SIVA Group | Challenging Today…Shaping Tomorrow…
Foresight is a gift. And when you combine it with skill and commercial acumen, the result is often breathtaking. That in a nutshell is the story of the SIVA Group, a future spotter and trend setter; a story of vision, speed, consolidation and operational excellence.
SIVA Group is redefining the future, by continuously challenging norms and setting new benchmarks. We bring in new ideas into established practices, synergizing the traditional with the contemporary. Our entrepreneurial spirit and aggressive approach has helped us to challenge the present, and transform what the future holds. An ethos that has resulted in path-breaking sun-rise ventures across business domains, generating growth and creating value for all our stakeholders.
Started in 1986 by Mr. C. Sivasankaran, the Group today is a US$ 3 billion conglomerate, with operations in oil palm, commodities trading [minerals], agro exports, shipping and logistics, wind energy, realty & hospitality and education/e-learning.
As early as 1988, Mr. Sivasankaran recognized the enormous potential of personal computers and pioneered SIVA PC that went on to become the trend setter in a nascent industry. In the subsequent years, the group’s reputation as a pioneer grew exponentially as it built leading brands in broadband connectivity, mobile telephony and food & beverages, proving with each venture, the core competencies of the group in terms of entrepreneurial spirit, operational capability and scalability.
The mobile brand Aircel created by the SIVA Group – by changing the rules of the game from the word go – heralded a mobile revolution in India. Post its divestment in March 2006, the Group has invested in diversified business streams across industries, both in India and abroad.
While the Group continues to scale its presence as well as success, it has stayed rooted to the guiding business principles and beliefs of its founder promoter Mr. C. Sivasankaran, viz.
Identify unfulfilled needs of society
Convert such needs into business opportunities, seizing the first mover advantage
Offer high quality products and services at reasonable prices while enhancing wealth for all the stakeholders
Create wealth with social responsibility