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History & Group Overview

A NAME TRUSTED SINCE 75 YEARS

Windlass Group, incorporated in 1943 at “Ghanta Ghar” Dehradun, is a household name in the State of Uttrakhand, India. Employing over 2000 people globally, headquartered at Haridwar Road, Dehradun, Windlass is the only business house from Uttrakhand to have made a name globally.

Serving the people across the world for the past 75 years, Windlass is a hallmark of Precision, Quality, Integrity, Trust and their commitment to on-time Delivery.

The history of the group dates back to 1941 when a young and motivated Mr.Ved Prakash Windlass at the age of 22 moved from AmbalaCantt to the valley of Dehradun. Here he worked as a government contractor before founding a small cutlery unit in 1943 by the name of ‘Windlass Steel Crafts’. Windlass Steel Crafts (WSC) was awarded the contract to build their critical and unique combat knife, the Kukri by the famed British Gurkha Regiment. Mr. Windlass worked day and night to deliver contracts and build his company with the help of local talent and craftsmen. Known only for its lush green mountains and good climate, no entrepreneur had ever set foot in Dehradun before Mr. Windlass. Mr. V.P. Windlass not only made Dehradun his home, he also developed the city into a business center. He gave employment to the local people and set up his industry in the heart of the city. Even now Windlass Steel Crafts is fondly known as the Kukri factory by the locals.

In the 1970’s Mr. V.P. Windlass’s sons entered the business and thereby started the modernization and expansion of WSC. Mr.Sudhir Windlass, the third born son of Mr. V.P. Windlass, has been a visionary from the beginning. He streamlined the manufacturing bringing everything under one roof instead of outsourcing. As a result WSC is not one factory but a combination of many factories. This allowed Windlass to provide employment to more and more local people.

Over the years the group has diversified successfully in the fields of Steel Fabrication and Sword Manufacturing, Real-Estate, Infrastructure, Hospitality, Garment Manufacturing, Oilfield Equipment Manufacturing amongst other things. It is unlikely that Mr. Windlass could have envisioned the tremendous impact his small firm would have when he founded his company 72 years ago. Yet his legacy lives on today as his sons and grand children continue to up hold the high standards and tradition set decades ago.

1943

Windlass Steelcrafts (WSC)

Windlass Steelcrafts (WSC), the flagship company of Windlass Group established in 1943 by Shri. Ved Prakash Windlass to manufacture Khukri’s 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

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

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

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 specialization in manufacturing exquisite period costumes that recreate the splendor 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

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 our manufacturing facilities can supply to Oilfield and Energy customers around the world. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in Dehradun, Dubai, and Houston, USA.

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 our manufacturing facilities can supply to Oilfield and Energy customers around the world. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in Dehradun, Dubai, and Houston, USA.

2015

Windlass Developers

Windlass Developers Pvt. Ltd (Formerly known as Windlass Constructions) 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 Pvt. Ltd (Formerly known as Windlass Constructions) 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 Pvt. Ltd (Formerly known as Windlass Constructions) is a leader in Housing, Hospitality, 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, Cleanup drives, Scholarships for Students, Education & Sanitation drives across various societies. We hope to build on the good work and continue supporting the people of Uttrakhand.