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JSW Paints forays into hand sanitizer business

"As part of our endeavour to promote hygiene and safe health practices in the country, we will leverage our group businesses’ retail distribution & community network to offer consumers access to a world-class product, " said JSW Paints' managing director, Parth Jindal.

Asian Paints partially resumes operations at some facilities

"In accordance with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs and various state government authorities, the company has partially resumed operations at some of its manufacturing locations, warehouses, and offices wherein lockdown restrictions have been eased," Asian Paints said in a regulatory filing.

The curious history of colours

The ingredients of Indian yellow were a mystery until the secret was revealed in the 19th century. It was prepared from the urine of cows fed only mango leaves and made exclusively in the village of Mirzapur, the yellow pigment was refined by heating the liquid and pressing it into round balls.

Asian Paints to make hand sanitisers

The sanitiser is being manufactured at Asian Paints’ plant in Ankleshwar, Gujarat and the company has obtained all necessary permissions from authorities. Other brands which started making hand sanitisers after the Covid-19 pandemic spread to India include Dabur, Emami, Patanjali, Nivea India, and Raymond Consumer Care, among several others.

Berger says no to job or salary cut during coronavirus crisis

Berger said it has decided against any involuntary furloughs or organisational restructuring that may lead to downsizing of headcount and consequent loss of livelihood during the time of widespread uncertainty. It stated that there will be no impact of the crisis on new recruitment offers.

CCI orders probe against Asian Paints for unfair business practices

"The Commission is of the view that evidence provided by JSW Paints is prima-facie sufficient to indicate that Asian Paints has denied access to the distribution channels in the relevant market to JSW Paints by threatening and coercing such dealers through various means," the fair trade regulator said.

Berger Paints to acquire Kolkata-based construction materials maker

In a filing with the stock exchanges, the company said it is buying 95.53% stake of STPL. Balance 4.47% stake will remain with STPL’s existing shareholders.

Asian Paints inks pact with Mahindra Logistics

The services will be backed up by technologies for transport and warehouse management.

Indigo Paints takes to aggressive advertising to improve brand recognition

Established in 2000, Indigo Paints is a relatively new entrant to the decorative paints industry that is dominated by the like of Asian Paints, Berger and Nerolac.

JSW Paints aims at Rs 2,000 crore revenue over three years

The Sajjan Jindal-led JSW group’s JSW Paints entered the highly competitive paints industry in India with an initial investment of Rs 600 crore.

Paint industry looks at 10%-plus growth in sales in the current fiscal

“Since the reduced GST rate will push up demand, we expect a 10-15% growth in sales this fiscal,” said Mr Mahesh Anand, vice president, Indian Paint Association.

Berger Paints upbeat on Russia unit after World Cup contracts

Berger Paints upbeat on Russia unit after World Cup contracts

Berger Paints, which has a manufacturing facility in Russia for the past four-five years, is now looking to scale up and is even weighing the possibility of acquiring assets in that country.

Asian Paints to invest Rs 4,000-cr this fiscal

Asian Paints to invest Rs 4,000-cr this fiscal

the second half of FY18 due to GST as well rising input costs.

Berger Paints to invest Rs 200 cr in an integrated paint plant in UP

Berger Paints to invest Rs 200 cr in an integrated paint plant in UP

The board of directors of the company has approved installation of an integrated paint plant with water and solvent-based decorative, the company said.

Kamdhenu joins hands with Graphenstone to introduce eco-friendly paints in India

Kamdhenu joins hands with Graphenstone to introduce eco-friendly paints in India

The move is aimed at tapping the growing demand for high-quality, green paints in the country as a result of increasing consciousness among consumers for the environment.

How Asian Paints leveraged digital innovations to become customer centric

How Asian Paints leveraged digital innovations to become customer centric

The company found its next big act in the B2C painting services with its Ezycolour Consultancy for offering color, décor, and Vastu inspired solutions to customers.

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