the time independent Indias first industrialists were
redrawing the blueprint of commerce and industry, a farmer's son was
hard at work redrawing the blueprint of his small business in Nalwa,
a village in present-day Haryana. The enterprising young man was
O.P. Jindal , Jindal Organizations Man of Destiny
Lacking the expertise to start a manufacturing unit, O.P. Jindal
did the next best thing; he started trading in steel pipes. The
early years were tough; and what saw him through was his vision and
the determination to realize it.
By 1952, he was proficient and experienced enough to set up the
groups first factory at Liluah, near Calcutta for the
manufacturing of steel pipes, bends and sockets. Soon thereafter, a
similar manufacturing unit was set up at Hisar.
This period also saw the emergence of a professional culture.
Jindal - the proprietorship was transformed into Jindal - the
organization. In the early 60s, Jindal R & D showed
promise by developing Indias first 100% indigenous pipe mill,
again at Hisar. This was a breakthrough, the first of many in the
years to come. Jindal built up a reputation for ingenuity of product
and product integrity.
In 1970 , he established Jindal Strips Limited and a mini steel
plant set up at Hisar to manufacture coils and plates through the
electric and furnace route.
The management of the company is now looked after by the four able
sons of O.P. Jindal
P.R. Jindal, Sajjan Jindal, Ratan Jindal &
and his grand daughter Sminu