The Sanmar Group, with its corporate headquarters at Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu state in south India, has set the benchmark for global partnerships in niche technology areas.
The group has significant or majority holdings in all its businesses.
These businesses are grouped and managed in industry segments as follows:
Sanmar’s businesses are professionally managed, thanks to the group’s ability to attract, motivate and retain high calibre staff. Ownership and management have been separated through a series of top level initiatives, including the formation of a broadbased, empowered Group Corporate Board, which oversees all businesses, including strategies and policies. The businesses are managed by professional managing directors, with highly qualified managers working under them.
The Sanmar Group has over three decades of experience in running and managing a large industrial organisation with multiple businesses.
The group’s innate strengths include:
An ability to source, assimilate and apply complex technologies in different fields.
Leading edge HR practices and a reputation as a preferred employer
A high level of IT integration with an SAP ERP platform across businesses
A global outlook highlighted by successful JVs with world leaders, and a high level of cross border trade
Blazing a trail
The group entered into its first international joint venture back in the 60s when it started Chemicals and Plastics India Limited to manufacture PVC resins in joint venture with B F Goodrich of the USA.
Today, it has a turnover of over Rs.2629 crore and a presence in some 25 businesses, with manufacturing units spread over numerous locations in India.
Characterised by strong and conservative financial practices, it has a track record of steady growth and consistent profitmaking over the last three decades, enjoying an excellent reputation in the financial markets. The group is known for its high ethical standards and healthy respect for intellectual property rights.