IN 1957, two brothers, Ratilal Shah and Shantilal Shah, started their own firm, Shah Brothers, with a desire to establish themselves in Mumbai. Since its inception in 1957, Shah Brothers became a trade partner of Timken Bearings along with other available leading imported brands. Their market knowledge, business acumen, foresight and dedication ensured business association with Timken Bearings.
Over the years, the changing political, financial and socio-economic conditions in the country posed unknown problems. However, the brothers weathered the storms with grit, astute management, integrity and honesty. The stage was now set for indigenisation and Shah Brothers associated with Metalbox Bearings, which subsequently became Tata Bearings. Their strong business policies and faith in Timken products were soon noticed by the industry and trade. Soon, the name Shah Brothers became synonymous with bearings. Shah Brothers then acquired Auto Electricals, an old family business in Vadodara, and associated themselves with Lucas Indian service. They now have bearings and auto electricals businesses in Mumbai and Vadodara. Meanwhile, the stage was set for the second generation to consolidate the business after their higher education. They explored the industrial sectors and found applications in steel, fertiliser, rolling mills, construction equipment and many other industries. They looked beyond the existing products, initiated marketing of precision engineering products and established other group companies. These include Atlas Engineering Company, which deals with Fluid Power Products of Schrader Duncan Ltd, an Indo-American joint venture company; Atlas Fluid Controls, which deals with Fluconn Rotary Unions; and Technic Systems to cater to the needs of growing industrial belt around Mumbai. The group currently enjoys the leadership status in its areas of operations.
For details contact:
P R Shah
Tel: 022-2385 2508/1653