Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational dealing in cutting-edge engineering technology. Here is a brief company profile of L&T.;

Larsen & Toubro

Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) is a vertically integrated engineering and construction conglomerate with additional interests in manufacturing, services and Information Technology. L&T is one of the largest companies in India's private sector and has an international presence, with a global spread of offices. In fact it can be aptly called as an Indian multinational. Nearly 18 per cent of L&T's total revenue comes from overseas earnings.

Larsen & Toubro is one of few organizations in Indian corporate sector that is truly professionally managed. L&T was founded as a partnership firm in 1938 in Mumbai by two Danish engineers, Henning Holck-Larsen and Soren Kristian Toubro. They had arrived in India as representatives of the Danish engineering firm F L Smidth & Co in connection with the merger of cement companies that later grouped into the Associated Cement Companies. In 1944, Engineering Construction Corporation Limited (ECC) as incorporated as wholly owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited. L&T was converted into a limited company on February 7, 1946. Starting with the import of machinery from Europe, L&T rapidly took on engineering and construction assignments of increasing sophistication. Today, L&T is a pioneer in engineering projects in terms of scale and complexity.

The various business groups of L&T are:

Engineering & Construction - Projects: L&T has an enviable track record of successful implementation of turnkey projects in major core and infrastructure sectors. L&T's core competencies in engineering include highly qualified and experienced personnel from various disciplines, state-of-the-art 2-D and 3-D CAD facilities with sophisticated plant design systems and basic engineering capabilities. L&T is the only Indian EPC company pre-qualified for executing large, process-intensive projects for oil & gas, refinery, petrochemical and fertiliser sectors.

Heavy Engineering: L&T has been among Indian corporate sector in introducing new processes, products and materials in manufacturing. It is acknowledged as one of the top five fabrication companies in the world and has globally-benchmarked workshops are located in Mumbai, Hazira, Baroda and Kansbahal.

Construction: ECC, the Engineering Construction & Contracts Division of L&T, is India's largest construction organization. It is credited with building some of India's famous landmarks such as exquisite buildings, tallest structures, largest industrial projects, longest flyovers, highest viaducts, longest pipelines etc.

Electrical & Electronics: L&T is a major international manufacturer of a wide range of electrical and electronic products and systems. In the electrical segment, L&T is India's largest manufacturer of low tension switchgear. In the electronic segment, L&T offers a wide range of meters and provides complete control and automation systems for diverse industries.

Information Technology: L&T Infotech Limited, a 100 per cent subsidiary of L&T, caters to leading international companies across the globe and offers comprehensive, end to end software solutions and services with a focus on Manufacturing, BFSI and Communications & Embedded Systems.

Machinery & Industrial Products: L&T manufactures, markets and provides service support for critical construction and mining machinery such as surface miners, hydraulic excavators, aggregate crushers, loader backhoes and vibratory compactors.

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Note: The above information was last updated on 21-07-2007