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Qimat Rai Gupta- The founder of HAVELLS Gupta-

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The year was 1958. Qimat Rai Gupta, a 21-year-old young school teacher from Malerkotla in Punjab, had reached Delhi to pursue his dream to start a business. He invested his entire savings of Rs.10,000. To launch a small trading business in Cables and Wires named it as ³Guptajee and company´ at Bhagirath Place wholesale electrical goods market. Over the next decade, the school teacher¶s business sharpness and perseverance yielded rich dividends which made him to take the next step.

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His next step was to manufacturing. But he needed a Brand. Acquiring Havells for the large sum of Rs10lacs in1971. He moved up from being a trader in electrical equipment to a manufacturer of switchgear. Indeed that laid the foundation for success story that is Havells India today.

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The group's phenomenal success over the years has been due to Mr. Qimat Rai Gupta's mantra of "growth through quality, innovation and market consolidation".

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His focus on research and development has enabled the group to develop products for consumers that offer great value for money.

Achievements
1) He has, in his past, served as the President of Federation of All India Electrical and Trade association. 2) Mr.Gupta received the Self-made Entrepreneur Award "Udyog Patra" in 1989. 3) Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award 2004, from the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2004. 4) Udyog Vibhushan from the Institute of Trade & Industrial Development, Delhi in 2005. 5) Udyog Ratna from PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry for Economic Contribution to Uttaranchal State in 2005.

Corporate Social Responsibility 1. Havells contributes to socially responsible activities, like providing mid-day meal in government schools in Alwar district, covering 15000 students per day.
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Besides this the company has acquired land for constructing a larger kitchen with all the modern facilities to serve freshly cooked food to 50000 students in the area. Havells runs a mobile Medical Van, equipped with a trained doctor and necessary medicines in the rural areas of Delhi & NCR for the very poor and needy villagers.

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4. They have also set up free medical check-up camps.

5. In the past, the company has also contributed to the society during various national calamities like the Bihar Flood, Tsunami and Kargil National Relief Fund etc.

In 1992, Anil Gupta (Founder¶s son) joined the Group. y Currently designated as the joint MD, Havells India.
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Change of brand during 2008

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Turnover ±Rs 5,400 crore. Employees- over 7000 people. Distribution network- over 50 countries, mainly Latin America and Europe. Turning point- in 1998, when intense competition from MNC¶s made it invest heavily in manufacturing. Less Known Fact- Brand spending is more than that of Top Five Brands in sector put together. Leadership position- Among the top three in every product category.

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