Construction and related

Grignon Sr
Cruz Azul
Tata Shudh
Duro: PVC pipes
Indian Ultratuff

Rajasthan (India), XI.1999; pict. H. De Meyer
Birla - Cement - Samrat

Birla was born in 1919 in Birlapur as the Birla Jute Manufac­turing Company of which the name was changed to Birla Corporation in 1998. It is now the flagship company of the Birla Group.

Samrat is a Portland cement produced by Satna, founded in 1957.

Gujarat (India), 10.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer
Kamal - Cement

Kamal Cement is a brand of Shree Digvijay Cement Co. Ltd. which — under the impulse of Sardar Patel, one of the founding fathers of India — was established in 1942 in Digvijaygram in Gujarat. The company started making cement in 1944.

The logo of the CIMPOR-group (upper left) relates to the fact that the Portuguese acquired almost 54% of Digvijay in 2007.

Rajasthan (India), XI.1999; pict. H. De Meyer

Gujarat (India), 12.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer
Binani Big B
In 1872 Seth Pragdas Binani started a small import and export company for metals. In 1941 this became a full fledged manufacturing plant as Binani Metal Works. Under the leader­ship of the fourth generation of Binanis, the company explo­red new horizons and grew very rapidly.

In 2008 Binani Cement came up with a (supposedly) unique model in the cement market: pay cash and carry the bag. A campaign for Big B Cement was run. The face of the campaign was Amitabh Bachchan, a famous Indian film actor who is also known as Big B.

Gujarat (India), 21.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer
Ambuja Cement
Gujarat (India), 13.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer
Ambuja Cement

Gujarat (India), 10.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer
Ambuja Cement
Ambuja Cement was founded in 1983.

The management philosophy of Ambuja is encapsulated by The spirit of I CAN and its credo Yes, I CAN.

The muscular workman hugging a skyscraper brings the happy workers of the former Sovjet Block to the mind.

Gujarat (India), 9.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer
Hathi Cement

Hathi is Gujarati for elephant.

Gujarat (India), 10.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer
Hathi Cement

Hathi Cement is a brand of Saurashtra Cements Ltd, incorporated in 1956.

Mexico,V.2004; pict. M. Chartier
Cemento Cruz Azul

The company was first established by Henry Gibbon (from the UK) in 1881 in Hidalgo state. The first years were very difficult and turbulent.
In the 1930s the workers took the company in their own hands and from then on managed to do business in a very people oriented way with much attention to education.

Gujarat (India), 20.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer
Tata Shudh Cement

Is a brand of Tata Chemicals Ltd who was established in 1939 in Mithapur (Gujarat) and is part of the large Tata Group.

Gujarat (India), 9.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer
Indian Ultratuff

Ultratuff is a kind of galvanized sheet. It is a brand of the Indian Steel Corporation (ISC) carrying the lion's head as its logo.

Sri Lanka, III.2002; pict. H. De Meyer

Ramco was born in 1938 in India and is now working worldwide.

Varanasi (India), 20.VII.2009; pict. M. Tailly
DURO supreme

Duro Pipe Industries began its PVC business in 1994 in Jaunpur (U.P.) and has since then substancially expanded its range of products and production capacity.

Hemiksem (Antwerpen, Belgium), 12.IX.1999

H Manufactures
Gilliot et Cie

Ceramic Wall and Floor tiles

It is remarkable that the text is in French also, because Hemiksem is in Antwerp province in the Flemish part of Belgium!

Gujarat (India), 12.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer

essence of true elegance ...
Wall • Floor •
Vitrified tiles

Varmora stems from a small company started in 1994 by Raman Varmora in Mobi (Gujarat).

Gujarat (India), 16.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer

Excel ceramic ® • Floor • Vitrified • • Parking •

Excel was established in 2001 in Mobi (Gujarat) the centre of ceramic tile industries.

Gujarat (India), 16.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer

Simpolo ceramic

In 1977, Thakershibhai Aghara started, together with his 5 brothers, a factory for roofing tiles in Mobi (Gujarat). His son Jitendra, after completing his studies, joined the business in 1990. He started a partnership in what now is Sona cera­mics, but in 2000 the partners decided to separate ways. Silver Brand was born in 2001 and would eventually become Simpolo in 2003.

Gujarat (India), 16.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer

Sober Digital
wall & Floor Tiles

The company was established in 1999 and is located in, again, Mobi (Gujarat).

Gujarat (India), 13.XI.2013; pict. H. De Meyer

Healthy Breathing
Pre Lam • Lamintes • Plywood • Veneers

Engineering Solutions Since 1976

In 1976 Assam Timber products was founded by a Deen Dayal Daga. This became ATP Silvi Products in 1995 and eventually Archidply Industries in 2007. The Archidply Group is also active in the Tea business in Assam.

Healthy Breathing alludes to their product range where the amount of formaldehyde residues is reduced.

Paris 11ème (France), IX.1999;
pict. A. Guët
ance Mon BOULY
Revêtements de Salles de Bains
Articles Sanitaires

Other tiles:
Philips light bulbs,
Carvalhelhos mineral water,
Fertilizer Nitrato do Chile

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