Our Founder

When Anil Counto graduated as a Civil Engineer from VJTI Engineering College in Mumbai in 1966, he gained valuable experience working in private organizations for 4 years prior to joining the PWD as just another young man beginning his career. But the similarity ends right there. Because this young man had a vision and a mission to realize that vision.  And he had the talent, willpower and the determination to succeed.  Add to this courage, integrity, discipline and a rigorous work ethic and you have all the ingredients of success.

From a tiny engineering unit set up in 1971, Alcon now boasts 5 major business verticals, Construction, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Trading and Infrastructure/Logistics.  Today his humble unit has grown into one of Goa's largest business conglomerates. And the man has become one of the most well known entrepreneurs in the State. The man: Anil Counto. And his Group: Alcon - Anil Counto Enterprises, the realisation of the indefatigable efforts of one man and his diversified interests in Social, cultural, education and economic field.

        Group Vision - Growth & Progress for the State, Family (employees) & Self.         
        Mission Statement - Be innovative & ensure benefits to all.

A pioneer in the construction business in Goa with a track record of successfully completing large number of projects since inception. Our expertise in construction, developing exclusive properties, has given us the competitive edge in building residential and commercial spaces, hotels, resorts, etc.

Our success in the construction field led to JVs with ACC Limited and Ambuja Cement.  The first resulted in a Clinker grinding and cement packing unit at Surla, with a capacity of 500 TPD.  The second venture was a first in Goa - the production of Ready Mixed Concrete.  We have two plants each in North and South Goa.  The third venture with Ambuja Cement Limited produces Microfine products for Concrete sustainability and durability.

In the hospitality sector, we own three properties in Goa , viz Hotel Delmon, a city hotel located in Panaji with 50 keys, Ronil Beach Resort at Baga, Calangute with 126 keys and an up-market restaurant, O’ Coqueiro located at Porvorim.  We are the automobile dealers in the mass car segment for Hyundai and in the luxury car segment for Mercedes Benz. We have also delved into Logistical Infrastructure - jetties for loading and unloading of raw materials, finished products and other bulk materials.

Our social responsibility extends to the field of education, Trusts for special children and some socio-religious activities.

  •  Mushtifund Saunstha - President, Executive Committee. This is a well-respected institute which has celebrated its Centenary in 2007. Anil has graced different positions in the Saunstha. Approx.. Strength of 3000 students.
  • Disha Charitable Trust - Founder Settler and President of this Institute for special children established in 1994.
  • Vidya Vikas Mandal - Founder Member. Was Vice President of the Mandal for 6 years. Is currently a Member of the Management Committee. Vidya Vikas Mandal, established in 1973, is an institution which imparts education right from K.G. to Post Graduation in the streams of Commerce and Law. It also oversees the Institute of Management, Training and Research.

Awards:

  • Honored as “Best Social Worker” of Goa state by Government of Goa on Goa Liberation Day 19th December, 2014.
  • National award for “Outstanding Entrepreneur” presented by COSIDIC – Council of India assisted by EDC Limited in November 2014.
  • Award for First Generation Entrepreneur Industrialist  - Awarded by All India Saraswat Cultural Organization (AISCO) in November 2014
  • Recognition for Outstanding Entrepreneurship presented by the GOA STATE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION, 2010.
  • Conferred the honorary Commendador “Ordem do Mérito” by the President of Republic of Portugal.
  • Udyog Ratan Award, conferred by the Institute of Economic Studies during Rajiv Gandhi's Vision of Industrial India Seminar.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award 1993, conferred by the Shiromani Institute, New Delhi.