Gillanders Arbuthnot & Company (GACL) was incorporated in 1947 and is in the business of cultivation and marketing of tea. The company is also into manufacture of Kalamazoo Binders and Accessories, Kalamazoo Sheets, Continuous Conveyor Belt Weighers and Plastic containers. The company operates with five divisions i.e. Tea, Kalamazoo, Adequate Weighters and Property divisions. The tea division produces saleable tea produced from it's own plantations and purchased green leafs. GACL has diversified into manufacture of HDPE containers by setting up a project in Janakipuram in Chengalpattu District of Tamilnadu at an outlay of 17 crores. The project was funded by a term loan of Rs.10.35 crores from ICICI and the balance from internal accruals. This project also manufactures handling cans and containers with a capacity of 20 to 100 ltrs. Commercial production commenced on first half of 1996. Presently the capacity stood at 370000 Nos per annum. The company during September, 1998 has issued Bonus shares in ratio of one share for every one share held, there by taking the share capital to Rs. 4.76 crs. Jutlibari Tea, Tengpani Tea, Waldies and Gillanders Investments and Services are the subsidiaries. Gillanders has acquired GIS Ltd during the year 2005 and pursuant to this amalgamation,the company will issue One Equity Share of Rs.10 each for every Three Equity Shares held by the shareholders of GIS Ltd.