Yash Building Centre: Planning for Expansion
Yash Building Centre, based in Raipur, central India, was in the business of manufacturing fly ash bricks and blocks. At the beginning of 2016, after achieving decent growth and gaining goodwill among local builders and contractors, the managing partner was actively looking to expand business operations into tiles, pavers, and curbstones. He believed this expansion would improve the firm's profitability by allowing it to take full advantage of its reputation among existing customers. It would also enable the firm to increase its size. A key question was, would this decision facilitate value creation for the firm? To make the investment decision, the managing partner needed to consider the return on investment and the capacity at which the new unit would break even. M. Kannadhasan, Vinay Goyal, S.K. Mitra are affiliated with Indian Institute of Management Raipur.