|Sujatha Data Products Ltd., a pioneer in the field of computer peripherals was promoted by P.D.Gupta in 1982. The other group companies namely Microlytic Tech Services, High-Tech Electronics, Alphine Services & Sujatha semiconductors have carried no business activity.
Sujatha's product range comprises of floppy disk drives, key boards, cardsets, printers etc. Sujatha is best known for its range of Verbatim Datalife Diskettes manufactured in a joint venture with Verbatim Corporation of USA. Sujatha has also technical & marketing tie ups with several world giants such as TEAC Corpn. of Japan for floppy disk drives, Seagate Technology of USA & Worldstar International of USA to reproduce software.
Sujatha was the 1st to introduce the now popular 5 1/4 inch floppy drives in 1984. Later on in 1985 it started exports of floppy drives & won the excellence in exports award from Elcina a premier Electronics Association.
The turnover of the company stood at Rs.10.45 crore in 1991-92 & a profit after tax at Rs.64.27 lakhs.
The company posted a higher sales in the year ended 3.3.93 at Rs.15.61 crores which represent an increase of 49.4% over the previous year. Profits also rose by 56% to Rs.100.2 lakhs. The increase in net profits was due to sharp reduction in finance expences from Rs.1.18 crores in 1990-91 to Rs.51.17 lakhs in 1992-93 following in a fall in unsecured loans from Rs.62.9 lakhs in 91-92 to Rs.9.35 lakhs in 92-93. A dividend at Rs.1.50 per share was declared in 1992-93 and a bonus issue of Rs.1,84,80,600 was made.
Sujatha came up with a public issue in November 1993 of Rs.11,25,000 equity shares of Rs.10 each at a premium of Rs.10 per share amounting to Rs.2.25 crores to part finance its diversification project to manufacture one lakh numbers of monochrome monitors p.a. The cost of the project was estimated at Rs. 4.18 crore and IDBI extended an equipment finance loan of Rs. 1.5 crore.
-Equity shares delisted from Bangalore Stock Exchange
- ACI Infocom Ltd has appointed Mr. Omprakash Bohra as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from January 30, 2010.