Bharti Enterprises

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Private
Industry Conglomerate
Founded 1976; 41 years ago (1976)
Founder Sunil Bharti Mittal
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Key people
Sunil Bharti Mittal
(Founder & Chairman)
Rakesh Bharti Mittal
(Vice Chairman)
Rajan Bharti Mittal (Vice Chairman)
Akhil Gupta
(Vice Chairman)
Products Telecommunications, Retail, Insurance, Digital TV, Real estate, Solar Energy
Revenue US$16.5 billion (2014)
Profit Increase 48.00 billion (US$740 million) (2012)
Number of employees
30,000+ (2010)
Subsidiaries Bharti Airtel
Bharti AXA General Insurance
Bharti AXA Life Insurance
Bharti Infratel
Bharti Realty
Bharti Retail
Bharti Softbank Holdings
Beetel Teletech
Centum Learning
FieldFresh Foods
Jersey and Guernsey
Indus Towers
Website www.bharti.com

Bharti Enterprises is an Indian business conglomerate headquartered in New Delhi, India. It was founded in 1976 by Sunil Bharti Mittal and it operates in 18 countries across Asia and Africa. Bharti Enterprises owns businesses spanning across telecommunications, agri business, financial services and manufacturing.

History[edit]

The company was founded by Sunil Bharti Mittal with his two siblings in 1976. The company started with manufacturing bicycles before diversifying into other sectors. It entered into telecommunications industry in 1995.

Companies[edit]

Bharti is present in many sectors with the largest revenue contribution coming from telecom industry.

Bharti Airtel[edit]

Main article: Bharti Airtel
Coverage map of Bharti Airtel across 18 countries
Airtel Centre, Headquarters of Bharti Foundation
Satya Bharti School in Haryana

Bharti Airtel Ltd is the third largest mobile operator in the world, in subscriber base, and has a presence in 18 countries. The company is India’s largest integrated telecom company in customer base and offers mobile, fixed line, broadband, m commerce, DTH and enterprise service.

Bharti Infratel[edit]

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.[1]

Beetel Teletech[edit]

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.[2]

FieldFresh Foods[edit]

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[edit]

Bharti AXA is a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and AXA, world leader in financial protection and wealth management. They offer a range of life insurance and wealth management products.

Centum Learning[edit]

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 Foundation[edit]

Bharti Foundation was set up in 2000. It aims to create and support programs that bring about sustainable changes through education and the use of technology and information.

Bharti Realty[edit]

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.

Former companies[edit]

Bharti Walmart[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biswas, Rudradeep (2012-09-19). "Bharti Infratel to use IPO Proceeds For Towers". Telecomtalk.info. Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Transcend partners with Bharti". Transcend. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 

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