Elkay was setup in 1990 by four US returned technocrats to develop, manufacture and market specialty silicone products for Indian as well as global markets. Since its first commercial production in 1994 at its Bhosari, Pune facility, the company has expanded over 45 folds with the present capacity of over 5,500 MT/year of specialty silicone fluids, emulsions and formulations. Elkay commenced exports in 1998 and today exports half of its annual output. With ever expanding exports to America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Middle East we have a truly global presence.
Dr. Ravindra Kulkarni is a graduate from I.I.Sc., Bangalore, followed by Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York. He has 38 patents and technical publications in international journals. He worked in the USA for over 20-years with large companies such as Union Carbide, Exxon and IBM before returning to India in 1990 to start ELKAY.
Mr. A.K. Lokapur has completed his B.Tech from I.I.T. Mumbai, followed by M. Tech (Chemical Engineering) from Texas Tech University, USA in 1985.
Dr. Rahul Kulkarni has completed his B.Tech from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai and Ph.D from the University of Akron, Ohio USA in 2009. He worked with ExxonMobil in the US before joining Elkay in 2013, as V.P. (Technical Marketing).
Mr. Dhananjay Lokapur has completed his B.Tech (Mechanical) from COEP and M.S. (Mechanical) from Univ. of Santa Clara, CA. USA, to join ELKAY in 2015 as a Project Manager.
Mrs. Alka Kulkarni is the HR Director. She has completed her MSc. from the University of Mumbai and has done a Diploma in HR Management from SIBM. She worked in the US for 7 years before coming to India. She is a lead auditor for ISO-9001.
Company services nine industrial segments ranging from pharmaceutical, medicament, personal care to agriculture adjuvants, textile, petrochemicals, chemical process ,construction industry and rubber & tyre.
Zee Business Dare to Dream Award 2018 on 25th Oct 2018, Elkay Chemicals Pvt. Ltd was awarded by the ’Zee Business Dare to Dream Award 2018’. Elkay Chemicals has been chosen as the ‘Company of the year – Silicone products’.
Elkay was one of the 13 elite companies honored with a “Dare to Dream” award and the only company in the silicone sector.
Dr. Ravi Kulkarni was felicitated by the Marathi Brahmin Vyavsayik Mandal in Pune on 6 Jan 2019. He along with all the directors of Elkay group were then invited on the stage & interviewed by the famous compere Sudhir Gadgil for nearly one hour. Audience was highly inspired by the journey travelled by Ravi and his determination to come back to India after 21 years of stay in US and give back to the society where he grew up. His innovations especially in the field of agriculture and pharma received acclaim.
ELKAY received the SKOCH Achievers Award, 2019 under GOLD category on 23 March 2019,New Delhi. Elkay was awarded for its innovative and exceptional work in the field of chemicals. Mr. Dhananjay Lokapur accepted this award on behalf of all the Elkay employees and customers.
Dun & Bradstreet the world’s largest knowledge provider hosted the “SME Business Excellence Awards 2019” in association with RBL bank, at New Delhi to recognize the achievements of India’s SME’s. Elkay Silicones was awarded “Top Chemical Manufacturer (SME sector) 2019” & “Most innovative company 2019” under two different categories.