Crank Furniture, an Australian Company, owes its foundation to our family’s patriarch, Ramji Savla, who in 1952, travelled to Mumbai (then Bombay) as a 12 year old from a remote village in Kutch (a province in India).
Over 50 years, what started as a wholesale shop of onions, potatoes, garlic and coconut in Mumbai, has evolved into a tightly held 3 generation family business of fashion, department stores, jewelry retail, cold storage, warehousing and distribution, furniture, property development, shopping malls and super-markets.
Established Food & commodity Wholesale Shop in Mumbai.
Inauguration of India’s then biggest & Finest Fashion Retail Department Store – Benzer – in Mumbai’s fashion district of Breach Candy.
Savla Foods & Cold Storage inaugurated as a leading facility for warehousing needs. Now, the largest fully automated Warehousing and Cold Storage facility in Western India.
1988 – 1995
Benzer Fashions opens stores in USA, UK and Canada.
Eurotech Office Furniture & Systems is launched in association with Suspa of Germany.
Savla Chemical sets up at a facility in Gujarat to manufacture a specific chemical, Isobutylene, a key ingredient for the rubber and paint industry.
Arena Jewelers opens its 1st Boutique at Breach Candy, Mumbai, selling the finest in Diamond and Gold Jewelry.
Eurotech Furniture sets up a manufacturing and trading unit in Trade Fee Zone of Jebel Ali, U.A.E
Arrival of India’s then Largest Shopping Mall, Center One, in New Bombay.
2003 – 2007
Significant investment in Property & Housing Development in Gujarat, India.
Crank Furniture incorporated in Sydney as a 100% Australian owned entity.
Inauguration of Benzer Foods, a luxe private label supermarket.