It all began way back in 1972
, when Bhagwandas Panchal came to the ''big city'' in search of employment. To put his knowledge to good use, he took up jobs with the likes of Nika Tube, Gujarat Steel Tube. But like all enterprising youth, he always dreamt of running his own business.
The dream finally materialized in the form of Maha Bhagwati Engineering in year 1978
after Bhagwandas’s son birth-Bharat and the brand too was named after him. An outfit that undertook job-work for other companies. Of all their activities, the most problematic one, was metal-cutting. Though there were several Manufacturers of implements in this product category, none of them were up to the mark. There was a distinct need for a quality product, in a segment that predominantly contained substandard instruments. And the Company decided to fulfill it. “If it''s not available – let''s make it!” And they did.
The first in line, was a hacksaw. Manufacturers are always on the look-out for a good, durable, long-lasting product. And if it is also low-maintenance …all the better! Orders started pouring in from all over. The success they enjoyed from their inaugural venture, spurned them on to spread their wings. With a substantial investment, the Company went in for manufacture of related products. The next in line, was a hydraulic hacksaw machine. Followed by circular band saws – both swing-type as well as double column type. And then, onto heavy-duty gear-boxes.