Crompton Greaves (CG)
(, ) is an Indian
multinational engaged in design, manufacturing, and marketing of products related to power generation, transmission, and distribution based in Mumbai
. Its part of Avantha Group
Col. R.E.B. Crompton founded R.E.B. Crompton & Company in 1878. The company was merged with F.A Parkinson in 1927 to form Crompton Parkinson Ltd. Greaves Cotton and Company, established by James Greaves in 1859, was appointed as their concessionaire in India.
In 1937, Crompton Parkinson established Crompton Parkinson Works Ltd. in Bombay as a wholly owned Indian subsidiary. In collaboration with Greaves Cotton, it also established a sales organization, Greaves Cotton & Crompton Parkinson Ltd. In 1947, just before India's Independence, Lala Karam Chand Thapar, an eminent Indian industrialist, bought Greaves Cotton, when the company was put up for sale. With this acquisition, Karam Chand Thapar gained control of several associated companies such as Crompton Parkison Works, Greaves Cotton and Crompton Parkinson Company.
The name Crompton Greaves Limited was adopted on 2 August 1966, following a court-directed amalgamation of Greaves Cotton and Cromption Parkinson Ltd.
Over the years, the company has evolved into one of India's largest private sector enterprises.
After the acquisition of the Belgium
-based Pauwels Trafo/Pauwels Group in May 2005, Crompton Greaves was ranked amongst the world's top ten electrical transformer
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