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Thirty years after Indian Independence

Initiated in the year 1950, HL Group is a professionally managed family business house, associated with the leading industries for various decades. The group is primarily engaged in the tobacco industry, food-processing industry, packaging industry and the finance sector.

The Timeline

Small Tobacco Business Started

Late Mr. Hori Lal Sahu establishes a small tobacco business under the company name 'Ashwani & Co.'

The Business Expands

Nationwide expansion of the products by his sons under the brand name 'Pan Sugandh' and 'Madhu'

Ashwani Dal Mill

The Group diversifies into agricultural business with the processing unit of Lentil Dal (Masoor Dal) and Pigeon Peas (Arhar Dal) - sold under the brand name 'Temple'

Production Capacity++

Introduction of flexible plastic packaging increases the production capacity exponentially

Temple Leading The Market

'Temple' brand becomes the market leader in its domain

Madhu Goes Big

Madhu becomes the market leader in majority of India

Ashwani Poly Films

The Group forays into plastic manufacturing, supplying packaging film to the various leading industries. The clientele list included the well-known 'Pradeshik Co-op Dairy Federation' and many other market leaders operating in different domains.

HL Agro Is Born

The Group enters the sesame business with the motive of catering organic products of Indian origin to the world


HL Group makes its mark in the 3D printing industry under the brand 'MyObjectify'

Corn Starch & Derivatives

HL Agro's Unit II starts manufacturing Corn Starch & Derivatives. Exports of the same begin world-wide.