Bajaj Group is a leading business house of India with diverse business interests. Here is a brief profile and history of Bajaj Group of companies.

Bajaj Group

The Bajaj Group is one of the leading business houses of India. Its business interests span host of industries such as automobiles (two-wheelers and three-wheelers), home appliances, lighting, iron and steel, insurance, travel and finance. The Bajaj brand is well-known in over a dozen countries in Europe, South America, the US and Asia. The Bajaj Group comprises 27 companies and its flagship company Bajaj Auto is ranked as the world's fourth largest two- and three- wheeler manufacturer.

Bajaj Group was founded in 1926, at the height of India's movement for independence from the British. Jamnalal Bajaj, founder of the group, was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. Jamnalal Bajaj's close involvement in the freedom movement did not leave him with much time for his business. In 1942, his son Kamalnayan Bajaj took charge of the business. He consolidated the group and diversified into various manufacturing activities. Rahul Bajaj, the present Chairman and Managing Director of the group took reins of the business in 1965. Under his leadership the group has achieved new heights and ranks among the top 10 business houses in India.

Bajaj Group Companies and their business interests:
Note: The above information was last updated on 21-07-2007