Godrej was founded by Ardeshir Godrej and Pirojsha Godrej in 1897, Lalbaug, Mumbai. Ardeshir Godrej, lawyer-turned-locksmith, was a persistent inventor and a strong visionary who could see the spark in the future. His inventions, manufactured by his brother Pirojsha Godrej, were the foundation of today’s Godrej Empire. It operates in sectors such as real estate, consumer products, industrial engineering.

Godrej’s products include Locks, security systems, word processors, rocket launchers, refrigerators, furniture, outsourcing services, machine tools, process equipment, cosmetics, detergents, engineering workstations, medical diagnostics, aerospace equipment, edible oils and chemical, car perfumes, chicken, agri-products, material handling equipment, access equipment’s etc.

IES Management College was instrumental in bringing students from FHNW to meet the Godrej Management team, since 2010. The Corporate India Tour of IES provided FHNW a unique platform for exposing their students to the working of Godrej and how core Indian values are used in the everyday management of Godrej.

Godrej had organized plant visits to show case technology and other interactive presentations about evolution of Godrej and its relevance in India today. The FHNW students were also exposed to how Godrej is following an excellence model. Mr. G. Sundaraman, Senior Vice President-Disruptive Innovations, mentioned “The Godrej team observed that FHNW students are keen learners and showed interest in its operations and posed challenging questions from time to time. Mr. Inderpal Singh, Past President of PED (Process Equipment Division) , expressed that Godrej is eager to continue interactions with FHNW & IES.

During the visit to Godrej’s Mangrove, Dr. Uta Milow, Dy Director- School of Business, FHNW, also mentioned that she is “amazingly impressed” with the green initiatives and deep social & ecological values shown by Godrej. “We are impressed with IES Management College’s pioneering effort in organizing Corporate India Tour for over three years in succession and playing a catalytic role between industry and academia.” - Ms Nalini Kala (Manager-Godrej)


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