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Who We are

About the Bell Group

Our History

Bell Printers was founded in 1981

1952

The Bell Group was founded in 1952 by Mr.Chelladhurai. Here he is accorded a welcome after signing agreement with German Companies

1952
1967

1967

The founder’s son, Mr.Gunasingh developed Pin Machines for the Bell Pins Manufacturing company which created about 500 jobs in Palayamkottai.

1971

With our first exports to the USA in early 1970s, we broke China’s monopoly in selected sectors.

1971
1981

1981

Bell Printers was founded in 1981 under the name of Chellsons Fine Arts, primarily as printshop catering only to the printing and packaging needs of the Bell Group and Standard Fireworks

1985

Even with just very basic print equipment, Bell won the National Award for Printing Excellence for its amazing large format posters

1985
2000

2000

Completion of the Bell Hotel in Sivakasi with 40 rooms was the start of the diversification of the Group into the Hotel Industry

2008

Realising that our big dreams and ambitions needed space to grow, a large tract of land in central Sivakasi was chosen as the site for our new factory.

2008
2009

2009

As construction started speeding up, our factory transformed the skyline into a workplace of change, that will generate hundreds of jobs in the neighbourhood.

2010

We moved to our current location in a 5 acre state-of-the-art facility, transforming ourselves into a corporate setup with a team of highly skilled staff and employees. We had invested in a series of German Heidelberg press and Japanese postpress equipment.

2010
2011a

2011

Bell Printers celebrates its 30th Anniversary of Operations with grand celebrations.

2011

Building a factory with new machinery and a great team was not all. We introduced 5S systems in the workplace and maintain a spotlessly clean workplace.

2011b
2012a

2012

Corporate Governance was introduced in 2012 with a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals in the industry. This was unheard of in Sivakasi.

2012

Professional Training becomes a routine process in Bell, as our team members work consistently with their own personal values to grow.

2012b
2013

2013

Under Innovation Category, we win a National Award for Printing Excellence in Pune. We now take efforts for making innovation a routine at Bell

2014

Bell Printers is is connected with the BMPA (Bombay Master Printers Assn). Our Director Mr. Vashikaran joins print delegations to Japan & Germany.

2014a
2014b

2014

Excelling in Print Innovations, our team regularly starts participating in national and international Innovation seminars and conferences.

2015

Bell participates for the second year at IIT Bombay’s Industrial Design Centre conference, with a purpose to innovate for the packaging industry.

2015a
2015b

2015

Three National awards this time. Pictured is the award shared with sister concern Chellsons under Innovation Category.

2016

Students of Printing Technology, locally and overseas now regularly visit Bell Printers to experience how Printing really works.

2015c
Gold NAEP

2017

Won the prestigious Gold National Award for Innovation in Packaging at the 11th National Awards for Printing Excellence at New Delhi, 15 Jan 2017.

2017

We make the transition of our Luxury Rigid Box production from hand-made processes to automated manufacturing. The quality of our boxes are so good they are approved for export almost always instantly.

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