Awards & Certifications

About CenturyPly

CenturyPly has been the front-runner in applying innovation at work. This simple philosophy has been the cornerstone of all our processes and technologies. It has led us to design and deliver contemporary lifestyle statements that have become synonymous with modern living. Our award winning products have been redefining Indian realty and bringing about a paradigm shift in the concept of living spaces. Century Plyboards (India) Ltd. our mother concern, came into existence in 1986 as a result of the foresightedness of two visionaries, Mr. Sajjan Bhajanka and Mr. Sanjay Agarwal. Since then, the company has taken giant strides and is today, the largest seller of multi-use plywood and decorative veneers in the Indian organized plywood market.

As the pioneers in Borer Proof Plywood and Boiling Water Resistant (BWR) Decorative Veneers and Laminates in India, the company has successfully created a niche in the highly competitive lifestyle segment. By giving more freedom to our users, we ensure they have more choices available that will help them in achieving what they desire. We are continuously working on new product concepts for today's informed and discerning buyer – offering maximum choice to try out numerous permutations and combinations.

CenturyPly is the unprecedented choice of architects and interior designers – they strongly recommend our products for transforming ordinary steel and concrete structures to expressions of one's personality. From flexible plywoods that offer a unique blend of form and functionality to specially treated, Fire Retardant plywoods that find use in a myriad of construction purposes, we have the right products to target different building needs. Now in its 26th year of operations, CenturyPly enjoys a unique brand identity as the market leader, with offerings that are considered industry benchmarks. We are guided by a simple philosophy of adding more value-for-money products and at the same time, improving upon our existing product portfolio through extensive research and customer feedback.

CenturyPly has also had a successful run at the box office by associating itself with meaningful cinema and we seek to strengthen this association over the coming years. As an aspirational, premium lifestyle brand, we believe in perseverance, will power and determination. We constantly communicate our identity amongst a larger audience through the medium of the moving arts. CenturyPly has collaborated with movies that show the undying human spirit, its indomitable willpower and propagate noble causes like Right to Education. By doing so, we bring forth CenturyPly relentless pursuit of excellence and the will to succeed against all odds. Notable social welfare initiatives like "Education for all" seeks to educate children of our factory workers as well as adjacent areas, absolutely free of cost.

Awards & Certifications

Board of Directors

SHRI NARESH PACHISIA
SHRI NARESH PACHISIA
Director
SHRI NARESH PACHISIA
SHRI NARESH PACHISIA
Director

Mr. Naresh Pachisia is a Commerce Graduate from St. Xaviers’ College, Kolkata, an AMP from ISB, Hyderabad and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He carries over 38 years’ experience in Capital Markets, has special interest in ‘Family Business’ and is an industry thought leader. He is Founder & Managing Director of SKP Securities Ltd., Eastern India’s leading boutique investment banker, engaged in institutional equities, private wealth, merchant banking, M & A and corporate finance advisory, stock broking and distribution services to a large cross section of institutional, corporate, business families and retail clients. SKP is a three time and current winner of CNBC TV18 Best Regional Financial Advisor (East) and is listed on BSE.

Shri Rajesh Kumar Agarwal
Shri Rajesh Kumar Agarwal
Executive Director
Shri Rajesh Kumar Agarwal
Shri Rajesh Kumar Agarwal
Executive Director

Shri Rajesh Kumar Agarwal, is a commerce graduate and a diploma holder in computer science. He has also completed a Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management from IIM -Bangalore and is also Certified Global Negotiation Executive Training from The Institute of Supply Chain Management. He is a competent, results-oriented professional with 30 years of experience in Administration, Logistics, Information Technology & Procurement (Entire P to P/S to P Cycle) Material Management in corporate sector as well as plant with SAP Environment.

Sunil Mitra
Sunil Mitra
Director
Sunil Mitra
Sunil Mitra
Director

Sri Sunil Mitra retired in June 2011 from the office of Revenue & Finance Secretary, Government of India. In his public service career spanning over three and a half decades, he successfully spearheaded important policy initiatives in public finance at the national level, including a new disinvestment policy and far-reaching taxation reforms. During his earlier appointments under the West Bengal Government, he is credited with the design and implementation of significant public policy reforms in the State-owned Public Sector Enterprises and in restructuring the State’s power sector. Till mid-2016, Sri Mitra was engaged in leading a team for a Consortium led by M/s IPE Global Limited, New Delhi that designed and managed a ‘Knowledge Partnership Programme’ for the Department of International Development of the Government of the United Kingdom. He also served as member of a Technical Advisory Panel set up by the Government of India, to review an Indian Power Sector Diagnostic Study Report undertaken by the World Bank. Sri Sunil. Mitra also serves as a Non-official Member of the Eastern Regional Board of the Reserve Bank of India.

Debanjan Mandal
Debanjan Mandal
Director
Debanjan Mandal
Debanjan Mandal
Director

Shri Debanjan Mandal is a partner in Fox & Mandal, a premier multi-disciplinary law firm in Kolkata and part of Fox Mandal Group of Law Firms in India. He is a Member of the Incorporated Law Society and the High Court Club, High Court at Calcutta, Supreme Court Bar Association, International Bar Association, U.K. and is also a Consultant at Asian Development Bank. He is also a Member of the Executive Committee of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of ICC National Expert Committee on Corporate & Legal affairs.

Vijay Chhibber
Vijay Chhibber
Director
Vijay Chhibber
Vijay Chhibber
Director

Shri Chhibber is a retired officer of Indian Administrative Service,1978 batch, Manipur-Tripura Cadre and holds a Masters degree in History. He has an experience of over 37 years in various capacities in State and Central Government including State/Deputy Commissioner Ukhrul, Secretary to Chief Minister Manipur; Principle Secretary Finance, Election, etc. He has been the Deputy Secretary Commerce and Director Cabinet Secretariat with Government of India besides being Joint Secretary Fertilizer, Additional Secretary Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Secretary Defence (ex-servicemen) and Secretary Road Transport and Highways. He is presently an Advisor to the International Roads Federation, Geneva and also Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Unibrain Consultants, New Delhi.

Nikita Bansal
Nikita Bansal
Executive Director
Nikita Bansal
Nikita Bansal
Executive Director

Smt. Nikita Bansal has graduated in Economics and holds a degree in Business and Mathematics from New York University. She drives the product lines for CenturyPly's sub brands - Sainik and CenturyDoors. She also heads the procurement and digital marketing strategies of the company along with spearheading several new initiatives in the departments of HR, IT and Costing. She is also the creative mind behind the exquisite design of our Headquarters, Century House in Kolkata.

Keshav Bhajanka
Keshav Bhajanka
Executive Director
Keshav Bhajanka
Keshav Bhajanka
Executive Director

Mr. Keshav Bhajanka is member of the board of directors . He is a meritorious graduate from Warwick University, UK in Bachelors of Accounts and Finance in 2010. He is the man behind stellar growth of decorative vertical in the company which includes successful implementation of new supply chain projects & foray into new businesses such as MDF,Exteria & Flooring.

Shri Joginder Pal Dua
Shri Joginder Pal Dua
Director
Shri Joginder Pal Dua
Shri Joginder Pal Dua
Director

Shri Joginder Pal Dua holds a degree in Law with Masters in Economics. He has served as a General Manager in Oriental Bank of Commerce for more than 30 years. Mr. Dua has also served as Chairman and Managing Director of Allahabad Bank for five years and retired as Chairman of Board for Industrial & Financial Reconstruction (B.I.F.R.) in January, 2016.

Mrs. Mamta Binani
Mrs. Mamta Binani
Director
Mrs. Mamta Binani
Mrs. Mamta Binani
Director

Mrs. Binani is Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India with over 14 years of experience in corporate consultation & advisory. She is a member of the Expert Committee of Direct Taxes, Company Law & Economic Affairs of the Indian Chamber of Commerce besides being associated with several social and welfare organisations like Lions Club of Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata, Shikshan Kendra, Maheshwari Sabha, Kolkata and Rajasthan Bengal Maitri Parishad, Kolkata.

Mr. Probir Roy
Mr. Probir Roy
Director
Mr. Probir Roy
Mr. Probir Roy
Director

Mr. Ajay Baldawa
Mr. Ajay Baldawa
Executive Director
Mr. Ajay Baldawa
Mr. Ajay Baldawa
Executive Director

Shri Amit Kiran Deb
Shri Amit Kiran Deb
Director
Shri Amit Kiran Deb
Shri Amit Kiran Deb
Director

Sri Prem Kumar Bhajanka
Sri Prem Kumar Bhajanka
Managing Director
Sri Prem Kumar Bhajanka
Sri Prem Kumar Bhajanka
Managing Director

Sri Vishnu Khemani
Sri Vishnu Khemani
Managing Director
Sri Vishnu Khemani
Sri Vishnu Khemani
Managing Director

Mr. Khemani's association with Century Group dates back to the time when Sharon Veneers Pvt. Ltd. and Sharon Wood Industries Pvt. Ltd merged together.

Mr. Sanjay Agarwal
Mr. Sanjay Agarwal
Managing Director
Mr. Sanjay Agarwal
Mr. Sanjay Agarwal
Managing Director

A promoter Director of the company. He is a commerce graduate with excellent knowledge in the plywood related business and is the driving force behind the company.

Mr. Sajjan Bhajanka
Mr. Sajjan Bhajanka
Chairman
Mr. Sajjan Bhajanka
Mr. Sajjan Bhajanka
Chairman

A commerce graduate, is considered a very experienced industrialist in the field of plywood and veneer. He is also the Chairman of Cement Manufacturing Company Ltd and Shyam Centuryply ferrous Ltd in Meghalaya.

Key milestones at a glance

  • The first ISO 9002 company in India for veneer and plywood.

  • In 1997, CenturyPly became the first company to introduce Borer-Proof Plywood in India

  • Pioneers in Boiling Water Resistant (BWR) Decorative Veneer, seven-year, Powder-proof PF Plywood and the revolutionary, Non-leachable Fire Safe Plywood

  • In 2004, CenturyLaminates plant commenced operations

  • CenturyPlyLaminates, today known as CenturyLaminates, hit the market and instantly catapulted to the top. Thanks to the unmatched quality and the brand's equity; it is today regarded as the "best quality laminates

  • March 26th, 2005 was a momentous day in CenturyPly's glorious history as the then Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Sri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee inaugurated the Pre-lam Particle Board Plant

  • Our success is reflected by a consistent, year-on-year growth rate, with "Construction World", one of the most definitive business journals, adjudging us as, "the Fastest Growing Company with the Highest Turnover", five times in a row for the years 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

  • CenturyPly became a full-fledged plywood and veneer manufacturing brand with the addition of High-pressure Laminates, Pre-laminated Particle Boards and MDF

  • Today, we are a one-point manufacturing unit of all kinds of plywoods and plywood related products, offering International quality and highest Return-on-Investment to every stakeholder

Vision

  • Integrity
  • Customer Focus
  • Team Work
  • Empowerment
  • Quality
    • Product
    • Process
    • People

Values

Our core values are Integrity, Excellence, Team Work, Empowerment, Speed & Energy, Frugality, Accountability, Change Friendliness, Caring and Sharing.

Our CSR

For CenturyPly Corporate Social Responsibility is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and that of the local community and society at large.

CenturyPly believes that a Company is a family, a group of Professionals working together in harmony at all levels and grades and so it's the top Priority of the Company to take the greatest care of its most valuable asset.

From building school near its factories, where the children of workers and the children of the region can study, to implementing self appraisal systems that allow CenturyPly to keep in step with its employees thought processes. For the Company, taking active measures to keep its People happy and motivated is a continuous Process. These are part of the way in which CenturyPly extends its corporate mandate beyond the ordinary

In 2011 the world population crossed 7 billion marks and as more people compete for the Earth's resources, the need to be more efficient will continue to increase. The imperative to stretch resources ever further will make sustainability a central design principle for the winning corporations of the future and knowing it CPIL has taken measures at every aspect to utilize the resources in the most efficient way.

In a Polite gesture to thank the society the company has taken various initiatives to support different associations and organizations. The company is associated with many schools, hospitals and charitable institutions and to name a few:

  • The Heritage School
  • Heritage Institute of Technology
  • Century Siksha Niketan
  • SVYAS ( Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samathana)
  • Marwari Releif Society ( 250 bedded hospital in the heart of the city)
  • Friends of the Tribal Society ( 30,000, one teacher school across the country)
  • CMCL Vidya Bharti School, Lumshnong, Meghalaya
  • Haryana Vidya Mandir School, Salt Lake, Kolkata
  • Sri Sri Academy School, Alipore, Kolkata

The business of business should not be about money, it should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not just Private greed; is what CenturyPly believes in and adheres by. ©

International Operations

  • Century Plyboards (I) Ltd 6, Lyons Range, Kolkata – 700001, India

  • (91) 98302 03221

  • Ph / Fax (D) : (91-33) 2231 0321
    Ph (Pbx) Fax : (91-33) 2231 0322
    Fax : (91-33) 2230 3523 / 2248 3539

  • naveen@centuryply.com

Process

Century Plyboards ISO 9002 plant is located at Bishnupur near Joka, Kolkata. The 6.6 acre production complex annually rolls out high grade ply, mainly from imported timber and logs.

The production facilities include a range of state-of-the-art equipment for cutting, shaving, splicing, polishing and chemical treatment as well as for research and development. Commercial, Marine, Concrete Shuttering and Decorative Plywood are all produced at the plant.

Technical Story

Automatically controlled jet drying and dampening. Adhesive preparation :

  • Phenol formaldehyde (PF) resins for marine plywood.
  • Non leachable organs - phoshp preservatives for complete protection.

Pesticides and technology from DOW AGRO SCIENCE LTD. Indeaiapolis, USA. Even application of adhesive.

Imported Prime logs e.g. Garjan and Keruing constant moisturisation to prevent deterioration :

  • Cleaning and cutting of logs.
  • Accurate peeling to produce face and core veneer.
  • Telescopic Spindles and a back up roll mechanism.
  • Pneumatic clipping and edge repair.
  • Stock and grading.

Identity stripe embedding

  • Pre pressing with cold press.
  • Pre-pressing for complete chemical penetration.

Computer controlled hot pressing. Thermic fluid wating system.

Hot stacking for even celling :

  • Reduces temperature gradients.
  • Prevents warping.
  • Aids post-press curing of the adhesive.

Automatically controlled jet drying and dampening. Adhesive preparation :

  • Phenol formaldehyde (PF) resins for marine plywood.
  • Non leachable organs - phoshp preservatives for complete protection.

Pesticides and technology from DOW AGRO SCIENCE LTD. Indeaiapolis, USA. Even application of adhesive.

Imported Prime logs e.g. Garjan and Keruing constant moisturisation to prevent deterioration :

  • Cleaning and cutting of logs.
  • Accurate peeling to produce face and core veneer.
  • Telescopic Spindles and a back up roll mechanism.
  • Pneumatic clipping and edge repair.
  • Stock and grading.
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