Aspinwall & Co, with a colourful history spanning over 135 years is a highly broad-based corporate business house. In 1863, John H Aspinwall was inducted as a partner into Scott Brothers. He acquired the business of Scott Brothers in 1867, and launched Aspinwall & Company, offering a range of shipping services, besides carrying on business in timber, spices and several other agro products. The illustrious J.H Aspinwall expired in 1884, leaving the fortunes of his company in the capable hands of his partner, W.N. Black. Subsequently, EH Black also joined the firm. The Black brothers consolidated and expanded the Aspinwall enterprise.
Aspinwall became a public limited company in 1956, with financial participation from the Travancore Royal family. When, in 1971, the English company offered to disinvest its holdings, the Royal family acquired the controlling shares in the Group. With this regal association, the Aspinwall Group acquired a character and personality of its own, with dynamism, integrity and customer focus as its distinct hallmarks.
The post - 1971 phase has been one of consolidation, modernization and expansion for the Aspinwall Group - in the process, weeding out financially unviable ventures and diversifying into new areas of growth and profitability.
Business area of the company
The company is exporter and processor of Indian coffee beans, rubber, and coir floor coverings; offers shipping services.
Division of the company
Natural Fibre Products (Coir)
Tourism and Hospitality