Gillanders Arbuthnot has a rich heritage intricately linked with the undivided British India. The company started its corporate journey in the year 1819 when F M Gillanders and G C Arbuthnot formed a partnership firm under the name Gillanders Arbuthnot & Co. On 1st February 1935, the firm became a Private Limited company and carried on business in the erstwhile British India including Burma.
The company then had interests in banking & finances, property management, wide range of trading activities and as manager agents of several other companies. The company was elevated to the status of a public limited company on February 28,1947.
The business interests of the company covers areas of tea, textile, chemicals, paints, real estate etc. At present Gillanders Arbuthnot & Co. is a part of well-known G D Kothari Group of Companies.Kothari Group's activities cover a very wide field in different disciplines viz. manufacturing of CNC Milling Machines and Machining Centres, Non-Ferrous Foundries, Turnkey Projects / Construction, Pharmaceuticals, Jute, Tea Gardens, Textiles, Paints, Vegetable Oils, Wood Products, Banking and in services of the Society -- Hospitals, Charitable Dispensaries, Temple, Real Estates, etc.
Different Divisions of the company includes: