A consumer and specialities chemical company Pidilite Industries Limited (Pidilite) was incorporated on 28th July 1969. Pidilite is the market leader in adhesives and sealants, construction chemicals, hobby colours and polymer emulsions in India. Its brand name Fevicol has become synonymous with adhesives to millions in India and is ranked amongst the most trusted brands in India. The Company's product range includes Adhesives and Sealants, Construction and Paint Chemicals, Automotive Chemicals, Art Materials, Industrial Adhesives, Industrial and Textile Resins and Organic Pigments and Preparations.
Pidilite was the first company in India, which started production of violet pigment in the year 1973. In 1984, the company's consumer product division was born and on 1989 entered into fevicryl acrylic colours transform fabric and multi-surface painting market. The Company made its maiden public offering of equity shares in the year 1993. During the year 1995, plants of the company in Mumbai and Vapi acquired an ISO 9001 certification. Also the plant at Mahad received an ISO 9002 certification in the same year. Fevicol, the premier brand of the company ranked among the Top 15 Indian brands by FE Brandwagon Year Book 1997. After two years, in 1999, Pidilite had acquired 'Ranipal', leading brand of optical whitener and subsequently acquired 'M-Seal', leading brand of epoxy compounds in the year of 2000. In the identical year of 2000 itself, Fevicol campaign won the Silver ABBY for the Campaign of the Century in India. The Company had launched Dr. Fixit range of Construction Chemicals in the year 2001 and had acquired 'Steelgrip', leading brand of PVC insulation tape in India during the year 2002. Pidilite had again acquired the Roff' brand of Construction Chemicals in the year of 2004.
A wholly-owned subsidiary in Singapore, under the banner 'Pidilite International Pte Ltd was incorporated by the company in the year 2005 for its international operations, encompassing the acquisition of overseas companies and joint ventures. Also in the same year 2005, Pidilite had acquired Chemson Asia Pte Ltd, an existing Singapore-based in the business of manufacturing waterproof coating and emulsion paints, thereby adding to its existing, and rapidly-growing construction chemicals and paints range and the company had took over Jupiter Chemicals in Dubai. During the identical year of 2005, the company had incorporated a subsidiary, namely 'Pidilite Do Brasil Desenvolvimento De Negocios Ltd', in Sao Paulo, Brazil and 'Pidilite Middle East Limited', as an offshore company in the Jebel Ali Free Zone of Dubai.
During the year 2006, Pidilite had acquired Tristar Colman brand and business, Tristar Fine Art, is a market leader in brushes for drawing and painting and Bamco Thailand, a Construction Chemical company. Also Pidilite had acquired the business and assets of Sargent Art Inc through a subsidiary Pidilite USA Inc, Delaware. The Company had established its R&D centre in Singapore under the banner 'Pidilite Innovation Centre Pte Ltd.' Pidilite had de-merged VAM manufacturing unit at Mahad of Vinyl Chemicals (India) Ltd into the company with effect from 1st April of the year 2007. During 2007-08, Fevicol 1K PUR and Fevicol Kwikgrab were introduced by the company to take care of special applications in building construction segment. Pidilite with its wholly-owned subsidiaries had acquired assets and business of branded sealants and adhesives from Hardcastle & Waud Manufacturing Co. Ltd and associates. The Company had acquired Bhimad Commercial Co. and Madhumala Traders by investing Rs 170,000 each in February of the year 2008. Fevicol has been ranked No. 1 in Household Care Segment in June 2008.