Quality and reliability is what we aspire to be known for. As an organisation, we direct our efforts towards non-stop innovation and sustainable use of natural resources – while retaining the quality that we are recognized by.
Founded in 1996, we have serviced the plywood industry for over two long decades. Our product offerings include – plywood, laminates, veneers, adhesives, wooden flooring, panel products and a myriad of auxiliaries.
Joining hands with Vector Projects (I) Pvt Ltd – a premium brand in integrated turnkey interior solutions for both, commercial and residential spaces, in 2017, and with its foray into the world of construction - Uniply has started its journey towards becoming a one-stop shop for all your infrastructure needs.
We are now equipped to handle everything from land acquisition to construction, to designing and right up to the provision of furniture – for all kinds of spaces.
Having delivered over 1500 projects, we have had the privilege to work with stalwart brands in every sector. Every project has been a learning experience and 40% of our clients being repeat customers, has been a humbling testimony for our hard work.
Board Of Directors
Keshav Kantamneni is the Chairman of Uniply Industries Limited, which is the third largest plywood manufacturer in India. After completing his engineering degree in computer science from Anna University in Chennai, he obtained an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He has over 14 years of experience in General Management, Finance, Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions and Management Consultancy.
Post his formal education, Mr. Kantamneni was based in the United States, where he worked as an investment banker and private equity professional, successfully spearheading numerous engagements for large multinationals in the US, Europe and Asia with a specific focus on industrial turn-around situations.
Later, he established Globality Partners, an advisory firm focused on mergers and acquisitions with strategic partnerships in 27 countries around the world. He also founded Foundation Outsourcing – an integrated back-office solutions provider, headquartered in Chennai, serving multiple large manufacturing customers across continents.
In early 2015, he acquired the engineered wood manufacturing company, Uniply Industries Limited, which has now been successfully turned around. The company provides a complete range of turnkey solutions from architectural design to complete interior fit outs and furniture.
Srinivasan Sethuraman, Managing Director of the Plywood Business, has a wealth of experience in Finance, Accounts, Banking, Taxation, Cost Control & Management, Management Consulting, Fund Raising and Restructuring in a career spanning over 2 decades in India, Europe and the USA.
Mr. Sethuraman is a Graduate in Physics and also a Chartered Accountant. He headed the Investment Banking and Corporate Finance business for a Private Family conglomerate, and has spearheaded M&A deals in USA, Europe and Asia Pacific Regions. He had also successfully restructured an Italian company with subsidiaries in 12 different countries across the globe.
Umesh Rao has 34 years of experience in infrastructure, interior design projects and development. Mr. Rao is a highly accomplished professional who built Vector Projects Ltd from scratch to a 200 Cr business over the past 16 years. He has delivered more than 1500 projects with a combined area of nearly 10 million sq. ft.
He also was Head of Infrastructure at ICICI, overseeing infrastructure development during the Banks Rapid expansion in the 90’s.
Mr. Rao heads Uniply’s Architectural Design, Civil, Interior and Furniture Verticals, along with other building solutions initiatives undertaken by the company.
Mr Sarma brings with him a wealth of experience in Infrastructure and Construction Project Management. Over the past 11 years, the former Head of Infrastructure Planning and Development at Tata Consultancy Services successfully conceptualized and executed the development of more than 30 million sq.ft of IT Office Space, accommodating more than 3,00,000 employees of TCS across India. All projects were LEED certified Green Buildings with sizes ranging from 2 million to 5.2 million sq.ft.
Prior to TCS, Mr. Sarma as CEO, led the conceptualization and execution of TIDEL Park Limited for Govt of Tamil Nadu. Tidel Park was a state-of-the art 1.2 million sq.ft Information Technology Park, executed at a capital outlay of Rs.330 Crores in the year 2000. Mr. Sarma was instrumental in Planning, Execution and Marketing of this prime property, one of Chennai’s first IT Parks located at the beginning of the IT Expressway.
Mr. Sarma is currently the Joint Managing Director Uniply Industries Limited, a BSE and NSE listed entity.
Mr. Sudhir Kumar Jena is a fellow member of ICAI has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance, project finance, Banking, Insurance, Accounts, Audit and Taxation. Currently he is running his Chartered Accountancy Firm in Chennai.
Mr. Ramgopal Lakshmi Ratan is into legal profession having his own legal firm at Chennai. He is having more than 12 years of experience in various legal matter.
Mrs. Reena Bathwal is a fellow member of ICAI has over 12 years of experience in Banking, Accounts, Audit and Taxation. Currently She is running her CA firm in Chennai.