History

The Anutone Story

53+ years of manufacturing excellence and acoustical passion

 

1966  India’s first woodwool boards as Anulyte by Anudyog in Kolkata
.         Co-founded by partners, Virendra Nath Mittal & Priyadarshini Mittal

1971  City office at Commerce House, trading commences in glass and mirrors

1976  Branch office at Arundelpet, Vijaywada for sales to cinemas of South

1980  Land acquired in Whitefield, Bengaluru for second factory of woodwool boards

1982  Karnataka’s first woodwool boards as Anutex by SSS Woods in Bengaluru

1988  Founder partner Viren Mittal passes away, Sandeep Mittal inducted as partner

1990  ‘Anutone’ as a legend is born – a brand, a logo and a corporate colour
.         Binny Limited as sole selling agents jettisoned, self-marketing starts

1991  Strand Sculpt for cinemas of South India – First variants in wood wool boards
.        Single-handed revival of the woodwool board industry in India commences

1997  Soak Cord & Soak Plane – fabric wrapped wood wool boards for first time
.         Smart Burl – a dual LF sound absorber & HF reflector – another first
       Founder partner Priya Mittal exits, Bindu Mittal inducted as partner

1998 TheatreWorld company newsletter on cinema design & acoustics published
       Physical lab for Quality Assurance of wood wool boards – another first for India

1999   First exports to Philippines, later West Asia, also first all-India market presence
       TheatreWorld on multiplexes & SoundSolutions on acoustics by SandyMedia
       Acoustical consulting firm, Soundesigns, India’s first professional setup

2000  Mat invented as Microfibre Acoustical Tile (now Mat Solo, Mat Ebony)

2001  Anutone Acoustics Limited incorporated under the Companies Act
      Marketing offices at Mumbai and New Delhi and later Chennai too
      U-Line implemented as logical process work flow – a first in India
      EN 13168 (Euro Norms) adopted for wood wool boards – first for India

2002  Soundlab & site testing with Bruel&Kjaer acoustic instrumentation
       Smart Septum as dual purpose panel – sound absorption & noise isolation
       Soundz Acoustic Conferences as knowledge training seminar series

2003  www.anutone.com launched and becomes an industry reference
       ISO 9001 certification, later ISO 14001 – a first in the industry

2004  Float as anti-vibration floor for resilient non-coupling – room within room
       SynthPF as polyfibre thermo-acoustic blankets replaces glassfibre rolls

2005  Absol co-brands for non woodwool products with leading companies

2006  Stretch wall upholstery systems with FS tracks, Strand backer & SynthPF
       SoundSelec Manual based on CSI MasterFormat 2004 launched

2007  Large-format glassfibre panels & stretched ceilings with Owens Corning USA
       Wooden acoustics with Ideatec Spain – Slats, an Anutone brand, goes generic
       Acoustic melamine foams of BASF with Pinta Elements (formerly Illbruck)

2008  Large format perforated gypsum with Danoline Denmark – another first
       Metal acoustical ceiling systems with CMC Belgium, later Aspen Turkey
       Systems Guide as a reference book for acoustical walls & ceilings launched

2010  Sisoli mineralfibre ceilings and Tufbloc magnesia boards to specs from China

2011  All Ekcel and Absol products designed inhouse and made to specs, goes solo

2013  Strand Colour Planks with 1mm superfine filament-like wood wool
       Manufacturing plant for magnesia boards at Malur, Karnataka – first in India

2016  Soak Cord Binary & Triangle for unique wall patterns & Strand Wave baffles

2017  New patterns in large-format perforated gypsum – Cosmos, Pixello, Ellipse

2018  H+ series of anti-bacterial ceilings in Sisoli, Subtex & Serge
       Slate Polka and Spritz in economical ceiling tiles for CPWD DSR
       Strand & Slim Shapes, Salon with custom perforations like Cuadrado & Circulo
       systemTRAX for zoning acoustical ceiling & technical services

2019  Undergoes a complete change, a major metamorphosis, a total transformation
       More emphasis on fibre-based natural panels as baffles, clouds and discretes
     
in more shapes, more colours, more embosses, more prints to provide a mind-boggling
       array
of design options and visual acoustics for the interiors of the next decade

       Some products – Strand Grafix, Strand Sculpt, Strand Mozaic, Strand Cubix,
       Strand Clouds, Mat Duo Grafix, Mat Duo Shapes Perfs, Tufbloc Perfs, Slim Wave
       Grafix, Stretch Grafix, Subtex Dekor Grafix, Slats Spots MP, Sonator Duo,
       Pixel 0820, Serge Lance etc

And the story continues ..
of thought leadership and trailblazing innovations

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