Our Journey

Our Journey

All through our journey, we have prided ourselves in our ability to provide industry-first niche solutions in the areas of packaging, lamination, industrial and labelling applications.

The last 40 years have seen the company start from humble beginnings with 800 MT capacity to become on of the world’s largest films business. Over the years, we have also made inspiring diversifications into speciality chemicals, consumer care, and D2C retail, aiming to be a pioneer in these previously fragmented industries. We have always remained ahead of the curve in every venture through a robust R&D team, technical prowess and lasting ethical values.

Milestones

1981 - 1990

1981

Our founder, Mr Jaipuria introduced BOPP Films to the Indian market through the launch of Cosmo Films.

1986

Cosmo Ferrites Limited, a soft ferrite core manufacturing company, was established in Solan, Himachal Pradesh.

1988

A second BOPP line was commissioned in Waluj, Aurangabad, boosting the manufacturing capacity.

1991 - 2000

1996

3rd BOPP line commissioned in Waluj

2001 - 2005

2001

Two more BOPP lines were developed, enhancing the overall production capacity.

2002

With a persistent drive to grow and innovate, Cosmo Films acquired Gujarat Propack Limited in Karjan, Gujarat, making it Cosmo Films' second plant in Karjan.

2004

Taking the total number to seven, the plant at Waluj, Aurangabad, commissioned two more BOPP lines along with one extrusion coating line and one metalizer.

2006 - 2010

2008

The company had established seven extrusion coating lines, five in Waluj, Aurangabad, and two in Karjan, Vadodara.

2009

Cosmo Films accelerated its development goals by acquiring GBC's Commercial Print Finishing business from ACCO Brands Corporation in the United States and commissioning its eighth BOPP line in Karjan, Gujarat.

2011 - 2015

2011

The ninth Thermal Extrusion Coating Line was commissioned in South Korea.

2013

Cosmo Films commissioned its ninth BOPP Line and 10th Extrusion Coating Line in the Shendra SEZ district of Aurangabad.

2015

We modernised our facilities in the United States, allowing for exports at lower costs to the American subcontinent. Furthermore, the company built two new coating lines in Karjan and Shendra, respectively.

2016 - 2019

2018

In Karjan, Gujarat, two CPP lines, one metalizer, and one lamination solvent line were commissioned. The company now has ten BOPP lines, two CPP lines, four metalizers, five coating lines and nine thermal extrusion coating lines spread across multiple locations.

2020 - 2021

2020

Under the guidance of chemical experts, the company began backward integration with its subsidiary, Cosmo Speciality Chemicals. It commenced by making masterbatches and coatings for internal consumption in its film business.

The company then moved into Specialty Chemicals for the Textile Industry, introducing nearly fifty-six new products for textile pre-treatment, dyeing and finishing.

2021 - 2022

2022

With the launch of Zigly, a one-stop destination for any and all pet care essentials, we ventured into the B2C pet care industry. The company has a physical presence in Delhi and a digital presence across the country.

1981 - 1990
1991 -  2000
2001 -  2005
2006 - 2010
2011 - 2015
2016 - 2019
2020 - 2021
2021-2022

Achievements

Owing to its corporate brilliance and sustainable advances, Cosmo First has garnered prestigious awards and recognitions on multiple occasions.

Mr. Pankaj Poddar, CEO, Cosmo Films received the "Young Business Leader Award" at the Dare to Dream Awards 2018, presented by Zee Business in association with SAP in October 2018.
Mr. Pankaj Poddar, CEO, Cosmo Films received the "Young Business Leader Award" at the Dare to Dream Awards 2018, presented by Zee Business in association with SAP in October 2018.
ALL AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Mr. Pankaj Poddar, Group CEO, Cosmo First Limited won the award for 20 Most Inspiring CEO’s by Prime Insights Magazine.
Mr. Pankaj Poddar, Group CEO, Cosmo First Limited won the Economic Times Most Inspiring CEO, 2021 award by Economic Times.
Cosmo Films bagged the SIES SOP Star Award under the PACKAGING MATERIALS & COMPONENTS for One side printable & other side Barrier coated Facestock Film
Cosmo Films won the SIES SOP Star Awards under the PACKAGING MATERIALS & COMPONENTS category for its Liner less Label Films and Both side Top Coated Film
Cosmo Films won the IFCA Star Award under the INNOVATIONS IN STRUCTURE category for its CPP SPECIALIZED FILM
Cosmo Films won the IFCA Star Award under the Innovations category for its Heat Resistant BOPP Film
Cosmo Films won the National Level Scale Award (Exemplary Position) for Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence under Chemicals Category at the CII Conference in Bangalore in 2021.
Cosmo Films bagged the SIES SOP Star Award under the PACKAGING MATERIALS &COMPONENTS for One side printable & other side Barrier coated Facestock Film
Cosmo Films won the SIES SOP Star Awards under the PACKAGING MATERIALS &COMPONENTS category for its Liner less Label Films and  Both side Top Coated Film
Cosmo Films won the IFCA Star Award under the INNOVATIONS IN STRUCTURE category for its CPP SPECIALIZED FILM
Cosmo Films won the IFCA Star Award under the Innovations category for its Heat Resistant BOPP Film
Cosmo Films won the National Level Scale Award (Exemplary Position) for Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence under Chemicals Category at the CII Conference in Bangalore in 2021.
Cosmo Films’ HR Team was honoured with the “Platinum Award” by HRAI in January 2019.
Cosmo Films’ CEO, Mr. Pankaj Poddar was honoured with the “Platinum Award” for “CEO of HR” by HRAI in January 2019.
Cosmo Films was honoured with the “Gold Award” for “CHRO of the Year” by HRAI in January 2019.
Mr. Pankaj Poddar, CEO, Cosmo Films received the "Young Business Leader Award" at the Dare to Dream Awards 2018, presented by Zee Business in association with SAP in October 2018.
Mr. Pankaj Poddar, CEO, Cosmo Films bagged the "People's CEO Award" at NIPM National HR Excellence Award 2018 in April 2018.
The company received “SAP ACE Award” INDUS for being the front-runner in cloud adoption by SAP in April 2018.
Cosmo Films bagged awards for “Excellence in Packaging Innovation and Product Development” for two products namely Matte Coated Cosmo Synthetic Paper and Sterilisable Conduction Sealing Film at the SIES SOP Star Awards 2018 organized in Mumbai on 5th Jan 2019.
Cosmo Films bagged awards for “Innovation in Flexible Packaging” for two products namely Sterilisable Conduction Sealing Film and BOPP based Heat Resistant Barrier Film at the IFCA Star Awards 2018, in Mumbai on 6 th Feb 2019.
Zigly has been ranked as one of India's top 100 D2C brands of the year by the prestigious Indian Retailer Magazine.