The Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Limited (BBTCL) is a 142 year old company. The company founded its fortunes on teak in the year 1863, as a public company. The company is a leading concern of the Wadia Group, a reputed Indian business house with interests in plantations, foods, textiles, chemicals, laminates, electronics and light engineering, healthcare and real estate. The group’s turnover is around $750 million. Bombay Burmah, Bombay Dyeing and Britannia are the mastheads of the Group.
BBTCL is one of the few oldest companies of pre-independence era, still flourishing with its core values, ethics and above all, the competency in trade. It is the second oldest publicly quoted company with an annual turnover of $45 million. After immense success in the business of teak, the company has diversified its interests in Tea, Coffee, Dental Products and Formica Laminates.
Originally BBTCL was formed as a public company to encourage teak business by taking over the assets and rights in Burma (now Myanmar) of William Wallace. At that time, the company was catering to the domestic demands, then expanded trading in other Asian regions. It was not until 1913 that the company turned its attention to tea plantations and invested in suitable areas in South India
The premier taste of tea at BBTCL has not changed a bit over more than a century, neither the confidence of customers in it, though it has taken to modern machineries, processes and growing procedures. The company believes in providing the best natural quality products and taking India to the global platform. To achieve this, it completely relies on product quality and trade competency. Of course, the present world recognizes the worth of Indian goods and services, and the country's capacity to meet the global standards.
In 2012, through a scheme of amalgamation, Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd merged its wholly owned subsidiary M/s. Electromags Automative Products Pvt Ltd.
Product portfolio of the company includes:
BBTCL's trade interests lies in a variety of products. Owing to their previous successful trade channels, they have expanded their business in many areas like:
Industrial Products :
The company is also enagaged in other businesses like laminate products, dental products, springs, opthalmic products, weighing products, orthopaedic products and auto electrical components
Awards & Achievements
The Tea Board of India, in association with the United Planters Association of South India (UPASI), successfully conducted its third edition of the GOLDEN LEAF INDIA Awards in 2007 and the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation added yet another feather to its cap, by walking away with trophies for all the 4 samples that it took part in the competition. The Jury recognized BBTC teas as the best in the Anamallais with our Mukkottumudi and Anaimudi teas winning trophies. Manjolai, BBTC's CTC factory from Singampatti, bagged the trophy for CTC Fannings and Oothu bagged the Trophy under the Organic Tea Category.
In 2008 too Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation bagged trophies for all the four samples collected in GOLDEN LEAF INDIA Awards
Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation’s Mauritius arm, Leila Lands in April 2009, acquired 100% of Britannia Brand from Singapore based Danone Asia. This has resulted in Leila Lands’ indirect shareholding in Britannia Industries, increasing from 25.48% to 50.96%.