Flashback 1918, Essaji-Gulamhusain Kantawalla, then a young entrepreneur, ventured into importing various types of weighing scales from England, France and Germany. "E.G.Kantawalla" was then a renowned retail outlet, selling weighing scales and measures under the brand "EAGLE" in the bustling by lanes of Crawford Market in Mumbai, India.
The year 1960 was a year of metamorphosis. India discontinued the British system of measuring weight in Pounds and adopted the new Metric system of measurement of weight in Kilograms. This was also the year when E.G.Kantawalla started manufacturing and marketing a gamut of mechanical weighing scales and measures.
By 1987, the 'Digital Revolution' had started penetrating almost every trade and industry in India. E.G. Kantawalla was quick to embrace the new technology and started manufacturing Digital Weighing Scales. The Company installed their first digital weighing scale at Sun Yarn Pvt. Ltd., Silvassa in the month of September that year. Later in 1993, the 'firm' was eventually transformed into a limited liability Company and came to be known as what it is today – E.G. Kantawalla Private Limited.
The 'sapling' planted by Essaji, almost 96 years ago has now grown into a robust 'Tree' with firm roots in the Indian and global weighing scale markets. Today, E.G. Kantawalla Private Limited is equipped with the most advanced facility admeasuring 30,000 sq. ft. on a sprawling plot of 95,000 thereby leaving enough scope for further expansion. The facilities has been setup in Pune, a thriving city that enjoys proximity to Mumbai, the commercial capital of India.
It is said that experience is the greatest master and we have a lot of it! We would be completing a 100 years in this business, shortly. E.G.Kantawalla Pvt. Ltd., has been driven by its loyal customers over the past 96 years. During this long journey, we learnt from our customers, understood our customer's needs and relentlessly kept developing hundreds of models and weighing applications to fulfill their diverse demands. Today EAGLE scales have touched the lives of people across the country and our weighing scales can be found in places ranging from Kitchens, retail outlets, Industries, Milk Dairies, on the Highways, Railways and Airports as well!
The list of our Customers includes hundreds of Multinationals. When it comes to weighing scales and weighing solutions, giant corporations like the Indian Railways, The State bank of India and Bharat Petroleum bank upon us.