TI which is the erstwhile "The Maharashtra Sugar Mills Limited" (MSM) was promoted in 1933 by the illustrious industrialist and visionary Shri Mahadev L Dahanukar popularly known as Babasaheb Dahanukar. The company was then engaged in the manufacture of sugar and allied products.
Babasaheb’s efforts were guided by noted freedom fighter Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak, and he named the factory complex 'Tilaknagar' as a token of respect for Lokmanya Tilak. The company had an unfailing record of paying dividend for more than 50 years. In deference to the policy of the Government to have all sugar businesses in the country under the control and management of Co-operative Societies formed by farmers, the Company had to stop its sugar business in 1987.
Tilaknagar Distilleries & Industries Ltd. was promoted as a 100 per cent subsidiary of The Maharashtra Sugar Mills Ltd. The year 1973 saw TI diversify into the businesses of Industrial Alcohol, Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and Sugar Cubes. Both Maharashtra Sugar Mills Ltd. and Tilaknagar Distilleries & Industries Ltd have been merged to form Tilaknagar Industries Ltd. with effect from August 6, 1993.
Since then TI has been engaged in the business of manufacture and distribution of spirit and Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL). There has been no change in the promoter of the company. The ‘Dahanukar family’ continues to be the promoter of TI(Tilaknagar Industries), sharing the same vision and values of the founders.
Due to its core competency in alcoholic beverages and conscious efforts, TI swiftly established its distinct identity in the liquor industry. Today TI’s brand portfolio consists of unique and diverse brands that enjoy excellent consumer preference solely due to their quality and value for money.