Phillips Carbon Black Limited (PCBL), a part of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, was set up by Mr. K. P. Goenka in 1960, with the core objective of substitution of the import of carbon black. The company started production at Durgapur with a production capacity of 14,000 MT per annum. As PCBL celebrated its diamond jubilee in 2020, it has been playing a pioneering role in the carbon black industry for many years.
Today, PCBL is the largest carbon black manufacturer in India and a strong global player with a significant customer base in various countries. Apart from four strategically located state-of-the-art plants at Durgapur (West Bengal), Palej (Gujarat), Mundra (Gujarat) and Kochi (Kerala), it has also set up R&D centres at Palej (Gujarat) and Belgium.
The Company is primarily engaged in the business of manufacturing & sale of carbon black and sale of power
1960: Incorporated as a Public Limited Company in collaboration with Phillips Petroleum Company, USA.
1962: Started production with the most widely accepted manufacturing process of carbon black with an installed capacity of 14,000 MTPA at Durgapur on June 5.
1974: Durgapur capacity enhanced to 36,000 MTPA.
1988: Entered into a technical collaboration with Columbian Chemicals Company USA.
1988: Initiated a 4 MW per hour co-generation power plant at Durgapur.
1995: Durgapur plant capacity enhanced to 78,000 MT.
1996: Acquisition of Carbon Black unit of Gujarat Carbon Ltd at Palej, adding 25,000 MTPA.
1998: Durgapur plant capacity increased to 1,10,000 MTPA.
1998: Acquisition of Carbon and Chemicals India Ltd (CACIL), in Kochi and production capacity enhanced to 36,000 MTPA.
1998: Capacity addition of 2.5 MW per hour power plant at Kochi.
2003: Durgapur plant capacity further increased to 1,35,000 MTPA
2004: ISO 14001:1996 (1st edition) certification of PCBL-Kochi.
2004: Expansion of Palej plant capacity by 70,000 MTPA.
2004: Kochi Hard Black Line modernized and capacity enhanced to 40,000 MTPA.
2005: Expansion of power plant at Palej, Bharuch to 12 MW per hour.
2006: Palej plant awarded Carbon Credit (CERs) in May, which is the first unit in the Carbon Black Industry to get the same.
2009: Expansion of power plant at Durgapur to 30 MW per hour, replacing the old power plant of capacity 4 MW per hour.
2009: Expansion of Green field plant capacity at Mundra to 90,000 MT.
2010: Golden Jubilee Year for PCBL
2010: Expansion of co-generation power plant at Mundra, Gujarat to 16 MW per hour.
2010: ISO 9001:2008 (2nd edition) certification of PCBL-Mundra.
2011: Expansion of co-generation power plant at Kochi, Kerala to 10 MW per hour.
2011: New Soft Black Line of capacity 50,000 MTPA initiated at Mundra.
2011: ISO 9001:2008 (2nd edition) certification of PCBL-Palej.
2012: Expansion of co-generation power plant at Mundra, Gujarat to 6 MW per hour.
2012: Capacity addition of 12,000 MTPA Carbon Black plant at Durgapur
2013: New Soft Black Line of capacity 50,000 MTPA commissioned at Kochi.
2013: ISO 14001:2004 (2nd edition) certification of PCBL-Mundra.
2014: OSHAS 18001 certification.
2014: OSHAS 18001:2007 (2nd edition) certification of PCBL-Kochi, PCBL-Mundra & PCBL-Palej.
2015: ISO 14001:2015 (3rd edition) certification of PCBL-Durgapur.
2016: ISO 9001:2015 (3rd edition) certification of PCBL-Durgapur.
2017: ISO 9001:2015 (3rd edition) certification of PCBL-Kochi.
2017: FY’17 witnessed the highest ever quarterly and annual PBT in PCBL’s history.
2017: PCBL-Palej Laboratory accredited with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (2nd edition).
2018: FY'18 witnessed the highest ever annual EBITDA and PAT (profit after tax) in company's history.
2018: ISO 9001:2015 (3rd edition) certification of PCBL-Mundra & PCBL-Palej.
2018: ISO 14001:2015 (3rd edition) certification of PCBL-Mundra, PCBL-Kochi & PCBL-Palej.
2018: Commissioned the state-of-the-art Sushila Goenka R&D Centre, at PCBL Palej Plant.
2018: Developed customised ASTM carbon black grades for major tyre customers.
2018: Obtained the 'Patent Grant Certificate' for two PCBL invention.
2019: State-of-the-art Sushila Goenka Research and Development Centre at Palej, Gujarat, resulting in the introduction of new value-added products.
2019: Received D- for climate change in the CDP Supplier Engagement Project in 2019.
2019: Environment clearance obtained for carbon black expansion and 8 MW per hour Green Power plant at Palej. Commissioning is expected in FY 2020-21.
2019: Water treatment plant of capacity 1850 KLD with state-of-the-art technology commissioned at Mundra.
2019: Environment clearance obtained for carbon black expansion and 7 MW per hour Green Power plant at Kochi. Commissioning is expected in FY 2021-22.
2019: Produced new customized grades.
2020: Sushila Goenka Innovation Centre at Belgium has since become operational.
2020: Corporate Governance Rating of CGR2+, reflecting best practices of corporate governance.
2020: Transformation from OHSAS 18001:2007 to the corresponding International Standard ISO45001:2018 (1st Edition) for PCBL Mundra.
2020: 'WASH' (Work Place Assessment For Safety & Hygiene) certification linked with COVID-19 for PCBL Kochi, Mundra, Durgapur and Palej units.