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moments of Greaves

1859 - 2007


James Greaves and George Cotton founded the company.


Greaves Cotton entered into a Joint Venture with Crompton Parkinson of England to introduce ceiling fans and a range of other electrical products in India (now known as Crompton Greaves Limited).


Joint Venture with Ruston & Hornsby Ltd., U.K. and started manufacturing diesel engines in India.


Pioneering industrialist Lala Karamchand Thapar bought Greaves and it became an Indian Company.


Greaves Power Transmission Unit set up in Pune in collaboration with David Brown Gear Industries, U.K., and pioneered the manufacturing of industrial and marine Gearboxes in India.


Greaves Joint Venture with Morganite Crucible Ltd., U.K. to manufacture Silicon Carbide Crucibles.Technical collaboration with BOMAG GmbH, Germany, to manufacture Vibratory Compactors.


Launched Transit Mixer and Batching Plants.


Introduced concreting equipment in technical collaboration with CIFA of Italy.


Eco friendly Light Diesel Engine complying with Bharat stage II (Euro II) emission norms launched.


Greaves second Transit Mixer manufacturing facility opened near Chennai. Greaves acquires Bukh-Farymann GmbH Diesel, Germany Greaves sets up Light Engines Unit IV at Aurangabad.

2009 - 2023


Greaves corsses two million mark in light diesel engines


Greaves crosses three million mark in light diesel engines


Greaves Cotton Limited reaches over 5 million customers with ‘Made in India’ engines.


Greaves opens 100th Greaves Care Centre for Conventional/ Alternate Fuel and Electric Vehicles. Greaves Cotton signs up with Piaggio Vehicles to develop a new generation of Powertrain applications.


1) Mahindra partners with Greaves Cotton to source BS-VI ready Powertrain Solutions 2) Greaves Cotton launches BS-VI compliant, world’s cleanest single-cylinder Diesel engine


1) Ampere launches Magnus Pro Electric Scooter 2) Greaves Genius- a series of Smart Gensets launched 3) Ampere acquires 74% stake in E-Rickshaw Company- Bestway 4) Greaves launches OHV Petrol Pumpset


Ampere Electric Plans Investment of INR 700 crores for e-mobility manufacturing plant in Ranipet signs MoU with Government of Tamil Nadu


ALJ commits to invest USD 220-million in Greaves Electric Mobility. Magnus EX becomes one of India’s leading electric scooters


Greaves unveils electric powertrain. Greaves Electric Mobility unveils 6 new electric 2 & 3 wheelers. Ampere brand relaunched with the anthem, “Har Gully Electric. Greaves Cotton to acquire 100% equity stake through multiple tranches in motion‐control systems player, Excel Controlinkage Pvt Ltd

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