Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Limited (KCI) is a leading manufacturer of chemical intermediates in India. Apart from chemicals, it has diversified business interests including automotive and industrial electronics, renewable energy and textiles.
KCI has two chemicals manufacturing facilities, one at Ankleshwar in the state of Gujarat, which manufactures Alcohol based intermediates; and the second at Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh, which manufactures Formaldehyde, Hexamine and resins. Both facilities have ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications. With a product portfolio of over ten products, the company has a market leadership in three and substantial shares in the others.
With over five decades of experience in manufacturing chemicals, KCI has diversified into renewable energy and knowledge based sectors. It has set up a 5 MW grid interactive solar power plant using Photovoltaic (PV) technology near Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan.
In the year 2012, KCI acquired APAG Holding AG, the Switzerland based holding company and its wholly owned subsidiary APAG Elektronik AG, Switzerland. APAG is engaged in development and sale of electronic and mechatronic modules and control devices for the automotive, consumer goods, power tool electronics and building automation industries. The designing and engineering facility of the company is located in Switzerland, whereas the manufacturing facility is located in the Czech Republic.
In another diversification initiative, KCI has incorporated a subsidiary company, Kanoria Africa Textiles Plc in Ethiopia, Africa and is setting up a Greenfield manufacturing plant to initially produce 12 million metres of Denim per annum.
KCI has strong capability with respect to wealth creation for all its stakeholders while adopting sound corporate governance practices. The Company steadfastly believes in the core values of sustainability, transparency, ethical business practices, and maintaining high standards of corporate governance.
KCI is well recognised in the areas of environment management, resource use efficiency and social responsibility. It has been the recipient of several awards, including:
- Indian Chemicals Manufacturers Association (ICMA) Award for Water Resource Management in Chemical Industry
- ICMA D.M. Trivedi Award for Introducing Advancement in Technology having a Widespread Impact on Chemical Industry
- TERI award for Corporate Excellence in Environment Management
- Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award from the World Environment Foundation
- National Award for Fly Ash Utilization jointly awarded by the Department of Science & Technology, the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India
- The Indian Chemical Council (ICC) Award for Social Responsibility
KCI has a synergistic relationship with its group company KPL International Limited which is a 20 year old professionally managed international business company, specialising in global marketing and distribution of chemicals, plastics, paper and allied products.