Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd
is a Government of India
Enterprise which manufactures barrels
, performance chemicals
, functional additives
and marine freight containers
.It also undertakes tea exports and trading, travel, tours, and cargo and engineering services such as turnkey projects, energy-audit and consultancy and freight-container repairs.
Balmer Lawrie started its corporate journey as a Partnership Firm on 1st February 1867 at Kolkata
, founded by two Scotmen - George Stephen Balmer and Alexander Lawrie.
From Tea to Shipping, Insurance to Banking, Trading to Manufacturing - there was hardly any business Balmer Lawrie did not delve into in its early years.
Today, Balmer Lawrie has emerged as a multi-activity, multi-technology, multi-location conglomerate with global footprints - along with its Joint Ventures, encompassing diverse interests in Manufacturing Sector via Industrial Packaging, Greases & Lubricants, Performance Chemicals, and also Services sector via Tea Blending & Packaging, Tours & Travel, Logistics Infrastructure & Services and Engineering & Projects.
Balmer Lawrie became a private limited company in 1924 and a public limited company in 1936. In 1972, Balmer Lawrie became a Government Company consequent to the nationalisation of IBP Co. Ltd of which it was a subsidiary Company
- 1924 Private Limited Company
- 1936 Public Limited Company
- 1972 Government Company
- 1987 Schedule B PSE