Videocon Industries Limited is a large diversified Indian company headquartered in Mumbai. The group has 17 manufacturing sites in India and plants in Mainland China, Poland, Italy and Mexico. It is the third largest picture tube manufacturer in the world. The group is a US$5 billion global conglomerate. Videocon has various brands such as Sansui, Kelvinator, Electrolux and Kenstar under it's portfolio.
The Videocon group's core areas of business are consumer electronics and home appliances. They have recently diversified into areas such as DTH, power, oil exploration and telecommunication.
In India, the group sells consumer products like colour televisions, washing machines, air conditioners, refrigerators, microwave ovens and many other home appliances, through a multi-brand strategy with the largest sales and service network in India.
Since the entry of Korean Chaebols and their rising popularity in the Indian market, Videocon from a stand-point of market leader has seen a slow decline to become a no. 3 player in India. The company continues to do well in the washing machine and refrigerator segment. The decline in sales of Videocon is due to the mindset of Indian people who crave for foreign brands.
In November 2009, Videocon launched its new line of mobile phones. Videocon has, since launched a number of handsets ranging from basic colour FM phones to high-end Android devices. In February 2011, Videocon Mobile Phones launched the hitherto unknown concept of 'Zero' paise (1 paise is the 100th unit of 1INR) per second with bundled SIM cards of Videocon mobile services for 7 of its handset models.
In July 2015, Videocon Mobiles launched its own flagship smartphone Videocon Infinium Z51+ in India.
On 7 June 2016, Videocon Mobile launched its new smartphone 'Videocon Krypton3 V50JG' in India. It includes features like 12.7 cm (5 inches) screen with 5 Multi-Touch Point, Dragontrail X 2.5D Curved Glass, Quad Core 64-bit Processor, Smart Gesture Support, 3000mAh battery, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, 4G with VoLTE, 13MP Rear + 5MP Front Camera with LED Flash. test
In 2009, Videocon launched its DTH product, called 'd2h'. As a pioneering offer in the Indian DTH market and introduced first radio frequancy remote in India, Videocon offered LCD & TVs with built-in DTH satellite receiver with sizes 19" to 42". This technology is known as DDB. It provides service with lesser transmission losses resulting in richer picture and sound quality. It also eliminates the need of separate set-top-box and it's remote. Videocon is the first brand to introduce DDB technology in India.
Videocon Telecommunications Limited has a licence for mobile service operations across India. It launched its services on 7 April 2010 in Mumbai.
Videocon owns three retail brands : Planet M, DigiWorld and Next.
Videocon Petroleum has 25% stake in Ravva oil field which is operated by Cairn India in Andhra Pradesh.