Past, Present, Future
Wuppertal, Germany, 1962
Our CMD, Mr. R N Khanna after graduating from IIT Kharagpur, gets his first taste of the switchgear business as a Design Engineer in a leading German company.
||R N Khanna returns to India after spending 4 years with FANAL as a switchgear design engineer. Controls & Switchgear Company is founded in a garage by R N Khanna, who is soon joined by his younger brother Ashok Khanna (IIT Madras).
|1966 - 1982
||The company goes on to become amongst the largest LV switchboards manufacturer in India, executing prestigious and challenging jobs. Enters Busduct business, with technology from Simelectro France, to build on its strong relationships with power generation utilities.
|1982 - 1985
||In a short time enters the switchgear components business by technology transfer from Terasaki Japan (Air Circuit Breakers); ABB Stromberg Finland (Switches and Switch Fuse Units) and France (Contactors, Overload Relays and Motor Starters). Thus becomes a major LV Switchgear Player.
|1992 - 1994
||Diversities with 3 joint ventures: Wago (Terminals), RS (Mail Orders) and AVK-SEG (Alternator and Relays until 2004 restructuring).
|1998 - 2007
||Second Generation join the business. Big thrust on exports. Entry into Lighting and Wiring Accessories. Establishment of EOU and SEZ facilities. Acknowledged as India’s #1 Busbar Company. Growth of almost 40% for three years in a row 2005 to 2008. JV with Himoinsa of Spain to manufacture Diesel Generating Sets.
||Enters Medium Voltage business through a JV with Efacec of Portugal. Raises private equity from GE Commercial Finance with intention to grow even more aggressively through organic and inorganic means. Merges three main companies into a single entity – C&S Electric Ltd.