The Dodsal Group was founded in Mumbai, India, in 1948 by the Nandlal Kilachand family as a trading company in partnership with a British trading company (DODWEL) and Mr. Karsa Salem. The Group has transformed from a family trading enterprise into a multi-billion dollar Organization under the leadership of Rajen A. Kilachand.
Today, it is a Dubai based diversified multinational conglomerate which operates in the areas of Trading and Distribution; Engineering, Procurement and Construction; Exploration and Production; Casual Dining Restaurants; and Manufacturing.
TRADING AND DISTRIBUTION
Dodsal Group's Trading and Distribution arm operates under Dodsal Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, as the Agency Division and markets and distributes chemical and engineering products in India for more than 15 companies from 10 countries spanning North America, Europe and Asia.
ENGINEERING, PROCUREMENT AND CONSTRUCTION
Dodsal Group is one of the leading EPC players in the Energy, Industrial and Infrastructure sectors and has successfully implemented projects in over 22 countries in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and South-East Asia. Dodsal Engineering and Construction Pte. Limited, the holding company for the Group's Engineering and Construction activities also carries out infrastructure development and management projects and has already implemented on a finance, build, operate and transfer basis, pipeline projects in India and North Africa.
EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
Dodsal Group's latest venture, Dodsal Resources FZCO, is the holding company for the Group's Hydrocarbon Exploration, Mining and Production activities and has successfully secured concessions in East African nations, with promising results from the first round of investigative explorations. The Dodsal Group's venture into exploration and production has led to the discovery of deposits of multi-metals in Tanzania, and the group is also expanding its hydrocarbon search for Oil and Natural Gas and in the Energy sector.
CASUAL DINING RESTAURANTS
Dodsal Group set up Dodsal Enterprises Pvt Ltd. in 1997 with headquarters in Mumbai to carry forward the Group's vision and endeavours in casual dining restaurants, in addition to the Group's trading and distribution activities. Dodsal Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., today, runs 79 Pizza Hut and KFC outlets, with franchise rights from Yum! Brands Inc., in major metropolitan cities in India.
Rajen Kilachand enunciated his vision for Dodsal to become a key player in the nuclear, defence and space industry and has strategically moulded his multi-billion dollar group to fulfil his dream, with the recent USD 150 million Joint Venture with Atomenergomash(AEM), a Russian heavy equipment engineering company, to manufacture and supply power equipment for Nuclear Power Projects, Thermal Power Projects and the Oil and Gas industry in India.
Dodsal has deployed in excess of 25,000 workforce for its recent projects globally. The Dodsal Group's focus is now shifting to new avenues, and over the next decade, Dodsal's future holds more promising forays into newer, more exciting industries, including space exploration and defence, marking a new and exciting time for the 21st century Dodsal Group.