Incorporation of HNG in Rishra (near Kolkata) on the 23rd day of February
Commissioning of India's first fully automated glass manufacturing plant with an installed capacity of 30 TPD
Installed capacity was raised to 1100 TPD Certified with ISO 9001:2000
Production strength was raised to 1800 TPD with the acquisition of Owens Brockway (India) Ltd.
Unveiling of TPM with an objective to improve the draw-to-pack efficiency by nearly 300 basis points
Acquisition of Larsen & Toubro Plant (Sinnar) led to the escalation of installed capacity to 2150 TPD
Debottlenecking further raised the installed capacity of HNG to 2435 TPD
Lean Six Sigma was launched to reduce non-value added time (between production completion and revenue generation)
Acquisition of Neemrana Plant through the merger of Haryana Sheet Glass Installed capacity increased to 2540 TPD
SAP was introduced to facilitate timely decision making, superior inventories management and eliminate data redundancies
Received ISO 22000 certification
Started Greenfield operations of 600 TPD float glass furnace at Halol, Gujarat under aegis of HNG Float Glass Ltd.
Installed capacity increased to 2825 TPD through Brownfield expansions
Work started on two 650 Ton furnace for capacity expansion, at that time these furnaces were the world’s largest single location furnaces
Acquired Assets of Agenda Glass at Germany – 100% subsidiary of HNG, named HNG Global Gmbh.
Started operations of 650 TPD furnace at Sinnar as Brownfield expansion
Started operations of 650 TPD furnace at Naidupeta as Greenfield expansion
Sold 50% stake in HNG Float Glass to Trakya Cam, Turkey
Exit from HNG Global and sold The German operations
Balance 50% stake sold in HNG Float Glass to Trakya Cam, Turkey