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  Chemical Division (Waldies)
Waldies has ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 Certification.

It is one of the largest manufacturers of Lead Oxides and Stabilisers for PVC Industry. Its factory is located on the bank of River Ganges around 14 Kms from Kolkata. It is the most respected name in the industry and is well known for its high quality products which are unmatched in India.

Waldies Griffin Brand products conform to Indian, British & American specifications.

The Beginning

Waldies 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 his 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.

The Consolidation

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 following four companies were formed :

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

On 1st November, 1967, the above four companies amalgamated under the name of D. WALDIE & CO (LEAD OXIDES) LTD. A year later the name was changed to WALDIES LIMITED. On December 2006, the company was amalgamated with Gillanders Arbuthnot & Co Ltd with retrospective effect from 1st April 2005. It is now Waldies Division of Gillanders Arbuthnot & Co Ltd.

Capacity (Total) : 17,655 Metric Tons.

Product Range : Red Lead Ordinary, Red Lead Non Setting, Litharge, White Lead, Tribasic Lead Sulphate, Lead Stearate, Dibasic Lead Stearate, Dibasic Lead Phthalate, One Pack Additive & Barium/Cadmium Stearate.

Units/Factory : Konnagar, West Bengal.

Product Description, Standards & Quality

Manufacturing Process/Machineries/Infrastructures:

  1. Machinery/Manufacturing Process: The Company’s machineries & manufacturing process has been installed/developed with technical assistance from Goodlass Wall & Lead Industries Group Ltd, presently known as Cookson Group Plc, U.K.

  2. Infrastructures: Factory is located at Konnagar about 14 Kms from Kolkata on an area of over 15 acres with factory sheds of over 1,25,000 sq.ft. It has transformers, standby diesel generating sets, tubewells, tanks, pollution control equipments and effluent treatment plants.


  • Domestic: All over India.

  • Export: Through Merchant Exports.


  1. Quality Management System Certificate - ISO 9001:2008

  2. Environment Management System Certificate - ISO 14001:2004

  3. Occupational Health & Safety Management System Certificate - OHSAS 18001:2007

Tie-up/Foreign Collaborations: The plant was set with the technical assistance from Goodlass Wall & Lead Industries Ltd., now known as Cookson Group Plc, U.K.



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