OTTO PROJECTS PRIVATE LIMITED is a newly established Engineering, Construction & Contracting company incorporated in Kolkata, West Bengal on 20th October, 2004. The Company was promoted by the engineers and other professionals of the erstwhile Otto India Private Limited - originally established by Dr.C.Otto & Comp. GmbH of Germany, subsequently changed German shareholdings couple of times in Germany, and finally became a subsidiary of Thyssen Krupp. Otto India, experienced in design, engineering & construction of Coke Oven Batteries in the country for many decades had been the most reputed Indo-German engineering organization, but has, unfortunately, become totally defunct now.
Presently there is no worthwhile and competent organization in the country particularly in the field of Coke Oven and related areas when the steel industry is booming and the prospects of large volume of business in the field of Coke Ovens (new and re-building), both in public and private sectors, are encouraging. This situation inspired a number of engineers and professionals of Otto India to establish the new company, OTTO PROJECTS, OPPL has the blessings and backing of visionaries like Mr. F. Middelmann in Germany and Mr. T. Bhaskaran and Mr. D.D. Prabhu in India who form the Supervisory Board. It has also the support of Mr. D. Wolf, Managing Director of Dr.C.Otto & Comp.GmbH (P.D. Refractories) and also continues to enjoy the goodwill and help of some of the stalwarts of Dr.C.Otto & Comp., Germany, and other German friends in its efforts for new technology tie-up, growth/development..
The Company’s Chairman, Mr. Muzaffar Shah (an Industrialist),and the Vice Chairman, Mr. B.G. Roy (Regional Director, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata) have more than 3 decades of experience in serving organizations like TATA STEEL and SIEMENS India, respectively.
Among the Advisers/Consultants, there are Mr. Ajit Mahapatra (from the late Biju Patnaik family, the former founders of Otto India), Mr. Brijlal Kshatriya (Ex-MD of Bokaro Steel Plant) and Mr. S. Samaddar (Ex-MD of Otto India).