Eon Electric – Eon Goals Achieved and Achieving


Circa 1958 – a group of young technocrats indigenously developed India`s first sheet steel enclosed rewirable switch at Jalandhar in Punjab. Thus was born the Indo Asian Fusegear Limited (IAFL). The company specializes in the manufacture of a wide variety of electrical equipment including Lighting Products, Wires & Cables and Wiring Accessories amongst others at its various state-of-the-art plants in Northern India situated at Jalandhar (Punjab), Sonepat (Haryana), Noida (Uttar Pradesh) and Parwanoo (Himachal Pradesh). Now, five and a half decades later the enterprise manufactures a basket of technology intensive electrical products like Low Voltage Electrical Switchgear, Fusegear, Protection &Lighting Equipment, LED Lamps, High Energy Efficient Fans, Hitech Lithium Ion Batteries for Mobile Phones, Computers, Cameras and Accessories; Luminaires and Home Automation and Switching Devices. No wonder with its presence in markets across the globe, the company is today synonymous with high quality products for electrical distribution, protection and lighting equipment in India, as well as other developed countries.

A wide variety of world-class products manufactured here prompted a makeover beginning with a change of name from IAFL to the all-encompassing new entity Eon Electric Limited (EEL).  Hugely spurring this change was when EEL won the SME Award for the ‘Emerging India Awards – 2007’ organized by ICICI Bank, CRISIL & CNBC TV 18 in the category Auto, Auto Ancillaries and Engineering for its CMD, V.P.Mahendru and Team. Mahendru has been the President of Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA); President of Northern India Switchgear Manufacturers Association (NISMA); President of Federation of Engineering Industries of India (FEII); and also member of the Governing Body of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS/ISI) contributing to the strategic policies for formulation and implementation of Indian Standards for various electrical and electronic equipment. In 1992 the firm was listed on Bombay Stock Exchange. At present the company has signed a Joint Venture with OMS Slovakia Europe for manufacture of state-of-the-art lighting and luminaries with Eon’s holding 51 % share in the JV. EEL exports its lighting products, wires and cables to over 40 countries across Europe, Australia, Africa, Middle East and New Zealand.

There have been a number of firsts for EEL over the years as listed below:

1978 First to introduce DIN MCBs in India
1984 First to introduce RCCBs in India
1992 First to introduce 10kA MCB in India
1997 First to set up state-of-the-art CFL manufacturing plant in India
2012 First to set up state-of-the-art plant for manufacturing Lithium Ion Batteries and LEDs for Lighting in India

EEL has deep and stable network with Distributors, Retailers, Contractors, Consultants, Project Officers and Executives across the world. In India it has branch offices at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Secunderabad with the overall staff headcount in India being around 400. It proposes to pursue opportunities for growth in the high technology areas of telecommunication/mobile phone equipment components; batteries & advance lighting systems; and new innovative products backing energy management and conservation.

The multi-location company has been a pioneer in the introduction of its many electrical products including Indo Kopp MCBs, CFLs for which it had organized technology tie-ups and JV with leading global brands.  Besides its own production facilities in India, the company also has a lighting equipment manufacturing JV in Saudi Arabia named “Saudi National Lamps & Electricals Ltd.”.  The JV in India “Indo Simon Electric Pvt. Ltd “ is for the manufacture of state-of-the-art Wiring Accessories and Home Automation products with Simon of Spain at Haridwar.  Both these JVs are of recent origin and are engaged in creating the finest products as per global standards of performance and attractiveness.

EEL seeks to serve society with its motto being “Enriching quality of life by ensuring safe, efficient and convenient use of electricity.” The culture of innovation and constant change has played a key role in its success. Eon Electric Limited seeks to be Iconic in its field.