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Airtel Centre, Headquarters of Bharti Foundation
|Founder||Sunil Bharti Mittal|
|Headquarters||New Delhi, India|
|Sunil Bharti Mittal |
(Founder & Chairman)
Rakesh Bharti Mittal
Rajan Bharti Mittal (Vice Chairman)
|Products||Telecommunications, Retail, Insurance, Digital TV, Real estate, Solar Energy|
|Revenue||US$16.5 billion (2014)|
|₹48.00 billion (US$670 million) (2012)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||Bharti Airtel |
Bharti Telemedia Ltd.
Bharti AXA General Insurance
Bharti AXA Life Insurance
Bharti Softbank Holdings
Jersey and Guernsey
Bharti Enterprises is an Indian business conglomerate headquartered in New Delhi, India. It was founded in 1976 by Sunil Bharti Mittal and currently operates in 16 countries across Asia and Africa. Bharti Enterprises owns businesses spanning across telecommunications, agribusiness, financial services and manufacturing.
The company was founded by Sunil Bharti Mittal with his two siblings in 1976. The company initially started manufacturing bicycles before diversifying into other sectors. It entered into telecommunications industry in 1995.
Bharti is present in many sectors with the largest revenue contribution coming from the telecom industry.
Bharti Airtel Ltd is the third largest mobile operator in the world, in subscriber base, and has a presence in 20 countries. The company is India’s second largest integrated telecom company in customer base and offers mobile, fixed line, high speed home broadband, m commerce, DTH and enterprise service.
In India, Bharti Infratel owns over 38,500 towers across 11 circles. It plans to spend ₹1,086 crore to set up 4,813 new towers. Bharti Infratel also has a 42% stake in Indus towers.
Beetel Teletech is India’s leading telecom and allied products company. It is one of the world's largest manufacturers of land-line telephones. With a strong distribution network across the country, the company is the primary distributor of IT and telecom products from international brands such as Motorola, Blackberry, Thomson, Polycom, Transcend, and Logitech.
FieldFresh Foods is a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and DMPL India Ltd. (a subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Ltd.). The company offers fresh fruits and vegetables and processed foods and beverages in the domestic and international markets.
Bharti AXA General Insurance and Life Insurance
Bharti AXA General Insurance is a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and AXA, world leader in financial protection and wealth management. They also offer a range of life insurance and wealth management products.
Centum Learning (formerly Bharti Learning Systems Limited), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharti Enterprises, is a learning and development organisation that specializes in customer experience. Its learning centres are active across 169 cities in 20 countries including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and 17 others in Africa that are helping people to develop skills and get them employed.
Bharti Realty is the in-house real estate arm for Bharti Group and facilitates by extending support to the Group Companies for identifying, developing and maintaining real estate.
Bharti Enterprises tied-up with Walmart for opening a chain of retail stores all over India. The companies, in August 2007, made a surprise statement that they have signed a wholesale cash-and-carry deal. The first Best Price Modern Wholesale opened in Amritsar in May 2010. This partnership has now ended.
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