Sir Shri Ram was an eminent and public-spirited philanthropist, an outstanding industrialist and one of the trend-setting visionary leaders of the Indian business community. He possessed the rare business perceptions and uncommon entrepreneurial acumen for setting up industries.
Sir Shri Ram began as a humble worker and went on to set up one of India's largest business houses - the DCM Group. Born into a family of modest means, Sir Shri Ram, in the 79 years of his life, built an industrial empire manufacturing a vast variety of goods like - textiles, sugar, alcohol, chemicals, vanaspati, pottery, fans, sewing machines, electric motors and capacitors. The industrial legacy that he left behind was valued at 600 million at the time of his death. Sir Shriram left no stone unturned in realising the dreams of independent India by setting up of new lines of industrial units with the highest standards of quality. He took lead and brought the entrepreneurs of that period together by forming institutions like CII, FICCI and PHDCCI, which today play a key role in the growth of Modern India. His election in 1930 at the age of 46 as the President of FICCI showed his national status.
Even British Raj recognised the contributions made by Sir Shriram towards the development of society and hence conferred him with a knighthood.
Sir Shriram was among the earliest industrialists who could foresee the usefulness of organised approach by the country's business community. Moreover, in seeking growth for his enterprises, Sir Shriram scrupulously pursued a policy which had its foundation based on intellectual integrity, devotion to duty, and a liberal humanism directed towards the common weal of all sections of Indian society.
He had said, "Management in business is essentially a matter of human relations."
DCM Shriram is a leading business conglomerate. The business portfolio of DCM Shriram comprises primarily of Agri-Rural Business, Chlor-Vinyl Business and value added business.
The details of the various businesses are as below:
- Farm Solutions
- Hybrid Seeds
- Hariyali Kisaan Bazaar
- Vinyl Compounds (Shriram Axiall)
- Caustic Soda
- Calcium Carbide
- Vinyl Resins
Value Added Business:
- Fenesta UPVC Windows