Established in 1944 by industrial pioneer Walchand (Doshi) as India’s first automobile manufacturer part of the erstwhile ‘Walchand’ industrial group that established many of India’s major industries :
Born in Solapur, Maharashtra, Seth Walchand Hirachand transcended his rural roots to implement a vision of an independent India founded on genuine Indian enterprise, skills and capabilities.
Seth Lalchand Hirachand was a noted industrialist and philanthropist. His interest and involvement covered a diverse swath of industries, including automobiles, construction, engineering, sugar, etc.
He was an industrialist with a progressive vision with regards to India's industrial growth. He firmly believed in the country's entrepreneurial strength, and that the right opportunities coupled with appropriate education was the key to unlocking its fullest potential.