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The Duro Story

A Journey of Miracles

A Journey of Miracles
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The foundation of our company was laid by a visionary whose
small dream transformed into a plywood manufacturing giant.

Here is how it started...

1957

Sowing the Seed
1957

A small business of Tea Chest manufacturing
started by Shri P.D. Chitlangia in Jeypore, Assam.

1957
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1960-1970

1960-1970

Marching Ahead
1960-1970
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1964
Major Innovation in our business when we started commercial production of plywood.

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1968
We got our new identity. Brand Duro is born.

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1969
We forayed in Doors Manufacturing and launched ‘Durobord’ and ‘DuroDoor’ brands.

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1970-1990

Setting New Standards
1970-1990
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1974
Sarda Plywood became a public limited company.

This year we also launched a new product line - DuroTeak (Decorative Plywood)

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1976
We achieved ISI certifications.

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1981
We added BWP and BWR Plywood.

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1970-1990

1995

1995
Asia’s Largest Plywood Factory Launched

We achieved a major milestone by launching World’s largest
plywood factory at a single location at Jeypore, India.

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1995-2007

1995-2007

Launching New Brands
1995-2007
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1996
We forayed into the Veneer business and begin marketing with Nature’s Signature brand.

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1999
We expanded wings and started operations in Rajkot, Gujarat.

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2005 - 2007
During these three years, we launched three new brands - DuroDoor, FabPly & DuroFlex.

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2007-2014

Marching Ahead
2007-2014
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2010
We introduced TechPly Door - an engineered flush door made with extruded particle board.

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2012
We strengthen our claim of being a forest-friendly company by achieving the FSC and E1 Certifications.

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2013
We became the ‘first company’ to manufacture and market plywood made from European Beech.

2007-2014
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2014-2021

Expanding Wings
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2014
We opened our 20th office in India.

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2017
Opening of Duro Exclusive Experience Centre in New Delhi​​​​.

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2021
Launch of Duro Plus - 10’ Range of Plywood, Boards, and Doors.

Duro, Today

Today, Duro is India’s no. 1 brand in plywood manufacturing well recognized for its deep-dive innovation, unmatched craftsmanship & unparalleled customer service.

Everything has been changed since our inception, but what has not changed is our ability to challenge the ordinary and our vision to excel in all our endeavors.

With 2200+ designs, 5000+ channel partners and, 3000+ strong teams under an able leadership, we help our customers realize their dreams, every single day.

Our Vision For Future

Carrying forward our rich legacy, we aspire to become the most admired wood-based company through innovation and excellence in customer service.

Our Mission:

In the future, we aim to continuously invest in technology in Human Resources to bring innovative and sustainable products for our clients, rapidly grow our market share, create profitable growth in harmony, and at the same time play a bigger role in environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

Leadership, that Powers Duro

We believe our governance structure underpins our ability to deliver the vision of our founder and the strategy of the group for the future. Under the able leadership of Sudeep Chitlangia, this incredible team creates long-term value and benefit for our shareholders and stakeholders.