About us

Asian Paints is India's largest and Asia's third largest paint company since its foundation in 1942, with a turnover of Rs.141.83 billion. Asian Paints, through international operations, operates in 19 countries and has 26 paint manufacturing facilities in the world servicing consumers in over 65 countries

Asian Paints Limited has two chemicals manufacturing facilities, one at Ankleshwar, Gujarat, which manufacturers Phthalic Anhydride, and the second at Cuddalore in the state of Tamilnadu, which manufactures Pentaerythritol. These units were set up as backward integration initiatives in the late eighties, primarily to cater to the in-house demand for these chemicals.

Asian Paints Limited, Penta Division was set up in 1984 as a joint venture between TIDCO & APL. The plant is located in Cuddalore SIPCOT Industrial Complex, 250 Km away from Chennai, it is a coastal town on the shore of Bay of Bengal & well connected with Chennai by Rail & Road. The facility is accredited with ISO 9001, 14001 AND OHSAS 18001 certification and is a "Zero Liquid Effluent Discharge Unit".

Our facility has won many awards at the state level & national level for implementation of energy saving, yield improvement schemes, outstanding export performances and is the first in the state of Tamil Nadu to have successfully operated a "Zero Liquid Effluent Discharge" facility.

Our Products are Registered under REACH Law compliances for exports to European Nations:

Pentaerythritol: 01-2119473985-20-0019
Dipentaerythritol: 01-2119473984-22-0004


Plant construction began (Pentasia Chemicals Limited, Joint venture between TIDCO & Asian Paints Limited).


First commercial production started.


Pentasia becomes Asian Paints Limited.


Implemented ISO 14001 and Captive power plant.


Capacity enhancement & OHSAS 18001 Certification.


Automation of Reaction processes.


Capacity Enhancement.


New Captive power plant & 16 TPH Boiler and Implementation of Zero Discharge System (first time in the state of Tamil Nadu).


Capacity Enhancement.


We have been exporting our products significantly to Europe & American markets for more than 2 decades.

Our unit won awards for the "Outstanding Export Performance"under Chemical Industries category instituted by the CHEMEXCIL council.

Energy conservation is a continuous ongoing activity in our Division.

Our Unit won National award as the 'Excellent Energy Efficient' Unit' in the Confederation of Indian Industry organized '13th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2012' event held in Hyderabad in Aug 2012 and also recognized as "Energy Efficient Unit" in the CII organized 16th National Award at the event held in Hyderabad in Sep 2015.