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Godrej Group
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Godrej Group|
Type| Private|
Industry| Conglomerate|
Founded| 1897[1]|
Founder(s)| Ardeshir Godrej
Pirojsha Godrej|
Headquarters| Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Area served| Worldwide|
Key people| Adi Godrej (Chairman)|
Products| Real estate, FMCG, industrial engineering, appliances,furniture, security and agri care| Revenue|  21600 crore(s)(US$4.0 billion)(2013) [2]|
Employees| 9,700 (2010)|
Subsidiaries| GCPL, Godrej Infotech Ltd,Godrej Industries Ltd, Godrej Properties, Godrej Agrovet| Website| www.godrej.com|
Godrej Group is an Indian conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was founded by Ardeshir Godrej and Pirojsha Godrej in 1897, Lalbaug, Mumbai. It operates in diverse sectors such as real estate, consumer products, industrial engineering, appliances, furniture, security and agricultural products,to name a few. It's turnover is in excess of 3.3 billion dollars. Contents  [hide]  * 1 Background * 2 Timeline[3] * 3 Social responsibility * 4 Operations * 5 Achievements[7] * 6 Awards[8] * 7 External links * 8 References| -------------------------------------------------

Godrej Group is one of the largest conglomerates based in Mumbai, India, involved in various industries that include appliances, precision equipment, machine tools, furniture, healthcare, interior solutions, office equipment, food-processing, security, materials handling and industrial storage solutions, construction and information technology. Its products include Locks, access control systems, security systems and safes, typewriters and word processors, rocket launchers, refrigerators and furniture, outsourcing serble oils and chemical, mosquito repellents, car perfumes, chicken and agri-products, material handling equipment like FORKLIFT trucks, stackers, tyre handlers, sweeping machines, access equipment etc. The Group is headed by Adi Godrej and Jamshyd Godrej. Traditionally, Vikhroli, a suburb to the Northeast of Mumbai has been Godrej's manufacturing base, but increasingly the group have moved significant production facilities away from Mumbai. The Godrej group also owns vast land in Vikhroli, occupying 3500 acres (14 km2) of land on both sides of the Vikhroli section of the LBS marg. That makes the Godrej group the biggest private land owner in Mumbai by far[citation needed]. Such vast land can, in theory, be used to create at least 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) of residential floor space, which, at very modest rates (Rs.10000/sq ft), can be sold for USD 16 billion. Thus, the Godrej group is sitting on an invisible cashpile that is an envy of other Indian conglomerates[citation needed]. -------------------------------------------------

* 1897 - Godrej is established in 1897
* 1902 - Godrej makes its first Indian Safe
* 1918 - Godrej Soaps Limited incorporated
* 1961- Godrej Started Manufacturing Forklift Trucks in India * 1971- Godrej Agrovet Limited began as an Animal Feeds division of Godrej Soaps * 1974 - Veg oils division in Wadala, Mumbai acquired

* 1990 - Godrej Properties Limited, another subsidiary, established * 1991 - Foods business started
* 19ted incorporated
* 1994 - Transelektra Domestic Products acquired
* 1995 - Transelektra forged a strategic alliance with Sara Lee USA * 1999 - Transelektra renamed Godrej Sara Lee Limited and incorporated Godrej Infotech Ltd. * 2001 - Godrej Consumer Products was formed as a result of the demerger of Godrej Soaps Limited. Godrej Soaps renamed Godrej Industries Limited * 2002 - Godrej Tea Limited set up

* 2003 - Entered the BPO solutions and services space with Godrej Global Solutions Limited * 2004 - Godrej HiCare Limited set up to provide a Safe Healthy Environment to customers by providing professional pest management...
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