In the Chemicals sector, the company manufactures Soda Ash (Anhydrous Sodium Carbonate), a major raw material for detergents, glass & ceramics industries and Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda). The company has a Soda Ash manufacturing plant at Sutrapada in Gujarat with an installed production capacity of 975 Thousand MTPA and is in the process of expanding it by another 125 Thousand MTPA by 2019. GHCL Soda Ash is available in two grades –light and dense grade and is marketed in India under the brand name ‘LION’. GHCL also has lignite mines at Khadsaliya in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat to supply the raw material needed for the production of Soda ash. GHCL produces 60 Thousand MTPA of Sodium Bicarbonate which is an important raw material for industries like bakery, pharma, fire extinguisher manufacturing, cleaning agents etc.
GHCL has state-of-the-art home textile facilities at Vapi with a weaving and processing capacity of 45 million meters of fabric up to made ups. This facility houses the best equipment sourced from Germany and Japan namely, Benninger, Kuster and Monforts. It has the flexibility to process both cotton and blended fabrics. A perennial innovator in bed linen category, some of the recent innovations in the category of ‘sheets’ include the PERFECT FIT, EASYSHEET, microTWILL, EXL Wrinkle Free Sheets, Versatile Reversible Sheets, Soft Wash Percale and Sustainable Fibre dyed sheets. GHCL has also launched a sustainable, traceable bedding line under the brand name “REKOOP” which has been made using recycled PET fibre, with molecular tagging for complete traceability.
GHCL’s Home Textiles products are predominantly exported worldwide to countries like United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, Canada, Germany and other European Union countries as well.
The Consumer Products division manufactures and sells Edible salt and Industrial grade salt. It also markets spices, blended spices, and honey in the country under the brand name of i-FLO. GHCL has its salt manufacturing facility at Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu and a refinery at Chennai for edible salt manufacturing.
At GHCL, we believe in the principle of wellbeing for everyone. This is in line with our core value of “respect” for individuals and environment. For us the wellbeing of our stakeholders especially the communities in which we operate is an integral part of business sustainability & strategy and we see this as an opportunity to add value towards promoting inclusive growth. All such interventions are undertaken under the aegis of CSR through GHCL Foundation. The foundation has identified 3 Major Strategic/Flagship themes viz. Agriculture/Animal Husbandry, Health Care (Primary) and Education (Including Vocational Training). Majority of investments of the foundation are directed towards these theme areas, while in other areas interventions are largely need based.
Our actions and approach to achieve environmental stewardship include energy and water efficiency, waste management, renewable energy and greener manufacturing processes and technologies. GHCL is driven by the spirit of innovation and is continuously focusing upon sustainable products and packaging innovations.