About the Company

Sudarshan Chemical Industries company was incorporated on February 19, 1951 at Pune as a private limited company and converted into a public limited company on December 31, 1974. Sudarshan Chemical Industries is owned by the Rathi group of companies and accounts for 70% of the Rathi group sales revenue each year. The company makes all its products in-house on its own production plants in Roha and Mahad, in the Maharastra state of India.Its extensive range of products includes organic and inorganic pigments, mica-based effect pigments, chemical intermediates and pesticides.  They have a continuous R&D programme, with technologists working on new and customised solutions.

It was the first chemical company in India to be awarded the ISO 9001 certificate in 1993 and continuously evolve and improve itself throughout to maintain high quality standards at every level of the company. It is also accredited with ISO 14001, ISO 18000 and ISO 17025 international quality standards. In order to improve the customer service, they have implemented many planning tools like SAP and CRM that connect factories, branch offices and depots. Supply chain solutions are currently being implemented to further increase the value of their goods.

Business area of the company

Sudarshan manufactures an extensive range of Organic, Inorganic and Pearlescent pigments and dispersions catering to the Coatings, Plastics, Inks and Cosmetics Industries worldwide. Sudarshan also manufactures agrochemicals.


Sudarshan’s product portfolio includes recognized brands like Sudaperm, Sudafast, Sudacolor, Sumica and Sumicos.

Color product

  • Plastics
  • Industrial coatings
  • Decorative paints
  • Powder castings
  • Liquid inkss
  • Offset inks
  • Cosmetics

Effect product

  • Industrial coatings
  • Powder castings
  • Offset inks
  • Textile
  • Cosmetics
  • Architectural coatings
  • Automotive coatings
  • Leather coatings
  • Seed coatings
  • Bead coatings

Awards & Accolades


  • India CSR Award CSR community Initiative Sustainable Village Waste Management, Environment
  • ECGC Indian Exporters Excellence Award 2017 under the category ‘Most Socially Responsible Exporter’.
  • Best Employer Brand Innovation in Recruitment
  • Award from the National Safety Council, Maharashtra Chapter
  • Dyestuff Manufacturers Association of India Award for Excellent Performance in the field of Pollution Control, Large Scale
  • Dyestuff Manufacturers Association of India Award for the Second for Excellent Performance in the field of Safety & Hazard control by a Large Scale Unit
  • Dyestuff Manufacturers Association of India Award for Energy Conservation Initiative


  • Global CSR Award 2019 in Gold Category for an outstanding achievement in implementing CSR programme for strengthening core business with Social commitment
  • Global Waste Management Award
  • Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award
  • DMAI Award for Energy Conservation


  • Appreciation Award By Rotary for CSR activities in Roha
  • Appreciation Award from the Government of Maharashtra by Dy. CM. Ajit Pawar
  • CSR Award from International lions Club 2020
  • Global CSR Award 2020 in Platinum Category - represented case study on Paper Bag Project - Sustainable Livelihood Initiatives for Women
  • CII HR Excellence Award
  • Certified Great Place to Work


  • 1951: Established as Sudarshan Chemical Industries Private Limited
  • 1952: Started its first manufacturing facility in Swargate, Pune
  • 1961: Began manufacturing of Organic pigments
  • 1967: Started exporting globally
  • 1968: Built a new plant at Wellesley Road in Pune
  • 1973: Established manufacturing facility at Roha
  • 1976: Got listed on BSE
  • 1989: Collaboration with world leader, DIC, Japan
  • 1993: Became the first Indian chemical company to receive ISO 9001 certificate
  • 1994: Commenced manufacturing plant in Mahad for Pthalos and Effect pigments
  • 1999: Introduced SAP across all its functions
  • 2006: Achieved a net revenue of Rs 400 crore. Established a state-ofthe-art technology R&D centre at Sutarwadi
  • 2007: Established subsidiary Sudarshan Europe BV
  • 2009: Expanded its footprints in the USA, incorporation of Sudarshan North America
  • 2010: Received Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council
  • 2014: Achieved a net revenue of Rs 1,000 crore
  • 2017: Certified as ‘Dream Company to work for’ in chemical sector
  • 2017: Started co-gen plant
  • 2018: Established Sudarshan Mexico
  • 2018: Invested in renewable source of energy such as windmill, solar energy
  • 2018: Became number 4 in Pigment industry
  • 2019: Sudarshan established laboratory in Germany
  • 2020: Established Sudarshan Japan K.K
Parent OrganizationSudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd.Managing DirectorR B Rathi
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