In 1969 H L Somany incorporated a company called Somany Pilkington's, which later became Somany Ceramics. Setting benchmarks and creating trends has always been a driving force for Somany Ceramics.
In the Indian tiles sector, Somany has achieved a clear leadership position by wholeheartedly adopting forward thinking and an innovative and futuristic approach. Whether ceramic glazed tiles, vitrified tiles, sanitary ware or porcelain floor tiles, Somany prides itself in being at the very forefront of style and quality. From raw material imported from Italy and Spain, to the constant endeavor to be the first to introduce new products in India, Somany has been, and will always strive to be a dynamic leader in its field.
The dynamic leadership team in Somany not only spans three generations of able leaders, it also brings together their staggering breadth of experience and wisdom. With Shri H L Somany at the helm as Founder, Shri Shreekant Somany as the CMD and Shri Abhishek Somany as the JMD, the company is heading towards an exciting phase of expansion and growth. This core leadership team along with a large team of highly dedicated and talented people is continuously working towards creating more value for all stakeholders. Their commitment to excel in every sphere and to fuel growth in the core as well as new sectors has truly created a powerful vitality within the company, both in mind and spirit.
In 1971 the very first unit of Somany started production in Kassar, Haryana. Since then Somany has reached and surpassed many milestones – setting up of second unit in 1981, buyout of all equity shares by Somany's Indian promoters in 1994; ventured in retailing in 2007, joint venture with Keraben under brand name “Synergy”, got patent for VC technology-a first ever in Indian Ceramics industry and incorporation of HL Somany group.
Somany Global flagship retail showrooms are currently located in Delhi, Gurgaon, Ludhiana and Mumbai, Pune and Indore. Many other retail showrooms are about to be opened in leading centers. These showrooms cater to high-end customers and offer imported tiles as well as exclusive Aqua ware brand sanitary ware. A large network of Somany display centers are also spread across the country.
A wide cutting-edge array of designs and material make up the inspiring Somany range of tiles. Somany strives to bring its customers floor, wall, vitrified, ceramic, porcelain and innovative tiles that are the very latest in the world. Somany prides itself in the sheer variety of design and finish, and constantly looks to bring new and trend-setting ideas into the tile industry. The futuristic patented VC Shield range of tiles from Somany, are the world's most durable floor tiles. Created using the breakthrough, 'Veilcraft technology', that creates a special layer on the tiles that keep them free from abrasion, scratches and stains, these tiles retain the original glaze and finish for years. No wonder then, that these tiles comprehensively outperform ordinary ceramic tiles including PEI grade 5 tiles.
Venturing into the burgeoning sanitary ware sector, Somany has already made major in-roads into this market. With its range of high quality products and offerings under the brand name of Aqua ware, Somany is focusing on creating a niche for itself in this sector, by bringing in and adopting the latest in design, concept and technology.
In the endeavor to bring the very best to customers, it sources its raw material from as far as Italy, Spain, and China besides Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and other major centers in the country.
Somany has a production capacity of 15.7 million sq mt per annum from its Haryana and Gujarat units. It has always focused on acquiring and leveraging the latest technologies and know-how. A commitment to bring to life new ideas and design innovations is driven by the huge amounts of funds invested in research and development. This has borne fruit in the form of Somany's achievement of establishing the very first Government Recognized In-house Research & Development Centre.
Somany has also brought in some ground-breaking technologies into the Indian market. Their highly advanced Rotocolour Machine has the capacity to decorate ceramic tiles with glazes, using a serigraphic decorating system that employs silicon cylinders. This integrated system that optimizes decoration of tiles enables any kind of random design and also a marble effect. A truly trend-setting achievement, it has helped Somany to set new industry benchmarks in quality and production standards for ceramic tiles.
Another exceptional technological advantage has been achieved with Somany's new Laser Guided Vehicle system. This cutting-edge material transportation system has automated the movement of ceramic materials in the production system. The Laser Guided Vehicle facilitates optimal and accurate handling, thereby minimizing rejection of in-process materials during the production of tiles. All of this is a result of Somany's commitment to bring the best and the latest to its valued stakeholders and customers in India.
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