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Voltas & Voltas Beko launch exclusive Experience Zone at Prabhadevi

Voltas Limited has launched exclusive, one of its kind, Experience Zone at Prabhadevi, in Mumbai; and its 3rd Experience Zone of the country. The state of art Experience Zone spreads over 5000-sq.ft with real-time...

SAP’S newest office is more open, healthy, sustainable

SAP Labs India’s newest facility in Bangalore, completed mid last year, is a very open office, and has a biophilic design – with lots of natural light, greenery and water. Located in the tech...

Ceramic Finished Hoods by Hafele

Hafele has introduced subtle ceramic finished hoods that will not only keep the kitchen fresh but will also elevate its design. The new range includes cookerhoods laden with: Filter-free technology - Ceramica 90, advanced...

Ambuja Cements gets listed in GRIHA’s green product catalogue

Ambuja Cements Ltd., a member of Holcim in India, has been recently listed in GRIHA’s green product catalogue for its blended cement. Ambuja’s blended cements portfolio consists of Ambuja Plus, Ambuja Kawach, Ambuja Compocem and...

Greenlam charts out Rs 950 crore expansion plan

Greenlam Industries, world’s third leading laminates brand, has chalked out Rs 950 crore expansion plan which will result in the company venturing into two new fields, viz., plywood and particle board manufacturing. By setting...

CESL achieves 50 lakhs LED bulb distribution milestone

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has achieved a milestone of distributing 50 lakhs LED bulbs under Project Crore of their Gram Ujala programme. Gram...

Voltas to spend Rs 100 crore under PLI scheme

Voltas will invest Rs100 crore for manufacturing Cross-flow fans, plastic molding components and heat exchangers under PLI scheme. The PLI Scheme on White Goods is designed to create complete component ecosystem for Air Conditioners...

ACC launches Green Building Centre in Telangana

ACC Ltd, member of the Holcim Group, has inaugurated its state-of-the-art Green Building Centre (GBC) in Telangana’s Karimnagar district. The centre was inaugurated by Hon’ble Sri Yadagiri Sunil Rao – Mayor, Municipal Corporation of...

Greenpanel’s Rudrapur plant may resume operations this week

Greenpanel Industries’ MDF plant at Rudrapur is expected to resume normal operations from December 16, after a gap of nearly a month. The Plant had been closed since November 11, 2021 due to a...

Indo Count Industries acquires GHCL’s home textile business

Indo Count Industries Limited, a leading manufacturer and exporter of Home Textiles, will be acquiring GHCL’s home textile business at Vapi, Gujarat. The cost of acquisition is Rs. 576 crores. The facility also has...

IKEA plans mega presence in Delhi to boost growth

Sweden-based Ingka Group's home furnishings brand Ikea who will enter the NCR market via Ingka Centre which will come up in Gurugram, plans to have stores in Delhi as well as Noida. The centre...

Foster and Partners to design to design Birla Niyaara

Birla Niyaara the maiden premium and luxury residential venture of the Birla Estates, a subsidiary of Century Textiles and Industries Limited (CTIL), will be conceptualised and designed by the world-renowned architectural firm, Foster and...

31 Prakritik Paint manufacturing units to be set up

The unique Khadi Prakritik Paint developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) using cow dung as raw material has been adopted by the state governments of Chhattisgarh and Haryana as a model of...

As demand for quartz sinks gallops, Acrysil decides to increase capacity

Acrysil Ltd, one of the largest Quartz sink manufacturers in the world, will be enhancing its quartz sink manufacturing capacity to take advantage of favourable trend prevailing in the global market for quartz sinks....

Asian Paints may hike price in December

If feedback from paint dealers is any indication, there may be another price hike by the market leader, that is, Asian Paints in the beginning of next month. The hike may be in the...

First-Ever Zero-Carbon Portland Cement

Cement is used all over the world as the basic ingredient in concrete, mortar, and other building materials, and has two key components, Portland cement and supplementary cementitious material (SCM). Today, Portland cement is...

Saint-Gobain launches innovative home solutions, MyHome range

Saint-Gobain has launched its range of innovative home solutions under the MyHome range, which are end-to-end solutions for homes from design ideas to customised manufacturing to installation and after-sales service. Through this range, the...

Grasim to set up paint units in 5 locations

Grasim Industries, the flagship company of Aditya Birla Group, seems to have taken its planned foray into paints business too seriously as the company has firmed up plans to set up paint manufacturing unit...

Greenlam to complete expansion in next financial year

Greenlam Industries, laminates maker and exporter, aims to complete its Greenfield expansion project in the third quarter of next financial year (FY23). According to the company, it has already bought 66.5 acres of land...

Panasonic Life Solutions  introduces premium switchgears

Panasonic Life Solutions India, one of the largest manufacturers of electrical construction materials (ECM) in the country, has introduced an advanced range of protection devices for Indian consumers. The new UNO Plus range consists...

Century hopes to complete Hoshiarpur expansion by July 22

Century Plyboard hopes to commission its Brownfield MDF expansion project at Hoshiarpur by July next year. The work on the project is in full swing and the company will add new capacity of 132,000cbm...

ACC Gold Water Shield Cement awarded SI Efficient Solution Label

ACC Limited, a member of Holcim group, has received the ‘Solar Impulse (SI) Efficient Solution’ Label for its innovative, low carbon and high quality water-repellent –‘ACC Gold Water Shield Cement’. ‘ACC Gold Water Shield Cement’...

C-Crete Technologies to design and fabricate a prototype carbon-based building

Houston based C-Crete Technologies will design, develop and fabricate carbon-based building materials, and use them to create a prototype building for which it has been awarded $1.55 million from the U.S. Department of Energy....

JSW Paints enters West Bengal

JSW Paints, the paints arm of Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Group and the latest entrant in the paints industry will set up an integrated unit at Salboni in the next three years as announced by...

Blue Star’s new unit aims at IGBC Gold Certificate

Air conditioning and commercial refrigeration major, Blue Star Limited’s newly formed wholly owned subsidiary, Blue Star Climatech Limited is setting up a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Sri City, in Chittoor District of Andhra...

Legrand India launches India’s first intrinsically connected wiring devices range

Legrand India, a global leader in electrical and digital building infrastructure, has launched ‘Living Now’, the revolutionary range of electric controls. According to Legrand, Living Now design characterizes extreme purity of design and the...

Grasim to set up its first paint manufacturing unit in Haryana

At last, Grasim Industries, the flagship company of Aditya Birla Group, has zeroed in on Panipat in Haryana as location for its first paint manufacturing unit. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar last week...

Asian Granito aims exports business of Rs 400 crore

Asian Granito India Limited (AGIL), one of the leading manufacturers of tiles, expects to clock export business of around Rs. 350 - 400 crore in the current fiscal of FY21-22 and also aims to...

Godrej launches ‘co-creators club’ for architects

Godrej Locks & Architectural Fittings and Systems (GLAFS), a unit of Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company, has launched 'Godrej Value Co-creators Club' (GVCC), a first-of-its-kind initiative for the Architects and Interior Designers (AID)...

Grasim to spend Rs 5k Crore on paints business over 3 years

Grasim Industries, the flagship company of Aditya Birla group will be spending Rs 5,000 crore in capex in its proposed decorative paints business over next three years. The company is presently looking out for...

Indigo Paints expands its dealer network

Indigo Paints, known to introduce differentiated products in the market, has added 670 new dealers in the first quarter of the current financial year. The company aims to achieve the active dealer count of...

Tata Steel commissions first steel recycling plant in Haryana

Tata Steel has commissioned its new 0.5 million tonnes per annum recycling plant at Rohtak in Haryana. The plant has been set up in collaboration with Aarti Green Tech on a build, own, operate...

Grasim may take another 2 years to set up paint manufacturing unit

Grasim Industries, the flagship company of Aditya Birla group, is still in the process of acquiring land for its proposed paint manufacturing business. Considering the time required for getting environmental clearance and other approvals...

Now buy memory foam mattress & get cashback up to Rs. 750

Bajaj Finserv EMI Store is adopting a novel method to encourage customers to buy memory foam mattress by cashback up to Rs. 750. Memory foam mattress is known for providing an ideal combination of...

Greenply to set up MDF manufacturing unit

Greenply Industries Limited, India’s leading plywood manufacturing company, will be setting up a Medium Density Fiber (MDF) boards manufacturing unit. The greenfield manufacturing plant would be setup in Vadodara District, Gujarat with an estimated...

Here is India’s first USDA certified Bio-based Paint

AkzoNobel India has launched its most exclusive, super-premium interior emulsion offering that puts health and wellness first. The latest innovation 'Dulux Better Living Air Clean Biobased' is India's first USDA (United States Department of...

Peps Industries launches India’s first jersey mattress

Peps Industries Pvt Ltd. has launched India's first-ever soft top mattress made of jersey fabric under the brand name Peps Cameo. The product will be available exclusively at the Peps' Great Sleep Stores. The new...

JCB introduces new range of wheeled CE

JCB India has launched its all-new range of CEV Stage IV compliant Wheeled Construction Equipment vehicles. The launch of these machines makes JCB India the first company in the industry to have brought in...

Coal India to produce sand from overburden

In an out of box initiative, India’s largest coal producer, Coal India Ltd (CIL) will produce sand from overburden at a much cheaper price. This will not only help in minimising environmental pollution due...

IFC to lend $ 259 million to HDFC to promote affordable green housing

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, will provide a loan of USD 250 million (about Rs 1,875 crore) to HDFC to promote affordable green housing finance...

Herman Miller acquires Knoll

Herman Miller has completed its previously announced acquisition of Knoll, Inc., creating the preeminent leader in modern design. The combined company comprises 19 leading brands, a presence across more than 100 countries worldwide, a...

LafargeHolcim rebrands as Holcim Group

LafargeHolcim, the parent company of two of India’s largest building materials companies – ACC and Ambuja Cements, has been officially rebranded as Holcim Group. Holcim launched its new Group identity uniting all its market...

Wavin acquires Dura-Line’s Hyderabad manufacturing facility

Wavin, a pipes and fittings solution provider for the building and infrastructure industry, has acquired the Dura-Line manufacturing facility in Hyderabad. With this takeover, the company will be deploying its newest solutions and technologies...

JSW Neosteel (TMT Rebars) receives GreenPro ecolabel Certification

JSW Neosteel, TMT rebar brand of JSW Steel, has received the GreenPro ecolabel certification. GreenPro is a Type – 1 Ecolabel by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) which enables the end users in the...

Indo Count partners with British Designer Jasper Conran

Indo Count Industries Ltd., one of India’s leading Home Textile manufacturer - Exporter, has entered into partnership with Jasper Conran O.B.E. for an exclusive bed and bath collection, launching in Spring 2022. Commenting on the...

Tata Tiscon gets GreenPro Certification

Tata Tiscon Rebar has received GreenPro Certification and has become the first GreenPro certified Rebar brand in India. GreenPro Ecolabel enables the end-users to make an informed choice about buying steel having the lowest...

IKEA launches eCommerce services and mobile shopping app in Bengaluru

Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA has launched its eCommerce services and mobile shopping app in Bengaluru. There will be over 8,000 home furnishing products and solutions to choose from, it said in a statement....

Asian Paints to hike prices of its leading brands

India’s leading decorative paints manufacturer, Asian Paints will hike the prices of its decorative paints’ brands from July 1st. Other paints manufacturers too may follow the leader and hike the prices of their brands...

Century Ply plans Greenfield MDF unit in South

Century Plyboards India is planning to set up a Greenfield medium density fibreboard manufacturing unit in the South with 700 CBM per day capacity. The unit is expected to come up in Andhra Pradesh...

ACC, Ambuja tie-up with IIT Madras for green solutions

ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements Ltd, of LafargeHolcim group, have partnered with Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) to develop green and sustainable building solutions. The collaborative research study will be financially aided by...

Now you can enjoy fan breeze while purifying air!

Unlike conventional ceiling fans this one comes equipped with a 3‐stage air purifier that filters PM 2.5 and PM 10 pollutant along with VOC filtration and delivers an approximate Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)...

Indo Count to expand its bed linen capacity

Indo Count Industries Ltd., one of India’s largest Home Textile manufacturer, will be expanding of its bed linen capacity by 20% from its existing annual capacity of 90 Mn meters to 108 Mn meters...

Livspace expands to 4 new cities

Livspace, a home interiors and renovation platform, will foray into four new cities, including Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kochi, offering its high-demand modular solutions in the new markets. Further, to help homeowners experience, personalize and...

World’s first digitally connected elevators launched in India

World’s first, ground-breaking class of digitally connected elevators, which is expected to redefine the elevator experience of the users. KONE DX Class Elevators, launched by KONE Elevator India, a leading elevator and escalator manufacturer...

Voltas launches enhanced version of adjustable inverter AC

Voltas, India’s No. 1 AC brand from the house of the Tata’s, has launched the new enhanced version of the Voltas Maha Adjustable Inverter AC. The launch comes with the backdrop of ‘India’s Cooling...

Hitachi launches 2021 range of air conditioners in India

Johnson Controls - Hitachi Air Conditioning India Ltd., one of the premier air conditioning manufacturers in India, recently launched its latest range of energy-efficient and state-of-the-art air conditioning solutions for homes and businesses. With the...

India’s first closed steel door and window frames launched

APL Apollo Tubes Limited (APL Apollo), one of the leading branded steel tubes manufacturers, has unveiled India’s first closed steel door and window frames “Apollo Chaukhat”, based on Italian technology. ‘Apollo Chaukhat’ is easy...

Godrej Locks launches smart kitchen storage solutions brand ‘SKIDO’

Godrej Locks & Architectural Fittings and Systems, a unit of Godrej & Boyce, has launched SKIDO - Smart Kitchen Drawers and Organisers, an innovative range of smart kitchen storage solutions to meet the unique...

Outdoor air purifier launched

An Outdoor Air Purifier developed by CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur has been launched yesterday at its residential campus in Durgapur. Prof. (Dr) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI briefly explaining about the technology of the...

Greenlam Industries may hike laminates’ prices

Greenlam Industries, leading laminates and veneer manufacturer, may go for 2-3% price hike in February-March to absorb the increased cost of production. It may be recalled here that the company had taken 2-3% in...

Kamdhenu to follow asset light strategy in paints business too

Kamdhenu is one of the recent entrants into paints business. But the brand is not new to the building materials industry as Kamdhenu structural steel is widely used in affordable housing project. Though the...

CenturyPly to go for brownfield expansion of MDF capacity

After a wait of more than a year, Century Plyboard has now decided to go for a Brownfield expansion of its Hoshiarpur MDF manufacturing facility instead of setting up a Greenfield project in Uttar...

KONE Elevator India launches iREFRESH

KONE Elevator India, a leading elevator and escalator manufacturer and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Finland-based KONE Corporation, has introduced all new and exciting designs in its KONE I MonoSpace and KONE I MiniSpace series...

JSW Group to venture into online marketplace for building material

JSW Group, $12 billion business conglomerate, is planning to venture into online marketplace for building material by investing Rs 500-700 crore to roll-out the e-commerce venture. As an e-commerce player, JSW Group will service...

Tata Power partners with Tata Basera to offer discounts on Solar Rooftop Products

Tata Power India’s largest integrated power utility, has partnered with Tata Basera to promote its Solar Rooftop Services and Home Automation Products amongst Individual Home Builders and Tata Steel’s channel partners. Under this initiative,...

Covid-19 delays Visakha Industries’ capacity expansion plan

Commencement of work of Visakha Industries’ proposed fiber-cement boards manufacturing unit was delayed due to pandemic spread and uncertainties caused by subsequent lockdown. As a result, work on the project could commence only towards...

Prince Pipes commissions its seventh unit

Prince Pipes and Fittings Limited (PPFL), one of India’s largest integrated piping solutions & multi polymer manufacturers has commenced its seventh manufacturing facility in Sangareddy, Telangana. Through this launch, PPFL has expanded its pan-India...

DuPont Water launches TapTec™ Plus HF in India

DuPont Water Solutions, a business unit of DuPont Safety & Construction, has launched TapTec™ Plus HF in the Indian market. DuPont™ TapTec™ Plus is compatible with all residential water purifier brands and is the...

Welspun to expand its home textile capacity

Welspun India will expand its home textile busines capacity through debottlenecking and rebalancing of facilities at Vapi and Anjar. It will be a capital light, quick turnaround expansion, resulting in increased capacity of Towels...

Asian Paints to take a call on price hike at a later date

Consumers can breathe easy for some more time as Asian Paints has deferred a decision on price hike for the time being. The company will be watching the situation and will take call later...

Indigo Paints’ focus on smaller cities yields rich dividends

What the peers have started doing now, Indigo Paints has been following (as strategy) since long ago – focus on smaller cities and towns to gain market share. Yes, one of the uniqueness of...

Advanced construction technologies used at Omaxe Chowk

Advanced construction technologies are being used in the construction of Omaxe Chowk, a multi-level parking cum commercial project in Chandni Chowk. The project is being developed by Omaxe Heritage Pvt Ltd, a 100 percent...

Tata Steel partners with CII to develop GreenPro framework for steel rebars

Tata Steel has collaborated with CII Green Business Centre and other stakeholders in the Indian Steel sector to develop GreenPro framework for steel rebars, for first time in India. GreenPro Ecolabel enables the end-users...

Godrej & Boyce-only Indian Finalist at the World GBC Asia Pacific Awards 2020

Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, has featured among the finalists for the prestigious World Green Building Council (GBC) Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2020. In fact, Godrej...

CenturyPly may hike plywood prices

Century Plyboards, a leading player in wood panel industry, may soon hike plywood prices to pass on the cost escalation to consumers. However, the quantum of likely hike in prices is not known yet....

IKEA Mumbai says its ‘Houseful’ till December end

At last IKEA opened its second store in India last week and it was greeted by the masked shoppers to full house. However, the furniture major says that slots for the visitors are fully...

Pegasystems’ Hyderabad facility gets Gold Rating by IGBC

Pegasystems has received the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Certification for the Hyderabad campus with a gold rating under the ‘Health and Well-being’ category. Pega becomes the first organization in Hyderabad and Telangana State...

IKEA opens its second store in India

Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA opened its second store in India at Navi Mumbai yesterday. Spread across 5.3 lakh sq. ft. and will house the largest children’s area ‘Småland’ in IKEA globally, along with...

IFC & EAF to invest $76 mln in Puravankara’s affordable housing projects

International Finance Corp. (IFC) and IFC Emerging Asia Fund (EAF) will invest $76 million in four residential projects of real estate firm Puravankara Group, to be developed under the latter’s ‘Provident’ affordable housing brand....

Indigo Paints plans expansion of capacity

Indigo Paints, a medium-sized paint manufacturer, will expand its water-based paints manufacturing capacity at its existing Pudukkottai Facility to take advantage of rising consumption water-based paints in the country. The company had acquired Pudukkottai...

This week IKEA will open its second store in India

Swedish furniture retail company IKEA is all set to open its second store in India on December 18, 2020 in the outskirts of Mumbai, more than two years after it opened its first store...

TCS Launches IoT-powered Clever Energy Solution

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has launched TCS Clever Energy™, an enterprise level energy and emission management system that helps commercial and industrial organizations be...

Godrej Properties buys land parcel in Bengaluru

Realty major Godrej Properties has entered into an outright transaction to purchase a land parcel at Whitefield in Bengaluru. Spread across 18 acres, the project will offer 0.22 million square metres (2.4 million square...

Asian Paints sees further market share gains

COVID-19 breakout and subsequent lockdown are turning out to be an opportunity for the leading paint manufacturers in the organised sector, including market leader Asian Paints. Asian Paints is now focusing on growing economy...

Parador aims to become popular luxury home interior flooring brand in India

Parador India aims to become a well-known luxury home interior flooring brand in India in the years to come through constant product innovation from Parador, Germany and technology & business-model-led innovation by the HIL...

Ultratech plans capacity addition in fast-growing markets

UltraTech Cement, the country's largest cement maker, yesterday announced a Rs 5,477-crore investment to add 12.8 million tonnes (MT) capacity, taking its overall output to over 136 MT per annum. The latest round of...

More than 100 people win Godrej Golden Festival Offer

Godrej Locks & Architectural Fittings and Systems, the 123 year old leading manufacturer of innovative locking solutions and architectural fittings last month announced Golden Festival Offer, which gives consumers a chance to get gold...

IKEA will open a dozen outlets in UP

IKEA, one of the world's largest companies making furniture and home applications, is preparing to open around a dozen outlets in UP by investing 5000 crores. Swedish furniture major, which has opened more than...

Greenpanel may hike MDF prices

Greenpanel Industries, one of the leading Medium Density Fibreboard manufacturers in the country may hike the prices of MDF to absorb the increase in raw material prices. According to the company, resin prices have...

Pidilite sees potential for new launches through Araldite

According to Pidilite Industries, acquisition of Araldite brand in India will provide opportunities for several new launches in the coming days. Though Pidilite has wider distribution network, Araldite, according to the company, has significant...

IKEA to begin work on its Noida outlet soon

Swedish furniture giant IKEA will soon begin work at its Noida outlet. The proposed outlet is touted to be its biggest store in India. IKEA has committed to complete the project by 2025. IKEA...

Godrej Interio expands its range of affordable furniture

The newly launched products in essential range 'Bobbin range of Sofa' and 'Gradient Sofa range' are the latest addition to Godrej Interio's wide range of sofa sets, while 'Apex bedroom set' and 'Grove bedroom...

Panasonic India introduces nanoe X that inhibits 99.99% of adhered COVID-19 virus

Panasonic India, a leading air conditioner manufacturer, has introduced “nanoe™ X” technology - an advanced purification technology that is capable of inhibiting 99.99% bacteria and viruses, including the novel coronavirus. The technology, developed by...

CenturyPly may hike MDF prices soon

Century Plyboards, a leading manufacturer of plywood and MDF, may hike MDF prices by 3% soon. The company has recently hiked the price of particle board by 3% to cover the increased cost of...

Greenlam develops World’s first SARS-CoV-2virus resistant laminate

Greenlam Industries has developed laminates that are effective against SARS-CoV-2 with 99% efficacy. The test was conducted by Rajiv Gandhi Center of Biotechnology (Govt. of India recognized laboratory), Trivandrum, Kerala. “We have tested our laminate...

This fan cools your room and kills Corona too

We have seen paints, wooden panels, air fresheners, etc., that can kill virus while performing their primary functions. Now there is one more item to this growing number of items of daily usage, that...

Kohler’s Dimensions of Wellbeing Explores Hygiene Within Design

Kohler Co., a leader in the design and innovation of kitchen and bath products, debuts its Perspective of the Year: Dimensions of Wellbeing, expanding on the series of thought-provoking perspectives brought forth by the...

Livpure marks a foray into the sleep and wellness segment

Livpure, a manufacturer of water purifiers, air conditioners, air coolers, air purifiers and other home-focused smart solutions has ventured into the sleep and wellness segment by launching an array of sleep innovations. As part of...

Re-allocation of spending drives up demand for home textile: Welspun

According to Welspun India, change in underlying behavior and rise of homebody economy have resulted in re-allocation of spending, which is driving the overall demand for Home textile products. Hygiene and Wellness have become...

Finolex hopes to improve volume after disassociating from Lubrizol Flowguard

Finolex Industries (FIL) believes that it can continue to improve CPVC volumes with better margins as its products are equally of good quality and the company will be able to maintain volumes with its...

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