Milestones

Over 3 decades of surefooted growth leading to many firsts over the years.

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  • KEC International vconferred with the prestigious ‘Best Employer Award, 2013’ by Aon Hewitt
  • CEAT Sri Lanka announces a new radial plant for passenger car tyres for USD 4.6 Mn
  • Professional Access becomes a part of Zensar Technologies
  • Raychem Innovation Center launched in Halol
  • KEC’s order book crosses USD 18.4 Mn mark
  • RPG Life Sciences recognized among the Best Companies in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry in India by Great Place to Work ®, India and Economic Times
  • CEAT establishes JV with Bangladesh’s AK Khan and Co. in Jan 2013
  • KEC International commences commercial production of high-tension cables at its green-field facility in Vadodara, Gujarat
  • CEAT exports cross Rs 1000 cr benchmark
  • HML’ss ISNR-5 grade Natural Rubber is selected and used in ISRO’ss Chandrayan Moon Mission
  • CEAT’s radial plant at Halol, Gujarat commences production, rolls out first tyre. Capacity at Nashik plant expanded to 1000 tonnes.
  • With the acquisition of US-based SAE Towers, KEC becomes the largest globally operating tower maker.
  • KEC acquires Jay Railway Signaling Company to strengthen its Railways business
  • Raychem RPG acquires Tyco Electronics’ Energy Division in India
  • Zensar Technologies opens Global Delivery Centre in Shanghai, China
  • Zensar Technologies acquires US-based Akibia, fortifies presence in infrastructure management space.
  • CEAT acquires brand CEAT from Pirelli SpA.
  • CEAT’s radial plant in Halol starts commercial production on March 25
  • KEC International clocks a turnover of USD 1,000 Mn as on March 31, 2011
  • KEC forays into Water business
  • RPG Life Sciences launches India’s first indigenously developed medicinal grade Ketoanalogue, ALFALOG.
  • Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for CEAT’s USD 1.5 Mn new radial tyre plant at Halol.
  • KEC International and RPG Cables boards approve merger.
  • Open Media Network launches OPEN, the weekly current affairs and features magazine.
  • Zensar inaugurates its third Global Delivery Centre in India in Pune in April.
  • CNBC-TV18’s Exporter of the Year Award for the year 2009 - IT, ITES and electronics segment for the third consecutive year at the International Trade awarded to Zensar.
  • CESC ties up with Singapore Power to revamp its distribution system
  • Zensar goes Green by launching initiatives to make the Company and the City Green, and to ensure we build energy efficient solutions for our customers’s business
  • RPG group achieves a turnover of 13,500 crore for FY ’s08
  • Spencer’ss flagship store of 70,000 sq ft at the South City Mall in Kolkata
  • Spencer’ss first standalone store at Baroda
  • Exclusive tie-up with the ₤ 3 billion Woolworth’s PLC of UK for retailing the latter’ss internationally acclaimed toy brand, Chad Valley
  • Tie-up with Au Bon Pain, the Boston-based fast casual dining and bakery café chain with more than 200 outlets in the USA, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
  • Exclusive tie-up with Beverly Hills Polo Club
  • CEAT unveils its new logo which is designed to reflect today’ss CEAT with a vision to meet the demands of tomorrow’s next generation market
  • Bhoomi Puja carried out in Mundra on 24th January 2008 for a state of art Greenfield Carbon Black plant of capacity 90,000 MT along with a Power plant of 16 MW
  • Carbon Black declared as an independent Business Sector w.e.f. 1st August, 2008.
  • Durgapur 30 MW Power Plant commissioned on September 29, 2008.
  • Raychem RPG won The Best Vendor Award: TYCO Germany 2008
  • Zensar set up its Poland Centre to lead European Technical Outsourcing Operations
  • RPG group inches closer to the USD 3 billion mark with a turnover of INR 11,500 crore for FY ’s07
  • Zensar acquires ThoughtDigital, a leading US-based, Oracle consulting firm
  • RPG acquires from Fujitsu controlling stake in Zensar
  • RPG on the threshold of INR 10,000 crore, with INR 9450 crore turnover for FY ’s06
  • Spencer’ss Retail announces new expansion plans with Spencer’ss Hyper, Super, Fresh and Daily formats
  • CEAT radial plant project for car radials gets under way
  • CEAT Kelani inaugurates radial tyre factory in Sri Lanka
  • Zensar acquires SAP services provider, OBT Global
  • RPG achieves USD 17.8 Mn milestone turnover, with USD 18.8 Mn for FY ‘05
  • 1st ‘RPG Day’ celebrated on March 1st across the country.
  • RPG launches its wholly-owned retail venture under the Spencer’s brand.
  • Spencer’s Travel begins airport handling operations.
  • RPG’s retail business opens its 2nd hypermarket in Mumbai and 3rd in Vizag.
  • ‘Saregama’ becomes the first Indian Music Company to place content on all major digital downloads sites across the world.
  • Zensar achieves CMMI Quality Certification. It features among the ‘TOP 100 companies that matter in knowledge management’ in KM World
  • RPG crosses the USD 14.5 Mnturnover mark with USD 15.4 Mn in sales.
  • RPG Life Sciences enters the US Generics market by launching Cyclosporin (for kidney transplant).
  • Zensar starts Global Development centers at Singapore and China.
  • KEC becomes the only Indian company to win contracts for Iraq’s reconstruction projects. The company executes 5 construction projects in Iraq in record time.
  • Raychem RPG acquires ‘Canara Electric Controls’, manufacturers of transformer rectifier units for Corrosion Protection Systems.
  • Saregama becomes the only music company to set up a separate publishing division. The company ventures into home video by signing up with Warner Studios.
  • Zensar increases IT services in Europe, expands business with major clients and enters new geographies of Australia and Japan
  • International Computers India Ltd becomes Zensar Technologies Ltd
  • Saregama achieves the milestone of the highest production of cassettes, producing 50 lakh units in one single month
  • RPG Cables diversifies into house wiring products and turnkey projects
  • Searle India becomes RPG Life Sciences
  • Ceat Cricket Ratings completes 20 years
  • RPG launches two major CSR initiatives- Swayam and Netranjali
  • KEC executed a landmark 765/400 kV GIS Sub-Station in Thiruvalam, Tamil Nadu
  • KEC manufactured India’s largest ever 220kV XLPE, made from single core 2000 mm2 copper conductor
  • Raychem RPG recognized as Great Place to Work
  • Saregama ventures into film-making through GRAMCO films, a new division of Saregama. Becomes the first Indian media company to be listed in the UK.
  • ‘Music World’ and ‘Health & Glow’ commence operations.
  • CESC’s 1st unit (250 MW) of Budge Budge generating station is charged. The 2nd unit commenced in 1999.
  • RPG pioneers organized retail business in India.
  • RPG Netcom establishes TV cable connectivity in West Bengal.
  • RPG Cellular commences operations in Chennai circle.
  • CEAT Kelani, a subsidiary of CEAT Ltd, commences operations.
  • Saregama launches Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, the biggest hit of the Indian music industry.
  • RPG acquires NOIDA Power (NPCL).
  • Saregama releases two mega hits Maine Pyar Kiya and Chandni.
  • RPG acquires Spencer’s, CESC Ltd, Raychem RPG and Zensar Technologies (formerly ICIL).
  • RPG acquires HMV and Harrisons Malayalam Ltd.
  • RPG acquires Gramophone Company of India Ltd.
  • RPG acquires Searle India.
  • RPG acquires KEC International.
  • RPG acquires CEAT Tyres of India.
  • This year marks the inception of RPG Enterprises by RP Goenka, a USD 96 Mn group that comprises Phillips Carbon Black, Asian Cables, Agarpara Jute and Murphy (India).