It all began in the year 1970 when Mr. J.R. Singal, the chairman of the existing Eastman Group started a Bicycle Brake Shoe manufacturing plant in Ludhiana, Punjab. There has been no looking back since then and Eastman from its humble origins has grown on to become one of the highly coveted business conglomerates in India. From being awarded the “Niryat Shree” for Excellence in exports to winning the “EEPC INDIA” Excellence award three times in a matter of four years, Eastman has set new benchmarks in the manufacturing and export industry.
Mr. J. R. Singal, our Chairman sets up a bicycle brake shoe manufacturing plant in Ludhiana, Punjab.
Our first export consignment gets dispatched to Thailand.
First export send to Argentina & Ivory Coast .
EASTMAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED(E.I.L) a corporate entity established as a first step to professionalize operations.
EASTMAN CAST & FORGE LTD (E.C.F.L) incorporated for export of hand tools.
Major product and market expansion initiated.EASTMAN products are available in all major markets of South America and introduced in Mediterranean regions of Europe. E.C.F.L adds garden and agriculture tools to its range.
E.I.L wins the Latin America Focus award as per the Foreign Trade Policy decided by Directorate of Foreign Trade Policy decided by Directorate of Foreign Trade, (Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India).
Both E.I.L and E.C.F.L certified ISO 9002 & ISO 9001 respectively.
E.I.L wins Focus LAC Award for outstanding Export performance in 1999-2000.
E.I.L wins National Export Awards for excellence in Exports.
After a small beginning previous year, EASTMAN INDUSTRIAL COMPANY (E.I.C) is formed for export of two wheelers and their spare parts.
E.C.F.L. wins the EEPC INDIA Excellence award 2005-06 .
EASTMAN AUTO & POWER LIMITED is incorporated for launch of Lead Acid Batteries E.C.F.L. wins the EEPC INDIA Excellence award 2006-07.
E.I.L awarded Niryat Shree for Excellence in exports.
E.C.F.L wins the "EEPC INDIA" Excellence award 2008-09.
E.C.F.L wins the "Energy Conservation-2008" award as per Punjab Energy development Agency.
E.C.F.L wins the "Energy Conservation Award" under the aegis of power ministry. E.A.P.L certified ISO 9001:2008 E.C.F.L awarded "The Corporate Citizen of the year Award 2010" by PHDCCI.
ECFL wins Best Focus Product Award at DnB Indian Exporter's Excellence Awards.
EAPL enters Solar battery manufacturing. Automotive battery approval from ASRTU (Association of State Transport Undertakings). Gets MNRE certification for its Solar range of batteries .
E.I.L establishes a state of art bicycle manufacturing plant and the first shipment is dispatched to Europe.