HISTORY

Moser Baer India was founded in New Delhi in 1983 as a Time Recorder unit in technical collaboration with Maruzen Corporation, Japan and Moser Baer Sumiswald, Switzerland.

In 1988, Moser Baer India moved into the data storage industry by commencing manufacturing of 5.25-inch Floppy Diskettes. By 1993, it graduated to manufacturing 3.5-inch Micro Floppy Diskettes (MFD).

In 1999, Moser Baer India set up a 150-million unit capacity plant to manufacture Recordable Compact Disks (CD-Rs) and Recordable Digital Versatile Disks (DVD-Rs). The strategy for the optical media project was identical to what had successfully been implemented in the diskette business – creating a facility that matched global standards in terms of size, technology, quality, product flexibility and process integration. The company is today the only large Indian manufacturer of magnetic and optical media data storage products, exporting approximately 85 percent of its production.

Since inception, Moser Baer has always endeavored to create its space in the international market. Aiding the company in its efforts has been a carefully-planned and sustainable business model – low costs, high margins, high profits, reinvestment and capacity growth. Along the way, deep relationships have been forged with leading OEMs, with the result that today there are hardly any global technology brands in the optical media segment that Moser Baer is not associated with.

In 2006, the company announced its foray into the Photovoltaic and Home Entertainment businesses.

Milestones and Awards

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1987
  • Production of 3.5″ Disks
1985
  • Production of 8.0″/5.25″ Disks
1983
  • Established
2000
  • Production of CD-RW
1999
  • Production of CD-R
1998
  • ISO 9002 Certification
1996-97
  • Highest Exports Award in Electronic Components amongst Non-SSI Category
2004
  • ‘Lightscribe’ Deal with HP
  • HP Deal for India and SAARC Region
  • Contributing Member of Blu-Ray Disk Association
2003
  • Production of DVD-R
  • Production of DVD-RW
  • ISO Certification for all Facilities
  • Launch of ‘Moser Baer’ Brand in Indian Market
  • Signed one of Largest Outsourcing Deals in Indian Manufacturing
  • Dataquest IT Man of the Year Award 2003 to Mr. Deepak Puri Managing Director, Moser Baer
  • Business Today – India’s Best Managed Company for the year 2003
  • NMA Leadership Award 2003 to Mr. Deepak Puri, Managing Director, Moser Baer
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Fast 500 – Asia Pacific’s Leading Technology Companies in 2003
2002
  • Completely Integrated Manufacturing
  • Dataquest Awards – Top Growth Company for the year 2002-03
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2002 for Manufacturing to Director, Moser Baer
  • LMA (Ludhiana Management Association) Vardhman Award for Entrepreneur of the Year 2002 to Mr. Deepak Puri, Managing Director, Moser Baer
2001
  • All India Award – Highest Exports in Electronic Hardware (Non-SSI) for 2000-01
  • The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence – Company of the year 2001-02
  • Dataquest Top 20 – Fastest Growth Company for the year 2001-02
  • ELCINA (Electronic Component Industries Association) Electronics Man of the Year to Mr. Deepak Puri, Managing Director, Moser Baer
2007
  • Acquired OM&T BV – a Philips’ optical technology and R&D subsidiary
  • Announced start of trial run of solar photovoltaic cell production facility
  • Set up the world’s largest Thin Film Solar Fab
  • Launched US$150 mn FCCBs
  • Moser Baer Photo Voltaic announced commercial shipment of solar photovoltaic cells
  • Moser Baer Photo Voltaic announced US$880 million strategic sourcing tie-up with REC Group
  • Golden Peacock Award for Occupational Health and Safety ’07
  • Award for being ‘Highest Exporter in IT Sector’ from ‘Export Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZ Units’.
  • Business Standard ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year Award’ 07′
  • ELCINA – DUN& BRADSTREET Awards, 2006 – 07 in the categories- Quality, R&D and Business Excellence
  • Award by “Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC)” in IT Hardware category, titled”Award for Maximum IT Hardware Exports”
2006
  • The first company in the world to start volume shipments of HD DVD-R
  • Signed Technology MoU with IT BHU
  • Patented technology approved by the Blu-ray Disc Association
  • In-house R&D Centre approved by Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Launched USB Flash drives
  • Forayed into entertainment space, enters Home Video market
  • “BEST OF ALL” Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award by Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Indira Awards for Marketing Excellence awarded “CEO of the Year Award” to Mr. Deepak Puri, CMD
  • “Electronics Organisation of the Year Award” from Electronics for You Publication Group.
  • PHDCCI – Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award’ 06 to Mr. Deepak Puri, CMD
2005
  • ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 certification for Moser Baer plants.
  • Commencement of Phase III of Greater Noida Plant
  • Announced Moser Baer Photovoltaic Ltd as it’s wholly owned subsidiary
  • Received status of SEZ developer from Govt. of India
  • Announced a wholly owned subsidiary-Moser Baer SEZ
  • Signed MoU with IIT, Delhi
  • Golden Peacock Award for Competence in Quality and Innovation Management
  • Global Industry Leader Award” to Mr. Deepak Puri and “Excellence in Manufacturing Award” to Moser Baerfrom Optical Disc Systems
  • Golden Peacock Environment Management Award
  • Plasticon Award 2005 by Plast India Foundation
2010
  • Moser Baer is among select few players to achieve world’s highest single junction Thin Film module efficiency of 7.3 % through its proprietary process, increasing the module wattage from 340 watt/panel to 400 watt/panel
  • Moser Baer Photovoltaic Ltd is the new member of PV Cycle, a European industry organization for recycling solar PV panels with effect from 1st Jan 2010
  • Moser Baer Trust launches ‘Aakar’ – a centre for capacity building amongst marginalized women in Noida, UP
  • Moser Baer launches micro SD Cards and content loaded drives
  • Moser Baer launches a consumer friendly initiative ‘Har byte pe jeeto’
  • Moser Baer launches an e-commerce website offering Moser Baer products
  • Moser Baer joined hands with leading entertainment players to form an Anti-Piracy Coalition
  • Dr. Deepak Puri was conferred Padma Shri on 26th January by the President of India for his distinguished contribution towards the sustained growth of the Indian industry.
  • Chairman & Managing Director, Mr. Deepak Puri was conferred the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (D. Phil) Honoris Causa by Amity University on 16 January. This event marked the recognition by the academia of the significant contribution made by Dr. Puri in the development and growth of cutting edge technology and placing India firmly in the global map of Technology innovation.
  • ET’s IMEA 2010 “Platinum Award on November 2010
  • Moser Baer awarded Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence 2010 award in the category “South Asia and Middle East Green Excellence”
2009
  • Moser Baer’s thin film solar modules are now IEC certified
  • Moser Baer to set up one of India’s largest rooftop solar PV installations in Surat
  • Moser Baer’s thin film line ready for production of ultra-large solar modules
  • Receives IEC certification of thin film solar modules
  • Sets up one of India’s largest rooftop solar PV installations in India (in Surat)
  • Announces successful trials of first Gen 8.5 Thin Film plant
  • Signs exclusive home video licensing deal with UTV Motion Pictures
  • Moser Baer get s the coveted Blu- ray product certification
2008
  • Moser Baer plans 600 MW Thin Film PV capacity with an estimated investment of over $ 1.5 bn
  • Moser Baer Photo Voltaic announces strategic sourcing tie-up with LDK Solar
  • Moser Baer announces successful trials of first Gen 8.5 Thin Film plant
  • Moser Baer gets the coveted blu-ray product verification
  • Moser Baer signs exclusive home video licensing deal with UTV Motion Pictures
  • Moser Baer launches a digital video processing facility in Chennai
  • Moser Baer secures customer sales orders of $500 million for solar modules
  • Global investors inject Rs. 411 crore into Moser Baer’s solar photovoltaic business
  • Moser Baer announces successful trials of first Gen 8.5 Thin Film plant
  • Moser Baer Photo Voltaic announces strategic sourcing tie-up with LDK Solar
  • Moser Baer plans 600 MW Thin Film PV capacity with an estimated investment of over $ 1.5 bn
  • EFY 2008 Special Award to Mr Deepak Puri, CMD, Moser Baer
  • Golden Peacock Environmental Eco –Innovation Award 2008
2013
  • Emerged as India’s Largest Solar EPC Company in 2012-13
  • MBSL became one of the top players in Kerala’s ANERT residential roof top system through newly established channel partners
  • Launched pen drives preloaded with security software
  • Introduced signature collection of bejewelled pen drives during festive season
  • Created benchmarks in completing large ground mounted projects in record timing
  • Established solar in a Box concept with 1 KW systems to begin with and entered solar pump segment
  • Moser Baer Solar has been conferred with the prestigious “5 Star Rating” by TÜV Rheinland for maintaining highest standards of quality in manufacturing for third consecutive year, the only Solar company in the world to achieve the feat
  • Moser Baer has been conferred with ‘EFY Reader’s choice Award’ for the Best solar modules brand in the country
  • The company has won the prestigious JET, JIS and JPEC certification
2012
  • Commissioned 5 MW solar farm at village Tinwari, Tehsil – Osian, Distt-Jodhpur, Rajasthan, which will help save carbon emissions equivalent to 8400 tonnes annually
  • Conversion of CD/DVD lines into the state-of the-art Blu Ray lines at a minimal cost
  • Capacity expansion of Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells to 180 MW and Modules to 165 MW
  • 110 MW of solar PV projects executed by Solar EPC business across technologies; another 40 MW of projects were commissioned during April – March 2012
  • Demonstrated 18% efficiency p-type (mono) solar cells in the R&D laboratory
  • Proof of concept demonstration of ~19% efficiency in Crystalline Silicon hetero-Junction solar cells at R&D level
  • Introduced India’s first ‘credit card-shaped’ USB Flash drive
  • Unveiled ‘Expressions’-India’s first range of fragrant discs
  • Launched race car shaped mini- USB flash drive
  • Launched India’s first scratch- proof, water and heat resistant DVD-Rs and CD – Rs for archival purposes
  • Introduced USB flash drives pre – loaded with TrustPort security software
  • Moser Baer Solar has been conferred with the prestigious “5 Star Rating” by TÜV Rheinland for maintaining highest standards of quality in manufacturing for the third consecutive year
  • Moser Baer emerges as among the first solar PV manufacturing units globally to be accredited with ‘ Green Leaf’ RoHS Product Certification by Intertek Semko AB, Sweden
  • Moser Baer has been awarded the highest grade rating by MNRE CRISIL – Solar grading SP 1B for Project Execution capability
  • MBIL Trust has been conferred with the coveted Amity HR Excellence Award for best CSR for consistent efforts put by the organization to uplift a n d serve society through its best global practices
  • For the 3rd consecutive year, MBIL has been awarded Level 4 rating by The Karmayog Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Study on CSR ratings among India’s largest 500 companies
2011
  • Commences production of YUKITA brand junction boxes in partnership with Yukita Electro for solar PV modules at its Plant in Greater Noida
  • Sets up a PV reliability laboratory to study quality and reliability aspects of Crystalline Silicon and Thin Film PV modules
  •  Moser Baer forays into information and web security solution
  • Moser Baer emerges as the first Indian Solar PV company to achieve installation of 100 MW under its own brand
  • Moser Baer commissions India’s first 5MW Thin Film solar farm in Tamil Nadu in December 2010
  • Moser Baer was awarded a grant by MNER towards development of innovative CIGS solar cell technology
  • Moser Baer offers ‘world’s slimmest’ USB flash Drive
  • Moser Baer technologies and Universal Display Corporation announced technology and licensing agreement for energy efficient white OLED lighting
  • Moser Baer signs a MoU with C-MET Pune for R&D on “Hybrid Solar Cells based on Organic Polymers and Inorganic Nano particles”
  • Moser Baer Solar has been conferred with the prestigious “5 Star Rating” certificate by TÜV Rhineland for maintaining highest standards of quality in manufacturing for second consecutive Year
  • Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Ltd (MBPV) was awarded the prestigious “Golden Peacock Award” in the field of Occupational Health & Safety
  • Moser Baer Photo Voltaic wins “Qimpro Qualtech” Paze in the Manufacturing category
  • Moser Baer Solar was awarded quality certification from diverse bodies such as JET (Japan). MCS (UK). CEC (Australia). ITCOL (Bangladesh) & DGS&D (India) for processes adopted in manufacturing of PV Modules