Havells India Ltd.
Type Public
Industry Electrical & power
Founded 1958 in Delhi, India [1]
Founder(s) Mr. Qimat Rai Gupta
Key people Mr. Qimat Rai (Chairman)
Employees 5,000
Divisions Lighting Sector, Power Distribution Sector
Website Havells.com

Havells India Ltd (BSE517354) is a billion-dollar-plus Indian electrical equipment company with products ranging from industrial & domestic circuit protection switchgear, cables & wires, motors, fans, power capacitors, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), and luminaries for domestic, commercial & industrial applications, modular switches covering household, commercial and industrial electrical needs.

Havells owns global brands like Crabtree, Sylvania, Concord, Luminance, Linolite & SLI Lighting. Havells has 94 branches / representative offices and over 5000 professionals in over 50 countries.[2] [3]



Its 12 state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in India are located at Haridwar, Baddi, Noida, Faridabad, Alwar, Neemrana, and 6 state-of-the-art manufacturing plants are located across Europe, Latin America & Africa. It has a 20,000 strong global distribution network


1958: Commenced trading operations in Delhi
1971: Bought HAVELLS Brand

1976: Set up the first manufacturing plant for Rewireable Switches and Changeover Switches at Kirti Nagar, Delhi.

Havells in the year 1976.

1979: Set up a manufacturing plant for HBC Fuses at Badli, Delhi.
1980: Started manufacturing high quality Energy Meters at Tilak Nagar, Delhi.
1983: Acquired Towers and Transformers Ltd. and turned it into a profitably manufacturing Energy Meters Company in one year.
1987: Started manufacturing MCBs at Badli, Delhi in a Joint Venture with Geyer, Germany.
1990: Set up a manufacturing plant at Sahibabad, UP for Changeover Switches.
1993: Set up another manufacturing plant at Faridabad, Haryana for Control Gear Products.
1996: Acquired a manufacturing plant at Alwar, Rajasthan for Power Cables & Wires.
Entered into a Joint Venture with Electrium, UK for manufacturing Dorman Smith MCCBs and Crabtree Modular Plate Switches.
1997: Acquired Electric Control & Switchboards at NOIDA for manufacturing customized packaged solutions.
1998: Introduced high-end Ferraris Meters in Joint Venture with DZG, Germany.
2000: Acquired controlling stake in Duke Arnics Electronics (P) Limited engaged in manufacturing of Electronic Meters-Single Phase, Three Phase, Multi Function, Tri-Vectors.
Acquired controlling interest in an industry major-Standard Electricals Ltd.
2001: Acquired business of Havells Industries Ltd, MCCB of Crabtree India Limited and merged ECS Limited in the company to consolidate its area of core competence.
2002: Standard Electrical Company becomes a 100% Subsidiary of the company
Attained the IEC certification for Industrial switchgear and CSA certification for all manufacturing plants.
2003: Set up manufacturing plant at Baddi (H.P.) for manufacturing of Domestic Switchgear.
Set up a manufacturing plant for manufacturing of CFL at existing manufacturing plant in Faridabad, Haryana.
2004: Set up a manufacturing plant for manufacturing of Ceiling Fans at Noida, UP.
Set-up their own marketing office in London through their wholly owned subsidiary company Havells U.K. Ltd.
In December 2004, placed 235 fully convertible debentures of Rs. 10 lakhs on M/s. Shine Ltd., Mauritius and the debenture got converted in June, 2006 Attained the CE certificate for CFLs.
2005: Set up manufacturing plant in Haridwar, Uttaranchal for manufacturing Fans.
Awarded the KEMA certification by The Dutch Council for Accreditation, making QRG the only group to attain this certification.

Set up of R&D Center in Noida H.O.


2006: Crabtree India merged with Havells India.
Added CFL production unit in Haridwar manufacturing plant.
Expansion at Alwar manufacturing plant for increase of production capacity.
Expansion at Baddi manufacturing plant and set-up of an Export Oriented Unit.
2006: First Company to get the ISI Certification for complete range of CFLs.
Started mid-day meal program at Alwar, Rajasthan caters to 10,000 students from 77 schools.

2007: Set-up of Capacitor manufacturing plant in Noida, UP with the capacity of 6, 00,000 KVAr per month.


Acquired the Lighting business of a Frankfurt based company "Sylvania", a global leader in lighting business and now the company's turnover crosses US$ 1 Billion.

Havells at that time was best known for its electrical switches, energy meters and miniature circuit breakers (MCBs), while SLI Sylvania was a renowned yet under-leveraged European lamps and fixtures brand. In March 2007, Havells acquired SLI Sylvania of Netherlands for $300 Million, making it the fourth largest lighting business in the world, worth over a billion USD!
This was, at that time, the biggest overseas takeover by an Indian Electrical equipment manufacturer. This takeover helped take the Havells brand to over 20,000 dealers across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The combined Havells-Sylvania generated over a $1 billion in revenue with more than 60% coming from international sales.
Havells’ portfolio of prestigious global brands now includes Crabtree, Sylvania, Concord, Luminance, Linolite & SLI Lighting.

2008:First Indian CFL manufacturers to have adopted RoHS, European norms on Restriction of Hazardous Substances in CFLs.

Set up of Global Corporate office, QRG Towers at Expressway Noida.

Havells Corporate Office.

Investment of Rs.50 Crores in Global Center for Research and Innovation (CRI).

Set up of fully automatic plant for Havells Lafert Motors at Neemrana.

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Change in Corporate BRAND identity.[4]

2009: Set up of fully automatic 2nd unit for switchgear manufacturing at Baddi.
Global consolidation of CFL manufacturing plant at Neemrana for domestic and export purposes.
Launch of India’s 1st HPF CFL.
Launch of India’s 1st BEE 5* Rated Fan.

2010: Inauguration of fan manufacturing unit 2 at Haridwar.
Global Launch of LED products.
Acquired 100% interest in Standard Electricals.
Sets up World’s First New Generation CMH Lamp Plant at Neemrana.

Mr.Qimat Rai Gupta's Profile

Mr. Qimat Rai Gupta is the founder Chairman and Managing Director of Havells India Ltd. In the summer of 1958, Mr Qimat Rai left his education midway and entered into the electric wholesale market in Old Delhi. He setup a small trading company selling fixtures and electric cable to businesses in and around Delhi. With an investment of Rs.10000, he started “Guptajee”. He also created QRG Enterprises as one of the players in the power distribution equipment industry[5] .


Building Circuit Protection

Miniature Circuit Breaker

o Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB)
o Isolator
o Changeover Switch
o Residual Current Circuit Breaker (RCCB)
o Distribution Board (DB)
o Indicator Light

Industrial Circuit Protection
o Air Circuit Breaker
o Panel Board system
o Changeover Switch
o By-pass Changeover Switch
o Load Changeover Switch
o Automatic Transfer Switch
o Switch Disconnector
o Control Gear
o Switch Disconnector Fuse
o Fuse Switch and Switch Fuse
o Chamber System
o Fuse Holder
o Nylon Fuse Base
o Fuse Link and Fuse Base


Foot Cum Flange Motor.

o Foot Mounting
o Flange Motor
o Foot Cum Flange
o Inverter Duty Motors with Forced Cooling
o Crane Duty Motors
o Brake Motors

• Capacitors
o Normal Duty
o Heavy Duty
o Super Heavy Duty
o Agriculture Duty
o Motor Run Capacitors


Endura Cityliner.

o LED Lighting
o Consumer Lighting
o Commercial Lighting
o Down Lighter
o Landscape – Bunker Lighting
o Industrial Lighting
o Area Lighting
o Road Lighting
o Specialty Lamps
o Accessories
o Aura Lighting


India's First HPF Green CFL.

o Retrofit
o Non Retrofit
o Higher Range
o Liliput

Water Heater
o Instantaneous Water Heater
o Electric Storage Water Heater


Havells Ceiling Fans.

o Ceiling Fans
o Table Fans
o Wall Mounting Fans
o Pedestal Fans
o Air Circulator Fans
o Ventilating Fans

Modular Plate Switches
o Havells Modular Switches
o Crabtree Modular Switches

Cables and Wires
o Power Cables – Aluminum
o Control Cables – Copper
o Copper Flexible Cables

Digital Dimming

Manufacturing Units


The QRG Group defines corporate governance as what Havells with their profits,and also how they make them[6] . It addresses how the company manages its economic, social, and environmental impacts, as well as its relationships in all key spheres of influence: the workplace, the marketplace, the supply chain, the community, and the public policy realm. Havells as a company also offers a portfolio of eco responsible products and services[7] . Their eco responsibility initiative also focuses on how they run their business, and includes efforts to develop an alternative-energy strategy, and thus reduce the environmental impact of their operations[8] .

Corporate Social Responsibility

Havells provides mid day meal for school children in Alwar district, covering 15000 students per day[9] .This has greatly increased the number of children attending school regularly and also alleviates hunger[10] . 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[11]. 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[12] . They have also set up free medical check-up camps. 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[citation needed].

Retail initiatives

The company has promoted its brand through sponsorship of cricket events like Champions Trophy, Champions League, IPL Season 2, IPL Season1, T20 World Cup[citation needed]. The company also reaches consumers directly, through "Havells Galaxy" – a one stop shop for all electrical and lighting needs.

Havells World

Havells announced the opening of its first display & learning center ‘Havells World’ in the country on 29th March, 2010, New Delhi. Havells has also opened its first Havells World in Mumbai. Havells World is targeted at the retailer community, involved in retailing the Havells electrical and lighting products. The Company aims to accelerate its growth with this initiative and plans to open 10 such stores in the country[citation needed]. It will serve as the reference location for all the retailers to get a comprehensive overview of the entire range of the Havells’ products.


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