Akzo Nobel NV, the world’s third largest paint company with leading market positions and brands in countries around the globe, operates in India through its subsidiary Akzo Nobel India (Akzo). On distribution front it has 20000 dealers and 52 sales depot, while industry leader has 70000+ dealers. In the decorative paints segment - Dulux brand has strong positioning in both, interior and exterior paints specifically in premium and midrange segment. Akzo has a market share of 20% in the premium decorative segment. Decorative paints contribute around 60% to the revenue. Amongst the top 4, Akzo has the highest contribution from industrial paints to the revenues at 39%. The companies 96% revenue comes from india while rest 4% comes from export.
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Akzo Nobel India Limited (‘the Company’) was incorporated in India on 12 March 1954 as Indian Explosives Limited. It is currently known as Akzo Nobel India Limited with effect from 15 February 2010 under Section 23(1) of the Companies Act, 1956.
Akzo Nobel is the world's largest coatings company, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. The company creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring, present in India for over many decades. As a leading paints and coatings company, it supplies essential protection and essential colour to industries and consumers. Backed by a pioneering heritage, its innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of its fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Ranked as a leader in sustainability, it is dedicated to energising cities and communities while creating a protected, colourful world where life is improved by what it does.
In the year 1911, the ICI Group commenced its operations in India. Brunner Mond & Co, one of the four companies that combined in 1926 to form ICI in the UK, opened a trading office in Calcutta (now Kolkata) to sell alkalis and dyes. In 1923, it became Brunner Mond & Co (India) and, in 1929, the name was changed to Imperial Chemical Industries (India) Ltd. This was followed by a period of sustained expansion, diversification and growth leading to 1954, with the formation of Indian Explosives Ltd, promoted jointly by ICI PLC and the Government of India. Its name was changed to IEL Limited in 1985 and to ICI India Limited in 1989. The Government of India’s holding became nil in 2003.
Along with the other group companies of ICI PLC in India, it sponsored the establishment of the ICI India Research and Technology Centre in Thane in 1976. Over the years, it saw more consolidation, restructuring and divestment. The highlights of this period include the merger of three other group companies of ICI plc in India - The Alkali and Chemical Corporation of India Ltd, Chemicals and Fibres India Limited and Crescent Dyes and Chemicals Limited - in 1984. Nalco Chemicals India Ltd was formed in 1987. A paints plant as well as a polyurethanes systems house were commissioned at Thane in 1997; another paints plant was commissioned at Mohali near Chandigarh; the Uniqema Innovation Centre opened at Thane in the following year.
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The Company is engaged in the business of manufacturing, trading and selling of paints and related products. The Company also provides research and development services to the holding company and its group companies.
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