MANUFACTURERS OF LEAD OXIDES SINCE 1858

WHO WE ARE

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Waldies is one of the largest manufacturers of Lead Oxides in India. It owes its name to Dr. David Waldie, who was born in the early 19th century in Linlithgow, Scotland. He came to India and established in 1858 chemical works to produce various chemicals including Red Lead, a pigment previously not made in India. Waldies have thus, pioneered the chemical industry in India and were the first, in India, to introduce the manufacture of pigments on a large scale. Waldies owned Griffin is the most prestigious brand in the industry.

Its factory is located on the bank of River Ganges around 14 KMs from Calcutta. It is the most respected name in the industry and is well known for its high-quality products which are unmatched in India.

Company History

At the outset, we would introduce ourselves as the pioneer of the Chemical Industry in India. Our founder, Dr. David Waldie came to India in 1857 and established his chemical works in 1858.

We, Waldies Compound Ltd., an ISO – 9001; ISO – 14001 & OHSAS – 18001 accredited company are one of the largest manufacturers of Lead Oxides and Lead Leased P.V.C. Stabilizers in India. Our products Red Lead, Litharge Premium, Tribasic lead Sulphate, Lead Stearate, Dibasic Lead Stearate & Dibasic Lead Phthalate, which are the final application in producing paint, glass, ceramics, storage battery and stabilizers for PVC Industry, are of a premium quality. We are recognized as one of the most reputed company in the Industry and well-known for our premium quality which is unmatched in India.

1813

Dr. David Waldie was born in Linlithgow, Scotland

The inventor of chloroform Dr. David Waldie was born in Linlithgow, Scotland in the year 1832.

1858

Dr. Waldie travels to Calcutta

He came to India and established in 1858 his chemical works to produce various chemicals including Red Lead, a pigment previously not made in India.

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1930

Four companies were formed

In the 30s with the technical assistance from one of the largest manufacturers of lead and lead compounds in the UK, Goodlass Wall & Lead Industries Ltd., now known as Cookson Group plc, modern plants were set up and the four companies were formed.

  • D. Waldie. & CO (Lead Oxides) Ltd
  • The Bangalore White Lead Syndicate Ltd
  • Waldies Zinc Pigments Ltd
  • Waldies Industries Ltd
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1901

In the 30s with the technical assistance from one of the largest manufacturers of lead and lead compounds in the UK, Goodlass Wall & Lead Industries Ltd., now known as Cookson Group plc, modern plants were set up and the four companies were formed.

  • D. Waldie. & CO (Lead Oxides) Ltd
  • The Bangalore White Lead Syndicate Ltd
  • Waldies Zinc Pigments Ltd
  • Waldies Industries Ltd
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1967

Amalgamated under one name

On 1st November 1967, the four companies amalgamated under the name of D. WALDIE & CO (LEAD OXIDES) LTD.

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1968

Waldies Limited embarked its name

The company came into existence in the early 20th century and on 30th of September, 1935 the company was formed and the name was then set to Waldies Limited in the year 1968.

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2006

Merged with Gillanders Arbuthnot & Co. Ltd.

On December 2006, the company was amalgamated with Gillanders Arbuthnot & Co Ltd with retrospective effect from 1st April 2005. It was then Waldies Division of Gillanders Arbuthnot & Co Ltd.

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2017

Waldies independently starts to operate as a corporation

Waldies Compound Ltd., as an independent entity took over the business structure of Waldies division. Started afresh with dedication and conviction towards serving the best in the industry. Waldies takes pride in announcing it’s revival in the industry with new goals and missions!

The Waldies Family

Waldies has always been recognized as the pivot chemical manufacturer in India. And extending the retained legacy of over a century is our top-priority.

Waldies ‘Griffin’ Brand products confirm to Stringent Standards of Specification and the products are a stand for consistent high-quality meeting ISO Standards. Manufactured under expert supervision and meeting such quality control measures, waldies enjoys a tremendous goodwill and in the most respected company in its field of operations.

And we can’t thank our profound team enough!

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Sameer Agarwal

Chairman

Teena Agarwal

President

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Deepak Ojha

Managing Director

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Nikhil Agarwal

VP & Chief Financial Officer

Rajat Agarwal

Director

Mukesh Sharma

Director

A. Mitra

General Manager

Rajib Sengupta

General Manager – Works