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3M India Milestones

19873M and Birlas become Partners.
1988Foundation laid for Manufacturing Facility at Electronics City, Bangalore.
1990
  • Inauguration of Customer Tech Centre, Bangalore, by Allen F. Jacobson, CEO, 3M, St.Paul.
  • Production of UY connectors.
  • First Shipment of MS2 Connectors.
  • Commencement of Scotch-Brite Conversion.
  • First Shipment of first Automotive Stripings.
  • Installation of Tape Coater.
1991Production of Box Sealing Tape Manufacturing of first batch of Light Water.
1992First Shareholder's Meeting.
1993
  • Self-Certification Approval for Telecom Connectors.
  • 3M increases equity holding to 51%.
  • Warehousing Operation at Delhi.
  • Warehousing Operations at Mumbai.
1994
  • Opening of Chennai Customer Sales Centre.
  • Opening of Calcutta Customer Sales Centre.
  • Opening of Bangalore Customer Sales Centre.
1995
  • AS-400 Installed- E-mail and IFS2 Implemented.
  • ISO-9002 Certification.
  • New Warehouse, Bangalore.
1987
  • Inauguration of Graphics Production Centre.New Warehouse, Mumbai.
  • Printed Post-it® Notes.
  • Opening of Second Customer Sales Centre in Bangalore.
1997
  • Industrial land acquisition at Ranjangoon, Pune.
  • Mumbai Customer Sales Centre Expansion.
  • Chennai Warehouse.
1998
  • Expansion of Bangalore Customer Sales Center-1.
  • 3M Increases equity holding to 76%.
  • Opening of new Delhi Customer Sales Centre with expanded facilities.
  • Inauguration of Innovation Center, Electronics City, Bangalore.
2000
  • Acquisition of Auto Striping India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Inauguration of Centralized Corporate Office.
2002Company name changed to 3M India Limited from Birla 3M Limited.
2004Inauguration of Manufacturing Facility for Corrosion Protection Products in Ahmedabad.
2006Acquisition of Mahindra Engineering & Chemical Products Limited.
2007
  • Moved to a brand new Corporate Office at UB City in Bangalore.
  • Expansion of our Bangalore & Ahmedabad Plants.
  • Acquisition of Macroworx Media Pvt Ltd.
2008
  • 3M completes 20 years of operation in India.
  • 3M India's 5th Manufacturing facility at Ranjangaon begins commercial operations.
2009 Phase 2 of 3M India's Corrosion Protection Manufacturing Facility at Ahmedabad inaugurated.
2010
  • 3M India made its first foray into the retail space in India with the launch of the 3M Car Care Centre initiative.
  • Filed 13 patents & launched over 23 new product innovations for the India market.
2011
  • 3M India's biggest Distribution Centre inaugurated at Electronics City, Bangalore to meet 2015 growth needs.
  • Expanded regional presence with 4 branch offices in Kolkata, Chennai, Pune & Gurgaon respectively.
  • Inaugurated two state-of-the-art Innovation Centres at Bangalore and Gurgaon to focus on local product innovations.
  • Filed 14 patents.
  • Ranked 4th in the prestigious Indian Council of Market Research ( ICMR) list of "Most Innovative Brands" in India.