Samtel is an almost five-decade old Group with a presence in various domains including Defence & Avionics, Real Estate and Education. The Group has a well-established history of being India's largest integrated manufacturer of a wide range of displays for consumer electronics, television, industrial, medical and professional applications, and recently - avionics.

Historically, Samtel has been a global leader and the largest manufacturer of Television picture tubes, with 70% of Indian market. The first plant for the B&W picture tube was set up in 1973 in Ghaziabad, in the National Capital Region of Delhi. It was India's first privately owned Black and White picture tube plant.

The Color TV picture tube manufacturing plant was established in Ghaziabad in 1987 in technical collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan. Subsequently, seven plants with integrated manufacturing of tubes, electron guns & deflection yokes were set up. These picture tubes were supplied to all the major local television manufacturers such as LG, Samsung, BPL, Onida, Videocon etc. and to others overseas.

A glass manufacturing plant was also set up in Kota (Rajasthan) in a JV with Corning Inc., USA.

Samtel had the reputation of being India's largest integrated manufacturer of a wide range of displays with a strength of 6000 people in nine factories pan-India and an annual turnover of Rs 12 billion (USD 300M).

Milestones & Recognitions


Teletube Electronics Limited - first B&W picture tube manufacturing plant set up.


Samtel India Limited set up in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan to manufacture B&W picture tubes in different sizes.


Samtel Color Limited started in technical collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric, Japan to manufacture color picture tubes from its plant in Ghaziabad.


Plant for manufacturing glass for picture tubes set up at Kota through a JV between Corning, USA and Samtel.


Strategic acquisition of a plant of Thales France in Germany.


Padmashree Award (India's Highest Civilian Award) conferred on Mr. Satish Kaura - Chairman, Samtel Group.


Contract signed with DRDO for development of technology for indigenisation of Multifunction Displays


JV with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to form Samtel HAL Display Systems Limited.


Long-term Contract signed with Honeywell for manufacture of avionics equipment for aircraft in the US.


JV with Thales, France to form Samtel Thales Avionics Ltd.


SA receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Hot Investment Opportunity in the Indian aviation suppliers market. The first Indian company to be acknowledged in the aerospace segment.


Samtel awarded Gold trophy of the EMPI- Indian Express Indian Innovation Awards for its indigenously developed 'Ruggedisation' technology.


Mr. Puneet Kaura, Managing Director & CEO, SA selected amongst Aviation Week's Top 40 Leaders under the age of 40. Only Indian to be recognised in this illustrious list.


Contract with Thales for development of displays for Mirage 2000 upgrade. Production and successful delivery of the same.


Samtel HAL JV delivers 1000 th Multifunction Display (MFD) to HAL for integration on Su30- MKI aircraft.


Mr. Puneet Kaura, Managing Director & CEO, SA selected by Indian Government for Prime Minister's Champions of Change 'think-tank', which is a team of Young CEOs who will share ideas with the Indian Prime Minister to lead the transformation of India by the year 2022.


Samtel receives Transfer of Technology Agreement under Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme of Make In India from Indian Defence Minister.