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THESE 5 famous corporates are carrying forward the legacy of Kanpur as an industrial town

These 5 industry giants have established Kanpur on the map of India with their large-scale production units and huge turn-overs.

Once famous as the Manchester of East, the textile industry which was rapidly developing in Kanpur around the 20th-century, allayed with the end of British India Corporation. However, the spirit of entrepreneurship survived and several such homegrown brands of prominence have now made a name for their quality goods at the national and international level. So we have curated a list of 5 industry giants based out of Kanpur, in case you missed out on knowing about them from your General Knowledge books!


JK Cement Limited

JK Cement is an arm of the conglomerate JK Organisation, which manufactures cement used in the construction business. Founded by Lala Kamlapat Singhania, this company established itself with several innovative marketing campaigns, including - Deewarein Bol Uthengi and Desh Ka Rakshak. Visit their official website to know more about the four-decade-long journey of JK Cement.

Registered Office: Kamla Tower, Kanpur

Frost International Limited

Frost International is a venture that took roots in 1995 with three friends who actualised their dream of setting up a business together. Mr. Uday Desai, Mr. Sunil Verma and Mr. Anoop Kumar Wadhera, nurtured its humble beginnings in trade with the Russian Federation. Today, this company has extended into agro commodities, bullion, metals and minerals.

Corporate Office: Kalpana Plaza, Birhana Road, Kanpur

RSP Limited

Hearing the name of the iconic detergent brand, Ghadi, makes almost everyone sing the 'pehle istemal kare fir vishwas kare' jingle in their head. Founded by Mr. Muralidhar Gyanchandani and Mr. Vimal Gyanchandani, the RSPL Group started its journey in 1998 and has launched numerous 'best-value for money' brands since then, including- Red Chief, Namaste India and Pro-ease.

Registered Office: Fazalganj, Kanpur

Rimjhim Ispat

Headquartered at Kanpur, Rimjhim Ispat ventured into the production of various stainless steel materials that are applicable in numerous industries, including construction, automotive, container, appliance and industrial machinery. Today, the founders have also expanded in other domains, such as Novel Sugar and Juhi Alloys Limited.

Head Office: Azad Nagar, Kanpur

Lohia Group

A group of 6 companies working under the head of Lohia Group, this business conglomerate first established itself during the 1970s. Its flagship venture Lohia Starlinger Limited was functioning in partnership with Starlinger & Co. GmbH of Austria to serve the global textile industry. In 2013, with the exit of the Austrian Group, it was renamed as Lohia Corp. Read more about the services and applications of goods produced by Lohia Group, here.

Head Office: Panki Industrial Estate, Kanpur

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While factories of many of such industries have been moved to the fringes, these noted business ventures still provide employment opportunities to many city-dwellers. These 5 industry giants have established Kanpur on the map of India with their large-scale production units and huge turn-overs. Do you know a similar entrepreneurial venture that we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments below!

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