History & Group Overview
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.