The group was founded in 1976 by Bhagwat Prasad
Mittal. A highly distinguished and capable engineer,
from the Banaras Hindu University, he has to his
credit many pioneering developments that took place
in India, including the development of the first
self-priming construction pumps for the famous Bhakra
Nangal Dam. Mr Mittal had a vision to always develop
innovative products for the country, be it engineering
equipment, automotive components, or security products.
Some of his pioneering efforts include development
and manufacturing of:
Rotating Turbines for Power Generation in
| Ash handling
pumps in Thermal Power projects
Lift Irrigation schemes, such as the Kashmir
canal, the Rajasthan canal, the Indira Gandhi
canal in Haryana, the Beas-Sutlej Link project
in Punjab and several others
Dewatering equipment for the Farakka Barrage
in West Bengal
In 1982 Group Aristocraft diversified into the
conversion industry specialising in slitting of
delicate and narrow webs of films, foils and laminates.
This is when Mr Mittal started to develop the
Security Thread for the Indian Bank notes as an
import-substitute. The efforts finally bore fruit
in 1991, when against a global tender we were
awarded a large order for supply of 5,000 kgs
of security thread. With our focus on innovation,
in the mid 90's we developed the Demetalised UV
Fluorescent Security Thread, again a pioneering
development by Group Aristocraft.
Surging ahead, in 2005, the company joined hands
with Papierfabrik Louisenthal - a global leader
in the Banknote industry and established a greenfield
facility for the manufacture of machine readable
security threads. With a firm technical backing
of a globally renowned leader, Group Aristocraft
is poised to achieve many a milestones.
The second generation entrepreneur, Anshu Mittal
joined Group Aristocraft in 1987 and is presently
steering its entire operations. He received extensive
industrial entrepreneurial guidance and training
from his father and is a graduate of the Shri
Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.
Our most important asset is our people.
It's their dedication and passion that makes
our business what it is. In return, we are
committed to giving all of our employees
the skills and training they need to attain
their full potential.
Across the group, we have nearly a 100
employees and each and every one of them
has to comply with the Group's Code of Ethics,
which endorses principles of transparency,
fairness, trust and good work-conduct, as
well as setting clear and consistent standards
for health, safety and environmental management.