1. 1971

    In technical collaboration with Pilkington Tile Holding (U.K.), Somany Pilkington Ltd. established a manufacturing unit in Kassar, Bahadurgarh (Haryana) and started its first commercial production in November’1971 with an annual capacity of 0.52 msm.

  2. 1972

    Somany Pilkington Ltd. got listed on Delhi Stock Exchange in 1970 & Calcutta Stock Exchange in 1972 and made the rights issue.

  3. 1978

    Increased annual production capacity to 2.07 mn sqm.

  4. 1981

    Second green field manufacturing unit set up at Kadi, Mehsana (Gujarat).

  5. 1988

    Commissioning of higher tonnage new age hydraulic presses at Kassar was completed which enhanced quality and consistency.

  6. 1992

    A new production line added at Kassar for manufacturing floor tiles with a capacity of 3500 sqm per day.

  7. 1994

    Somany Group promoters of Somany Pilkington acquired Pilkington’s Tile Holding(U.K.) equity stake of 26% and renamed SPL Ltd.

  8. 1995

    Floor tiles manufacturing capacity at Kassar was doubled by installing a new production line. ADouble Fast Firing (DFF) plant was set up at Kassar with manufacturing capacity of 6000 sqm per day in same year to make larger formats of wall tile. Listed on Bombay Stock Exchange.

  9. 1996

    Listed on National Stock Exchange. Our in house R&D department became the first department in the Indian tile industry to get recognition from Govt. of India. Wall tile DFF plant set up in Kadi with manufacturing capacity of 6000 sqm per day. Introduced PEI Grade 5 Tiles for the first time in India.

  10. 1997

    A new production unit commissioned at Kassar with 3rd fire printing technology that could print any kind of design & effects on tiles, another first of its kind in India.

  11. 1998

    Received ISO 9002 certification for implementing Quality Management System for the manufacture & supply of ceramic tiles.

    A new production line was incorporated with FTP plant to enhance Floor tiles manufacturing capacity by 4000 sqm per day.

  12. 1999

    Accredited with the ISO 14001 certification for embracing environment-friendly manufacturing practices.

  13. 2000

    Started importing tiles from the best names in Europe and Far-East under thebrand of Somany Global.

  14. 2001

    A new floor tiles manufacturing plant set up in Kadi with a capacity of 6000 sqm per day.

  15. 2002

    Wall Tiles SFF (Single Fast Firing) plant with a capacity of 6000 sqm per day set up at Kassar (Haryana)& a new FTP line installed in Kadi with a capacity of 6000 sqm per day.

  16. 2005

    SPL invented a “HIGH ABRASION RESISTANT GLAZE COMPOSITION” and filed an application to get it patented.

    Heavy duty vitrified tiles launched under the brand name of Durastone. They are best suited for outdoors since they have high-load bearing capacity, abrasion resistance and anti-skid features.

  17. 2007

    Changed the company name from SPL Limited to SOMANY CERAMICS LTD.

    A new floor tile plant was set up at Kadi with a capacity of 7,500 sqm per day.

    Installed ROTO machines for printing bigger design forms.

  18. 2008

    Somany ventured into franchisee model for retailing its products.

    Somany Ceramics earned the PATENT for its invention of “A HIGH ABRASION RESISTANT GLAZE COMPOSITION” which is known as VC SHIELD HARDCOAT technology.

    “Tile Master” an initiative undertaken by Somany with the purpose of enhancing tile laying skills of masons through practical training sessions and equipping them with best tile laying equipment, thereby enhancing masons productivity and bringing down rejection costs.

    A new production line was incorporated with FTP plant to enhance Floor tiles manufacturing capacity by 4000 sqm per day.

  19. 2010

    Somany unveiled its new brand identity to make itself more vibrant, youthful, dynamic & exciting and widen the brand’s appeal across a wider consumer age spectrum.

    Brand Somany got POWER BRAND status.

    The manufacturing facilities awarded with ISO 9001:2008.

    First in the industry to be felicitated with the BIS mark license.

    First to get the membership of Indian Green Building Council.

    Company ventured into business of Sanitaryware.

    Anti Bacterial Tiles launched from Kadi plant.

    A new production plant of GVT (Glazed Vitrified Tiles) installed in 2010 at Kassar with capacity of 7000 sqm per day.

  20. 2011

    Digital Printing technology installed in Kadi plant with a production capacity of 7000 sqm per day.

    Somany forayed into bath fittings business to offer complete bath solutions to its customers.

    Acquired 26 percent equity stake each in Vintage Tiles Private Limited and CommanderVitrified Private Limited with an aggregate annual capacity of 5.30 mn sqm.

  21. 2012

    Digital Printing technology installed within GVT plant at Kassar. Full body glazed vitrified tiles were launched under the brand name of Duragres.

    Kadi Plant awarded with OHSAS 18001: 2007 Certification by International Accreditation of UKAS by Certification body ISOQAR.

    The Annual Report of the Company received the prestigious League of American Communication Professional Awards (LACP) and was ranked amongthe top 100 Communication Materials in the world.

    Somany showcased its products at CEVISAMA exhibition in Valencia, Spain.

    Only Indian tiles brand to participate in the prestigious international exhibition‘Cersaie’ in Italy.

    Somany Exclusive showrooms footprint crossed 100 pan India.

  22. 2013

    Got the CE Certification for Exports in European Union.

    Showcased the products at CERSAIE - The international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings in Italy, consecutively for second year.

    Conducted the biggest ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN SUMMIT in association with The Economic Times regionally at Ahmedabad, Pune, Indore, Nasik&Mumbai which brought together Indian and global industry barons & visionaries from Architecture & Design sector on a single platform.

    Somany awarded the ‘Asia’s Most Promising Brand’accreditation & Mr. Abhishek Somany felicitated as one of ‘Asia’s Most Promising Leader’. Revenues crossed Rs. 1000 cr. mark

    A new wall tiles manufacturing plant set up at Morbi with a capacity of 6600 sqm per day.

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