Beckons Industries, engaged in security printing and biotechnology, was incorporated as a private limited company on September 3, 1992 and was converted to a public limited company on March 15, 1995. It got its present name on September 5, 2003.
The company manufactures cut sheet papers, pre-printed computer stationery like invoices, water/electricity bills and various other printed forms required by corporates, plain/EZR computer papers and single color pre-printed items with logos at its manufacturing facilities in Mohali, Punjab. It has entered into a joint collaboration agreement with the Punjab State Council for Science & Technology for setting up a biotechnology park called Genome Valley in Mohali, Punjab. The company has promoted a subsidiary company called Punjab Biotechnology Park for setting up the park. It is setting up a 100% export-oriented biotechnology incubator (BTI) in a public-private partnership model with the central government and the government of Punjab in Derra Bassi, Punjab.
As part of its expansion plans, Beckons Industries has initiated steps for manufacturing, processing and marketing of biofuel/biodiesel and computer peripherals in Punjab. It has an agreement with Oakland Technologies for promoting the sale of computer stationery for domestic and export markets and with Data Tech for sourcing its software needs. The company has set up a software development centre in the US. It supplies pre-printed computer stationery to leading public sector units like LIC, Indian Railway, IOC, MTNL, SAIL, defence establishments, Punjab Communication, Ranbaxy, Punjab Tractors and DCM, to name a few.
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The company manufactures cut sheet papers, pre-printed computer stationery like invoices, water/electricity bills and other various printed forms required by corporates, plain/EZR computer papers and single color pre-printed items with logos at its manufacturing facilities in Mohali, Punjab.
1992 - AGK Computer Secure Prints Limited was incorporated as a private limited company on September 3, vide Certificate of Incorporation No.16-12574 dated September 3, 1992 issued by Registrar of Companies, Jalandhar. Subsequently it was converted into a public limited company and obtained fresh Certificate of Incorporation from Registrar of Companies Jalandhar dated March 15, 1995.
The registered office of the company is at Mohali (near Chandigarh) and the proposed plant is to be located at C-54, Phase-III, Industrial Area, SAS Nagar, Mohali (near Chandigarh), which is a well developed industrial town of Punjab.
The promoters of the company decided to undertake tailor-made printing on continuous computer papers, which was in great demand by the corporate sector and various government & semi-government departments like Railway, electricity boards, telephone department, insurance, banks, etc. and therefore, incorporated AGK Computer Secure Prints Limited.
The unit was set up with most modern machinery and a sophisticated laboratory was installed at D/118, Industrial Estate, Phase VII, SAS Nagar, Mohali. This company is now going for expansion and diversification and hence proposes to set up Unit II in Mohali.
The company is presently engaged in manufacturing pre-printed computer stationery in multi colour and multi parts like invoices, water/electricity bills and other various printed forms required by body corporates, manufacturing of plain/EZR computer papers and single colour pre printed items with logos with an installed capacity of 1,68,000 boxes per annum.
The original project was set up and the project was commissioned as per schedule and there was no cost overrun.
1995 - The company has been registered with DGS&D under Rate Contract vide their Registration No.PM-6/RC-3776/Computer Sty/95-96/P6/ACSP/COAD/106 dated June 8, 1995 for supply of all varieties of continuous computer stationery to various government departments. Only a few companies have been registered with DGS&D under Rate Contract, out of which AGK Computer Secure Prints Limited is one among them.
AGK Computer Secure Prints Limited is a regular supplier of pre-printed computer stationery to leading public sector units like LIC, Railways, IOC, MTNL, SAIL and defence establishments. The company's clientele also includes well known private sector companies like Punjab Communication Ltd, Ranbaxy, Punjab Tractors Ltd, DCM, etc.
The company has been registered with Indian Standard Institution (ISI) vide Registration No.12766-1989, for ensuring the standards of the company's products.
Beckons Industries has also been awarded Excellence Award presented by Institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi which is indicative of the quality of company's products. Moreover, the company has already obtained ISI Mark vide Registration No.12766-1989 dated April 10.
1996 - The company launched its maiden public issue of 29,50,000 equity shares of Rs 10 each at par. Net offer to public was 29,42,000 equity shares.
1999 - The company entered into an agreement with Oakland Technologies, a well known professionally managed marketing company for promoting the sale of computer stationery for domestic and export markets.
The company has targeted to get ISO 9002 certificate by March 2000.
The authorised share capital of the company is Rs 5,50,00,000 divided into 55,00,000 equity shares of Rs 10 each, issued and subscribed capital comprises 51,15,600 of Rs 10 each and the paid-up capital amounts to Rs 3,12,15,670 divided into 24,30,400 equity share of Rs 10 each fully paid-up and 26,85,200 partly paid-up equity shares.
2000 - The company signed an agreement with NSDL and CDSL for dematerialisation.
AGK Computers has decided to hive off its peripheral division into a separate company, with the existing company's focus entirely on software.
The company entered into an agreement with Data Tech for sourcing its software needs.
AGK Computers is expanding its software operations abroad and has set up a software development centre in the US.
2004 - Delists shares from Delhi, Ludhiana and Madras Stock Exchanges
2005 - Beckons Industries signs a MOU with multinational construction company.
2010 - Beckons collaborates with US Company for Commercialization.
- Company collaborates with GTZ - Germany to establish facility for production of Algae Feedstock for Biodiesel."