Videocon is one of the largest corporate groups in India. Here is a brief profile and HISTORY OF Videocon Industries Ltd.


Videocon is an Indian multinational with interests in Consumer Electronics, Home Appliances, Colour Picture Tube Glass, and Oil & Gas. Videocon was founded in 1987 by Nandlal Madhavlal Dhoot. At that time it used to manufacture TV and Washing Machine. In 1989-90, Videocon started manufacturing Home Entertainment Systems, Electric Motors & AC. Videocon entered Refrigerators and coolers segment in 1991. In 1995, Videocon started manufacturing Glass shells for CRT and in 1996 it ventured into Kitchen appliances and crude oil segment. In 1998, Videocon started manufacturing Compressors & Compressor Motors. In the year 2000, Videocon tookover Philips Color TV Plant. In 2005, Videocon tookover 3 plants of Electrolux India and acquired Thomson CPT. Today, it has evolved into a giant conglomerate with annual revenues of over U$4.1 billion.

Business Interests of Videocon

Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances: Videocon enjoys leadership position in consumer products like Colour Televisions, Washing Machines, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Microwave ovens and numerous other home appliances. Videocon's refrigerator manufacturing enjoys synergy with its inhouse compressor manufacturing technology in Bangalore.

Display industry and its components: After the acquisition of Thomson in 2005, Videocon has emerged as one of the largest Colour Picture tube manufacturers in the world. It has plants in Mexico, Italy, Poland and China and manufactures a range of high-tech products such as slim CPT, extra slim CPT and High Definition 16:9 format CPT.

Colour Picture Tube Glass: Videocon is one of the largest CPT Glass manufacturers in the world. It has plants in Poland and India. Videocon's CPT Glass manufacturing complements its Colour Picture tube manufacturing business.

Oil and Gas: Videocon Group has interests in oil & gas exploration, prospecting and intends to get into gas distribution. It produces 7% of all oil in the private sector in India. Videocon's Ravva oil field has one of the lowest operating costs in the world and it produces 50,000 barrels of oil per day. Videocon is also actively looking for exploration and production opportunities in countries like Oman, Australia and the Timor Sea near Indonesia.

Major Achievements of Videocon Industries Ltd:
Note: The above information was last updated on 21-07-2007