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Havells Establishment And Early History

By Expert Author: Anil Sharma

Havells India Ltd is a billion-dollar-plus electrical equipment company founded in 1958, with products ranging from industrial & domestic circuit protection switchgear, cables & wires, motors, fans, power capacitors, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), luminaries for domestic, commercial & industrial applications, modular switches covering household, commercial and industrial electrical needs, water heater and domestic appliances.

Havells owns global brands like Crabtree, Sylvania, Concord, and Lumiance and has 94 branches / representative offices with over 8000 professionals in over 50 countries. As of 2013 It has 12 manufacturing plants in India located at Haridwar, Baddi, Noida, Faridabad, Alwar, Neemrana and 6 manufacturing plants are located across Europe, Latin America & Africa and with more than 20,000 global distribution network.

In 1958 Qimat Rai Gupta left his education in midway and founded Electric trading operations in the electric wholesale market of Old Delhi. With an investment of Rs.10000, he started Havell's Industries. In 1971 Gupta Bought HALS Brand and in next five years he started the first manufacturing Plant at Tilak Nagar, New Delhi of the Rewire able Switches and Changeover Switches in his Kirti Nagar Plant, near New Delhi. In next few years Hals started to set up a manufacturing plant for HBC Fuses at Badli, New Delhi and begun manufacturing of the Energy Meters. Later, it Acquired Towers and Transformers Ltd. and turned it into a profitably manufacturing Energy Meters Company in just one year. Later, the Company entered MCBs manufacturing at Badli, Delhi in a Joint Venture with Geyer, Germany. In 1974 company started manufacturing of the Changeover Switches plant at Sahibabad, UP for. In 1980 they started manufacturing Control Gear Products at their Faridabad, Haryana plants. Later in 80's they acquired a manufacturing plant at Alwar, Rajasthan for Power Cables & Wires. In that same year they entered into a Joint Venture with Electrium, UK for manufacturing Dorman Smith MCCBs and Crabtree Modular Plate Switches. Acquired an Electric Control & Switchboards at Noida for manufacturing customized packaged solutions. Introduced high-end Ferraris Meters in Joint Venture with DZG, Germany. Acquired controlling stake in Duke Arnics Electronics (P) Limited engaged in manufacturing of Electronic Meters-Single Phase, Three Phase, Multi Function, Tri-Vectors and also acquired controlling interest in an industry major-Standard Electricals Ltd and also an Acquired business of Havells Industries Ltd, MCCB of Crabtree India Limited and merged ECS Limited in the company to consolidate its area of core competence.

The company has promoted its brand through sponsorship of cricket events like Champions Trophy, Champions League, IPL Season 2, IPL Season1, and T20 World Cup. The company also reaches consumers directly, through "Havells Galaxy" a one stop shop for all electrical and lighting needs. Havells announced the opening of its first display & learning center 'Havells World' in the country on 29 March 2010, New Delhi. Havells has also opened its first Havells World in Mumbai. Havells World is targeted at the retailer community, involved in retailing the Havells electrical and lighting products. The Company aims to accelerate its growth with this initiative and plans to open 10 such stores in the country. It will serve as the reference location for all the retailers to get a comprehensive overview of the entire range of the Havells products.

Havells is one of the fastest growing Electrical Power Distribution Equipment Company manufacturing Domestic Appliances, Industrial Switches, Cables, Fans and Capacitors. For more info, visit us at: www.havells.com .

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