Havells

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HPL India Ltd.
Type Public company
Traded as BSE517354
Industry Electrical equipments
Founded 1958 [1]
Founders Qimat Rai Gupta
Headquarters Noida, India
Key people Qimat Rai Gupta Founder & Chairman
Products Electric Products
Revenue INR58.62 billion (US$970 million) (2011)
Employees 8,000
Divisions Lighting Sector, Power Distribution Sector

Havells India Ltd is a billion-dollar-plus[2] 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, Lumiance and has 94 branches / representative offices with over 8000 professionals in over 50 countries.[3][4] 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.[5]

History[edit]

Havells in the year 1976.

Establishment and early History[edit]

In 1958 Qimat Rai Gupta left his education in midway and founded an Electric trading operations in the electric wholesale market of Old Delhi. With an investment of Rs.10000, he started Havell's Industries.[6] In 1971 Gupta Bought HALS Brand, and in next five years he started the first manufacturing Plant at Tilak Nagar, New Delhi of the Rewireable 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.[citation needed] 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 customised 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.

Global Presence[edit]

Crabtreelogo.JPG

In late 90's Standard Electrical Company became a 100% Subsidiary of the company. The company gained IEC certification for industrial switchgear and CSA certification for all manufacturing plants in 1991.[citation needed] Soon production started in their plant located at Baddi (H.P.) for manufacturing domestic switchgear. Setting up a manufacturing plant for manufacturing of ceiling fans at Noida, UP. In 1999 Havell's opened their first international sales office in London through their wholly owned subsidiary company Havells U.K. Ltd. In December 2004, placed 235 fully convertible debentures of Rs.1 million on M/s. Shine Ltd., Mauritius and the debenture were converted in June 2006 Attained the CE certificate for CFLs. In March,2005 Havells Started the manufacturing of the Electric Fans at its plant located near Haridwar, Uttarakhand and got Award for the KEMA certification by The Dutch Council for Accreditation, making QRG the only group to attain this certification in India.[citation needed] The company started their first R&D Center in Noida. In November, 2005 Crabtree India merged with Havells India. adding a CFL production unit in Haridwar manufacturing plant. Expansion at Alwar manufacturing plant for increase of production capacity and another expansion at the Baddi manufacturing plant and set-up of an Export Oriented Unit started in that same year. In 2006 it became one of the India's first Company to get the ISI mark Certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards for complete range of CFLs.The company is setting up new fully automatic water heater manufacturing plant in Neemrana,Rajasthan under the leadership of Mr, Sunil Sikka,Mr. Ajay Bhanut,Mr. Daljit Singh and team.

Expansion era[edit]

In, 2007 Havell's creation of a capacitor manufacturing plant in Noida, UP with the capacity of 6,00,000 KVAr per month was completed. Later it acquired the lighting business of a Frankfurt based company Sylvania, a global leader in the lighting business and now for the first time in its history the company's turnover exceeded US$1 billion. By 2007 Havell's were well known for its electrical switches, energy meters and miniature circuit breakers (MCBs). 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[citation needed] This was, at that time, the biggest overseas takeover by an Indian electrical equipment manufacturer. This takeover helped to give the Havells brand access to over 20,000 dealers across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The combined Havells-Sylvania generated over a $1 billion in revenue with more than 60% coming from international sales. Due to past mergers Havells’ portfolio includes many well known brands like the[citation needed] Crabtree, Sylvania, Concord, Luminance, Linolite & SLI Lighting. In 2008 it became one of the first Indian CFL manufacturers to have adopted RoHS, European norms on restriction of hazardous substances in CFLs. In October 2008 Havell's moved to its new corporate headquarters, QRG Towers located at Expressway Noida. With an investment of Rs.500 million in Global Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) construction of a fully automatic plant for Havells Lafert Motors at Neemrana also started in that same year. In, 2010 it acquired 100% interest in Standard Electricals to set up the world's first new generation CMH lamp plant at Neemrana. In 2012, Indian actor Rajesh Khanna endorsed Havells Fan TVC titled Havells Fans Forever. Later in that same year Havells India expressed its plans to expand its presence in Turkey, Russia, Indonesia and Malaysia and is in the process of acquiring various companies in China and Africa.[7]

Products[edit]

  • Building Circuit Protection
  • Miniature Circuit Breaker
  • Industrial Circuit Protection
  • Motors
  • Foot Cum Flange Motor
  • Professional and Consumer Luminaires
  • Small Domestic Appliances
  • Capacitors
  • HPF Green CFL
  • Ceiling Fans
  • CFL
  • Water Heater

Corporate Management[edit]

Havells Logo from 2010

Stock market[edit]

Marketing[edit]

The company has promoted its brand through sponsorship of cricket events like Champions Trophy, Champions League, IPL Season 2, IPL Season1, T20 World Cup .[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] It will serve as the reference location for all the retailers to get a comprehensive overview of the entire range of the Havells’ products.

Acquisitions[edit]

Environmental record[edit]

Social Initiatives[edit]

Havells provides mid day meal for school children in Alwar district, covering 30,000 students per day.[8] This has greatly increased the number of children attending school regularly and also alleviates hunger.[9] 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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[citation needed]

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