Ganesh Benzoplast, a Ganesh Group company, promoted by Shankarmal Pilani, his sons and R D Punjabi, an associate and was incorporated on 15 May 1986 in Bombay, Maharashtra the company manufactures Industrial chemicals (Installed Capacity 10800 tpa). The company came out with a public issue in Jan.'95 to expand the chemical storage terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Bombay and to set up manufacturing facilities for refined iodised salt (inst. cap.:3,60,000 tpa). The company has commissioned the first stage of the storage tank at JNPT and is acquiring a sick company, United Salt Work Industries. GBL's main product, benzoate plasticisers is a organic compounds added to plastics to improve the properties of plastic during fabrication. The plasticisers help reduce the viscosity of molten plastics, rendering shaping and forming easier. They find extensive use in PVC items, footwear, power and telephone cables, hoses, vinyl flooring, electrical insulations and a range of household items. In 1996, the company increased the manufacturing facility of benzoplast to 9000 tpa by installing the balancing equipment for better process of chemicals due to which the company achieved a water white quality of benzoplast equivalent to the international standards. During the year 1997, the Company has came out with a new product branded as "Preser - Fish" which is an ice additive for preservation of Fish. In the year 2000-01, the company is implementing the project of setting up a storage terminals at Cochin and Goa. The work on this project is progressing well and is expected to be completed in ensuing year. During this year the company has been awarded with the ONGC contract of operation and Maintenace of Multi Support and Geo Technical Vessel named as Samudra Prabha (MSV), Samudra Sarvekhak (GTV).