Established in Kolkata with an investment of just Rs. 295.
The Company was incorporated on 21st March, as a Public Limited Company under the Indian Companies Act, VII of 1913. The company manufactured bakery and soyabean products and exported cashew kernels and sea food products.
The Company obtained a priority of Certificate and imported new machinery thereby becoming the first biscuit company in India to install and run a gas oven plant.
A new factory was established at Kasara Pier Road in Mumbai. In the same year, the Company became a subsidiary of Peek,Frean&Co.Ltd., U.K.,a leading biscuit manufacturing company, and further strengthened its position by expanding the factories at Calcutta
A large part of the Company's production was diverted to war effort on account of World War II and at times as much as 95% of the total capacity was booked for the production of Service Biscuit.
The Calcutta Factory was shifted from Dum Dum to spacious grounds at Taratola Road in the suburbs of Calcutta. During the same year automatic plants were installed there and later in Mumbai in 1954.
The development of high quality sliced and wrapped bread in India was pioneered by the Company and was first manufactured at Delhi.
Britannia launches the delicious Bourbon biscuit in India.
Britannia Cakes hit the markets.
Britannia takes over biscuit distribution from Parry's
Britannia Bread is introduced in Calcutta and Chennai
The Indian share holding in the company crosses 60%
With effect from 3rd October, the name of the Company was changed from the Britannia Biscuit Co., Ltd., to Britannia Industries Ltd.
The Company signed a 10 year technical collaboration agreement with Nebico Pvt. Ltd., Nepal, for the supply of know-how relating to manufacturing, packaging and marketing of biscuits and selection of plant and machinery.
Sales cross Rs. 100 crores.
The turnover increased by 19.4% over the the previous year to Rs 192.15 crores. Good Day, a new biscuit launched during the year met with good response.
In (16 months), the total sales turnover increased on an annualised basis by 38.7% over the previous year. Increase in sales of bakery and soya products divisions and higher cashew exports helped to realise higher sales. With the introduction of some more brands during the year, the total biscuit brands of the bakery division reached 27. The soya products division introduced a range of extruded products under the brand name VITAL FEAST.
The Company launched new brand of biscuit,namely, CIRCUT'. Another brand PURE MAGIC was extended nationally and pista badam was added to GOOD DAY range of biscuits. The Executive Office of the company moves to Bangalore.
Two new brands of biscuits, Elaichi Cream and Petit Beurre are launched. A new Cashew Badam variant of the brand Milk Bikis and Pure Magic biscuit vanilla flavour is launched.
Britannia celebrates it Platinum Jubilee!
The Wadia Group acquires a claim in the company and becomes an equal partner with Group Danone. Britannia also launches Little Hearts and 50-50 biscuits.
Annual volume produced crosses 1 lakh tonne of biscuits. This year Britannia launches Baker's Choice and Thinlite - aimed at the health conscious consumer.
Britannia identifies a new mission - to make every 3rd Indian a Britannia consumer. It also changes its Corporate identity to "Eat Healthy, Think Better"
Britannia Marie Gold and Milk Bikis Milk Cream perform exceptionally well in the market and the company's profits improve despite the slow down in the economy.
Britannia launches its Dairy products. Britannia also launches Tiger biscuits, Chekkers and Jim Jams.
The company launches Half/Half, a soft cake filled with cream in two variants, chocolate-vanilla and vanilla-orange.
Britannia launches its brand of flavoured milk and the famous Britannia Encyclopaedias.
Britannia Industries launches the hugely successful campaign `Britannia Khao, Cricketer Ban Jao'. It also launches the product Vita Mariegold in this year. Britannia also launches Milkman Lassi and Mlikman Cold Coffee.Britannia was voted in Top 300 small companies by Forbes Global.
Britannia Industries launches Britannia Milkman Milk in Delhi. Britannia is acknowledged as No.1 food brand of India by Economic Times Brand Equity survey.
Britannia Industries Ltd announced on March 26, 2002 that it has entered into a joint venture with the Fonterra Cooperative Group, New Zealand's biggest company and one of the leading diary co-operative groups in the world. Britannia's new COO is Nikhil Sen.
Britannia was accorded the status of being a 'Superbrand'. Volumes crosses 3, 00,000 tonnes of biscuits. Good Day adds Choconut to its range.
Relaunches the brand Tiger, with the highly successful slogan - 'Swasth Khao, Tiger Ban Jao' and also launches 50-50 Pepper Chakkar.
Britannia industries formed a joint venture with the Khimji Ramdas Group and acquired a 70 percent beneficial state in the Dubai-based Strategic Foods International Co. LLC and 65.4% in the Oman-based Al Sallan Food Industries Co. SAOG. Britannia launches NutriChoice - the first of its kind of biscuits in India - with no added sugar.
Britannia takes full control of Daily Bread. Britannia New Zealand Food (BNZF) became a BIL subsidiary after BIL bought out New Zealand's Fonterra from the existing joint venture. BNZF was renamed Britannia Dairy Pvt. Ltd. (BDPL). Britannia became the first Bakery brand in India to remove trans-fats from 99.9% of its products. Wadia Group became the largest shareholder in BIL after acquiring stake holdings from Group Danone.
Britannia Industries Ltd has appointed Dr. Vijay L. Kelkar as an additional Director on the Board of the Company with effect from May 28, 2010.
Britannia received the Most Respected Company Award 2011 from Businessworld.Bourbon received the Most Popular Confectionery Product Preferred By Youth (Biscuit) Award.
Britannia was awarded the Global Performance Excellence Award (GPEA) by Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO).