HomeBrand Updates

Ikea to relocate purchasing office to Bengaluru from Gurugram

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is shifting its purchasing office, which sources products for its global supply chain from India, from Gurugram to Bengaluru from May 1, 2023. Ikea, which has earlier this week opened...

IKEA India to source more products locally

Galloping inflation is perhaps forcing IKEA to hasten its Indianisation programme as the company announced its plans to source more products locally to combat rising inflation. Also, by doing so the Swedish furniture group...

IKEA to open its 4th store in India today

IKEA, a leading Swedish home furnishings retailer, will open the doors to its largest store in India so far, at Nagasandra in Bengaluru, today. With a planned investment of Rs 3,000 crore in Karnataka,...

IKEA to launch first Bengaluru store on June 22

Swedish furniture and homeware retailer, IKEA, will open its first store in Bengaluru at Nagasandra on June 22, 2022 which will its third store India, after Hyderabad and Mumbai. The 4.60 lakh sq feet...

India Cements plans massive price hike to cover costs

South India’s leading Cement maker, India Cements Ltd, has drawn up plans to increase the price of cement sold per bag by Rs 55 which would be implemented in June and July. According to...

Voltas RAC business sees 170% growth in volume in April

Tata owned Voltas Limited, India's No.1 AC brand, recorded a triple-digit growth in April 2022, indicating robust demand for cooling products this summer. The volume of April 2022 in the cooling products segment has...

Grasim doubles its proposed capex for paints business

Grasim aims to be among the top two decorative paints manufacturers in the country for which it has doubled its proposed capital expenditure to Rs 10,000 crore by 2025. Earlier the company had planned...

Indigo Paints to focus on 750 towns/cities for growth

Indigo Paints has chalked out a strategy to grow at double the rate of industry growth in next two years. For this, the company will focus on tier 1 and 2 cities along with...

AkzoNobel India celebrates 18 years of India’s first crackproof exterior paint

AkzoNobel India, a leading paints and coatings company today launched the all-new Dulux Weathershield MAX in the super-premium exterior emulsion segment of decorative paints. Launched in 2004 in India, Dulux Weathershield MAX was a...

Hitachi adds app enabled features to ACs

Hitachi Cooling & Heating India is offering Hitachi airCloud Home app for its Wi-Fi-enabled ACs loading them with numerous features that make air conditioning management easy and accessible at user’s fingertips. The Hitachi airCloud...

Asian Paints Unveils Colour of the Year

As per ColourNext's research, in 2022 the mood is to take challenges in stride and remain undeterred which is echoed in the Asian Paints Colour of the Year, Transcendent Pink. The Colour of the Year...

AkzoNobel forays into DIY category paints

AkzoNobel India, a leading paints and coatings company has forayed into the growing Do-It-Yourself (DIY) paints category. After success in Europe, India drives the DIY phenomena for AkzoNobel as the first country in South...

129 Smart air quality monitors installed across 9 smart cities

129 Smart air quality monitors have been installed across 9 smart cities in India to monitor the air quality. These monitors have been installed by Oizom, an India-based environment monitoring technology solutions provider. Oizom's Polludrone...

AFC acquires Wipro Enterprises’ furniture brands

AFC Furniture Solutions, India's largest Workplace furniture manufacturing solution company, has acquired brands Xbench, Vibrant, and Livo designed and owned by the furniture business of Wipro Enterprises. Commenting on the acquisition, Manoj Tomar, Founder and...

AAC Block makers worried as raw material price shoots up

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Blocks industry is worried as the cost of its main raw materials, viz., lime, cement, petcoke and aluminium powder) has gone through the roof in recent months. The industry was...

Hitachi Cooling introduces Wi-Fi enabled ACs

Hitachi Cooling & Heating has introduced Wi-Fi enabled ACs that can be controlled and monitored through smartphones, voice assistants, and digital devices. With summer around the corner, the Wi-Fi enabled Hitachi ACs could be...

Blue Star expects Sri City manufacturing plant to go on stream in Q3

Blue Star Ltd, a leading manufacturer of air-conditioners, air purifiers and water coolers, expects to commission its largest facility at Sri City in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh later this year. The new unit is expected...

Kansai Nerolac to have new Managing Director

Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd has elevated its Executive Director Anuj Jain as the managing director of the company. Jain succeeds H M Bharuka, vice chairman and managing director, who has been spearheading the firm...

Acrysil to acquire UK based kitchen accessories manufacturer

Acrysil UK Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of leading global manufacturer of “Composite Quartz Kitchen Sinks” with German Technology, Acrysil Limited, will to acquire 100% shares of ‘Tickford Orange Limited’ (TOL), UK along with...

DS Group’s headquarters awarded LEED Platinum Certification

The DS Group Headquarters situated at NCR has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, under the USGBC (US Green Building Council) existing building; O&M (Operation and Maintenance) programme version...

Making useable products from steel mills waste

Green Trek, a Jammu and Kashmir-based start-up incubated by the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi is using green technology which avails less energy, no electricity or furnace and is completely pollution-free, to convert waste...

DLF to build two malls

DLF, a leading realty developer, will be constructing two shopping malls in Gurugram and Goa at an estimated investment of Rs 2,000 crore. The company sees huge growth potential in organised retail with opening...

Techno Paints launches lime-based paints

Hyderabad based Techno Paints has introduced lime-based traditional Italian finishes in India. Used for heritage structures, these paints last for over 100 years due to their inherent qualities and features that keep buildings and...

Asian Granito plans rights issue to fund expansion plans

Asian Granito India Limited (AGL), one of the leading luxury surfaces and bathware solutions brands in the country, is planning to raise Rs 500 crore to finance company’s expansion plans. The company has filed...

Godrej Locks announces winners of GeeVees awards

Godrej Locks & Architectural Fittings and Systems (GLAFS), the business unit of Godrej & Boyce, has declared winners of the first edition of The GeeVees. These awards were conceptualized to celebrate the most innovative...

Thomson to foray into India AC market

French electronics brand Thomson is set to foray into the residential air condition segment this month. For AC makers, period from mid-March to June is considered to be the peak season. Thomson already operates...

Hines to partner with Conscient to set up platform to develop housing projects

Hines, a global realty firm, has partnered with Conscient Infrastructure to set up a platform to develop housing projects across the Delhi-NCR property market. Hines India and Gurugram-based Conscient Infrastructure have launched Elevate Homes...

Birla Century’s Home Division ventures into home bedding segment

Birla Century's home division has launched Hill & Glade, its flagship brand catering to the home bedding segment. Already part of the globally recognized brand, Hill & Glade by Birla Century will provide a...

IKEA India appoints Susanne Pulverer as CEO

IKEA India, part of Sweden-based IKEA group, has appointed Susanne Pulverer as its first woman chief executive officer (CEO) and chief sustainability officer (CSO) for its India business. She will replace the outgoing IKEA...

Paint the Future India startup challenge

Discovering creative solutions to improve the digital consumer experience is the focus of AkzoNobel's 2022 Paint the Future regional startup challenge, which is all set to be launched in India. Startups are being invited...

Birla White to double capacity

Birla White, white cement and wall putty division of Aditya Birla owned Ultratech Cement, is planning a massive capacity addition programme to reduce dependence on white cement imports and to cater growing white putty...

Century Plyboard embarking on major expansion plan

Century Plyboard is in the midst of implementing multiple expansion projects both in South as well as North India to take advantage of burgeoning demand for the building materials. Most of these projects will...

Jaquar launches premium Laguna in India

Jaquar - a leading global brand in complete bathroom & lighting solutions, in collaboration with Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez, Europe's best-known and most awarded hospitality, architecture, and interior design studio, has launched a...

Macrotech Developers plans four launches in Q4

Macrotech Developers Ltd (MDL), leading developer, plans to launch four projects with total saleable area of 1.4 msf in the fourth quarter. These four projects can generate Rs 3500 crore revenue for the company....

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...

editor's picks

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news from Sawdust