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1964
August 1

1964

Incorporated as 60% subsidiary of Permutit, UK

1965
January 1

Inception of R&D Centre at Ambernath – India

August 1

1965

Pioneered the production of world-class ion exchange resins in India 

Commenced the design, engineering and supply of water treatment plants to India’s industrial sector

1969
August 1

1969

Awarded the 1st major contract at Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL)

1973
January 1

In-house R&D recognition by DSIR – India

1974
August 1

1974

All India dealer network was set-up

1976
August 1

1976

R&D was recognized by the Department of Science & Technology (DST)

September 20

Full fledged R&D Centre at Ambernath – India

1977
August 1

1977

 Listed on Bombay Stock Exchange, India

1978
August 1

1978

The 1st company in India to introduce the Reverse Osmosis concept

1979
August 1

1979

Ion exchange resins manufacturing unit was inaugurated at Ankleshwar, India

1982
August 1

1982

New engineering & fabrication facility was set-up at Hosur, India

1983
August 1

1983

1st Employee Welfare Trusts were formed

Industrial chemical production starts at Patancheru, India

Installation of one of the largest water treatment plants in Asia at Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB)

1985
August 1

1985

Ion Exchange becomes a wholly owned Indian company after Permutit’s divestment

1987
August 1

1987

1st in India to manufacture Reverse Osmosis membrane elements at Halol Kalol, India

1991
August 1

1991

Established the international division and started Southeast Asia operations

Bagged the order for the world’s largest Clarifier for a pulp & paper mill

1994
August 1

1994

Capacity expansion and complete automation of ion exchange resins manufacturing unit at Ankleshwar, India

1996
August 1

1996

Commissioned 1st Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in India at Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB), Sikka

1997
August 1

1997

100% Export Oriented Unit (EOU) set up at Rabale, India

1998
August 1

1998

Consumer product manufacturing starts at Goa, India under the brand name ZeroB

2000
September 20

DSIR Recognition of R&D Centre Patancheru – India

2002
August 1

2002

Launched Water Vending Stations

2003
August 1

2003

1st packaged drinking water plant was commissioned for Indian “Railways ‘Rail Neer’” 

Inauguration of polymer plant at Patancheru, India

2004
August 1

2004

Ion Exchange’s subsidiary was set up in Bangladesh

2006
August 1

2006

Ion Exchange’s joint venture was set up in Oman.

2007
August 1

2007

 Manufacturing set up in Hamriyah, UAE

2008
August 1

2008

Integrated turnkey solutions provided to General Motors, Pune and JSW Steel, Bellary, India

Started operations in USA 

Four stream complex Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) for Reliance Industries export refinery project was commissioned at Jamnagar, India

2010
August 1

2010

Largest Reverse Osmosis based Sea Water Desalination (SWD) plant in the industrial sector was commissioned for Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL)

2011
August 1

2011

Awarded turnkey contract for Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) for Maruti Suzuki’s Greenfield project at Manesar, India

2012
August 1

2012

Joint Venture formed in South Africa

2013
August 1

2013

Joint Venture formed in Thailand

Obtained the US Water Quality Association’s Gold Seal Certification for several ion exchange resins used in drinking water and food & beverage applications

US FDA compliant pharmaceutical grade resins facility was set up at Ankleshwar, India

September 20

DSIR Certification for R&D Centre at Navi Mumbai – India

2014
August 1

2014

1st Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) project in the downstream petrochemical segment for Indian Synthetic Rubber Limited. (ISRL)

2016
August 1

2016

Chemical Blending Plant was set up in Bahrain

Awarded a prestigious integrated water supply project by the Sri Lankan Government Authority, National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB)

2017
August 1

2017

India’s 1st state-of-the-art integrated Reverse Osmosis membrane manufacturing facility was set up in Goa, India

2019
August 1

2019

New R&D center was inaugurated at Patancheru, India

September 20

Inauguration of New R&D Centre at Patancheru – India

2021
August 4

2021

Awarded a large EPC project from State Water Supply and Sanitation Mission, Namami Gange and Rural Water Supply Department under the Jal Jeevan Mission, Government of India

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