Century Plyboard (I) Ltd., makers of the well-known ‘Century’ brand of Plywood and decorative veneers, was set up in 1986 in Kolkata. The largest seller of plywood and decorative veneers in the Indian organized plywood market, Century today is the leading brand and in its short duration of existence has created a special niche for itself in the industry.
Its products... Century today manufactures the entire range of commercial, marine, concrete, shuttering and decorative plywood.
New Entry…. Its contribution... Century has successfully launched the Pre Lam Particle Board after its success story with the launch of ‘Mica’. The unit was set up with an investment of 35 crores and it will produce 30,000 particle boards per monthThe Laminates plant is set with an expense of 26 crores and has an installed capacity of production of 2,00,000 sheets per month. Century Mica is the decorative laminate that gives its consumer that extra bit more than any other laminate available in the market. The only laminate, that gives a seven-year guarantee, against any manufacturing defect to the consumer.The unique quality of this product is that it is more resistant to abrasion, scratches, stains, heat, burns etc. It is the result of a unique technology used and perfected through R&D. This unique technology makes Century Mica Maxpower [1.5 mm] and Century Colourmax [1.0 mm] extra resistant and even stronger than others available in the market.Since the last few years Century has been maintaining an annual growth of approximately 25-30 percent, contributing nearly 10 percent of the total excise duty collection in the country from the plywood industry.
Quality Policy... “To manufacture plywood and allied products using appropriate quality of raw materials following Indian standards with modern sophisticated techniques, equipment, applying latest Quality Assurance Methods and through competent employees, with the ultimate aim of total satisfaction to the valued customers."Century became the first ISO 9002 company in India for Veneer and Plywood. The company has a centralized quality control team consisting of 5 people who are specially trained and hold diplomas from the Plywood Research Institute, Bangalore. The company regularly sends them to this Institute for the refresher courses. Statistical quality control (SQC) measures are also undertaken at various stages of the production process to ensure the quality of the product.
Milestones achieved... In 1998 Century introduced 100 percent termite and borer proof plywood with 7 years comprehensive warranty. The borer proof decorative plywood introduced by Century has become the minimum benchmark in the industry. In collaboration with IPIRTI, Century undertook an R&D project of making 100-perecnt boiling waterproof decorative plywood. It was the first company to have successfully done this.
Its distribution reach... The company has a very strong dealers network across the country. A strong sales force is currently servicing its distribution channel.
Its processing units... Century Plyboards ISO 9002 plant is located at Bishnupur near Joka, Kolkata. The 10-acre production complex annually rolls out high-grade ply, mainly from imported timber and logs. The current capacity of the plant stands at 22,000 sq. meters per day of Plywood. The production facilities include a range of state-of-the-art equipment for cutting, shaving, splicing, polishing and chemical treatment as well as for research and development. The Laminates, Decorative Veneer, Commercial, Marine, Concrete Shuttering and Decorative Plywood are all produced at the same plant.
Product Range… Century’s product range includes almost all the varieties of plywood such as Commercial plywood, Boiling Waterproof plywood, Decorative plywood, Shuttering plywood, Block Board, Filmface plywood etc.Ø Century Pre LamØ Century Mica [Laminates]Ø Architect PlywoodØ Fantasy PlywoodØ ‘Firesafe’ Fire Retardant PlywoodØ Flexoply Flexible PlywoodØ BWR Grade PF Plywood & BlockboardØ MR Grade PF Plywood & BlockboardØ Decorative Wood Veneer Ø BWP Flush DoorsØ Marine PlywoodØ Shuttering & Film –Coated PlywoodØ Chequered PlywoodØ Burma Teak Ply & BoardØ Century Adhesive
People behind the Company… Mr Sajjan Bhajanka is the Managing Director of Century. He is involved in products and strategic planning. Mr Sanjay Agarwal - Deputy Managing Director heads the marketing and sales of the company and is also part of the strategic planning unit.
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