Excel Glasses (EGL) was incorporated in 1970 in the joint sector promoted with Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation as co-promoter. Currently the company is controlled and managed by the Mumbai-based Parijat group which has an annual turnover of over Rs 400 crore.
The company is one of the premier soda lime glass containerware manufacturing concerns in India and has its works nestled in the backwater lagoons of midtown Alleppey on national highway 47, 55 kilometers south of Kochi in Kerala.
The business operations are mostly concentrated in the southern states of India and since recent years in Sri Lanka across the Indian Ocean.
The Parijat group acquired the financial and management interests of the company in 1984. Since its acquisition, Excel Glasses has has been continually upgrading its manufacturing facilities through modernization and absorption of improved technology. The company has got ISO 9002 certification in June, 1999.
Presently it operates a 210 tons/day glass-melting furnace with five glass forming lines. They manufacture flint glass bottles and jars with latest ACL printing Facility.
In 1985 the company increased the capacity from 12,000 tpa to 30,000 tpa. In 1994, it expanded its facilities at the cost of Rs 22 crore, increasing the capacity to 49,000 tpa.
EGL also implemented another expansion plan for Rs 38 crore in 1995.
The company manufactures flint glass bottles and jars for the liquor, food and pharmaceutical industry.
It makes bottles of customized shapes and sizes ranging from 10 ml to 1000 ml in volume.
EGL plans to add one more bottle making machine to utilize the full capacity of the furnace keeping the viability of the unit.
To add one more glass-melting furnace of smaller capacity with 2/3 forming lines to produce green/amber bottles.