Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam is basically an
Engineering graduate. During his school days Sanskrit was his second
language. Transport Industry was his first venture. He then entered
Sugar Industry, Finance, Textile, Synthetic Gem Manufacturing and so
on. Along with his industrial ventures for more than 30 years, he
has also taken interest and was making indepth studies on
Literature, Economics, History, Philosophy and Tamil Music. Vallalar
Ramalinga swamigal and Mahatma Gandhi The Father of our Nation are
his driving forces and shaping spirits.
Dedicated to those Great Souls he has written many an article on the
Philosophies of the two great leaders.
Sri Sakthi Textiles Ltd (with
25000 spindles) was established at Pollachi in 1954 which is now
being managed by his son-in-law Thiru B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar,
Synthetic Gem Manufacturing Co. Ltd was established at Mettupalayam
in 1957 which is now being managed by Sri N.Krishnaswamy as Managing
Sri Bhagavathi Textiles
Ltd (with 25000 spindles) was established in 1963 at
Chittoor, Kerala State.
Sri Chamundeswari Sugars
Ltd was established with a crushing capacity of 1250 TCD in
1974 at Bharathi Nagar in Mandya District, Karnataka which has been
expanded to 4000 TCD in 1989. The above unit is being managed by his
brother-in-law Sri. A.Alagappan, Vice Chairman and Managing Director
and his son Sri M.Srinivasan, Executive Director.
his sons and son-in-law having acquired professional expertise, they
have been established with independent responsibilities of
management of different units while Dr. N.Mahalingam, Chairman
guides them in policy planning and counselling.
Service (goods transportation service) was introduced in
ABT in 1964 covering major destinations in South India.
Ltd established in 1950 to promote savings and provide
financial assistance to Automobile operators has been strengthened
and expanded to provide hire purchase and leasing services in
addition to safety locker facilities to the customers. The
operations have been made broad based with the active involvement of
Sri S.N.Pai who retired in 1991. Dr.N.Mahalingam took charge as
Chairman. The above Company is being managed by his son Sri
M.Balasubramaniam as Managing Director
Limited was established in 1964 with a crushing capacity of
1250 TCD which was expanded to crush 2500 TCD in 1971 and to 4000
TCD in 1974. A distillery to produce industrial alcohol was added in
1972. When Sakthi Sugars was established in Sakthinagar the sugar
units in the country have been working around 150 days in a year.
With consistent and innovative efforts to develop sugarcane Sakthi
Sugars established a record of crushing around 300 days in a year
with the average duration in Tamilnadu scaling to 200
With the nucleus
developed by Dr.N.Mahalingam, his son Sri M.Manickam has added a
number of sugar units, a distillery, a foundry to produce automobile
castings, a soya processing facility spreading over Tamilnadu and
Orissa. This company is poised to handle over 25 lakh tonnes of cane
ABT is a leading Maruti
Dealer in Tamil Nadu, with branches in Chennai,