Welcome to Tilak Nager Industries

Welcome to Tilak Nager Industries

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Tilaknagar Industries Ltd.(TI) is a leading player in the liquor industry and manufactures Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL). Established in 1933 as Maharashtra Sugar Mills Ltd. (MSM), the company transitioned to the liquor business in 1987. Over its 75 year existence, TI has grown to be an organisation committed to quality, excellence and integrity.

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75 Years of Excellence

Since its inception in 1933 by the reputed Dahanukar family of Maharashtra, TI has steadily nurtured its appetite for growth. A journey that was initiated as 'The Maharashtra Sugar Mills Limited' (MSM) by the illustrious industrialist and visionary Shri Mahadev L Dahanukar, has come full circle under the leadership of Amit Dahanukar. The company has seen an unprecedented growth reflected in its record sales, both nationally and internationally.

Shri.M.L. Dahanukar
Shri Mahadev L Dahanukar
Sweet Story of Success

Shri Mahadev L Dahanukar respectfully and affectionately known as Babasaheb Dahanukar, was greatly inspired by the noted freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak and had a vision based on his beliefs. Babasaheb’s vision led to the formation of Maharashtra Sugar Mills (MSM) in 1933, forever changing the face of the Indian sugar industry. The rapid economic growth and environmental friendly methods led to the birth of TI (Tilaknagar Industries).

TI has its roots in the values and efforts of Babasaheb Dahanukar. His inspiration from Lokmanya Tilak led him to name the mother factory complex 'Tilaknagar' as a mark of respect for his friend, philosopher and guide. At the time, the company was engaged in the process of manufacturing sugar. It was an era where essential commodities were highly priced, due to the lack of indigenous manufacturing facilities. The efforts of Babasaheb and the subsequent leadership of the Dahanukar family saw TI grow into Maharashtra's first private sugar factory which served the nation successfully for nearly five decades. In fact, TI still holds the unfailing record of paying dividend for more than 50 years.

Shri D. M. Dahanukar
Shri Dattatreya M Dahanukar
Diverse Blends

It was under the vigilant eye and the rigosrous discipline of his father, Babasaheb Dahanukar that Shri Dattatreya M Dahanukar got his training. After six years of working his way up the corporate rungs of the establishment, Shri Dattatreya Dahanukar was first appointed to serve on the Board in 1939. In 1946, he was appointed Joint Managing Director of the Managing Agency Company. From 1951 he assumed full stewardship of TI. After nearly four decades of serving as Chairman and Managing Director, Shri Dattatreya Dahanukar laid down office in 1980.

In 1973 the non-sugar assets of MSM were reallocated and led to the formation of Tilaknagar Distilleries and Industries. At Tilaknagar Distilleries, the by-product of sugar cane viz., molasses, were initially used to make a smooth transition into the liquor industry. A radical change in the Government's policies in the 1980's helped the company become one of the India's premier distilleries. Both Maharashtra Sugar Mills Ltd and Tilaknagar Distilleries & Industries Ltd were amalgamated to form one company. The new company named TI (Tilaknagar Industries Ltd. took effect in August 6, 1993. We have thus come a long way, from making sugar then to now manufacturing sugar cubes, chemicals and liquor.

Shri. Arun Dahanukar
Shri Arun D Dahanukar
The Tilaknagar we built

Shri Arun D Dahanukar was the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of The Maharashtra Sugar Mills Ltd. Having graduated from IIT, Powai in Electrical Engineering and having acquired a distinction in his MS from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, Shri Arun Dahanukar had a very illustrious academic life. He joined the Board as a Director of the Company in April, 1968. Three years later, in April, 1971, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director. It was in 1978 that he was elevated to Vice-Chairman of the company and on January 1, 1983 he became Managing Director.

With a vibrant mind, astute alertness, and keen flair, he spearheaded the formation and subsequent growth of TI(Tilaknagar Distilleries and Industries Ltd.)

Shri. Amit Dahanukar
Shri Amit A Dahanukar
Getting back to the basics

Today, under the leadership of the current Chairman and Managing Director Shri Amit A Dahanukar, TI has still retained the values that have well served the company since its founding days. TI has evolved to become a name to reckon within the Indian alcoholic beverages industry characterised by a robust portfolio of brands and a loyal and growing customer base. TI is steadily pursuing every opportunity to benefit its employees, consumers and the community.


The company’s growth in size has been augmented by increasing responsibility towards sustainable initiatives.

Shri Amit Dahanukar is focused on building a business that is not just financially viable, but also environmentally sound and socially responsible. To this end, TI has several initiatives in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility focusing mainly on Health, Education, Sponsorships, Environment and Community Development.