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Milestones

Year Event
2015 Blue Star enters into JV with W J Towell & Co LLC; forms Blue Star Oman Electro-Mechanical Company LLC.
2015 Total Income crosses Rs 3,000 crores.
2015 PE&IS business of the Company transferred to a separate subsidiary called Blue Star Engineering & Electronics in April 2015.
2013 Blue Star celebrates its 70th Anniversary.
2012 Blue Star celebrates Birth Centennial of Founder Chairman, Mohan T Advani.
2011 Blue Star forays into the residential air conditioning segment.
2010 Blue Star acquires D S Gupta Construction, the largest independent Indian plumbing and fire-fighting contractor. Fortifies the Company's integrated Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire-fighting (MEP) contracting offering.
2008 Total Income crosses Rs 2,000 crores.
2008 Blue Star powers into Building Electrification. Acquires Naseer Electricals, a leading Electrical Contractor.
2007 Blue Star sets up its fifth factory at Wada, Thane District.
2006 Blue Star opts for a 5 for 1 stock split.
2006 Total Income crosses the Rs 1,000 crores mark.
2005 Blue Star sets up new factory at Kala Amb in Himachal Pradesh.
2003 Blue Star exits Yokogawa JV.
2001 Total Income crosses 500 crores. Export of air conditioning products begins.
2000 International Software business spun off to form Blue Star Infotech, listed on stock exchanges.
1999 Blue Star exits from Industrial Projects business.
1998 Major thrust on dealerisation and brand building begins.
1997 Dadra Plant inaugurated.
1995 Blue Star exits from HP India JV.
1993 Formation of Arab Malaysian Blue Star JV in Malaysia.
1992 Blue Star exits from Motorola JV.
1992 Total Income crosses Rs 200 crores.
1990 Gandhinagar factory closes.
1989 JV with Hewlett-Packard and Motorola begins.
1988 Assembly of personal computers under the brand name ‘Quantum’ begins.
1988 Manufacturing collaboration with Mitsubishi commences.
1988 Blue Star becomes India’s largest central air conditioning company.
1987 Gandhinagar factory set up for EPABX systems.
1987 Yokogawa Blue Star JV formed.
1986 Total Income crosses Rs 100 crores.
1985 Manufacturing of centrifugal packaged chillers commences at Thane Plant.
1984 York technology collaboration begins.
1983 International Software Division inaugurated in Seepz.
1980-86 Major AC and R projects executed in the Middle East.
1980 Bharuch Factory set up.
1978 Industrial Division commences activity.
1977 Middle East thrust begins. Joint Venture (JV) with Al Shirawi in Dubai.
1977 Hitachi Medical Equipment distributorship begins.
1974 Water Cooler manufacturing license granted to Yusuf Alghanim, Kuwait.
1972 First skyscrapers of Mumbai – Air India Building, Express Towers and Oberoi Hotel set-up – all air conditioned by Blue Star.
1972 Total Income crosses Rs 10 crores. Employment crosses 2,000.
1970 Hewlett-Packard distributorship commences.
1969 Factory moves from Colaba in Mumbai to Thane.
1965 Techniglas Pvt Ltd set up to manufacture insulation material.
1964 Total employment crosses 1,000.
1962 GDR Machine Tools distributorship begins.
1960 Total Income crosses the Rs 1 crore mark.
1957 Perkin-Elmer tie-up marks the start of the electronics business. GDR business machines agency commences.
1955 GDR Testing machines distributorship begins.
1954 Blue Star selected as distributor for Honeywell.
1949 Proprietorship converted to Private Limited Companies.
1948 Manufacturing of water coolers commences.
1947 Worthington selects Blue Star as Indian Partner. Manufacturing of ice candy machines and bottle coolers begins. Central air conditioning system design and execution begins.
1946 Blue Star secures Melchior Armstrong Dessau agency.
1943 Mohan T Advani establishes Blue Star Engineering Company as a proprietary firm.
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