Godrej Appliances is part of the Godrej Group, which Ardeshir Godrej, a lawyer turned entrepreneur, founded in 1897. Following a few failed businesses, Godrej started a successful locks business, which continues to be a part of the Godrej Group today.
The Godrej Group not only includes Godrej Locks and Godrej Appliances, but it also deals in construction, storage solutions, real estate and chemicals, among others. Godrej is a well-known brand across India while simultaneously conducting a quarter of its business internationally. As of 2015, the Godrej Group aims to be 10 times the size it was in 2010 by 2020.