Tandon Group’s Global Impact Since 1978
Founded in 1978 by M.L. Tandon, the Tandon Group has grown to become one of the most influential and important companies in India. The zeal for technological and social innovation found at the heart of the Tandon Group is a product of its beginnings and the personality of its founder.
In 1960 M.L. Tandon arrived in the U.S. with just $12 to his name, determined to attend university and forge a career to help his family. Despite his limited resources, he gained admission into Howard and paid his own way through college by working in the service industry before joining IBM after graduating. It was these early successes born of hard work and determination that taught him to tenaciously pursue success at every level of his career.
After a successful career in the American tech sector he decided to return to India, determined to use his hard-won knowledge and expertise to improve the lives of his family and others in India. Tandon Magnetics was formed in 1978 with the help of his brothers and the support of the rest of his family, soon finding success manufacturing the first floppy drive for the IBM PC.
Since then the Tandon Group has gone from strength to strength, partnering with global brands and developing strong partnerships to support new business expansion in the emerging Indian market. Working with a zeal for innovation born in its founder, Tandon today works towards social innovation as well as technical with a legacy that includes helping grow India’s technology sector and to help increase the acceptance of women employees within the industry.