Glass is an Integral part of our daily lives. Its utility varies from personal care to automobile and defense. We will feel equally handicapped without glass just as we feel if our Smartphone or internet goes out of order. Made up of Silica Sand through a simple process, it needs a great technique in handling and retailing through the entire distributor’s network. Following is the list of top 10 glass manufacturing companies in India in 2018.
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10. Swiss Glascoat Equipments Limited
Glascoat has its headquarters in Vitthal Udyognagar of Gujarat and focuses on the manufacturing of Lined Equipments of Carbon Steel Glass Lined Equipment. These are mainly used in Reactors, Storage Tanks, Columns, Dryers, Valves, Agitators, etc. It caters to the needs of all the leading Pharmaceutical companies, Speciality Chemicals, Agro Chemicals, & allied Industries. Founded in 1991, it has a turnover @ 52 Crores; and share value is Rs 168.95 as on 25th October 2017. It produces 8000 glass lined equipment from which they emerge as one of the pioneers in this industry.
9. Haldyn Glass Limited
The manufacturing plant is in Baroda, Gujarat. Its administrative office is located in Goregaon East, Mumbai. Initiated in 1991, it has a market Capitalisation: Rs 165 Crore with share value pegged as on 25/10/2017 – Rs 45.20, share. The organisation is engaged in the manufacture of Soda Lime Flint & Amber Glass container. As many as 500 different shapes and sizes of glass containers for various industries are being manufactured. HGL has successfully installed the Integrated Quality Management System comprising of ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 facilitating consistent supplies with a focus on the environment.
8. Binani Industries Ltd.
Leader in fiberglass with a global business in the supply of fiberglass and related products. Fiberglass better known as glass-reinforced plastic is used to manufacture composites, widely used nowadays to replace steel, aluminum, and other lower strength plastics. Market Capitalisation is Rs 212 Crore with Share values pegged @ Rs 77.35. It uses the unique technology of “OXYFUEL COMBUSTION” for glass melting. This technology is helpful in fuel efficiency & reducing combustion emissions to the environment.
7. Gujarat Borosil Limited
Having their headquarters in B B D Bagh, Kolkata, it is known for manufacturing finest quality sheet glass in the country & the largest exporter in this segment. GBL deployed a new facility in March 2010 to manufacture Low Iron Solar Glass for use in Flat plate collectors, Photovoltaic panels, and Greenhouses. Market Capitalisation: Rs 217 Crore.
6. Saint-Gobain Sekurit
This organisation needs no introduction, as it is a well-known brand in the automotive industry. It manufactures and markets every type of glass needed by the cars to suit any environment across the globe. It is known for acoustic and thermal comfort also. French multinational company made its debut in India through Saint-Gobain Sekurit India. Market Capitalisation is Rs 360 Crores.
5. Borosil Glass
Headquartered in Park Street, Kolkata, it is the first manufacturer of solar glass in India. They are the leader in glassware and different microwavable sectors like Biotechnology, Microbiology, Lighting, Process Systems, etc. Their products are exported to all developed countries in this globe. The organisation was established in 1962 in collaboration with US-based Corning Glass Works. In 1988, Corning divested its shareholding to the Indian promoters. It has a Market Capitalisation: Rs 700 Crores. More details can be found out borosil.com.
4. Hindusthan National Glass and Industries Limited
Incorporated in 1946 in Rishra, Hooghly dist of West Bengal, it was famous for a fully automated factory in South East Asia. This company is still known to manufacture lightweight glass containers which are being exported to more than 25 countries. Market capitalisation is of Rs 1013.13 Crore, which was initially founded by Somany Brothers.
3. Empire Industries Limited
Kolkata based organisation, having headquarters in J L Nehru Road, and has a fully automated plant in the Mumbai, Vikhroli, producing around 1.5 million glass bottles daily with capacities ranging from 5ml. to 500ml. founded by Mr. S. C. Malhotra, with a naval background, in the year 1963. It is a century-old organisation. Post-production containers are then carefully packed using an automatic shrink-wrap machine. Other than Indian Pharma companies, its Export market includes U.S, Europe, South East Asia, Middle East, Africa and South American countries.
2. La Opala RG
The Brand itself fascinates all of us. Opal glass a French discovery and was considered rare and difficult to create. In 1986 Mr. Sushil Jhunjhunwala, who was curious for radically different things, was captivated by ‘opal glass’ on a foreign business trip. He was a visionary and had a passion for innovation, in the form of opal tableware, which travelled back with him, to India. It is headquartered in Kolkata and is known for manufacturing the most decorative tableware across the globe. Ever since its inception in the year 1987, the innovation continued with many brands like crystalware and solitaire, which makes premium cut glass products, and is known for its impressive looks. Market Capitalization is Rs 700 Cr. For more information plz visit laopala.in.
1. Asahi India Glass Limited
India’s premium brands in terms glass. The brand is well used in of Automotive glass products, tempered back and door glass and value-added glass, Laminated windshields, Architectural glass products, solar control Tinted glass & heat-reflective glass, mirrors, frosted & lacquered glass. It features as one of the top glass manufacturers in the world. Joint venture Set up with Labroo family and Maruti Suzuki, in the year 1984 it now boasts of approx 75% market share in automotive industry. Market capitalisation is Rs 3500 Cr. More details can be found out aisglass.com
Going by the market intelligence reports, Indian Glass manufacturers have one of the most modernised plants, capable of manufacturing excellent glass. This industry is worth Rs 340 Billion and provides employment to 25 million (approx). There are many other glass manufacturing organisation who are vying for the top slots and we might soon see a change in to 10. Plz keep us visiting often to find out more updates on Glass industry.