Asahi India Glass Limited (AIS) is a leading integrated glass solutions provider ofiering a wide range of products across the Automotive Architectural and Consumer Glass segments. Asahi India Glass Ltd was incorporated in the year 1984 as Indian Auto Safety Glasses. The company was promoted as a joint venture by Maruti Udyog Asahi Glass Company Japan and B M Labroo and Associates. Asahi Glass Company Japan provides the technical assistance to the company.The company has the following three Strategic Business Units. They are AIS Auto Glass AIS Float Glass and AIS Glass Solutions Ltd. AIS Auto Glass is the largest manufacturer of world class automotive safety glass in India and is one of the largest auto glass makers in Asia. Their customers include Maruti Udyog Hyundai Motors Tata Motors Toyota Mahindra & Mahindra Honda General Motors Ford India Hindustan Motors Fiat India Volvo Eicher and Piaggio. Their manufacturing facilities are located at Rewari in Haryana and Chennai in Tamilnadu.AIS Float Glass is a premier manufacturer of international quality glass and value added glass like reflective glass and mirror. Their manufacturing plants are located at Taloja in Maharashtra and Roorkee in Uttarakhand. The company is also the commercial agent of AGC Float Glass Europe in India since April 2007.AIS Glass Solutions is the face of the architectural glass processing business of AIS. They have been supplying a wide range of high quality architectural processed glass comprising of toughended glass laminated glass insulated glass units and value added glass products. Their processing facilities are located at Taloja in Maharashtra Chennai in Tamilnadu and Roorkee in Uttarakhand.In the year 1986 the company started commercial production of toughened automotive glass with installed capacity of 260000 sq.mtrs. In the year 1990 they installed first printing line to produce automotive glass with black ceramic and heat lite printing. During the year 1993-94 they set up a new plant to produce laminated safety glass.The company is the first Indian glass company to get the QS-9000 and ISO-9002 certification through TUV Bayren Sachsen Germany for the production and servicing of automotive safety glass. During the year 2001 Floatglass became the subsidiary of AIS and in the year 2002-03 the company was merged with AIS.The company name was changed from Asahi India Safety Glass Ltd to Asahi India Glass Ltd with effect from 26th September 2002. During the year 2005-06 AIS Glass Solutions Ltd became the subsidiary of AIS. The company increased the production capacity of Laminated Glass and Toughened by 660000 Nos and 1110000 sq mtr respectively.During the year 2005-06 the company commissioned Tempered Glass Manufacturing unit and Laminated Windshields Manufacturing unit at Chennai in Tamilnadu. During the year 2006-07 the company increased the production capacity of Flaot Glass Laminated Glass and Toughened Glass by 44520000 sq mtr 410000 Nos and 720000 sq mtr respectively. Also the commercial production of reflective glass and mirror at the Integrated Glass plant in Roorkee Uttarakhand commenced on April 18 2007 and May 25 2007 respectively.During the year 2007-08 the production capacity of Toughened Glass Laminated Glass Architectural Glass and Mirror Glass increased by 2592000 sq mtr 80000 Nos 504000 sq mtr and 3650000 sq mtr respectively. The architectural glass processing plant in Roorkee in Uttarakhand commenced their operation in September 2007. During 2009-10 Asahi India Glass' Auto Glass strategic business unit (SBU) continued its splendid performance in terms of delivery of quality products to its customers and maintained its position as a premium supplier of automotive glass to almost the entire Indian automotive industry. During 2009-10 the Auto Glass SBU increased production of laminated glass by 29.74% from 2247416 pieces to 2915877 pieces over the last year. Production of tempered glass increased 30.58% over the previous year. During the year the Auto Glass SBU continued to make the incremental investments that were needed to expand capacities keeping in view the burgeoning demands from its customers. All investments were carefully analysed to ensure achieving customer satisfaction `on time and in full delivery' without negatively impacting the SBU's cash flow. During the year the Auto Glass SBU made considerable inroads into the commercial vehicles segment (Bus LCVs etc).During the year the company's Float Glass SBU introduced new variants and colours of its product range in the market. During the year under review Float Glass SBU's Taloja plant successfully implemented and stabilised its operations after switching over to natural gas as its primary fuel source. This substitution of natural gas in the place of furnace oil has resulted in substantial savings without impacting the quality of output; it has also ensured stability of fuel source supply and prices. During the year under review the Float Glass SBU continued to expand its reach in the market by appointing several more dealers across India.During the financial year ended 31 March 2012 Asahi India Glass' Auto Glass division partnered with leading automobile players who launched a number of new models in Indian market. FY 2012 was the long awaited management merger of the company's architectural glass facilities with the Float Glass strategic business unit (SBU). During the year under review the company's Float Glass division could not aggressively push the new value added products with high margins towards which it has been targeting. The company continued to put its efforts and R&D towards promoting new products made of Float Glass which could be used in green buildings or solar panels which are taking some time to take off. The Rights Issue Committee of Asahi India Glass at its meeting held on 17th July 2013 and 8th August 2013 approved Terms and schedule of the rights issue. The Rights Issue of the Company remained opened for subscription from 22nd August 2013 to 5th September 2013 and was oversubscribed by the investors. The company issued and allotted 83162345 equity shares of the face value of Rs. 1 each for cash at a premium of Rs.29 per equity share to all eligible equity shareholders of the company in the ratio of 13 equity shares for every 25 fully paid equity shares held by the equity shareholders as on the book closure date. With the infusion of this capital the company's net worth increased from Rs.90 crores as at 31st March 2013 to Rs.241 crores as at 31st March 2014. In the process the Company has taken small steps in reducing debt with long term borrowing reducing from Rs.504 crores as at 31st March 2013 to Rs.412 crores as at 31st March 2014.During the financial year 2013-14 Asahi India Glass' Auto Glass division continued to develop and deliver new products to expand its business scope with existing and new customers. AIS Auto Glass continued to win very large proportion of the new businesses opened for bidding during the year. In the after-market the company generated incremental sales by introducing the Ford and Toyota range of products.Asahi India Glass' Architectural Glass division turned around - from segment loss before interest and un-allocable items of Rs.35 crores in FY13 to a profit of Rs.31 crores in FY14. The company undertook several cost management initiatives at its facilities during FY14 which has contributed to the turnaround of the Architectural Glass division. New products launched by the division include AIS Opal Trendz Ecosense Enhance Range and Ecosense Exceed Range.During the financial year 2015-16 Vincotte International India Assessment Services Private Limited ceased to be an associate of Asahi India Glass.Asahi India Glass' Auto Glass unit focused on expanding business with existing customers and tapping new ones as it supplied products for new car launches in FY 2015-16. The auto glass division launched new products viz. solar acoustic windscreen glasses UV cut sidelite glasses and Light weight windscreen and sidelite glazing. During 2015-16 the company undertook various expansion projects that included commissioning of new capacities for laminated glass having capacity of manufacturing 0.7 million windscreens per annum doubling capacity of glass encapsulation and enhancing production of door glass by 20%.Sales from new products launched by the company's Float Glass division during the year under review gained significant acceptance among the real estate and construction players. The new products introduced by AIS during the year include Chrome yellow hazel brown stone grey and turquoise green Decor shades in the lacquered glass range Opal+ Olive Green in the solar control Opal HC reflective glass Solar control glass with thermal insulated (Low-E) properties that can be used in single glazed applications in the Ecosense Edge Supreme Gold in the SunShield Heat Reflective Glass range and Cross hatch and T-weave designs of Opal Trendz.During FY 2017-18 Scopfy Components Private Limited (Scopfy) became an associate of Asahi India Glass pursuant to equity participation in Scopfy by making investment of 30% (thirty percent) of Equity Capital.