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Astral may hike pipe prices next quarter

Astral Poly Technik may go for a price hike of its CPVC products in the next quarter. Most of the CPVC suppliers have already...

Homelane posts better results, still in red

HomeLane, a home interiors company, posted a 130 per cent jump in its operating revenues, from Rs 99.95 crore last fiscal to Rs 230.4...

Asian Paints seeks extension of credit period from business partners

Asian Paints, the largest paint maker in the country, has sought credit period extension from its business partners in view of the present lockdown...

Century Plyboard keeps its UP plans on hold

Century Plyboard, a leading plywood and MDF manufacturer, has decided to keep its capex plans in UP on hold for the time being. Earlier...

Kamdhenu Paints launches interior and exterior emulsions

Kamdhenu Paints, one of India's leading full-scale decorative paint company recently launched its latest range of 'Weather Classic Max' exterior emulsion and ultra-luxury premium...

Astral may hike pipe prices next quarter

Astral Poly Technik may go for a price hike of its CPVC products in the next quarter. Most of the CPVC suppliers have already taken price hike of 4-5% recently to offset losses from...

Homelane posts better results, still in red

HomeLane, a home interiors company, posted a 130 per cent jump in its operating revenues, from Rs 99.95 crore last fiscal to Rs 230.4 crore during FY20. The company also reduced its EBITDA loss...

Asian Paints seeks extension of credit period from business partners

Asian Paints, the largest paint maker in the country, has sought credit period extension from its business partners in view of the present lockdown situation in the country. The intimation by the company in...

Century Plyboard keeps its UP plans on hold

Century Plyboard, a leading plywood and MDF manufacturer, has decided to keep its capex plans in UP on hold for the time being. Earlier the company was planning to invest Rs 400-500 crore in...

Kamdhenu Paints launches interior and exterior emulsions

Kamdhenu Paints, one of India's leading full-scale decorative paint company recently launched its latest range of 'Weather Classic Max' exterior emulsion and ultra-luxury premium quality 'Kamo Hi- Sheen' interior emulsion. The company has launched...

Blue Star launches room ACs with in-built air purifiers

Amidst rising level of air pollution in the national capital, Delhi, air conditioning maker Blue Star has launched room air conditioner (AC) with in-built air purifier. The SensAir Technology used in this air purifier...

CenturyPly launches the largest boutique veneer store in Delhi

CenturyPly aims to eye the veneer market of North India by launching the largest boutique veneer store in Delhi CenturyPly, the largest seller of plywood and decorative laminates and veneers in India, launched CenturyArena, an...

New Fenesta uPVC windows and doors introduced

Fenesta Building Systems (Fenesta), a division of USD 1.2 billion DCM Shriram Group, has launched a completely new and high-tech range of uPVC windows and doors to tackle extreme weather conditions. The latest range includes...

Welspun India commences flooring unit operations

Welspun India has commenced operations at its newly built flooring unit. Welspun Flooring commenced its operations last month. Till date the company has spent around Rs 810 crore on the project so far. As...

Pacific industries to diversify into quartz business

Pacific Industries (PIL) is planning to enter the quartz manufacturing business where there are good exports prospects. PIL is presently engaged in production and export of polished granite slabs, cut-to-size polished granite tiles, polished...

Century Ply may not expand Hoshiarpur unit capacity

Century Plyboards (India) Ltd (CPBIL) may finally decide against expanding the capacity of its Hoshiarpur unit in Punjab and instead set up a greenfield MDF manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh. Earlier the company was...

Vesda-E Ves Smoke Detectors from Honeywell introduce Advanced Zoning

“Downtime in data centers can cost businesses significant revenue losses. Built on the latest advanced detection technology and years of application experience, VESDA-E VES leverages the latest detection technology to provide early detection of a...

Daikin launches Split AC on its 95th Anniversary

Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., Japan presents India, a split AC indigenously conceptualised & manufactured for the discerning Indian consumers priced at INR 16,400* plus taxes on the occasion of...

Greenply to sell most of face veneer overseas

Greenply which is expanding its face veneer making capacity at Gabon will be selling more than 90% of the volumes overseas, mainly to Europe, the US and West Asia. It should be noted that...

L&T bags major housing order

The Buildings & Factories business of L&T Construction has secured a prestigious residential project from the City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Limited (CIDCO) to construct 23,432 dwelling units with on-site infrastructure works...

STL installs CCC at Smart City project in Kakinada

Sterlite Technologies Ltd (STL) has successfully completed the installation of Command and Communication Centre (CCC) at Smart City project in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh thus paving the way for improved mobility, situational awareness, traffic control,...

A unique experience design lab launched in Pune

Extentia Information Technology has launched a unique experience design lab - the XEN LAB PNQ, at their office in Pune for which an entire floor has been redesigned to create a space that fosters...

IKEA to set up its store in a mall in Mumbai

IKEA, Swedish furniture major who is on the verge of opening its second store in India is set to open a store in a mall in Mumbai. The company is in talks with realty...

Ready-mix plaster plant launched in Goa

First-of-its-kind ready-mix plaster manufacturing unit was launched in the Cacoda industrial estate in Goa last week. The new factory will have the monthly capacity to produce up to 300 tonnes of ready-mix plasters, jointing...

Voltas improves its market share

Despite the intense competition and existence of several multinational companies, Voltas has been able to increase its market share in room AC segment. During the first quarter of current financial year, which is also...

Trident to invest Rs 1,000 crore in Kashmir

Soon after scrapping of Article 370 by the government, investors’ perception about Jammu and Kashmir has changed overnight. Hordes of entrepreneurs have expressed their interest to set up units in J&K. At this rate,...

Welspun’s flooring unit to go on stream in September

Welspun India’s flooring project is expected to be commissioned by September and the trial runs have already started at the unit. The company has already invested Rs 850 crore on the project and another...

Roca India aims to double its revenue in 3 years

Roca India, part of USD 1.8-billion Roca Group, has set a target of doubling its revenue in next three years. Roca India, belonging to Spanish bathroom and sanitaryware maker, will adopt both organic and...

Asian Granito books Rs 175 cr orders

Asian Granito India Limited (AGIL), one of the leading tile manufacturers, booked orders worth Rs. 175 crore at the recently held dealer meet. The dealer meet took place at its newly launched 25,000-sq.ft display...

Orient unveils LED lights with flicker control tech

Orient Electric on Monday launches LED lights with flicker control technology which reduces the harmful invisible flicker present in LED light that results in eye strain, headaches, blurred vision, fatigue and many other health...

This air purifier can disrupt the way you purify your room!

This products’ performance on the market can be matched only by Salman Khan movies. If the current sales trend is any indication, this air purifier can soon invade most of the Indian houses. Invented...

Square Yards to license tech solution to real estate developers

Property brokerage firm Square Yards, backed by Anil Ambani led Reliance group, will license its tech solution, ‘Edge’, to real estate developers for managing their sales and marketing activities. The move will help Square...

Akzo Nobel cuts enamel prices

Akzo Nobel India, one of the leading paint manufacturers in India, has cut the prices of its Dulux Gloss Premium enamel range by 2-3%. The company had effected the price cuts last week itself. ...

H & R Johnson launches premium sanitaryware products

H & R Johnson (India), one of the leading ceramics producers in India, has launched new and innovative range of premium sanitaryware and faucets - Johnson International. H & R Johnson (India), a division...

CCI approval for acquisition of L&T division by Schneider

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of electrical and automation (EA) business of Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) by Schneider Electric India Private Limited (Schneider) and MacRitchie Investments Pte. Ltd....

Welspun to commission carpet facility in the first half

Welspun India is hopeful of commissioning its carpet manufacturing facility by the end of first half of current financial year. The company will be completing the installation of all machineries by the end of...

Aparna Venster launches Slide and Fold uPVC Doors

Aparna Venster, a Hyderabad based building materials manufacturer, has launched slide and fold doors. The doors made of superior quality uPVC, are designed to provide a smart and elegant look. The doors can be...

Astral to foray into Eastern market

Astral Poly Technik, leading plumbing pipes maker, is planning to foray into eastern market which is not yet fully exploited. For this, the company is setting up a pipe manufacturing unit in that region....

Somany Ceramics may hike prices of tiles

Somany Ceramics, one of the leading manufacturers of tiles in India, may hike the prices of tiles and sanitaryware in the coming days. However, the quantum of price hike or the timing of the...

IFB to increase domestic procurement for its AC business

IFB Industries is planning to increase domestic procurement for its AC business in coming years to become more competitive in the industry where competition is intensifying day by day. Room ACs are currently imported...

HP introduces multi-function printer portfolio for architects

HP has made the life of architects, engineers and construction professionals that much easier with its new HP DesignJet T1600 printers and T2600 MFPs, and HP DesignJet XL 3600 MFP. These app-based and cloud...

Kajaria Ceramics’ expansion projects delayed

Kajaria Ceramics which has embarked on expansion plans through its joint venture companies in tiles manufacturing capacity has rescheduled its capacity expansion plans. According to company sources, subdued demand condition in the market has forced...

Greenlam to adopt AR technology

Greenlam Industries is planning to introduce augmented reality (AR) concept in its Experience Centre thereby help the consumers to facilitate their design selection process. It may be recalled here that Greenlam had launched first-of-its-kind...

Sub-Zero Wolf to open experience centre in Delhi

Sub-Zero Wolf, the iconic American brand, entered the Indian market in 2009 with its first retail outlet in Mumbai and through it's premium dealers, will soon open an experience centre in Delhi. Sub-Zero Wolf, one...

Kansai Nerolac enters adhesives business

Kansai Nerolac, one of the leading paints brands in India,  has entered the adhesives and construction chemicals segment through a JV with Polygel Industries. Kansai Nerolac will have 60% stake in the new joint...

Stylam to become aggressive in marketing

Stylam, a leading laminates  manufacturer, is planning to adopt aggressive marketing strategy both in domestic as well as global market. The company which has Asia’s largest laminates manufacturing plant with best-in-class machinery to manufacture...

This AC is too smart & too personal

This air conditioner is too smart in the sense that it cools only the space that matters the most in bedroom, that is, the beds! Normally, in a bedroom of 150 square foot, beds...

Blue Star to hike investment in R&D

Blue Star, which is expecting around 15 percent growth in sales of residential air conditioner (AC) segment this year, intends to increase its investment to Rs 50 crores in FY20 as against Rs 40...

Sanyo forays into the Air Conditioner segment

Sanyo, Panasonic’s online brand, has announced its foray into the Air Conditioner segment with the launch of inverter air conditioners in the country. The new ACs by Sanyo are equipped with settings and features...

Amber Enterprises buys mobile refrigeration solutions co

Amber Enterprises, a contract manufacturer of air conditioners for leading brands,  has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 80% share in Sidwal Refrigeration Industries Pvt Ltd and Sidwal technologies. Sidwal has a diversified...

Blue Star’s Sri City plant only in 2022

Blue Star, leading manufacturer of air-conditioner and commercial refrigeration, plans to commission its greenfield unit at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh by the financial year 2022. Construction activities at the plant would start in...

Qutone Experience Center in Ahmedabad

Qutone Experience Center providing overwhelming experience of a wide range of Ceramic & Vitrified Tiles, made by Qutone with international quality standards was inaugurated in Ahmedabad  yesterday by popular film actor, Anil Kapoor who...

Samsung Launches Triple Inverter Technology Powered ACs

Samsung India has launched new ACs with Triple Inverter Technology for the new season. According to the manufacturer, these ACs are faster in cooling, consume less electricity and can maintain cooling power even in...

Zuari acquires 49% stake in Forte Furniture

Zuari Global Ltd (ZGL), a Saroj Poddar group company, has acquired  48. 98% shares of Forte Furniture Products India Private Limited (FFPL) from Indian Furniture Products Limited (IFPL), which is a subsidiary of the...

LG launches 54 new AC models for new season

LG has readied itself to welcome the new summer season with 54 new models launches under its Dual Cool Inverter AC range. These models carry a three-star and five-star rating for energy efficiency. This...

This HVAC company aims Rs 20 billion topline by 2020

Denmark-based heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) major Danfoss is aiming a turnover Rs 2,000 crore from its India operations over the next two years. The Danish HVAC clocked a turnover of Rs 1400 crore...

Jaquar Group to become billion dollar company by 2022

Sanitary ware major Jaquar Group aims to reach USD 1 billion in turnover by 2022. The group is likely to end the current fiscal with a revenue of Rs 3,900 crore. For the year...

Waldner wants to set up manufacturing unit in India

Germanys Waldner GmbH, a laboratory furniture and research equipment manufacturer, is planning to set up a manufacturing base in India. According to Waldner, India is fast becoming the Global R&D hub which presents vast opportunities...

These Super-Efficient ACs are super-cheaper too!

Super-Efficient Air Conditioners launched by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for residential and institutional consumers in the BSES area in Delhi will not put extra burden on consumers pocket. In fact, these Super-Efficient Air...

Astral eyes Eastern market

With its presence well established in West, North and South markets, Astral Poly Technik, the leading plumbing pipes maker, is now looking to capture Eastern market. The company is planning to set up a...

Wipro Kawasaki Precision Machinery’s new plant inaugurated

Wipro Kawasaki Precision Machinery's new plant to manufacture motors for construction machinery and hydraulic pumps was inaugurated by Wipro Chief, Azeem Premji yesterday at Bidadi in Karnataka. Production from the new plant will commence...

Century Ply shelves door project

Century Ply, one of the leading plywood manufacturers in India, has shelved its plans to set up door manufacturing unit. The company has not given any reasons for shelving the project. It may be...

Sirca Italy Wood Coating Studio opened in Hyderabad

Italian Wood coatings brand SIRCA India has come up with “Sirca Italy Wood Coating Studio”, in Hyderabad. In order to make a firm foothold in the local market, Sirca India through its exclusive distributor...

Cera may acquire stake in wall tile manufacturing company

Cera Sanitaryware, third largest sanitaryware manufacturer in the country,  is planning to acquire a stake in a wall tiles manufacturing company. However, the company has not declared further details about the company. It may...

Kajaria to complete its expansion plans in next FY

Kajaria Ceramics, the largest manufacturer of ceramic/vitrified tiles in India and the ninth largest in the world, is expected to complete all its expansion plans in the next financial year. The company is expanding...

Arvind & Polser  ink JV to manufacture construction material

Arvind Ltd, a textile manufacturer, has entered into  a 60:40 joint venture with Turkey’s Polser AS to manufacture next-generation construction materials which will replace traditional metals, wood and asphalt shingles. Polser a leading provider...

It may be a disappointing debut for IKEA  in India

IKEA, whose first store in India in Hyderabad saw near stampede like situation during the first few days of its inauguration in August last year, might not have been able to maintain the momentum...

Falling VAM price cheers adhesive manufacturers

The falling trend in the price of Vinyl Acetate Monomer, popularly known as VAM which started in October last year is continuing and the adhesive manufacturers hope that the trend continues in the fourth...

Saint-Gobain commissions its third plant in Chennai

Saint-Gobain has commissioned its third plant in Chennai which is situated next to its existing facility near Chennai. The third plant has cost the company Rs 1,200 crore and the company’s cumulative investment in...

Welspun introduces ‘Quik Dry’ towels at Kumbh Mela

Welspun India, India's largest home textiles exporter, is introducing 'Welspun Quik Dry' at the ongoing Kumbh Mela. "jaldi sukhe jaldi sukhaye" will be the tag line of the product meaning the towel will dry...

Voltas may consider price hike for room AC in March

Voltas, the leading room AC manufacturer in the country, may resort to a price hike in March, just at the commencement of new season for air conditioners. Other players too may follow the leader...

Indo Count to focus on fashion bedding

Indo Count Industries (ICIL) one of the major manufacturers and exporters of home textiles in India will be aggressively push fashion bedding products in the coming years. The company will be aggressively expanding product...

Signify develops IOT based lighting platform

Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, has unveiled its Internet of Things (IoT)-based Interact platform that connects lighting products. The secure, scalable cloud-based Interact platform uses data management and data processing capabilities, including machine learning (ML),...

Pepperfry forays into home interior designing

Online furniture marketplace Pepperfry has forayed into the home interior design space to provide end-to-end design and home improvement solutions. Through its Bespoke arm, the company will offer consumers home design solutions by experts,...

CenturyPly expands its Door Portfolio with Decorative Laminated and Veneer Doors

In a bid to reiterate its position in plywood and laminated door market, CenturyPly, the innovator in the wood panel industry in India, had launched three new variants in its existing range of CenturyDoors. Deco Laminated Doors,...

Tata Steel launches TATA TISCON SD in South India

Tata Steel has launched its best-in-class Tata Tiscon SD (Super Ductile) rebar in the southern markets. The new rebar will replace the current product, Tiscon 500D. The new product, made with an improved mix of...

Blue star aims to increase its market share

In the next five years, Blue Star is targeting 15% market share in the Residential AC (RAC) business. Presently, the company has a market share of 12% in this segment. To achieve this goal,...

Mohan is now President at Geometric Space Structures

Geometric Space Structures Pvt Ltd (GSSPL) has promoted Mohan V to the position of President (Sales & Marketing). Mohan had joined the company in January 2017 as Vice President (Sales & Marketing). Mohan, a Mechanical...

Fujitsu General acquires majority stake in ABS Aircon

Japan's leading air-conditioner manufacturer Fujitsu General Limited has entered into a JV with the Bengaluru based ABS Aircon Engineers. ABS is one of the leading HVAC contracting companies in South India and Fujitsu has...

The New Finion Collection by Villeroy & Boch

A delicate and purist design, high-quality material and workmanship while boasting versatility and individuality. Finion, the new premium bathroom collection from Villeroy & Boch, creates a luxurious bathroom setting with its exclusive bathroom ceramics,...

Berger Paints may hike prices again

Berger Paints, the second largest decorative paint company in the country, may hike the price of its decorative paints once again in December. It may be recalled here that the company had hiked its...

Increasing cost affect cement companies

Cement companies’ recent performance has left much to be desired. While costs are going up cement prices have remained sluggish for the past few quarters. At the same time, cement manufacturers have benefitted from...

Other tile makers too may follow Kajaria

Recently, Kajaria Ceramics surprised the market by taking a lead in hiking the prices of its products. Many in the market were expecting price hike in the beginning of next year but Kajaria effected...

Now a child friendly paint for kids

Children are the most vulnerable segment inside home exposed to polluted air and environment. But this fact has never been given a serious thought and child wellness has never gained any prominence in our...

IKEA to cut jobs, India unaffected

IKEA Group, the owner of most IKEA furniture stores worldwide, plans to cut 7,500 jobs over the next couple of years, mainly administrative staff in central support functions. At the same time, the group...

Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems pledges INR 100 crore Towards #HarGharSurakshit Campaign

To commemorate National Home Safety Day on November 15, Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems (GLSS), launched #HarGharSurakshit, a nationwide campaign to promote home safety across India. GLSS also released 'Har Ghar Surakshit 2018 Report: India's Security Paradox - Home...

CERA forms JV for PVT/GVT tiles

CERA Sanitaryware has formed a joint venture with in Morbi (Gujarat) for Polished Vitrified Tiles and Glazed Vitrified Tiles. Tiles manufactured through this joint venture will cater primarily to demand in the North and...

Visaka Industries may hike AC sheet prices

Visaka Industries is planning to hike the prices of asbestos cement sheets (ACS) by January 2019 to accommodate increasing cost of raw materials. The company plans to increase prices of AC sheets by 5-6%....

Centuary Mattresses launches child mattress range

Centuary Mattresses, one of India's leading mattress brand on Tuesday launched Beddy, an exclusive baby and child Mattress range. The specialized mattress offers a sanitized environment, free of harmful substances protecting the sensitive skin...

Acrysil enters into supply agreement with GROHE

Acrysil Limited, largest manufacturer of “Quartz Kitchen Sinks” in India and Asia, has entered into an agreement for supply of Quartz Kitchen Sinks with GROHE, leading German Brand which is a part of Japanese...

Things are stabilising for tiles manufacturers

Intense competition notwithstanding, things seem to be stabilising for tiles manufacturers and majority of the tiles manufacturers rule out further slide in the price of tiles. In fact, some of the vitrified tiles manufacturers...

Berger Paints associates with skill competition in painting

Berger Paints India Ltd has recently associated with Paints and coatings Skill Council and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train six regional champions from the India Skills Competition in the painting and decorating...

Dassault Systemes may partner with AP government

Global solution provider Dassault Systemes India is contemplating a partnership with Andhra Pradesh government for virtualisation of its capital city. Recently, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, had asked Dassault Systemes to come...

JSW Cement to tap green building materials market

JSW Cement is gearing up to tap the ìgrowingî market for green building materials and sustainable products by adopting eco-friendly methods and using industrial by-products. As green buildings are projected to grow to 10 billion...

TECHNONICOL Corp to bridge skill gap in India’s construction sector

TECHNONICOL Corporation, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of roofing, waterproofing, thermal insulation and sound absorption materials, has committed full support to bridge the skill gap for workers engaged in roofing activities in India....

CenturyPly strengthens Its Door Portfolio with Panel Moulded Premium Doors

“We, at CenturyPly, strive to provide quality products combining with affordability. As a result, these panel-moulded doors are designed after extensive R & D by our end to ensure superior performance and unmatched durability. ...

MANN+HUMMEL India announces accreditation of its indoor air quality solutions by RESET

First company in India to successfully achieve RESET accreditation to provide complete end-to-end indoor air quality solutions under its ‘OurAir’ brand “We are the first company in India to successfully achieve RESET accreditation for both...

Re-define your showering experience with Roca’s Puzzle Collection

India’s leading manufacturer of bathroom products and a pioneer in premium bathroom solutions, Roca introduces new additions to its exquisite range of Puzzle shower collection. Crafted to elevate the daily bathing experience to an...

Asian Paints commences Mysuru plant

Three years after first announcing its plans to set up paint manufacturing facilities in the Southern States of the Country, Asian Paints, country's largest paint manufacturer, has started the commercial production of paints and...

House This launches its first retail store in Gurugram

House This, a Delhi based design driven furnishing label offering contemporary decor & soft furnishing solutions, has launched its first retail store at DLF Galleria, Gurugram. Modern design language paired with Indian aesthetics and...

Jaquar launches a selection of chandeliers

Jaquar Lighting, the lighting solutions brand of the Jaquar group has launched a selection of dazzling chandeliers. With the festive season just around the corner, the company has lined up variety of chandeliers to...

LG to unveil Signature Kitchen Suite

LG Electronics (LG) is set to unveil a Signature Kitchen Suite, featuring a line-up of ultra-premium built-in kitchen appliances, on August 31 and also at this year's IFA in Berlin, designed specifically for the...

CenturyPly manufacturing units become Solar Powered

“We at CenturyPly, are very keen to reduce our carbon footprint and by the means of using solar energy, we should be able to do that to a large extent. It is not only...

Steelcase to distribute m.a.d. Furniture Design Collections in Asia

Steelcase announces a new relationship with m.a.d Furniture Design, a leading furniture designer developing thoughtful, accessible and design-driven furnishings for the modern urban dweller. This relationship will focus on distribution in the rapidly expanding...

Hitachi-Highly JV to expand compressor production capacity

Highly Electrical Appliances India Pvt Ltd, a Joint Venture of Japan-based Hitachi and Highly of China, has announced its plans to expand the production capacity of its sole Indian plant in Gujarat from current...

editor's picks

Astral may hike pipe prices next quarter

Astral Poly Technik may go for a price hike of its CPVC products in the next quarter. Most of the CPVC suppliers have already...

Homelane posts better results, still in red

HomeLane, a home interiors company, posted a 130 per cent jump in its operating revenues, from Rs 99.95 crore last fiscal to Rs 230.4...

Asian Paints seeks extension of credit period from business partners

Asian Paints, the largest paint maker in the country, has sought credit period extension from its business partners in view of the present lockdown...

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