India, a country known for its heritage, be it historical, political or cultural. However, along with that, follows corporate heritage. Companies existing for decades, named after founders and their visions still in place.
Here is a list of 8 such companies –
1. Hinduja Group
Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja found this automotive, financial services and media company back in 1914.
Heard about Ashok Leyland? Or IndusInd media and communications?
Well, the credit for these two and many more go to the company that employees 40,000 workers and is currently headed by S.P Hinduja.
2. Jindal Group
Founded by OP Jindal in 1952, a recognized brand under this group is JSW. JSW in a $11 billion conglomerate, headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is a major part of the Jindal group, froming a leading steel producer in India.
Moreover, companies like JSW energy LTD, JSW infrastructure, JSoft Solutions LTD fall under this name.
The target seems to the various core industries of India. Well, that is the right way to go.
3. Godrej Group
Currently led by Adi Godrej, founded in 1897 by Ardeshir and Pirojsha Godrej, this group can boast about being a common name in Indian households. Working in 7 sectors, ranging from FMCG to industrial engineers, this name does 26% of its business internationally.
Their philanthropic arm has done the job of investing in healthcare and education for the needy along with building schools and dispensaries.
4. Bajaj Group
Bajaj Hindustan LTD, India’s number one Sugar company is associated with this group. Founded by Mr. Jamnalal Bajaj in 1926, they employ a whopping 36000 employees.
They can talk about an amazing eight-decade journey experience that has allowed them to establish themselves in sectors like Power, real estate, Coal mining, and Ethanol.
5. Mahindra Group
The name that you probably learned as a kid while practising reading words written on cars, exists in more than 100 countries worldwide. Mahindra & Mahindra was set up as a steel trading company in 1945 in Ludhiana as Mahindra & Mohmmad by brothers Kailash Chandra Mahindra and J.C. Mahindra and Malik Ghulam Mohammed.
Founded just two years before India’s Independence, they exist in sectors including defense, energy, logistics, aerospace and many more.
6. Aditya Birla Group
Have you ever shopped at Pantaloons? Or invested in Hindalco shares? Well, credit goes to this currently Kumar Mangalam Birla owned company. Founded in 1857 by Ghanshyam Das Birla, the company is the best in carbon black production, a top 10 in cement manufacturing and top 3 aluminum producers.
Beating Godrej, they have 53% of their operations overseas and operate in 36 countries.
7. Tata Group
A company that the whole of India takes pride in, it is Jamsetji Tata’s hard work and patience existing till date. They started as an iron and steel company, they now have 3.8 million shareholders in 32 publicly listed companies.
The Taj hotels, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Steel, Tata Motors and Tata chemicals are a few to name.
8. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Founded in 1984 by Dr. K Anji Reddy, as the name might suggest, primarily work in the pharmaceutical sector. Headquartered in Hyderabad, India, their motto is to provide affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lifestyles.
To add on, they have 18 manufacturing units, two Research & Development units, three technology development centers, and one integrated product development facility.