Bengaluru, March 30, 2021: Fundermax, a Rs 100-crore wood-products based architectural company, headquartered in Bengaluru has completed 15,000 projects in the 12 years since it was first set up in 2007.
Speaking on this achievement, Dr. Prashanth Reddy, Managing Director, Fundermax India Pvt Ltd says, “Fundermax is a 130-year old Austrian company with a deep-rooted culture. The 15,000 projects we have completed cover a gamut of real estate sectors from residential to hospitality, commercial, ITA, infrastructure and more. We believe in specializing and excelling in every segment where we have a presence. Our fundamental aim has been to offer design freedom to the architect fraternity, and offer sustainability to the consumer. Through our products we aim to enhance design excellence and the longevity of a building”.
Architect Gayathri Shetty speaks highly of Fundermax which was used on the CSR project Nirguna Mandar located in Bengaluru. “While the project made use of the Max Exterior 0924 décor, we have found Fundermax to be a highly versatile product. Besides, the high range of options it provides can lend character to any kind of building”.
The versatility of Fundermax can be seen in the vast range of sectors that use their products. Architect Dinesh Verma of the ACE Group has used Fundermax on the NITTE Meenakshi, school of architecture project located in North Bangalore. “We used the Max Exterior 0803 décor. Fundermax exterior grade laminate is a modern material which can be used to achieve and strike a balance between aesthetical appeal and functional elements of a facade design,”says Dinesh.
Fundermax’s commitment to quality and sustainability begins at sourcing. Since the brand works with wood-based products, it ensures that it follows a renewable wood processing system. Fundermax only sources from places that have a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certificate and/or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). This ensures a green building while preventing deforestation.
Fundermax’s in-house design team works on the compatibility of the product to the design given by the architect. The intent is to work towards design compatibility and reduce wastage. Designers work on factors such as wind-loading, sun path, exposure to heat etc.
With the construction industry in India being unorganized, accountability often rests with the product company instead of the executor. To ensure consistency in application, Fundermax developed a system of panel installation that standardized the process and ensured fire safety. All installers are trained with the right tools and they now enjoy a price advantage that could be adjusted to scale. Fundermax is the only brand in India to have Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in place for cladding installation.
With up to 60 per cent input in the design and sub-structure of the installation, Fundermax not only contributes to the idea of Atmanirbhar Bharat but also reduces the time of project completion significantly.