- Our Journey
With a rich legacy that precedes its name, Wipro Lighting today is synonymous with reliable innovations that continue to light up thousands of lives across India. Here’s a look at our journey and milestones through the years.
Wipro was founded in 1945 by MH Premji in Amalner, a small town in Maharashtra, riding the wave of an imminent Indian Independence. It started as a manufacturer of vegetable and refined oils under the trade names of Kisan, Sunflower and Camel.
Wipro continued to expand in the consumer products domain under the division – Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting. "Santoor" soap was launched in 1986 and it went on to become one of the top selling soaps in the country and catapulted Wipro as a leading FMCG in personal care.
The emergence of Wipro Limited
In June 1977, the name of the company changed from Western India Vegetable Products Limited to Wipro Products Limited and the year 1981 marked the arrival of Wipro in the IT domain. In 1982, the name changed from Wipro Products Limited to Wipro Limited. With the internet revolution in the 90’s Wipro Limited emerged as one of the top IT companies and continues to be in a position of strength on a global level. Wipro is recognized worldwide for its comprehensive portfolio of products and services, a strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship.
Over the last 15 years, Wipro Consumer care and Lighting has made 10 acquisitions to diversify its portfolio and emerged as a strong player in India and International markets. Wipro consumer care and lighting has a strong brand presence with a significant market share across segments in India, South East Asia and the Middle East.
It has a presence in over 40 countries and has 15 manufacturing units in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam along with state of the art R & D facilities in India and Malaysia.
The company has a diverse workforce over 10000 people from 15 nationalities and 59% of the total employees are women.
The company has an impressive portfolio of brands, which are leaders in the respective markets. Santoor, Chandrika, Glucovita, Garnet LED, North West Switches and Yardley are leading brands in India. In the commercial segment, Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting has established itself as a leader in outdoor lighting, indoor lighting and office modular furniture.
Collaborating with customers, understanding their unique needs and developing world class LED lighting solutions that exceed their expectations.
THE BIRTH OF LIGHTING
In 1992, we extended our wing into the retail and institutional segment with Wipro Lighting. Our aim was to offer the latest lighting solutions designed to enhance every home and office space. Our innovative approach saw us be one of the first to launch a comprehensive LED Lighting range for the consumer retail segment in India under the brand name Garnet that is among the top LED brands in the country today.
With over 20 years of experience in commercial and institutional lighting, Wipro Lighting provides best-in-class LED lighting solutions. Today we have become synonymous with leadership in thought and reliability in the LED lighting industry.
Today, we offer a range of lighting solutions that consists of LED bulbs, LED Battens, LED Downlighters, panels and spotlights, - (include all range from products drop down), Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), consumer luminaries, fluorescent lamps, and general lighting lamps catering to modern homes and small commercial spaces.
THE GROWTH STORY
We built 3 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Mysore, Waluj and Baddi, dedicated to providing consumers only the best in class and environment friendly lighting solutions.
To stay on our path & promise of delivering quality & trusted products, making us a trusted & leading provider of home lighting solutions in the Indian market, today.
We cater to 80000 electrical outlets and 500,000 grocers making us one of the best distributed lighting companies in India. With a CAGR of 20% in the past 3 years, we are one of the fastest growing lighting companies in the consumer lighting space.