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Welcome to the world of Amalgamations.

The Amalgamations seed was sown in 1938 with one man's vision for a prosperous, industrialised India. Shri. S. Anantharamakrishnan, or ‘J’ as he was fondly known as, was a visionary who dared challenge the impediments to India's Industrial future. He pioneered many ventures and spearheaded the quest for sourcing the finest technologies in the world.

The Amalgamations saga was born when it took over the 100 year old Simpsons in 1941. Amalgamations soon brought under its shade some of the oldest companies in Southern India like Higginbothams, Associated Printers, Associated Publishers, Addison & Co., SRVS, George Oakes, T.Stanes, The United Nilgiri Tea Estates and Stanes Amalgamated Estates.

From the mid 1950s, the auto component manufacturing companies of the Group have worked with practically every major OEM in the country, to bolster their import substitution requirements. Strong collaborations with international market leaders have influenced the technology advancements. These, combined with technological innovations and strong initiatives on new product development, have contributed substantially to a strong equity in the After-markets as well, ably supported by vibrant national distribution networks. The Group's overseas presence and distribution have over time, moved from strength to strength.

The Group's R&D facilities have focused on proactive product development and have cemented a strong base in the domestic and overseas markets. In fact, several of the Group Companies have obtained ISO, QS, TS and other international certifications for quality and environmental management systems.

As a business philosophy, the Group companies maintain their leadership status by focusing on new generation technologies. A carefully calibrated strategy of the product-market matrix has enabled sharp focus on the product range, R&D capabilities and new technologies, besides sales and distribution. These initiatives have enabled the Group to build a sound technology platform, with strong in-house capabilities.

Today, the Group is one of India's largest Light Engineering Conglomerates… It has 47 companies and 50 manufacturing plants with presence in Manufacturing, Trading & Distribution, Plantations and Services.