1958: Commenced trading operations in Delhi
1971: Bought HAVELLS Brand
1976: Set up the first manufacturing plant for Rewireable Switches and Changeover Switches at Kirti Nagar, Delhi.
Havells in the year 1976.
1979: Set up a manufacturing plant for HBC Fuses at Badli, Delhi.
1980: Started manufacturing high quality Energy Meters at Tilak Nagar, Delhi.
1983: Acquired Towers and Transformers Ltd. and turned it into a profitably manufacturing Energy Meters Company in one year.
1987: Started manufacturing MCBs at Badli, Delhi in a Joint Venture with Geyer, Germany.
1990: Set up a manufacturing plant at Sahibabad, UP for Changeover Switches.
1993: Set up another manufacturing plant at Faridabad, Haryana for Control Gear Products.
1996: Acquired a manufacturing plant at Alwar, Rajasthan for Power Cables & Wires.
Entered into a Joint Venture with Electrium, UK for manufacturing Dorman Smith MCCBs and Crabtree Modular Plate Switches.
1997: Acquired Electric Control & Switchboards at NOIDA for manufacturing customized packaged solutions.
1998: Introduced high-end Ferraris Meters in Joint Venture with DZG, Germany.
2000: Acquired controlling stake in Duke Arnics Electronics (P) Limited engaged in manufacturing of Electronic Meters-Single Phase, Three Phase, Multi Function, Tri-Vectors.
Acquired controlling interest in an industry major-Standard Electricals Ltd.
2001: 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.
2002: Standard Electrical Company becomes a 100% Subsidiary of the company
Attained the IEC certification for Industrial switchgear and CSA certification for all manufacturing plants.
2003: Set up manufacturing plant at Baddi (H.P.) for manufacturing of Domestic Switchgear.
Set up a manufacturing plant for manufacturing of CFL at existing manufacturing plant in Faridabad, Haryana.
2004: Set up a manufacturing plant for manufacturing of Ceiling Fans at Noida, UP.
Set-up their own marketing office in London through their wholly owned subsidiary company Havells U.K. Ltd.
In December 2004, placed 235 fully convertible debentures of Rs. 10 lakhs on M/s. Shine Ltd., Mauritius and the debenture got converted in June, 2006 Attained the CE certificate for CFLs.
2005: 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.
2006: Crabtree India merged with Havells India.
Added CFL production unit in Haridwar manufacturing plant.
Expansion at Alwar manufacturing plant for increase of production capacity.
Expansion at Baddi manufacturing plant and set-up of an Export Oriented Unit.
2006: First Company to get the ISI Certification for complete range of CFLs.
Started mid-day meal program at Alwar, Rajasthan caters to 10,000 students from 77 schools.
2007: Set-up of Capacitor manufacturing plant in Noida, UP with the capacity of 6, 00,000 KVAr per month.
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.
Havells at that time was best known for its electrical switches, energy meters and miniature circuit breakers (MCBs), while SLI Sylvania was a renowned yet under-leveraged European lamps and fixtures brand. In March 2007, Havells acquired SLI Sylvania of Netherlands for $300 Million, making it the fourth largest lighting business in the world, worth over a billion USD!
This was, at that time, the biggest overseas takeover by an Indian Electrical equipment manufacturer. This takeover helped take the Havells brand to over 20,000 dealers across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. It instantly catapulted Havells-Sylvania into the billion-dollar league (in terms of combined turnover), with more than 60% of its revenues being contributed by international markets.
Havells portfolio of prestigious global brands now includes Crabtree, Sylvania, Concord, Luminance, Linolite & SLI Lighting.
2008:First Indian CFL manufacturers to have adopted RoHS, European norms on Restriction of Hazardous Substances in CFLs.
Set up of Global Corporate office, QRG Towers at Expressway Noida.
Havells Corporate Office.
Investment of Rs.50 Crores in Global Center for Research and Innovation (CRI).
Set up of fully automatic plant for Havells Lafert Motors at Neemrana.
Change in Corporate BRAND identity.
2009: Set up of fully automatic 2nd unit for switchgear manufacturing at Baddi.
Global consolidation of CFL manufacturing plant at Neemrana for domestic and export purposes.
Launch of India 1st HPF CFL.
Launch of India 1st BEE 5* Rated Fan.
2010: Inauguration of fan manufacturing unit 2 at Haridwar.
Global Launch of LED products.
Mr.Qimat Rai Gupta's Profile
Mr. Qimat Rai Gupta is the Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Havells India Ltd. In the summer of 1958, a 21-year-old school teacher traded education for entrepreneurship in the electric wholesale market in Old Delhi. Driven more than by the economic necessity of helping his family, Qimat Rai Gupta swapped the security of a classroom in Punjab for the uncharted waters of a small trading company selling fixtures and electric cable to businesses in and around Delhi. With an investment of Rs.10000, he started uptajee. His leadership and vision led him to create QRG Enterprises as one of the players in the power distribution equipment industry as well as make its mark on the global space.
His belief in team work, implementation of the decisions, communication and transparency through ethical values, business integrity and technological expertise have made the QRG group and especially Havells India Ltd the largest player low voltage power distribution equipment industry in India and a name to reckon within the global market.
The company phenomenal success over the years has been due to Mr. Qimat Rai Gupta mantra, rowth through quality, innovation and market consolidation". His focus on research and development has enabled Havells develop products for consumers that offer great value. His constant emphasis on promoting energy conservation and environmental preservation coupled with his philanthropic service to the economically weaker section of the society is his way of giving back in return to the society that has helped this organization realize its true potential.
Building Circuit Protection
Miniature Circuit Breaker.
oMiniature Circuit Breaker (MCB)
oResidual Current Circuit Breaker (RCCB)
oDistribution Board (DB)
Industrial Circuit Protection
oAir Circuit Breaker
oPanel Board system
oBy-pass Changeover Switch
oLoad Changeover Switch
oAutomatic Transfer Switch
oSwitch Disconnector Fuse
oFuse Switch and Switch Fuse
oNylon Fuse Base
oFuse Link and Fuse Base
Foot Cum Flange Motor.
oFoot Cum Flange
oInverter Duty Motors with Forced Cooling
oCrane Duty Motors
oSuper Heavy Duty
oMotor Run Capacitors
oLandscape Bunker Lighting
India's First HPF Green CFL.
Havells Ceiling Fans.
oWall Mounting Fans
oAir Circulator Fans
Modular Plate Switches
oHavells Modular Switches
oCrabtree Modular Switches
Cables and Wires
oPower Cables Aluminum
oControl Cables Copper
oCopper Flexible Cables
Bath fittings and Accessories
The QRG Group defines corporate governance strategically, which encompasses not only what Havells does as a company with their profits, but also how they make them. It goes beyond philanthropy and compliance and addresses how the company manages its economic, social, and environmental impacts, as well as its relationships in all key spheres of influence: the workplace, the marketplace, the supply chain, the community, and the public policy realm. Havells as a company has been in the lead in offering a portfolio of eco responsible products and services that deliver powerful, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that do not compromise on capacity and security. Their eco responsibility initiative also focuses on how they run their business, and includes efforts to develop an alternative-energy strategy, and thus reduce the environmental impact of their operations. They are committed to managing a responsible and diverse supply chain that is consistent with their high standards for environmental and business practices. Breaking down the barriers that constrain innovation Havells have readily embraced challenges right from the start. Their ability to build communities and promote the exchange of ideas through assistive technologies, participation programs, and standardization is transforming the way people experience their products. They offer the customers holistic energy-efficient solutions, enabling them to not only save money and protect their capital investment, but also lower their energy usage and protect the environment, thus fulfilling their CSR responsibility of sustenance of depleting environmental resources.
Corporate Social Responsibility
While it acquires companies and builds internally, QRG Group never loses sight of its responsibility as a good corporate citizen. QRG believes that serving people with meager or no means is the duty of every well-to-do person. It consistently puts that philosophy into action and has initiated several projects for social causes. This has greatly increased the number of children attending school regularly and also alleviates hunger. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at QRG portrays the deep symbiotic relationship that the group enjoys with the communities it is engaged with. As a responsible corporate citizen, they try to contribute to social and environmental causes on a regular basis.
Havells contributes to socially responsible activities, like providing mid-day meal in government schools in Alwar district, covering 15000 students per day. Besides this the company has acquired land for constructing a larger kitchen with all the modern facilities to serve freshly cooked food to 50000 students in the area. Havells runs a mobile Medical Van, equipped with a trained doctor and necessary medicines in the rural areas of Delhi & NCR for the very poor and needy villagers. They have also set up free medical check-up camps. In the past, the company has also contributed to the society during various national calamities like the Bihar Flood, Tsunami and Kargil National Relief Fund etc.
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The company has been promoting its brand through sponsorship of cricket events like Champions Trophy, Champions League, IPL Season 2, IPL Season1, T20 World Cup. The company has also taken the initiative to reach directly to the consumers through "Havells Galaxy" a one stop shop for all electrical and lighting needs. This is yet another initiative by Havells targeted at end-users, architects and Consultants, to showcase Havells products. The Galaxy symbolizes Havells innovative leadership position in the Electrical and Power Distribution equipment market. It serves to provide an array of electrical appliances and consumer products, all created to adhere to the demands of modern living. The products they offer combine the attributes of elegance, technological advancement and convenience all in one.
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