trace our history back to the establishment of a Brewery at Kasauli by
Edward Dyer in 1855. He was the India’s brewing pioneer who brought to
this sun-drenched land of ours the bliss of a real thirst quencher – the
modern beer, to refresh and pep up a people hanging over in sweltering
clime that is so peculiar to this part of the World. He realized for the
first time that there were a few spots on earth where a really good
drink was more welcome.
But, in his flush of enthusiasm he had set before himself such a big
task of quenching the thirst of a nation as obviously could not be
expected to reach fulfillment by his one, howsoever efficiently working
brewery at Kasauli. Consequently, with ardourous zeal he scaled the
whole width of this subcontinent and established breweries and
distilleries at Simla, Solan, Lucknow and Mandalay (Burma).
During the same century, another enterprising man, named H.G. Meakin,
coming from a well known brewing family of Burton-on-Trent where he was
trained, came forward with enviable enthusiasm and founded Meakin &
Co. Ltd. He bought the old Simla and Kasauli Breweries and built others
at Dalhousie, Ranikhet, Chakrarta, Darjeeling and Kirkee.
Both these firms E. Dyer & Co., and Meakin & Co. Ltd., continued
doing business separately up till after the second decade of the 20th
century. During the first World War (1914-18), when it was a big job to
import beer, the two firms quenched the hugely increased thirst of India
with superb beer at a rock-bottom price. Vast quantities of Malted
Barley were sent to Egypt, to help keep soldiers’ beer at a reasonable
Following these successes, the two firms joined hands and started a new
joint stock venture under the style of Dyer Meakin & Co.Ltd. Brewing
was suspended at the Kasauli Brewery and a latest brewing and bottling
plant was installed at conveniently placed Solan. Extensive malting at
Kasauli were, however, continued in operation. There are few places on
earth where the water is ideally suited to brewing. Solan is one. Those
who fancy the hill-climb would like to see our famous springs high up on
Karol Mountain, far from everything, a lovely lookout, with the source
of crystal clear spring water that drew our pioneer to Solan.
With the times, as modern scientific progress made it possible to
augment production several times with the latest machinery, the
unproductive centres were closed down one by one retaining distilleries
at Kasauli and Lucknow and brewery at Solan (Simla Hills) ; all the
three centres enormously expanded to meet any expected demand.
During the World War II, Solan Beer played its valuable part by keeping
the soldiers of the allied nations in perfect pep and cheer. After the
War, all manufacturing plants at Solan, Kasauli and Lucknow were
replaced by the new latest automatic ones.
With these improvements in production plans we invite our patrons to
compare our products with the best of their imported counterparts and
choose the better – Dyer Meakin’s. You see these are now nation’s own.
In 1935 when Burma was dismembered from India the name of the Company
with Indian assets and liabilities was changed to Dyer Meakin Breweries
Ltd., from Dyer Meakin & Co. Ltd., and the assets and liabilities of
Burma Brewery in Burma were separated. Thereafter the Company’s name
was changed from Dyer Meakin Breweries Ltd., to Mohan Meakin Breweries
Ltd., w.e.f. 1.11.1966 and from 24.4.1980 the name was further changed
to Mohan Meakin Ltd., and as such the Company is now known as Mohan
Year 1949 saw a dynamic transformation in the fortunes of the Company,
with late Padamshree N.N. Mohan at the helm of affairs. With his
far-sightedness he set up big industrial hub near Ghaziabad (U.P.) known
as Mohan Nagar by establishing there various manufacturing Units namely
Brewery, Distillery, Malt Houses, Glass, Ice, Break-fast Food, Fruit
Products and Juices, Malt Extract factories, Cold Storage and Mohan
Engineering Works etc. and there has been no looking back since then.
The Company’s remarkable performance is not limited to liquor, its
business interests are manifold. Turning foresight into reality is the
Fruit juices, Breakfast Foods, Mineral Water and Glass Factory – a
strategic diversification to further re-inforce its business interests.
His eminent successors have borne the mantle with elegance. Instilling
upon the Company the strength of purpose, corporate values and a sense
of direction, they have reached new heights. Aptly mirrored in Mohan
Meakin’s swift march towards progress and its phenomenal growth.
The Challenges of the present are ably met by Padamshree Brig. (Dr.)
Kapil Mohan, VSM (Retd.) Ph. D., under his stewardship, the group
rechristened as Mohan Meakin Limited, undertook major diversification
with 3 distilleries in India and 2 breweries and a host of franchises. A
multi-faceted business house with a turnover exceeding INR 400 crores,
Mohan Meakin stands for growth, innovation and care.
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It appears some shares of Mohan Meakinare available with Dealers of Unlisted / Delisted Shares (Please Recheck this ).
Mohan Meakin shares ( which are Rs. 5
paid up ) are , presently , listed at Calcutta Stock Exchange which
Exchange is Non Operational
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Is Calcutta Stock Exchange officially closed or not ?
SEBI Should Declare Calcutta Stock Exchange as CLOSED , to help Investors.
.Shares which are Exclusively Listed
Companies ( ELC s ) in Closed Regional Stock Exchanges have to either
Relist ( in BSE/NSE ) or Delist ( by making an Buy Back Offer to Non
Public Shareholders ).
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