Group Overview

Mr. K Chidambaram established the Chidambaram Group's first firm, Chidambaram Shipcare Private Limited in 1979. Since then, the Group has grown significantly, with businesses built across ship building, ship repair, heavy engineering equipment service, lifting equipment manufacturing, real estate, technical consulting services as well as interests in education and agriculture. Furthermore, the Group continually seeks new ways to expand its business into areas complementary to its current interests.

The Chidambaram Group of Companies, headquartered in Chennai, India, and with its corporate office in Mumbai, India also has a strong presence in Ranipet, Dubai and Singapore through its business entities focused in manufacturing, sales, service and investments. Additionally, the group has a presence in
over 20 countries through its business partners and partner networks. 

Our Evolution

  • 1979
    • Chidambaram Group of Companies established
    • Chidambaram Group of Companies established
    • Chidambaram Shipcare Pvt. Ltd. (CSPL) was incorporated
    • CSPL becomes exclusive Service Partner of SMAG Group for all Grab repairs in India
    • Partnership established with Optimarin
    • Partnership established with Volvo Penta
    • Setting up of SMAG Peiner Grabs (India) Pvt. Ltd. (SPGI) as exclusive sales agent
      for SMAG Group’s Grab Sales in India
    • Joint Venture Agreement signed between Chidambaram Group and
      SMAG to set up Manufacturing Facility in India
    • Foundation laid for Peiner SMAG Machinery India Pvt. Ltd. (PSI)
    • SPGI secures order for biggest Peiner Hydraulic Grab for a Jindal Group Port
    • Grand Opening of the PSI Factory in India
    • PSI builds biggest Grab in India for Adani Group
    • SPGI wins first order for Grabs required in Indian W2E plant and
      gains more than 90% market share in W2E sector
    • PSI builds India’s biggest Grab for Krishnapatnam Port
    • SPGI secures TATA Group as one of its regular customers
    • PSI builds one of Asia’s biggest Grabs, the PEINER SMAG
      Motor Rectangular Grab, for TATA Group
    • Chidambaram Group acquires 100% of SPGI, making it 100% owned by Chidambaram Group
    • SPGI taps into North African market and secures orders for custom-built high
      speed Ship Unloader Grabs for handling Iron Ore at Libya

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