The Godrej Group is one of the respected business houses of India. The group has diverse business interests ranging from engineering to personal care products. Companies operating under the Godrej Group are involved in a host of businesses - from locks and safes to typewriters and word processors, from refrigerators and furniture to machine tools and process equipment, from engineering workstations to cosmetics and detergents, from edible oils and chemicals to agro products. Godrej Group is also well-known for its philosophy and initiation of labour reforms.
The Godrej Group was established in 1897. Its founder, Ardeshir Godrej,
was a staunch nationalist and believed that India cannot win freedom
unless it is economically self-reliant. Beginning with security
equipment and soaps, the group diversified into a wide variety of
consumer goods and services.
Godrej Group Companies:
Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.: Godrej & Boyce
manufactures a spectrum of consumer products and industrial products.
The Consumer products include Appliances (Refrigerators, Washing
Machines, Air Conditioners, Microwaves, and DVD Players), Locks,
Furniture, Security Equipment, Office Automation, Conferencing
Solutions, and vending Machines. Industrial Products include Storage
Solutions, Automated Warehousing, Material Handling Equipment, Process
Equipment, Precision Components & Systems, Machine Tool Service,
Electrical & Electronic, Tooling, and Construction Material &
Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL): Godrej Consumer Products is
a leading player in the Indian FMCG market with interests in personal,
hair, household and fabric care segments. Godrej Consumer Products is
the largest marketer of toilet soaps in the country with leading brands
such as Cinthol, Fairglow, and Godrej No 1. The company is also leader
in the hair colour category in India and offers a vast product such as
Godrej Renew Coloursoft Liquid Hair Colours, Godrej Liquid & Powder
Hair Dyes to Godrej Kesh Kala Oil, Nupur based Hair Dyes. Its liquid
detergent brand Ezee is the market leader in its category.
Godrej Industries Ltd.: The company is India's leading
manufacturer of oleochemicals. It also has major presence in food
products such as refined oil and tetrapack fruit beverages.
Geometric Software Solutions: It is a CMMI Level 5 Company and
the leading PLM services provider.
Godrej Infotech: The company is engaged in the business of
developing customized software solutions and implementing ERP, CRM, SCM
Godrej Agrovet: Godrej Agrovet is one of the largest producers
and marketers of animal feeds and innovative agri-inputs India.
Godrej Sara Lee: It is a joint venture between the Godrej Group
and Sara Lee Corporation, USA. The company is the world's largest
manufacturer of home insecticides. Its brand HIT is very popular in
Godrej Efacec: The company provides warehousing, automated
storage and retrieval system solutions.
Godrej Properties and Investments Limited (G.P.I.L): Godrej
Properties provides meticulously planned townships at affordable prices.
The Godrej Group also has overseas establishments in Malaysia,
Singapore, Vietnam, Oman, and Sharjah.
Major Achievements of Godrej Group: