CICO Technologies Limited
is a leading company
offering construction chemical products that cater
to a variety of projects across a broad range of
sectors including commercial, infrastructure,
industrial, residential and marine. Anasuya Gupta
CMD - CICO Technologies Ltd told Madhu Gupta
that Indian construction chemical industry has
entered an era of growth, challenge and change.
What is the current market-size of India's construction chemicals
The present market-size of the construction chemicals industry in India is
1,700 crore and is rapidly growing at the rate of around 20 per
cent per annum. The demand for construction chemicals is dependent on
the construction industry.
The entry of foreign construction companies and use of foreign
technologies makes good awareness of the importance of construction
chemicals - this has thus enabled some changes in the mindset of Indian
customers. Overall economic growth of the country and thus government
initiative for the huge investment in infrastructure development has
resulted in rapid demand for construction chemicals.
At present, where the end users are not fully aware of the importance and
benefits of construction chemicals, the industry is growing at the rate of 20
per cent per annum.
Considering the growing need of construction chemicals in improving the
productivity of the construction sector by increasing the life of structures,
whether it is existing structures or newly constructed. The future of Indian
Construction Chemicals Industry is tremendous and we can be very
optimistic of meeting the growing demand.
What are the latest trends, innovations in India's construction
The Indian construction chemical industry has entered an era of growth,
challenge and change. Nowadays several projects funded by multilateral
agencies have made the use of construction chemicals mandatory. To
meet the increasing demand and to cope with the challenges from
international players - the India's construction chemical sector is showing
great changes by developing strong R&D facility. We at CICO combine our products with state-of-the art technology and manufacturing methodology
so that we are able to come up with products that are safe and as per the
changing and challenging demands of construction industry.
What are the challenges faced by construction chemical sector? Tell
us about the type of governmental support expected?
Quality and price is a major hassle for the construction chemical industries
as the consumer is very cost conscious. Another main problem faced by
the industry is the lack of awareness about the benefits of construction
chemicals. The solution to these problems is to make the end-users
realize about benefits of construction chemicals in terms of giving strength
to the structures existing as well as newly constructed. Efforts must also
be made to educate the unorganized sector of the industry about the long
lasting protective benefits achieved by the use of construction chemical.
Moreover the growing unorganized sector where quality sometimes is
compromised for price is a major concern.
The government is investing huge amounts on infrastructure
development which ultimately is the demand driving factor for the
construction chemicals industry. However government needs to take care
of cost competitiveness, check the entry of foreign players and stimulate
the domestic demand.
What are the types of products, services offered by CICO?
CICO is one of the largest construction chemical companies - it is also one
of the oldest and most trusted brands with high quality construction
chemicals and solutions in the country. CICO has a strong R&D team with
state-of-the-art technology and manufacturing methodology which
produces products that are safer, durable and environmentally friendly as
per the changing demand of the industry.
CICO products cater to a variety of broad range sector where construction
and renovation of structures is involved which include industrial &
commercial, residential, heritage structures, power plants, roads,
airports, bridges and other infrastructure projects.
Tell us about some of CICO's recently executed challenging orders?
CICO has been doing many challenging projects since its inception. To
mention few of the recent ones are Rapid Metro, Gurgaon and also we are
supplying concrete admixtures & curing compounds to various road
projects like the Panipat-Jalandhar road project, Bhogpur-Mukerian road
project, Pink City expressway etc.
What is CICO's current manufacturing capacity? Tell us about
CICO's future plans?
CICO has well-equipped, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in
Chennai, Gurgaon, Haridwar, Kasna and Kolkata with a manufacturing
capacity of 3000.00 mt/month.
Our future plan is to maintain and develop strong R&D team so that we
can keep on innovating and produce the best products as per market
demand so that CICO can be a world leader in construction chemical
industry. We are also planning to increase our distributor's network
and are looking forward to increasing our presence in the international
market. The times ahead are challenging but interesting and CICO is optimistically looking forward to tomorrow.