The ceramic industry in India has grown up to be the best industry that can compete with other global markets due to innovation in the areas of design, quality, and product profiles.  There are many ceramic companies but the SMEs occupy half of the market.

Let us have a look at the market of ceramic manufacturers in India.

  • India holds the second position as the most extensive ceramics tile producer which accounts for 7% of global output.
  • The ceramic industry in India is growing due to an increase in demand for ceramic tiles for the local and global markets. The buyers are from the Middle East, Europe, and Saudi Arabia.
  • The demand for sanitary equipment is increasing due to the growth of the real estate industry, the low-cost housing programs of the government, and the Swachh Bharat.
  • There is even scope for growth in the tableware industry.

What is ceramics and applications of its?

A ceramic is a heat-resistant, brittle, hard and corrosion-resistant material. They are generally prepared by taking mixtures of earthen elements, clay, water, and powders. They are then shaped into desired forms. Once the shaping is done, high temperature oven is used to fire which is known as a kiln. Objects such as cooktops, artificial joints, spark plugs, chemical sensors, fiber optics, etc are made out of ceramic.

Ceramics are used at many places as dental implants, gas turbine engines, synthetic bones, etc. They are brittle, porous and hard that helps in making cements, pottery, bricks and glass

Given below is a list of the top 10 Ceramic Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Exporters in India.

1. Kajaria Ceramics Ltd.

  • Kajaria Ceramics Ltd. was established in 1985. It is the largest among the top 10  ceramics companies in India and the world’s ninth-largest tile maker.
  • The company’s headquarter is located in Sikanderabad, Uttar Pradesh. They have five offices in Gujarat, one in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh, and one each in Jaipur and Malutana, Rajasthan.
  • The company has a well-established dealer network and caters to clients with a wide range of ceramic floor and wall tiles, glazed and polished vitrified tiles, and many more.
  • It has a yearly capacity of 70.4 million square meters which is divided into eight plants: one in Gialpur, one in Uttar Pradesh, one in Vijaywada, one in Malutana, Rajasthan, one in Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh, and three in Gujarat’s Morbi.

2. H R Johnson Tiles

  • Johnson Tiles was established as a distinct entity in 1901 by Prism. The H R Johnson was established in 1958 as a separate sector of Prism Johnson Limited which was formerly known as Prism Cement Limited.  They are one of the leading ceramic companies of India.
  • The headquarters is located in Mumbai, India.
  • The company operates globally in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
  • The company manufactures high-quality floor tiles and wall tiles.
  • There are ten generating units all over India.
  • It has many dealers and 49 branches, and 28 “House of Johnson” showrooms.
  • The company offers a variety of lifestyle solutions such as floor and wall tiles for residential, commercial, and industrial spaces, outstanding marble materials, sanitaryware, and bath fittings.
  • The company’s production capacity is 4 million square meters.

3. Somany Ceramics Ltd.

  • Somany Ceramics Ltd. was established in the year 1969 by the late Shri H.L. Somany.
  • Somany Ceramics Ltd. is the second-largest tile producer in India.
  • Somany Ceramics has established itself as the only leader in the ceramic industry over the last four decades.
  • The company also has offices in the Middle East, Africa, Russia, India, and the United Kingdom.
  • Somany Ceramics Ltd. is one of the best tile manufacturers. Its products include vitrified tiles, ceramic walls and floors, digital tiles, glazed vitrified tiles, sanitaryware, bath fittings, and tile laying solutions.
  • The manufacturing units are located in Kadi, Gujarat, and Kassar, Haryana. They operate as joint venture operations too.
  • The company’s production capacity is 60 million square meters.
  • The company uses Italian designs and technology along with the Italian and Spanish collaboration for manufacturing tiles. They also make slip shields utilizing anti-skid technology for the older generation and wet areas in bathrooms.
  • The company has more than 250 state-of-the-art showrooms.

Also, read: List of Top 10 Ceramic Tiles Manufacturers In India

4. HSIL Ltd.

  • Hindustan Twyfords Ltd. was founded in 1960.
  • The company’s name was Hindustan Sanitaryware and Industries Limited in 1969, and then it was renamed HSIL Limited in 2009.
  • HSIL is the largest sanitaryware manufacturer in India and is famous for its durability.
  • The company’s operations include the production, supplying, and marketing of building items, plastic packaging products, glass products, and consumer and retail products.
  • The company’s four commercial divisions are the building products division (BPD), retail division (RD), consumer products division (CPD), and packaging products division (PPD).
  • The company’s production capacity is 7.20 million square meters.

5. Grindwell Norton Ltd.

  • The first company in India to manufacture grinding wheels in 1941 was Grindwell Norton (GN0), a Bombay-based organization registered on the National Stock Exchange.
  • It is the third-largest tile manufacturer in terms of overall income.
  • Saint Gobain bought Norton Company, the USA in 1990 and became a shareholder in GNO globally.
  • It was established in 1941.
  • The headquarters is located in Maharashtra.
  • The company’s production capacity is 20 million square meters.

6. Orient Bell

  • Orientbell was established in 1977and is a renowned tile maker in India.
  • It is the leading ceramic and vitrified tiles producer in India.
  • The company is located in New Delhi.
  • It has three manufacturing units in Sikandrabad in Uttar Pradesh, Hosket in Karnataka, and Dora in Gujarat.
  • Orient Bell is an ISO and ISI-certified company.
  • It has an annual production capacity of 30 million square meters.
  • The company offers a wide range of tiles for different purposes.
  • It has about 2500 sites in the United States and nine Orientbell Tile Boutiques.
  • The company’s output capacity is more than 30 million square meters.

7. Asian Granito India Ltd.

  • Asian Granito was established in 1995.
  • The headquarters is located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • It is one of the top 10 tile manufacturers in India.
  • It is a reputed ceramics maker.
  • The company manufactures vitrified tiles, ceramic tiles, engineered marble, outdoor tiles, composite marble, and quartz stone.
  • It offers a wide range of products at different prices, including polished, glazed, unglazed, double-charged, matt, rustic, homogeneous, and non-homogeneous body products,that are manufactured using state-of-the-art technology. They also produce custom designs as per clients' needs.
  • The company produces engineered marble and quartz stone of various thicknesses, shapes, designs, and color ranges to meet the requirements of the middle and upper-middle sectors. It uses top-quality ingredients and modern technology to make these products.
  • It entered the bathroom industry in 2019 to widen its product portfolio and cater to both domestic and international markets.
  • The company has a global presence in over 58 countries. AGL has grown to become India’s most important business and a well-known manufacturer. They prove to be one of the leading ceramic companies of India.
  • AGL is one of the world’s 50 most profitable ceramic tile companies. Its capacity has grown 40 times in only 26 years.
  • The company’s production capacity is 35.76 square meters.

8. Cera Ceramic Tiles Ltd.

  • Cera Sanitaryware Ltd. was established in 1980. It is based in Ahmedabad. It makes, sells, and supplies building materials.
  • The company manufactures sanitaryware, faucets, floor and wall tiles, mirrors, kitchen sinks, and personal care goods.
  • Some of its brands are CERA, ISVEA, JEET, Senator, and Senator Cucine.
  • Few of their products are flushing systems, urinals, washbasins, bath accessories, overhead showers, faucet ranges, etc
  • It is a famous tile maker in India.
  • The company has more than 4000 dealers and sub-dealers, and there are 75 showrooms. The large-format Cera Style Studios are handled by the firm in a few cities. And the dealers own and run CERA Style Galleries and CERA Tile Galleries.
  • The company also works in the packaging and polymer goods area through JVs and subsidiaries.
  • The company sticks to maintaining high-standard products.
  • 49% of revenue comes from the sanitaryware section, followed by faucets at 28%, tiles at 21%, and wellness at 2%.
  • The products manufactured by them are ceramic floor tiles, vitrified tiles, glazed vitrified tiles, composite marble tiles, digital wall tiles, and quartz marble tiles.

9. Nitco Limited

  • Nitco Limited was founded by Pran Nath Talwar in 1953.
  • It is one of India’s oldest tile makers.
  • The headquarter is located in Mumbai, India.
  • The company manufactures floor and wall tiles, metal crafts, mosaics, marble, etc.
  • The company has 22 offices all around the country to maintain its pan-India activities.
  • The company has a market share of 65% regarding volume.
  • The company produces only top-of-the-line Italian tiles.
  • If you want your house to have an appealing look, then you can go for NITCO Ltd. as it offers a wide range of engineered marbles, ceramic tiles, highlighters, gross porcelain tiles, HD digital tiles, mosaic tiles, vitrified tiles, etc.
  • The company’s production capacity is 18 million square meters.

10. Simpolo tiles

  • Simpolo Ceramics was established in 1977.
  • It is located in Morbi, Gujarat.
  • Simpolo is one of the largest producers of ceramic tiles in India.
  • It has received the award of “Bharatiya Udhyog Ratna” from India's Ministry Of State for Shipping.
  • It has operations in India, the Middle East, Latin America, the United States, The United Kingdom, Kenya, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Turkey.
  • Simpolo is known for its displays and design-led products. It displays its products at ACE Tech Exhibition in Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
  • It uses advanced technologies for manufacturing tiles of top quality.
  • The company’s production capacity is 6.60 million square meters.

Conclusion

The ceramic industry in India is growing very rapidly due to initiatives taken by the government of India such as Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, industrial corridor development, smart city development, and housing for everyone.

This article will act as a guide in knowing about the top ceramic brands in India.

FAQs: Ceramic Manufacturers

Q. Name of the largest ceramic manufacturer in India.

Ans. The largest manufacturer in India is Kajaria Ceramics Ltd.

Q. What are the uses of ceramics?

Ans.  Some of the uses of ceramics are:

a:- It is used to make asbestos roofing sheets.

b:- It is used to manufacture breakable plates.

c:- It is used to make teacups and mugs.

d:- It is used for make water closets and sinks.

e:- It is also used for manufacturing cement.

f:- It is used also for making blocks, concrete, spark plug, and bricks,

Q. What are the advantages of ceramic?

Ans. Some of the advantages or properties of ceramic include refractory, thermal insulators, low in ductility, excellent electrical insulators, relatively high melting point, good in dimensional stability, and so on.

Q. What are ceramic tiles?

Ans. Ceramic tiles prove to be a mixture of clays and other natural materials, such as quartz, sand and water. They are used in restaurants, shops, houses, offices, and so on.

Q. Mention the common types of tiles.

Ans. The common types of tiles are:

Q. Can the ceramic tile-making business be said to be profitable in India?

Ans. Yes, the ceramic tile-making business is said to be profitable in India. The operating margin for tile manufacturers ranges between 8% and 13%.

Q. Mention the names of the three basic types of ceramic.

Ans. The three basic types of ceramics are porcelain, earthenware, and stoneware.

Q. Name the raw materials that are used in the production of ceramics.

Ans. The raw materials that are used to make any type of ceramic are taken out from the earth’s crust and it is mostly feldspar.

Q. What is the difference between tile and ceramic tile?

Ans. The main difference between tile and ceramic tile depends on how it is made. It needs to be noted that both the tiles requires a mixture of clay for its manufacturing which is fired in a kiln. In the case of porcelain tile, it is made from more refined clay. This helps in making it denser as well as more durable than that of the ceramic tile.

Q. Are ceramic tiles good for the bathroom?

Ans. Yes, ceramic tile is a great choice for bathroom floor. It does not absorb odors or bacteria.