The Parryware-Roca Joint Venture

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Case Code : BSTR240 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Mergers | Acquisitions | Strategic Alliances
Case Length : 17 Pages
Period : 2005-2006
Organization : Parryware, Roca
Pub Date : 2006
Teaching Note : Available
Countries : India
Industry : Engineering, Construction, and Real Estate


Roca is the world's largest sanitaryware manufacturer and Parryware is the leading player in the Indian sanitaryware market.

The case describes the origins and growth of Roca and Parryware leading up to the joint venture which was to operate primarily in India.

It explains in detail the skills that the partners bring to the JV. The case ends with a discussion on the challenges and future prospects for the joint venture, especially when the fast growing Indian market was attracting several foreign players.


To analyze the synergies in a joint venture

To know more about the Indian sanitaryware market

To weigh the strengths and weaknesses in a joint venture


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 2
Parryware and the Indian Sanitaryware Industry 4
The Parryware-Roca Joint Venture 6
Outlook 10
Exhibits 11


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