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Milestones

  • AIS AUTO GLASS forayed into the tractor segment
    First full year of operations of the architectural SBU and the float SBU as an integrated unit.
    Integrated GlasXperts (architectural glass services) business and Windshield Experts business (automotive glass services) into a single division – Consumer Glass
  • Formed AIS Solar Glass SBU with the aim to contribute towards a greener future.
  • Received TPM Excellence Award - 2010 from Japan Institue of Plant Maintenance (JIPM); and
    Our Company incorporated a subsidiary named 'GX Glass Sales and Services Limited' (GX) on May 7, 2010 to undertake and provide one-stop solution for end-users of glass.
    Entered into the uPVC windows and doors market under the brand AIS VUE
    Started soft coat manufacturing facility at Taloja Plant.
    Started marketing the soft coat products under the brand Ecosense-the green standard in glass.
  • Received Excellence Award from Automotive Components Manufacturers Association.
  • Our Company incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary namely 'Integrated Glass Materials Limited' on March 6, 2009 to undertake sand mining and processing business for and on behalf of our Company; and
    Our Company was adjudged the 'Fastest Growing Glass Company' in India in year 2008 by Construction World Award.
  • AIS Auto Glass was conferred the prestigious Deming Application Prize 2007 by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE).
  • The second float glass plant at Roorkee was commissioned this year;
    AIS rated the "Best Indian Company in Glass and Ceramics Category" by Dun & Bradstreet.
    The Corporate Brand "AIS" was chosen as a "Superbrand" during the year.
  • Re-started exports of auto glass in the after-market to Europe and Pakistan;
    Completed Phase II and III expansions at the Auto Glass Plant at Chennai, adding capacities of 1-1.2 million tempered back door glass and another 500,000 laminated windshields respectively; and
    Set up two architectural processing facilities at the Auto Glass Plants at Chennai and Rewari, significantly increasing architectural glass processing capacity.
  • The company unveils its new umbrella brand AIS & positions itself as an integrated glass player.
    Declared 3rd bonus issue of equity shares in the ratio of 1:1.
    Declared and paid 250% dividend including interim dividend 100%.
    Completed scheduled expansion and commenced commercial production at the Automotive Glass Plant at Chennai.
    Enhanced capacity for tempered glass at Automotive Glass Plant in Rewari.
    Completed scheduled expansion and commenced commercial production at the Architectural Processing Unit at Taloja (Mumbai).
    Commenced setting up of Integrated Glass Plant (IGP) at Roorkee in Uttaranchal.
    Set up AIS Glass Solutions Ltd. to capture the value chain in architectural glass.
  • AIS's expansion plan of setting up a third plant finalised. New plant, to be set up at Chennai, to manufacture automotive safety glass.
  • Changed name to Asahi India Glass Ltd. to reflect expanded business profile.
    Unveiled Corporate Brand 'AIS' and started focussed activities towards brand building.
    Sub-divided each equity share of Rs. 10/- face value into 10 equity shares of Re. 1/- face value to increase liquidity on the stock exchanges.
    Emerged as the largest glass company in India, with the merger of Floatglass India Ltd. becoming effective from 01.04.2002.
    Total sales came close to the Rs. 500 crore mark (at Rs. 498 crores).
  • Made second bonus issue of equity shares to shareholders in the ratio of 1:1 with 55% dividend.
    As a strategic consolidation move, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., Japan transferred Floatglass India Ltd. (FGI) to AIS, effectively passing on control of FGI to AIS. After subsequent 'open offer', FGI became a subsidiary of AIS with 79.6% equity stake.
    Established Environment Management Systems and received ISO14001 certification from TUV Bayern Sachsen, Germany.
    Installed CNC drilling machine.
    Started off auto repair and replacement under the brand Windshield Experts.
  • Installed new laminated bending furnace, allowing greater capability for production of complex laminated windshields. Consequently, laminated windshield capacity enhanced to 12,00,000 windshields.
    Installed CAD station, coupled with fully automatic coordinate machine to aid in the process of new model development and tooling design, manufacture and calibration.
    Started in-house design and manufacture of key process equipment to enhance productivity in a cost-effective manner.
    Started print marking on glass to improve brand visibility.
    The Auto Glass Distribution arm was rechristened as Asahi India Map Auto Glass Limited (AIM)
  • Sales turnover crossed the Rs. 200 crore mark.
    Installed new tempering furnace with enhanced flexibility and ability as a major technology upgradation measure. With this, toughened glass capacity enhanced to 20,90,000 square metres.
    Set up MAW plant as a step towards building capacities for manufacture of encapsulated fixed glass that fixes directly on to the car body.
  • Further expanded customer base with commencement of supplies to Hyundai, Ford, Toyota and Hindustan Motors (Lancer Project).
    Forayed into the auto glass distribution market as Welkin Auto Services
  • Maiden issue of bonus equity shares to shareholders in the ratio of 1:1 with 45% dividend.
    Became the first Indian glass company to get QS 9000 certification from TUV Bayern Sachsen, Germany.
  • Asahi India Adhesives Limited (AIA) was established in 1996, to market auto glass adhesives, sealants, auto glass tools and accessories to OE and auto replacement markets.
    Sales turnover crossed the Rs.100 crore mark.
    Installed state-of-the-art tempering furnace to bridge the gaps in terms of capacity and level of technology. Toughened glass capacity increased to 11,37,000 square metres with technological capabilities to produce complex glass models.
  • Completed major capacity expansion for laminated windshields so as to produce 7,50,000 laminated windshields. This was done anticipating an increase in demand of laminated windshields pursuant to changes in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, making the use of laminated windshields mandatory for passenger vehicles starting 26th March 1996.
    Commenced supplies of automotive safety glass to car majors, General Motors and Daewoo Motors.
    Became the first Indian glass company to get ISO 9002 certification from TUV Bayern Sachsen, Germany.
  • Completed expansion of automotive toughened glass capacity by 67% to produce 7,37,000 square metres to meet growing demand.
  • Set up plant to produce laminated safety glass with installed capacity to produce 70,000 windshields to meet requirements of Maruti Udyog Ltd. for its cars for the export market.
  • Made first export sales to Europe.
    Extended customer base with commencement of supplies to new customers – TELCO, Mahindra & Mahindra and DCM Toyota.
  • Completed expansion of toughened glass capacity by 70% ( to 4,42,000 square metres).
    Installed first printing line to produce automotive glass with black ceramic and heat-lite printing – the first in India.
    Obtained ECE's 'E' mark certification for automotive glass to facilitate its use in vehicles for the export market.
    Reported maiden profit and paid first dividend to shareholders.
  • Started commercial production of toughened (tempered) automotive glass with installed capacity of 2,60,000 square metres.
    Commenced supplies to sole customer – Maruti Udyog Ltd.
    Made initial public offer of equity shares. Issue oversubscribed by 6.89 times.
    Recorded a maiden sales turnover of Rs. 11.5 crores in the first year of operation.
  • Joint venture agreement executed among promoters – the Labroo family, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., Japan, Indo-Asahi Glass Company Ltd. (its equity stake subsequently transferred to Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., Japan) and Maruti Udyog Ltd.
    Incorporated as public limited company.
    Commenced construction activities at plant site at Bawal, District Rewari (Haryana).
  • AIS initially incorporated as Indian Auto Safety Glass Private Ltd.