MLB GROUP of companies was established by Late Manna Lal Bhartia (1900-1986), a pioneer and visionary who established his name by his generous contribution to the society and business. He was the Founder President (1949 & 1950) of Raniganj Chamber of Commerce (RCC). He has been the president of many other organizations such as Raniganj Municipality and schools like, Marwari Sanatan Vidyala and Basanti Devi Goenka Vidya Mandir ( the first Hindi Medium Girls School ). He donated Land to Trusts for building of hospitals, schools & colleges like T.D.B. College and Gyan Bharati School Raniganj (still managed by the Bhartia Family along with other members of the Gyan Bharati Trust) to promote health and education. He has been a leading philanthropist of his time.
In the year 1950 MLB GROUP registered flagship company, dealing with automobile workshop, the only one of its kind in the entire region at that time. In 1950’s we took the dealership of Caltex India Ltd. (now Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.) and was amongst the first few fuel stations which opened in West Bengal.
In 1960’s our group diversified and expanded its platform by entering into Glass Manufacturing catering to Distilleries in domestic market to reputed companies Like Carew & Co., Phipsons & Co. (P) Ltd. and Karamchand Thapar (Kct Group) and Distilleries of Sikkim, Bhutan and Nepal.
The logistic arm for the group was setup in 1981, catering to private sector companies such as M/s The Bengal Paper Mill Co. Ltd. and Government and Semi-Government companies such as M/s. Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL). The company has executed several excavation and mining operations and has years of experience in this field.
In 2007, we further diversified in the steel sector was established at Durgapur , West Bengal, a unit manufacturing Ferro Alloys catering to both domestic market & Indirect exports.
In its Endeavour to venture into much diversified areas, we, in 2012 established a plant for manufacture of packaged drinking water at Siliguri, West Bengal in collaboration with M/s Eureka Forbes Ltd., A Sharpoonji Paloonji Group Company, A Leading manufacturing of water purifiers in India. We have also received various prestigious awards for our excellent quality and customer satisfaction. After establishing ourselves as a reputed manufacturer we launched our own brand in 2020 by the name of " FOREST FRESH". Our vision is to utilize our distribution strength and convert it into a FMCG product brand catering to the growing need of the market. We are also planning to make our global presence through exports.
In 2022, Our group is venturing into exports of Ferro Alloys and is ready with a dedicated team of professionals & experts with several years of exports of Ferro Alloys.
The Group endeavors to grow with the ideologies of its founder Late Manna Lal Bhartia and provide the best quality and experience for our esteemed customers
BHOLA NATH BHARTIA
He graduated in B.Com (Hons) from Calcutta University in the year 1951. He further contributed in the expansion of all sectors of our business. He expanded the Contractual and Logistics Business to greater heights. Today, aged about 86 years, with sound health, He is involved in Day to Day affairs of the business.
He is also deeply involved in Gyan Bharati School, a co-ed. (CBSE Board) Day school (www.gyanbharati.org) founded by Late Vishnu Dutt Bhartia, S/o of Late Sri Manna Lal Bhartia, with a strength of 2000 students. The school has immensely gained and grown under his guidance. His contribution to the school shall be remembered for all times to come. With Selfless dedication He takes care of all his 2000 students.
SHIV KUMAR BHARTIA
A, B. Com (H) graduate from Calcutta University, entered into family business in 1978. He was actively involved in M/s Asoka Glass Industries, a glass manufacturing unit. Thereafter a Technical Glass unit was opened which was catering to very specific markets of highly sophisticated glass. He also expanded the Contractual Works and looked after the Logistics business also. He set up a Ferro Alloys manufacturing facility. It has always been His Endeavour to expand our business to greater heights.
A graduate from Calcutta University, in B.Com (H) had joined business in the early age during his college life to manage the family business and give his valuable inputs in the management of the group company and his knowledge of accounts and fund management for better utilization of resources.
A graduate of J. D. Birla College, Kolkata, in BBA, started his business career in the year 2012, With his modern outlook and Management Skills has contributed immensely in improving the groups business. Looks forward to venture into Real Estate and Merchant Export / Import sectors along with HEMM mining also.