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Afcons Infrastructure Limited

1 September, 2023
4 mins read

Afcons Infrastructure Limited


AFCONS is part of the Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group, which is the third largest construction group in India.


Over the past five decades, AFCONS has emerged as one of the leaders in infrastructure EPC industry by continuously delivering world-class services in areas such as:

  • Marine
  • Highways
  • Bridges
  • Metros
  • Tunnels
  • Onshore and offshore oil & gas

The company has a trans-national presence in almost the entire spectrum of infrastructure construction. One of the pioneers in infrastructure development in India, AFCONS is involved in execution of large and complex projects both at home and abroad. At present, the company is executing major infrastructure projects in Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Liberia and actively pursuing new markets in the Middle East and Africa.

The Challenge:

AFCONS was seeking software that would boost their tendering system in a highly competitive business like infrastructure development. As margins were gradually diminishing and competition increasing, the company felt the need for a more advanced tool to sharpen its tendering system.

Why they engaged RIB

AFCONS chose Candy designed by RIB to perform a dual task. Candy helped the company to not just calculate tender cost but also to provide a near-accurate analysis of tenders. By selecting Candy, the company managed to arrive at quick and correct estimation while tendering.

AFCONS took a leap of faith a couple of years back when it decided to integrate the Candy software into its system. We started looking for software that wouldn’t just calculate tender cost but give a near-accurate analysis of tenders. We wanted it to also give a quick and correct estimation while tendering. We chose Candy from a pool of software and our decision was vindicated. It exceeded our expectations in terms of performance. 

Sandeep Desai, Executive Vice President
IT & Information Process Group,
AFCONS Infrastructure Limited

The Results:

The client’s decision to choose Candy was justified as it surpassed their expectations and performed in the following ways:

Ease of use

The front end of the software looks like excel making it familiar to any new user. Moreover, the BOQ comes in excel format and Candy has the facility to directly upload the excel format into the system.

Fast and accurate

As required by the client, Candy provided fast and accurate estimation of tender cost and was able to accommodate even last-minute amendments from clients. With its efficient and reliable performance, Candy has become the standard for tendering for all infrastructure-related projects of AFCONS.


Securing data is crucial to the functioning of any good tendering software and Candy’s advanced security features ensure that the data is tamper-proof.