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WINDLASS: NAME ENTRUSTED SINCE 75 YEARS

75 years ago, in 1943, Windlass Group was incorporated at ‘Ghanta Ghar’ of Dehradun, state capital of Uttarakhand. Since then the group has given employment to 2000 people globally. Headquartered at the Haridwar Road, Dehradun, Windlass is the only name in the state to be known world-wide.

Windlass is a trademark of precision, Quality, Integrity, Trust and commitment towards the on-time delivery.

Windlass began its journey in 1941 when a young and motivated 22 year-old Mr Ved Prakash Windlass moved from Ambala Cantonment to the Doon Valley. He started working as a government contractor and later on started his own cutlery unit in 1943 by the name of ‘Windlass Steel Crafts’ (WSC).

British Gorkha Regiment then offered WSC a contract to build precarious and exceptional combat knife, the Khukri. Mr Windlass worked very hard to fulfil the requirements of the Regiment and built his company with the help of local talent and craftsmen. Mr V P Windlass was the first to set his entrepreneurship in Dehradun.

He not only developed the city into a business centre but also offered employment to the natives by setting up the industry in the heart of the city. Windlass Steel Crafts is commonly famous as the Khukri Factory.

Following the footsteps of Mr Ved Prakash Windlass, his son Mr Sudhir Windlass stepped into the business and introduced modern techniques and focussed on the expansion of the industry. Being a visionary, the third born son- Mr Sudhir Windlass- streamlined the manufacturing unit by bringing every essential element under one roof. He preferred turning the WSC into a combination of many factories instead of outsourcing and in return it opened the gates of employment for more locals.

Over the years the group has worked successfully in the fields of Steel Fabrication and Sword Manufacturing, Real-Estate, Infrastructure, Hospitality, Garment Manufacturing, Oilfield Equipment Manufacturing amongst other things.

It is the dedication and hard work of Mr Ved Kumar Windlass that in the past 75 years the Windlass Group has successfully managed to spread its name globally. It is the legacy of Mr Windlass that is imprinting the name internationally by holding up high standards and traditions followed by his sons and grandchildren.

1943

1943 Windlass Steelcrafts (WSC)

Windlass Steelcrafts (WSC), the flagship company of Windlass Group was established in 1943 by Mr Ved Prakash Windlass for manufacturing Khukri for the British Gurkha Regiment. WSC is now the largest Sword Manufacturing Company in the world, with state-of-the-art integrated manufacturing facilities in Dehradun, India and Toledo, Spain. WSC customers range from large blockbuster Hollywood movies to the leading Army’s and Governments around the world.

1995

1995 Atlanta Cutlery Corporation (ACC)

With the acquisition of Atlanta Cutlery Corporation (ACC) in 1995, Windlass strengthened its presence in the United States market. ACC, headquartered in Atlanta, United States is the largest supplier of decorative arms and armaments in Northern America.

1995

1995 Atlanta Cutlery Corporation (ACC)

With the acquisition of Atlanta Cutlery Corporation (ACC) in 1995, Windlass strengthened its presence in the United States market. ACC, headquartered in Atlanta, United States is the largest supplier of decorative arms and armaments in Northern America.

1996

1996 RS Windlass & Sons (RSW)

Headquartered in Noida, India, RS Windlass & Sons is a leading manufacturer and supplier of readymade garments and period costumes for the International Market. With specialisation in manufacturing exquisite period costumes that recreate the grandeur of lords and ladies of the bygone era. Some of the most glamorous and remarkable items manufactured at R.S. Windlass includes fully licensed replicas of the costumes from the Hollywood blockbusters like Lord of the rings, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and many more.

2006

2006 Windlass Engineers & Services (WESPL)

Windlass Engineers & Services headquartered at Haridwar Road, Dehradun is an established manufacturer and distributor of high quality Oilfield equipment. With exclusive API (American Petroleum Institute) certification the manufacturing facilities can supply to Oilfield and Energy customers around the world. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in Dehradun, Dubai, and Houston, USA.

2006

2006 Windlass Engineers & Services (WESPL)

Windlass Engineers & Services headquartered at Haridwar Road, Dehradun is an established manufacturer and distributor of high quality Oilfield equipment. With exclusive API (American Petroleum Institute) certification the manufacturing facilities can supply to Oilfield and Energy customers around the world. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in Dehradun, Dubai, and Houston, USA.

2015

2015 Windlass Developers

Windlass Developers Pvt Ltd (Formerly known as Windlass Constructions) was established to continue and lead the good work done by its parent company Windlass Realtors, which was the first such development company in the state of Uttrakhand to bring iconic projects such as Windlass Residency and Windlass Shopping Complex. Windlass Developers is a believer in building unmatched structures with beautiful aesthetics, innovative designs with the latest technology keeping safety, cost and comfort as the guiding pillars. Windlass Developers is a leader in Housing, Hospitality and Commercial & Retail development in Northern India.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Windlass Group owes its success to the people of Uttrakhand. The group strongly believes in giving back to the society and goes out of the way to conduct various events and activities for the welfare of the people of Uttrakhand. Events such as Blood Donation Camps, Free Health Check-up camps, Cleanliness drives, Scholarships for Students, Education & Sanitation drives across various societies are organised by the Group.