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KCT Trading Private Ltd. (“KCT Trading” or the “Company”) is an independent paper merchanting company which was previously a division of Karam Chand Thapar & Bros. (C.S.) Ltd.; a company incorporated under the Indian Companies Act of 1913.

Karam Chand Thapar & Bros. (C.S.) Ltd was a part of the original Thapar Group before the division of the group which was a premier industrial house, comprising 35 companies and 65 manufacturing plants, with both a strong national and international presence. The Group covered a diverse range of industries including paper, engineering, electrical, electronics, telecommunications, textiles, man-made fibres, glass, bio-technology, aquaculture, construction and chemicals.

To meet the challenges of a new global economy, the Company
demerged from its parent on April 01, 2006 and restructured its operations to be a more lean and flexible organisation with distinct leadership and an entrepreneurial culture. As the Global economy becomes increasingly borderless, the Company has decided to expand its market and area of coverage of business activities.

The Company has been in paper merchanting for over 65 years. It initially carried sole distributorship for Ballarpur Industries Limited (BILT), a subsidiary of the Group. However, under the direction of its current Managing Director, Mrs Priya Saran Chaudhri, the Company followed a rigorous plan to:

  1. Diversify its supplier base with other leading paper manufacturers both domestically and internationally;
  2. Grow its top line figure with an integrated marketing plan and customer orientated approach; and
  3. Grow its bottom line through rigorous receivables management and lean business practices.

Today, the Company distributes paper for both domestic and international paper manufacturers. BILT, JK Paper, APPM ad Century are some of the domestic suppliers. Its international suppliers include Asia Pulp & Paper and April Fine Paper.
As a trading company, the Company is in a position to always provide the latest information collected in house for its customers and also conduct market expansion activities for its suppliers.
The Company has been able to grow its top line by adopting a fully integrated marketing plan. Additionally, its customer centric approach is supported by its 90 strong workforce across its four main offices: Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, as well as its smaller satellite offices and warehouses at Jalandhar, Agra, Rohtak, Yamunanagar, Sharanpur, Nagpur and Bangalore.
Japan Pulp and Paper Company Limited (JPP) joined KCT Trading Pvt. Ltd. (KCT) in April 2012 to create a world class distribution house in India for paper, board and other related products. JPP is a USD 6 billion paper and related products company engaged in the import and export, sale, distribution and manufacturing of paper, paperboard, pulp, paper-related products, plastics, paper- related machinery and bio mass energy resources.
JPP acquired 49% holding of the available shares in KCT Trading Pvt. Ltd., as part of the Company’s efforts to further expand its global business activities. This stock acquisition and subsequent business alliance with KCT will enable JP to create a sales structure with a solid foothold in the Indian paper market, a market that is expected to experience high growth in the future. In doing so, JP seeks to further expand its business activities in India, while striving to enhance the level of service it provides to its customers. With KCT’s in depth knowledge of the local market, this partnership will bring together JP’s strengths and international experience of servicing global customers, many of whom are now coming to India.KCT will redouble its efforts to work with paper mills and customers to give end-to end solutions. Furthermore, JP will utilize this enhanced network to actively promote the sale of Indian-made products in the markets of Europe, North America and the Far East.
As the Global economy is becoming increasingly borderless, KCT Paper aims to expand its market and coverage area of business activities internationally.


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