Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T)
Founded 1938
Founder(s) Henning Holck-Larsen and Søren Kristian Toubro
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Products construction equipment

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is a multi-faceted company involved in many different areas of business in India. Larsen & Toubro was founded in Mumbai in 1938 by two Danish engineers, Henning Holck-Larsen and Søren Kristian Toubro.

Joint Ventures Edit

L&T-John DeereEdit

L&T-JD logo

As parts of the business, in 1997, L&T established a 50-50 joint venture with John Deere to manufacture tractors in India, called L&T - John Deere. L&T sold their interest to John Deere in 2005.[1]


L&T Case logo

In 1998, L&T established L&T-Case Construction with CNH Global as a 50-50 joint venture to build backhoes. In 2011, L&T decided to exit this joint venture and sold its share to CNH, and the company was renamed Case New Holland Construction Equipment India.[2]



In 1998, L&T converted their hydraulic excavator business into a joint venture with Komatsu, called L&T-Komatsu[3] was a joint-venture of Larsen and Toubro, and Komatsu Asia Pacific Pte Limited, Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu Limited, Japan. Komatsu is the world’s second largest manufacturer of hydraulic excavators and has manufacturing and marketing facilities.[4] The plant was started in 1975 by L&T to manufacture hydraulic excavators for the first time in India. In 1998, it became a joint-venture. The Bengaluru works comprises machinery and hydraulics works, with a manufacturing facility for design, manufacture and servicing of earth moving equipment. The hydraulics works has a precision machine shop, manufacturing high pressure hydraulic components and systems, and designing, developing, manufacturing and servicing hydraulic pumps, motors, cylinders, turning joints, hose assemblies, valve blocks, hydraulic systems and power drives as well as allied gear boxes. In April 2013, L&T bought the 50% stake held by Komatsu Asia & Pacific. The company's name was changed to L&T Construction Equipment Limited.[5][6]


L&T had previously had a License/JV deal with Poclain of France to build Poclain designs in India. (Poclain later being taken over by Case Corporation of the USA).[7]


L&T were also agents for Caterpillar in India during the 19 ?.[8]

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