Glass is a product that has diverse uses such as in bottles, windows, cosmetics, automobiles, pharmaceuticals and many more. There are so many industries that require glass for their operations. The glass industry is divided into two categories: Factory industry and cottage industry. The factory industry produces sheet glass, flat glass, test tubes, beakers, chimneys, motor headlights and many more. The cottage industry manufactures glass bangles either from glass blocks produced in the factories or from the glass produced from the impure sands of the river. There are many big companies who are involved in the manufacture of glass in the country. The Indian glass industry is worth Rs 340 million and is likely to increase in the coming years.
This is the list of the top ten best glass companies in India.
10. Swiss Glascoat Equipment Limited
The company was established in the year 1991 and has its headquarters in Vithal Udyognagar in Gujarat. The company is the leading producer of carbon steel lined glass equipments such as valves, reactors, filters, tanks, etc. The company has a production capacity of 8000 glass lined equipments. Many industries such as food processing, agro chemicals and pharmaceuticals utilize the products manufactured by the company.
9. Nile Limited
The company was established in the year 1987 and has its headquarters in Hyderabad. The company is engaged in the manufacture of pure lead and lead alloys. This is an ISO 9001 Certified Company. The company has over 300 employees and is known for its quality products. The customer support provided by the company has also been widely appreciated by its clients.
8. Haldyn Glass Limited
Haldyn Glass Limited was established in the year 1991 and is promoted by Haldyn Corporation Limited. The company is based in Gujarat. The company produces glass containers and vials which are used in many sectors such as food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The company has a capacity of melting 320 tons of glass everyday with its two glass melting furnaces. The company has a good reputation and supplies its products to many big names in the industry. Amul is one such big name that features in the client list of the company.
7. Binani Industries Limited
Binani Industries Limited was established in the year 1872 in Mumbai and is currently a mammoth business conglomerate with its presence in many sectors such as cement, zinc, energy and glass. The company is the leading producer of fibreglass which is used in various industries such as automobiles, infrastructure, energy, medical equipments, etc. The company has its operations in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East and exports its products to more than 25 countries all over the world.
6. Saint Gobain Sekurit Ltd
Saint Gobain is a French multinational company which manufactures glass products in India through its subsidiary company named Saint Gobain Sekurit Ltd. The company is based in New Delhi. The company produces laminated windshields, tempered side glasses, automotive glasses, backlites, float glasses, mirrors, etc. Saint Gobain group which operates Saint Gobain Sekurit Ltd is a 350 year old company with immense experience and know how. The company has gradually attained much popularity in the Indian market.
5. Gujarat Borosil Limited
Gujarat Borosil Limited was established in the year 1994 in Gujarat. The company produces a wide range of products such as tinted glass, container glass, architectural glass, automotive glass, etc. The glass sheets manufactured by the company are considered to be of the highest quality. The company has witnessed a rapid rate of growth and employs about 1000 people.
4. Borosil Glass Works Ltd
Borosil Glass Works Ltd was established in the year 1962 and is headquartered in Mumbai. The company is a leading producer of laboratory glassware which is used in many fields such as microbiology, biotechnology, process systems, etc. The company also manufactures kitchenware which can be used in the microwave ovens, industrial glassware, low iron solar glass, etc. The company has witnessed a huge growth since its appearance in the Indian market more than 50 years ago.
3. Empire Industries Limited
Empire Industries Limited was established in the year 1900. This is a massive conglomerate with businesses in many industries such as pharmaceuticals, foods and glass. The company is engaged in the manufacture of glass containers for the pharmaceutical industry in India through its Vitrum Glass division which is the business division of the company charged with manufacturing glass containers. The client list of the company includes Himalaya, Abott, GSK and Pfizer. The company exports its products to many countries such as Kenya, Jordan, Thailand and Indonesia.
2. La Opala RG Limited
La Opala RG Limited was established in the year 1987 and is based in Kolkata. La Opala manufactures opal glass and is a popular glass and tableware brand in the country. The company owns some popular brands such as Solitaire, Diva and Laopala. The company is a recipient of the ‘Udyog Ratna’ award. La Opala products are also present in USA, UK, France, Turkey, etc.
1. Hindustan National Glass and Industries Limited
The company is the largest glass manufacturing company in India and occupies the topmost position in this list. The company was established in the year 1946 at Kolkata. The company produces premium quality glass containers and is considered to be the most efficiently run glass manufacturing company in the country.
These companies have emerged as the biggest players in the glass manufacturing business and have captured a major portion of the market.