APPL Industries Limited: Compounding India with the World

Inder Jain | Founder Chairman Managing Director | APPL | Insights Success
Inder Jain | Founder Chairman Managing Director | APPL

As the Indian plastic industry got steam post-1957, over the decades it has witnessed tremendous growth and has evolved as one of the major contributors to the economy. Apart from being a major exporter of plastic products across the globe, the industry is steadily embracing technology and new-age concepts to be at par in delivering unmatched quality products. Especially over the last decade, advancement in technology, demand for newer materials and sustainability has fuelled the evolution of the industry.
One such prominent player that has placed itself as the torchbearer of the Indian plastic Industry is APPL Industries Limited. As the largest Indian compounder with an annual capacity of 130,000 MT and second-largest in Asia, it stands amongst the most trusted brands in today’s era. Conceptualized as Aalekh Polymers Pvt Ltd back in 1990 in Kirti Nagar, Delhi with a Small setup for Black masterbatches & PP COMPOUNDS, APPL has commenced a journey that has been progressive, and inspiring for the new-age players.
Headquartered in Hinjewadi, Pune – the company has a workforce of 250 professionals and caters to prestigious clients like Faurecia, Minda, Mothersons group, Soggefi MNR, Sundram auto, Varroc Group and many more. Additionally, it has prominent OEM’s including Bajaj, IKEA, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, TVS, VW, Ford, Nissan, Mahindra and many more.
Over the years, the entity has been a forerunner in introducing niche technologies and products to service the automotive segment and with 7 plants located at strategic demographic locations; APPL carries an edge over others. Apart from serving a plethora of Indian clients, it has increased its prominence at the global market by having major joint ventures with companies based in Germany, Shanghai, and the USA. The company bagged its first approval from Daewoo Motors back in the late 90’s and from then; it never looked back and continues to create countless milestones by each passing day.
With a myriad of engineering polymer compounds, the solutions from APPL are backed by Autodynamics Technologies and Solutions (Formerly the Known as APPL RTC). A contemporary Research Design and Technology Centre (Accredited by NABL) which develops new materials with world-class equipment for raw material testing. Today APPL has fully automated plants to ensure consistent material quality and safe working environment for their employees.
The Self-Made Professional
A first-generation entrepreneur who envisioned and established APPL Industries Limited 26 years ago, Mr. Inder Jain, has successfully spearheaded the company over the years to take it to its pinnacle as ‘the largest polymer compound manufacturer’. Nearly three decades and many struggles later, Mr. Inder Jain has aced his way in creating a benchmark in the industry.
Born at Mandar, Rajasthan, he completed his Graduation from Sirohi, Rajasthan after which he moved to Delhi at a young age to work alongside his Uncle who was in the business of polymers. Having no prior experience, this learning was the platform on which Mr. Jain laid the foundation of APPL in the early years.
Mr. Jain has always maintained a perfect balance between his professional and social life. He strongly believes in giving back to the society, and for that he has been actively involved in social work and has been associated with several NGOs that support medical and educational initiatives.
Exquisite Products
APPL has been providing end-to-end material solutions like Pre-colored compounds based on Poly Olefins and Engineering Plastics, Color and Speciality Additive Masterbatches. APPL innovative approach to compounding has led to a range of Customized compounds with minerals, glass fiber, wood flour, flame retardants and more High performance materials etc. Today being a major Automotive Compounds Supplier having approvals with almost all OEM’s with time it has also made growth in many other Industries.
As compounders, APPL is persistently motivated towards upgrading its facilities with Futuristic Technology and introducing new product offerings for the world market with support from its RTC. Being accredited by NABL is another feat APPL has achieved over the years that helps to maintain the trust and confidence among the clients. Keeping an eye on the global business opportunities, APPL has set up a location at SEZ Dahej, Gujarat close to the Seaports to cater to overseas markets and meet the huge potential of raw material sourcing from India in the coming years.
Embracing advanced technologies and producing global-standard products including IMC technology and ‘Long Glass Fibre‘ technologies have been the USP of APPL. These ‘Metal to Plastic’ replacements have been used in diverse segments like defence, automotive, railways, and more alongside the ‘high-performance glass’ reinforced sheets for especially for the automotive sector. Additionally, the company is also working to innovate industrial products for the oil and gas industry and is taking special efforts to work on the plastic wastes.
APPL believes that “Government is promoting ( religiously working & promoting ) on it the same but every individual and organization related to plastics or not should do their bit and we industry people should innovate to do more for the plastics sustainability”.
Echoing the Key Values
To be a dominant multi-location production company in Engineered Thermoplastic Compounds, Engineering Plastics, Color & Speciality Additive Master Batches thus establishing our self as a top performing compounder with multiple product range and developing new applications close to OEMs and associated sectors of Automotive, Railway, Defence, Furniture & House Hold.
– To provide highest quality materials based on advanced technology to our customers and ensuring to meet the challenging and ever-increasing market demands.
– To respect the strength and capability of our employees, customers, and associates.
– To honour all the commitments we undertake.

Challenges in the Industry
APPL has been at the forefront in witnessing the evolution of the industry that includes changes, challenges, opportunities, and more. Previously, the automotive regulatory were not stringent as compared to today’s environment. Steadily, as companies abide by the guidelines and regulations set by the Government and industry, the quality of the products have improved to a great extent. With rigorous emission norms in place, other key factors like lightweight, fuel efficiency, passenger and pedestrian safety will play a key role in the auto industry. From the perspective of compounders, this drives mature companies like APPL to explore every innovation and keep introducing new products and technologies. There are multiple scopes of improvement and improvisation for the interiors, exteriors, and under hood applications in the automotive segment.
The Roadmap Ahead
Holding a very optimistic view of the future, APPL stands tall to embrace changes and walk the path ahead with grit and confidence. Team APPL believes that with proper regulations in place, plastic is never going to diminish rather will evolve as the biggest circular economy alongside being of the most sustainable options in the future.

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