Originally an engineering department of Alembic Chemical Works, Jyoti made a small beginning in the manufacturing line in 1935. This manufacturing venture was established in 1943 as a separate limited company. It manufactures hydraulic and electrical engineering goods, ceramic products and agricultural equipments. It exports HT switchgear products to Oman, hydel systems to Malaysia and other products to New Zealand, Kenya, Tanzania and Bahrain. Jyoti has technical collaborations with leading foreign firms for the manufacture of vacuum circuit-brakers, pole amplitude modulated (PAM) motors and models for hydraulic turbines. During 1996, the company has received ISO -9001 accredition for its Switchgear division. It has manufactured largest induction Generator so far made in India, of 1500 KW rating for Mini Hydel Power station. In 1996-97, the company has developed a new range of Alternators which will meet the growing demand particularly in Chemical and Petrochemical industries. The company Hydel division has commissioned 1*2350 KW Hemavathy HEP for M/s Maruthi Power Gen(India) Ltd,Bangalore. This division received an order from International Power Corporation Ltd, Bangalore worth Rs.1140 lacs for supply of E&M equipments for 2*6000 KW Kemphole HEP.