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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...

Grasim to set up largest CPVC resin plant

Grasim Industries Limited has entered into an agreement with Lubrizol Advanced Materials to manufacture and supply chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin in India with initial production expected in late 2022. This special type of...

Pidilite acquires Huntsman Advanced Materials

Pidilite Industries Limited has entered into a definitive agreement with Huntsman Group (USA) for acquiring 100% stake in one of their subsidiaries in India namely, Huntsman Advanced Materials Solutions Private Limited (HAMSPL). HAMSPL manufactures...

HSIL to invest Rs 100 cr in its Telangana pipe unit

HSIL, which owns the brand Hindware, will be making an investment of Rs 100 crore in their plastic pipes and fittings solution business to increase the production capacity at Sangareddy, Telangana plant. The company...

Indo Count launches ‘Layers’ for Indian market

Indo Count Industries Ltd, one of the largest Indian manufacturers and exporters of bed linen, has launched a new domestic brand in India named ‘Layers’. Layers is value driven mass brand to cater to...

Hafele introduces kitchen sinks with built-in hygiene property

In these times where hygiene has become the top concern for everyone, Hafele has introduced Blanco Kitchen and Faucets with the unique built-in Hygiene+Plus property of their SILGRANITTM PuraDurTM II surface. This patented hygiene...

COVID-19 affects footfalls at IKEA’s store in Hyderabad

More than two million customers visited IKEA`s first India store in Hyderabad during the financial year 2019-20 (Sep to Aug). It may be recalled here that the company was expecting seven million footfalls when...

Godrej Properties is the new brand leader of Real Estate Sector

Godrej Properties Ltd., one of India's leading real estate developers, has been chosen as the National Brand Leader as per the Track2Realty BrandXReport 2019-2020. This survey was conducted by Track2Realty across 1500 plus participants from...

Asian Granito India Ltd opens its Export House at Morbi

Asian Granito India Ltd has inaugurated 15,000 sq ft display showroom - AGL Export House at Wankaner in Morbi (Gujarat) to showcase the company's production and technological excellence at one place. The export house will...

Thermax launches modularised & ultra-compact sewage recycle system

Thermax, Pune based a leading energy and environment solutions provider, has launched ‘atoM’, a completely modularised and ultra-compact sewage recycle system to treat sewage water efficiently in confined spaces. The product is suitable for...

Usha International launches new range of fans

Usha International, one of India’s leading consumer durables brand has launched the AIROSTRONG range of fans. The high lift angle of the blades of these fans ensures wider air spread and uninterrupted power-packed performance...

VitrA introduces technologically advanced V-Care Smart toilet

VitrA has introduced technologically advanced V-Care Smart Toilet that offers all the features of a modern WC along with added advantages of a touch-free toilet, elegant look and a technologically advanced bathroom. Designed by multi-award...

Asian Paints launches range of furniture, furnishings and lighting products

Asian Paints, the largest paint manufacturing company in the country, has launched  its own range of furniture, furnishing & decorative lighting, that brings a range of aesthetic home decor solutions to a variety of...

Kansai Nerolac introduces India’s first Anti-Viral paint

Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd. (KNPL), one of the top three paint manufacturers in India, has developed country’s First Anti-Viral paint - Excel Virus Guard. Backed by Japanese Shiqui technology, the Excel Virus Guard is...

Welspun flooring initially to depend more on exports

Welspun Flooring has reportedly tied-up 50% of its hard flooring capacity with a US-based company. However, the name of the US company is not known. Revenue from this contract is expected to flow in...

Designing is completed for Nesco’s Goregaon multi-purpose asset

Despite the COVID-19 led lockdown, economic slowdown and disruption in hospitality industry, NESCO will go ahead with the plans for the construction of multipurpose commercial and hospitality asset in place of the existing IT...

Decorpot sets up new Design Experience Centre in Bangalore

Bangalore-based leading home interior designing firm, Decorpot recently launched its brand new 'Design Experience Centre' at Whitefield in Bangalore. The center has a unique transitional space that provides for an experience of various design...

AkzoNobel introduces Dulux Promise SmartChoice

AkzoNobel, a leading global Paints and Coatings company and makers of Dulux Paints in India, has introduced Dulux Promise SmartChoice, water-based emulsion for interior and exterior walls specially formulated for the Indian market. Aimed...

Exports market present opportunities to Asian Granito

Exports is likely to be the saviour for Asian Granito Ltd (AGL), one of the leading tiles and quartz manufacturers in India. Apart from getting orders from traditional importers of Indian tiles, countries which...

Furnitech makes online entry

As part of its expansion plan in India, furniture brand Furnitech has launched E-commerce platform - www.furnitech.in – to sell its furniture brands online. Having sold about one lakh sofa till date, Furnitech is...

Prince Pipes joins hands with Lubrizol

Prince Pipes and Fittings Limited (PPFL) has launched Prince FlowGuard® Plus in association with Lubrizol, inventors and largest manufacturers of CPVC compounds worldwide, headquartered in the United States. FlowGuard® Plus - one of the...

Acrysil in strategic tie up with IKEA

Acrysil Limited, largest manufacturer of “Quartz Kitchen Sinks” in India and Asia, has entered into a strategic partnership with IKEA Supply AG (Switzerland) for manufacturing and supply of composite quartz kitchen sinks for their...

Vevra launches hospital pods to fight COVID-19

To fight COVID-19 pandemic and other contagious and airborne diseases, Bangalore based architecture  firm Vevra has tied up with Portugal based healthcare IoT InnoWave Group to launch Vevra Pods, designed as a set of...

Brilloca introduces ‘Contactless Hand-Washing System’

Brilloca, makers of India's iconic bath-ware solutions brand, Hindware, has introduced the first-of-its-kind 'Contactless Hand-washing System', to be installed at public locations. The contactless systems are being initially installed at eight sites in the...

BOXN wagons to facilitate movement of fly ash to cement plants

With the flagging off of the first rake of 59 BOXN type of railway wagons carrying 3450 Metric Tonne (MT) of fly ash yesterday from NTPC’s Rihand Super Thermal Power station to ACC’s Cement...

South based realtor, Sobha expects 2nd quarter to be better

Sobha Ltd, South based real estate company primarily focusing on residential assets, expects to put up much better performance in the second quarter. According to the company, enquiries are getting back to normalcy indicating...

CERA Sanitaryware may hike prices

Despite COVID-19 breakout impacting demand and in turn resulting in economic slowdown, CERA Sanitaryware, a leading tile and sanitaryware manufacturer, may go for hike in the prices of sanitaryware products in the month of...

These robots made in India can bring about ‘sweeping changes’

Milagrow, India's No.1 service robots' brand, has launched three new robots - Milagrow iMap Max, Milagrow iMap 10.0 and Milagrow Seagull which can be used for both commercial and domestic purposes. The robots have been...

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