A study was conducted in one of the premier glass manufacturing industries in India during June 2005 to understand the different mechanisms employed in glass industry. M/s. Excel Glasses Limited, Alappuzha, Kerala was selected for the study. Pneumatic systems and different mechanisms employed for making glass bottles and jars by the above unit are discussed. The study has revealed that Individual Section (I.S.) Machine is used to manufacture glass bottles and jars for the liquor, food and pharmaceutical industries in India.

The company was incorporated in 1970 in the joint sector promoted with Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) as co-promoter. Presently the company is controlled and managed by the Bombay based PARIJAT Group. The group has an annual turnover of over 400 crores. M/s. Kopran chemicals Ltd., Oriental Containers Ltd. etc are some of the other major companies of the group. The company is managed by a professional Board of Directors with Mr. PRASHANT SOMANI as Managing Director. Profile The company is one of the premier soda lime glass containers manufacturing concerns in India and has its works nestled in the backwater lagoons of midtown Alappuzha on NH 47, 55 km south of Kochi in Kerala.

The business operations are mostly concentrated in the southern states of India. Recently the business operations also extended to Sri Lanka. The present management acquired financial and management of the company in 1984 and then onwards Excel Glasses Limited has been vibrant and the production facilities were being slowly but steadily modernized and updated. The company got ISO 9002 certification in June 1999 and has been re-certified for ISO 9001(2000 series) in November 2002.

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