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Graphite India (GIL), incorporated in 1964 in collaboration with “The Great Lakes Carbon Corporation of USA”. is engaged in manufacturing of graphite electrodes. GIL set up its first facility at Durgapur in east India in 1967.
Besides graphite electrodes, the company also manufactures anodes, other miscellaneous carbon and graphite products and calcined petroleum coke. The company has diversified into specialty products namely flexible graphite sheets and tubes, resulting in the setting up of a specialty division at Bangalore and a graphite equipment glass reinforced pipes division at Nashik.
Presently, company’s manufacturing plants are located at Durgapur, Bangalore and Nashik. The company has also set up a hydel power plant located in Karnataka with a production capacity of 18 MW. GIL export 65% of its production to overseas markets with a presence in 50 countries.
Graphite India undertakes research and development activities in the area of carbon – carbon composites for defence aircraft application. It also focuses on introducing improvements in processing to increase productivity, upgrade the quality of carbon composites, new product and process technology up gradation. Besides this, the company is also concentrating on tapping the unexplored specialty applications of graphite.
The company also owns subsidiaries namely Graphite International BV and Carbon International Holdings NV. The company has received ISO 9001: 2000 certification for its quality management.
Apart from Graphite Electrodes, other main products are –
1) Specialty Carbon and Graphite
2) Impervious Graphite Equipments
3) Calcined Petroleum Coke & Carbon Electrode Paste
4) Glass Reinforced Plastic Pipes
5) High Speed Steel & Alloy Tool Steels
Award and Recognition
The company has received Top Exporter Award of CAPEXIL for its export performance.
The company enjoys the status of a Three Star Export House.
Best Vendor Delivery Compliance (Large Enterprise)
Rolta Corporate Award 2011
National Award for Export Excellence for 2010–11
National Award for Export Excellence 2009–10Top Exporter Award ER 2009–10
Special Export Award for 2010–11
ECGC – D&B Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards 2012
National Award for Export Excellence in 2011–12
National Award 2011–12
Indian Exporter Excellence Award 2012
12th Annual Greentech Safety Award 2013