Crompton Greaves: Debt-laden Loss-making Company to a Successful Global Company

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Case Details:

Case Code : BSTR379
Case Length : 25 Pages
Period : 2000-2010
Pub Date : 2010
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Crompton Greaves Ltd
Industry : Electrical equipment and Engineering
Countries : India; Global

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Background Note

CGL was a part of the Avantha Group , one of the leading business conglomerates in India with a global presence (Refer to Exhibit I for CGL's mission, vision and philosophy and Exhibit II for details on companies of Avantha Group)...

Running into Losses

Before entering into telecommunications & industrial electronics, turnkey engineering projects, and information technology services in 1987, the company was manufacturing a wide range of transformers, switchgears, control equipment, motors and related products, railway signaling products, and consumer products...

Restructuring at Crompton Greaves

CGL opted for a restructuring. The restructuring strategy involved cost-cutting and selling unrelated businesses. To come out of the losses, CGL constituted a restructuring panel to look into the operational growth and profitability prospects for some of its businesses...

Focus - A Restructuring Concept Conceived by CGL

CGL initiated this concept to bring the company back into profits. This concept included improving productivity, cost reduction, fiscal management, and enhancing its core competence...

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