Berger Paints India Ltd

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Berger Paints India Limited


Public (BSE: 509480,NSE: BERGEPAINT)




17 December 1923


Kolkata, India

Key people

Subir Bose (MD) 1,705.91 crore (US$370.18 million)[1]



119.11 crore (US$25.85 million)[1]


2,300 (2009)


In 1969 Berger. Mr. under whom Berger's team currently runs. UK bought the British Paints (India) Ltd. Towards the end of 1947 British Paints acquired Hadfield's (India) Ltd and thus British Paints (India) Ltd was incorporated in the State of West Bengal. This marked the beginning of Lewis Berger’s legacy in India . Contents [hide] • • • • [ 1 Company history 2 International operations 3 References 4 External links edit]Company history One can trace the history of Berger Paints to the 18th century. The 80s and the 90s saw the launch of many new products such as emulsions and distempers.6 million in 1952. Berger Paints is headquartered in Kolkata and services the market through a distribution network of 82 stock points and 12. India. sulphur. sales offices were opened in Delhi and Mumbai and a depot was started in Guwahati. In 1951. In 1870. Jenson Nicholson Limited. 160 million by 1978. Subir Bose has been the Managing Director since 1994. NSE: BERGEPAINT) is an Indian paint company which operates chiefly in India headquartered in Kolkata. Madhukar took over as the Managing Director in the year 1973. including black lead. [ edit]International operations . He then changed his name to Lewis Berger and by 1870 Berger was selling 19 different pigments.000+ paint retailers. Sherwin-Williams. The COLOR BANK tinting system was launched through which the consumer can select from a range of over 5000 colors.which the company would later take forward to enviable heights. It has come a long way since its inception in the year 1923. Louis Steinberger moved from Frankfurt to London to sell a Prussian blue colour. India’s second largest decorative paint player. Hadfield. After the demise of Lewis Berger his sons took over the business. which was made using his own formula. By the 1940s Mr.Berger Paints India Limited (BSE: 509480. Mr. This resulted in sales rising to Rs. an American company bought control of the company in the 1900s. Under him the company became the fastest growing company in the paint industry as sales figures reached over Rs. sealing wax and mustard. set up Hadfield's (India) Ltd a small paint company in Calcutta on 17 December 1923. D.

As Berger continues to grow internationally it also continues to be the second largest paint company in India. Luxury cars including Mercedes make use of Berger’s products. Bseindia. ^ a b "BSE Plus". Berger has also acquired Bolix SA of Poland. be it cars or bikes. Berger has also expanded its footprint in Nepal by setting up a second unit. is primarily ruled by Berger’s automotive coatings. The automotive sector. [ edit]External links  Official website Categories: Companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange | Companies listed on the National Stock Exchange of India | Paint companies of India | Companies based in Kolkata | Chemical companies of India | Companies established in 1923 • • • • • • Log in / create account Article Discussion Read Edit View history Top of Form Navigation Bottom of Form • • • • • • • Main page Contents Featured content Current events Random article Donate to Wikipedia Interaction Help . In keeping with the Company’s dynamic growth plan. Retrieved 2010-09-27. Berger is the lone supplier to Nuclear Power Plants with its protective coatings. Companies like Nokia use Berger’s services as well. Berger has tied up with Becker of Sweden to manufacture coil coatings for steel surfaces. with a production facility at the Berger manufacturing unit at Krasnodar. a leading provider of External Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS) in Eastern Europe.Apart from operations in Today Berger’s sister company in Bangladesh is the dominant leader with over 65% market share. [ edit]References 1.

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