The Essel Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates having diverse business presence across Media, Entertainment, Packaging, Infrastructure, Education, Precious metals and Technology sectors. With a combined turnover of USD $3.4 Billion, Essel has created an impressive track record of value creation over three decades, in all businesses. The Group companies strive to bring the latest innovations and the best value offerings to all the consumers in a quest to deliver the best in class. With worldwide operations and a workforce of over 10000 employees, Essel Group is growing in strength day by day.
This journey of a thousand miles began with a single step in 1926 with a commodity trading and export firm. With its ardent passion and a clear and focused vision, Essel has not only built and expanded new businesses but has built a formidable and exemplary position in all these businesses in a short span of time.
The Essel Group’s media business offers a strong portfolio of numerous entertainment and news channels, reaching millions of viewers in India and internationally. Essel’s print venture, DNA – an English daily, provides responsible journalism to its readers. Essel's distribution arm – Dish TV and SITI Cable with its vast reach across the country provides quality viewership experience to millions of subscribers.
The Group has also made a successful foray into socially relevant business ventures such as infrastructure, education and finance. Essel Infrastructure is engaged into construction of roads, power plants and urban infrastructure development while Essel Utilities is engaged in power distribution and water management. Zee Learn has established a vast network of preschools with the name Kidzee, across the country shaping young minds to drive India’s future and is currently building its network of K-12 schools expanding its reach to millions of students in the country. The Group’s financial arm, Essel Finance is a customer-centric, financial services firm arranged into three business groups - commercial finance, investment banking and private equity
Another Group venture - Essel Propack, a laminated tube manufacturer, is considered to be one of the largest in the world. Essel through Shirpur Gold Refinery has also ventured into precious metals which has a promising outlook. Essel’s entertainment brands include - Playwin, India's first and largest online gaming company, ‘Essel World' the largest amusement park in the country and 'Water Kingdom', the largest theme water park in Asia.
Essel is now pursuing the next level of growth. The Group is committed to adopt and develop new technologies to provide a wider range of offerings and a better experience to its consumers. It is the unflinching goal of Essel to become a greater force to reckon with and the Group is on its journey towards accomplishing it.