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Havells India Ltd. Company History and Annual Growth Details

1983 - The Company was originally incorporatd as Havell's India Private
Limited on 8th August, under the Companies Act, 1956 and
subsequetly the name was changed to Havell's India Limitd vide
certificate dated 31st March, 1992.

- The Company was promoted by S/Shri Qimat Rai Gupta and Surjit
Kumar Gupta.

- It has facilities for manufacture of switchgear items viz.
Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCB), MCB Distribution Boards (DB)
and HRC fuses at Samepur Badli, Delhi.

- The Company also entered into a Technical Collaboration with M/s
Christian Geyer GmbH & Co., Germany for the manufacture of
Miniature Circuit Breakers in India.

1989 - The company undertook addition to its tool room facilities by
going in for manufacturing of sheet metal and moulding tools

1991 - The company amalgamated with itself Elymer Havbell's Pvt. Ltd.
which had facilities for manufacture of HRC fuses with an
installed capacity of 2,50,000 pcs.

1992 - For the manufacture of ELCBs, the Company signed another
Technical Collaboration with M/s Schiele Industrieworke, Germany.

1994 - The company successfully launched the latest IEC design
contractors, relays, and motor starters for the first time in
India which have been well received in the market.

- The company has finalized tie-ups in UAE, Oman, Kuwait and
Egypt for marketing its vast range of products in these

1995 - The Company has introduced Product Managers and 'Industrial
Teams' to emphasize the product mix and to strengthen its
presence in all market segments.

1996 - Schiele industriwerke, Germany, who have been our collaborators
for ELCBs, have entered into a new technical collaboration with
the company for quality upgradation for its products in the
controlgear division.

- The company decided to enter into the manufacture of Three Phase
Energy Meters for industrial applications.

- Keeping in view business synergy's with the Cable Industry, the
Company has entered into the manufacture of low tension power

- Havell's group signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Hanson
Electrical, a group company of the UK Pound 11 Billion
Anglo-American conglomerate, Hanson Plc., one of the top ten
Companies of UK.

1997 - One of the biggest achievements during the year is that the JV
partners have tested the MCBs and have entered into an agreement
with the Company to exclusively market the MCBs in the world wide

- Havell's Dorman Smith Pvt. Ltd., U.K. JV company, wherein
Havell's India Ltd is a 25% shareholder, with Electrium Ltd. UK
with the introduction of state-of-the-art 'DORMAN SMITH' brand
Moulded Case Circuit Breakers in India.

- Havell's group, has signed a new JV agreement with Ampy
Automation Digilog Ltd., UK.

1998 - Cable division at Alwar is now ISO-9001 certified.

- Havell's group has signed a new JV agreement with the Deutsche
Zahiergesellschaft (DZG), Germany.

- The 50:50 JV company 'Havell's Dorman Smith Ltd. in which
Havell's India Ltd. is a 25% shareholder had launched Moulded
Case Circuit Breakers last year in the Indian market.

- The Company also launched 'Crabtree' brand modularplate switches
which is being perceived as the best available product in the

1999 - Electrical switchgear makers Havell's India has entered into
a strategic partnership with Cambridge Technology Partners
India for implementing ERP on a fast-track.

- The company has a 50:50 joint venture with DZG of Germany for
manufacture of high-end electromechanical and electronic energy

2000 - Havell's entered into a technical collaboration with Geyer in
1998 to manufacture miniature circuit-breakers.

- For MCBs, the company has a technical collaboration with Geyer
AG of Germany, with Schiele Industriewerke of Germany for RCCBs
and with Peterriens Schaltechik Gmbh for changeover switches.

- The Company has entered into a joint venture agreement with
Standard Electricals Ltd., an unlisted company wherein the
company hold 60% shareholding.

- Havell's India Ltd has acquired a 60 per cent stake in Hyderabad-based Duke
Arnics Electronics Ltd.

2001 - The Company has been awarded the highest revenue payer award for the year
2000 in the organised sector category.
Havell's India Ltd has informed BSE that the company had earlier acquired 60% shareholding of Standard Electricals Ltd., Jalandhar, an unlisted company.

- The company has acquired the entire 100% shareholding of Standard Electricals Ltd., by purchasing balance 40% shareholding of the company. The Standard Electricals Ltd., has thus become a 100% subsidiary of company w.e.f. December 31,2001.


-Forays into the luxury bathroom fittings and accessories segment under the Crabtree Frattini brand name

-Havells India Limited has sold out its entire shareholding of Standard Electricals Limited, an un-listed public limited company which was a 100% subsidiary of the Company. Consequently, with effect from such transfer, Standard Electricals Limited is no longer a subsidiary of the Company.

-Havell's India Ltd has acquired a Sri Lankan company engaged in energy efficient lighting - compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).


-Set up manufacturing plant in Haridwar, Uttaranchal for manufacturing Fans.

-Awarded the KEMA certification by The Dutch Council for Accreditation, making QRG the only group to attain this certification.

-Set up of R&D Center in Noida H.O.


-Havells India Ltd has informed that Ms Sabina Geyer has resigned from the Directorship of the Company with immediate effect.

-Crabtree India merged with Havells India.
-First Company to get the ISI Certification for complete range of CFLs.
-Expansion at Alwar manufacturing plant for increase of production capacity.


-Havells India Limited has appointed Mr.N Balasubramanian as additional director of the Company who shall hold office upto the date of next Annual General Meeting.

-Acquired the Lighting business of a Frankfurt based company 'Sylvania', a global leader in lighting business and now the company's turnover crosses US$ 1 Billion.
-Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm and one of the largest investors in India, invested US $110 million in Havells India Ltd. Havells issued fresh shares to Warburg Pincus, representing approximately 11.2% of the fully diluted share capital of the company.
-QRG Group entered healthcare business by acquiring a majority stake in Central Hospital and Research Centre, Faridabad.


-Havells India Limited has appointed Mr Sanjay Johri as the Company Secretary of the Company w.e.f August 25, 2008.

-Set up of fully automatic plant for Havells Lafert Motors at Neemrana
-Change in Corporate BRAND identity
-First Indian CFL manufacturers to have adopted RoHS, European norms on Restriction of Hazardous Substances in CFLs.


- Havells India opened its second exclusive showroom 'Havells Galaxy' in Chennai.

-Launch of India's 1st HPF CFL
-Launch of India's 1st BEE 5* Rated Fan
-Global consolidation of CFL manufacturing plant at Neemrana for domestic and export purposes.


- Havells India Ltd has appointed Mr. S. K. Tuteja as an Additional Director.
Oct 27, 12:40 pm
Oct 27, 12:39 pm
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