Inside the warehouse - with Renam Retail
Updated: Apr 27, 2018
Amidst the hours of sweating and scratching our brains to figure out a good design scheme for our Design Project we were lucky enough to go for a three day Industrial visit tour to Mumbai from our college. All excited and ready with our curious minds, we started off our journey to the town of Vasai, which is well known as the manufacturer’s hub.
Our trip to Vasai was for us to see the manufacturing unit of the industrial giant Renam Retail and learn as to how they give life to so many aspiring designs and further fitting it Retail stores. We were fortunate enough to meet Mr. Raju Palreja (MD, Renam retail) who took care of us right from when we reached Vasai to letting us see the manufacturing unit and office.
“Only Channel Of Success is Communication.” Your will to learn is yours, go ahead and ask.” Our session began wih this golden quote by Mr. Raju Palreja thereafter it became an interactive industrial visit, where we learnt so much about the materials, processes, client interaction, mass production and Fabrication of Furniture for retail purposes.
Further under the guidance of Mr. Shahid our entire visit to renam and the learning’s from it our sequentially archived below:
Material used for Manufacturing:
Processes followed for development and end product result:
4. Powder Coating
How Renam functions?
1. Client servicing team
2. Pitching to client
3. OEM- Original equipment manufacturing
4. In certain cases if complete detailing is not there, we make the details for the client’s design.
5. 2D design development
6. 3D production
Types of Steel and their finishes used:
· Hot Rolled
· Cold Rolled
1. SS Chrome Finish
2. SS 202 brush finish
a. metal finish
3. SS 304 Brush finish
4. Metal finish
We weren't only familiarized with the entire process verbally but we were fortunate enough to get a whole tour of the warehouse and see various zones of functions, such as:
1. Procurement of Material: Delivery and storage of all the material such as wood, metal, glass etc
2. Cutting of Material: Customized cutting of the material as per the design
3. CNC machinery: Using CNC Machines to cut the parts of different designs as per the technical drawing, we saw an example of the CNC machine cutting a letterhead hoarding for Lakme
4. Epoxy powder coating area: Application of primer and powder on metal pieces so that they can further be painted.
5. Paint application process
7. Quality Check
Apart from seeing all of the above we saw the live projects going on for Adidas retail outlets, Paan shops redesigned for Marlboro and Make up displays for Lakme and other companies. The entire learning output wasn’t only restricted to technical design processes but expanded towards entrepreneurship as well. It was one successful industrial visit for sure.