Mr. Chandrakant C. Shah, after completing his MS in Ceramic Engineering from USA, started a partnership rm in the name of M/s. Ahmedabad Ceramic Industry. The Company was started to manufacture SW Pipes & Fittings & in a very short span of time, it had established its name as a quality manufacturer of SWpipes & ttings, not only in Gujarat but also in India as well outside India.
One more manufacturing unit was started by Mr. Chandrakant C. Shah in the name of Sonya Ceramics to manufacture crockery ware. These were very struggling days because of beaurocray & quota system. The most important cost in both the industries was fuel i.e. coal & the same remained in extreme shortages,which forced him to discontinue manufacturing of crockery wares in the year 1975.
Mr. Rupesh C. Shah, Son of Mr. Chandrakant C. Shah joined Sonya Ceramics after completion of Ceramic Engineering From University of Missouri USA.
In the mean time, Mr. Chandrakant Shah was very active in the social front particularly in the eld of ceramics & he became the founder member of Gujarat Ceramic Association in Ahmedabad. He was also President of Gujarat Ceramic Association for quite some time & during his tenure All India Ceramics Convention was held in Ahmedabad. He was instumental in bringing prestegious CGCRI to Ahmedabad.
For the rst time in India Sonya Ceramics-Kadi Unit was commissioned to manufacture Low Tension Insulators with the help of Natural Gas Fired Tunnel Kiln.
Sonya Keramos Pvt. Ltd was established to manufacture Sodium Silicate.
Sparkling Ceramics was established to manufacture Sanitary wares.
Second Furnace of Sodium Silicate was Commissioned. Sonya acquired ISO certicate for Sonya Insulators.
Due to low realization & competitions Sparkling Ceramics was converted from manufacturing Sanitary wares to L.T. insulators.
Sonya Ceramics Kadi Unit acquired ISO certication for L.T. Insulators. Complete Quality Department with SQC facility commissioned.
First Gas Fired Spray Drier was installed in Sonya Insulators.
Another Spray Drier of capacity of 10 tons per day was installed in Kadi.
Modernization of work shop completed by introducing CNG operated wire cut machine & spark erosion machines in Sonya Insulators. Started E.O.U. unit with a Spanish company to manufacture lamp holders.
Recuperators were introduced in all the tunnel kilns of Ahmedabad & Kadi to save the most precious fuel.
Total computerization of Ahmedabad tunnel kiln completed. Through installation of CCTV cameras monitoring of Ahmedabad & Kadi plant is now possible from anywhere in the world.
Tool room upgraded with latest computer Aided V. M.C. machine imported from Haas Co. of U.S.A.
Anaya Tiles Pvt. Ltd. was established to manufacture wall, mosaic, Paving and Roong Tiles. To improve productivity E.R.P. System was introduced.
New furnace installed in Kadi for ring grinding balls & Media.
Sonya Foods Pvt. Ltd. was established to Manufacture Blanched Peanuts & Peanut Butter. For better control & productivity number of units were consolidated. Special emphasis was given to export front and value additions.
Exports of peanut Butter started & Sonya foods got its ISO 22000:2005 Certification.Sonya Insulators have new kiln with 50% more work capacity & latest ring system.
Sonya Foods got BRC wth A Grade, Halal and USFDA certifications and now exports globaly.