Steelbird Group was founded in 1964 by Mr. Subhash Kapur. The company which was started with a capital of Rs. 3000 is a whooping 1500 crore group.
Being the first one to bring the concept of helmets in India, producing 3000 helmets a month under its flagship company, Steelbird Hi-Tech India Ltd. (SBHT), today it is Asia’s largest Helmet manufacturer. It boasts of 6 states of art plants and a manufacturing capacity of 18000 helmets a day. Steelbird helmets are supplied across globe.
With over 45 years of experience Steelbird has more than 5 offices supported by over 2000 well trained staff and an impressive clientele. Steelbird Group is India’s fastest growing business conglomerates with interests in Helmets, Retail, Automobile parts, Entertainment, Motoring sports etc.
Steelbird Group, one of India’s most trusted brands, is a name with a long history of making and selling helmets has now powered into new ventures. This trust extends to a series of products and services that cover diverse segments – from cutting-edge products to services. Over the years, our identity has evolved with our ventures, adapting to changing global dynamics.
Bird Group has ventured into new businesses such as the e-commerce site www.yooshopper.com, high-end brand Ignyte Riding gears tapping the global market for biker’s suits, globes, jackets etc. Steelbird entertainment and Steelbird Motorsports and started franchising model concept with exclusive Steelbird Rider shop approx 35 shop in Asia.
This 1500 crore group is headquartered in New Delhi, India. It believes in constantly innovating with its customers’ needs in mind. “Innovation that we believe will help to be the inspiration to raise the standards of service excellence.”
Through persistent quality, eternal conviction and meticulous business acumen, Steelbird group’s range of offering is a preferred choice across the length and breadth of the country and not to miss the international foot prints.
To ensure quality without compromise there is continuous up gradation of technology and processes. With already 3 Helmet Plants in Baddi (Himachal Pradesh) SBHT is setting up a Plant in Rajasthan in 16 laces square feet with 8 laces built-up area and planning for investment of Rs. 170 Crores for this expansion project.
With the latest installed capacity, machinery and new moulds and by launching new products and Brands in many segments like Steelbird Air, Ares, Ignyte-Top-end Brand and Kukka (French brand of Helmet) the annual revenue will double up to 500 Crores by 2018.
Steelbird Group has emerged as a focused corporate, leveraging its knowledge, leadership and operations to add lasting value for its stakeholders and investors.
Mr. Rajeev Kapur – An Ingenious personality behind steelbird
“A visionary leader doesn’t look at what it is, rather he looks at what it could be “Every industry has given some trendsetting leaders, who are also known as game changers. And, when it comes to an unconventional sector like helmet manufacturing Mr. Rajeev Kapur is one such personality who has made helmet a fashion statement and one of the largest helmet manufacturers in Asia with 6 plants and 18000 helmets a day.
The way he has taken his family business is a riveting story of success. Mr. Kapur, the managing director of Steelbird group, started his journey in the corporate World long time back. At the early age of 20, when all the other boys seems to be too intimidated by their hobbies and are usually geared up to begin their fun and relaxed college life, Mr. Kapur stepped into the Business World.
“It is said that those who dare to fail greatly can even achieve greatly” Mr. Kapur has even been through the phase of insolvency but nothing could stop this young man. His failure actually acted as pillar to success. He then never looked back then. At the very young age he took market by the storm. All this happened because his dreams were not mere hallucinations. He is a man with myriad visions. A lot can be sung in his praise. In spite of being busy with his work he never gave up on his interests. His love of music leads him to venture into entertainment industry. It contrived to outset of steelbird entertainment.
Rajeev’s father Mr. Subash Kapur had laid the foundation of Steelbird 50 years back as a small auto component unit and later he started manufacturing helmets. Then the uncanny knack was passed to next generation and Mr. Rajeev Kapur took the market.
In less than 2 yrs, Mr. Rajeev Kapur took the steelbird name to many countries around the Globe. The efforts of steelbird and its name in the Asian Region also resulted in an Italian collaboration with BIEFFE, the Worlds no.1 company in helmets. Rajeev senses a huge opportunity in Helmets and he set up a hi-tech facility for making helmets in Baddi Himachal Pradesh with a robotic visor manufacturing unit. Steelbird helmet changes the perception of helmets it used to be and steelbird started emerging as brand of repute not just in domestic but overseas market as well. Under the able stewardship of Mr. Rajeev Kapur, company has not only made its name famous in production of helmets, but has also shown variegate interests in retail, automobile parts, entertainment, motor sports etc.
Not only on manufacturing side but Mr. Rajeev Kapur has given his priority to R & D and today Steelbird has state of the art R & D centre dedicated to bring innovation, style and safety factors in today’s helmets.
His round the clock dedication and quench for knowledge has made him highly successful. It is evident from the fact that after capturing helmet industry, the next pipeline for Mr. Kapur is riding gears that is biker suits, gloves, jackets etc. for overseas as well as domestic consumption.
Mr. Rajeev Kapur at taken market by the storm at very young age of 20. His hard work has lead to splendid success of the company. It is fruits of Steelbird R &D that they have designed and developed India’s first carbon fiber helmets.
Leaving besides helmets, he has passion for off-roading and music.
His 3 video albums have already hit the market and sooner Steelbird Motorsports is gearing up for its first debut motor sporting event
They have a way to go and sky is the limit for such person and his company.