award from the industrial development department of the state. Higher sized gutters are launched in the market under the brand name Euro Guard Pro Square. It is the highest water carrying capacity uPVC rainwater gutter available in the market. It has the highest thickness and highest weight compared to all gutter systems which translates to highest durability.
Padmabhushan Lt. Colonel Sri Mohanlal has endorsed as the brand ambassador for Euro Guard Rainwater Gutter products in South India. He represents our face of trust, strength, loyalty and durability.