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About Sundaram Finance

History

Sundaram Finance was established in 1954 when Sri T. S. Santhanam, the Founder, envisioned the future of hire-purchase finance in India. The company was started with a paid-up capital of Rs. 2 Lakhs and promoted by Madras Motor & General Insurance Company which was then one of the leading insurance companies in India prior to nationalisation in 1971.

Started with the primary objective of financing the purchase of commercial vehicles, the company, has today grown into one of the most trusted financial services groups in India. It has a nation-wide presence of nearly 640 branches, over two lakh depositors and three lakh commercial vehicle and car finance customers.

Today, Sundaram Finance Limited has a diversified presence in Mutual Funds, Housing Finance, General Insurance, IT, Business Process Outsourcing and Retail Distribution of a wide array of financial services and products.

The company’s Diamond Jubilee in August 2014 was preceded by the birth centenary of its Founder in November 2012.

Corporate Philosophy

Sundaram Finance embraces a philosophy that combines Growth, Quality and Profitability and remains rooted to its ideal of protecting and enhancing shareholder value. The founding philosophy of the company is that everything begins with the customer and the very genesis of the company was a response to a widely felt need among road transport operators for a fair and reasonable dispensation of financial assistance. Our Founder, Late Sri T S Santhanam, enshrined in the company, the core values which we call - The Sundaram Way - that have been our guiding light, through the decades. While we are deeply rooted in our values and proud of our heritage, we are also constantly innovating in terms of technology and processes to deliver the unique Sundaram Experience.

Market Capitalisation & Ratings

The Company’s shares were originally listed in the Madras Stock Exchange (MSE) in 1972, its first and only ever public offering, making it the first NBFC to be listed in MSE and were subsequently listed in the National Stock Exchange in 1998. The company has a market capitalization of Rs.18, 634 cr. on the equity share capital of Rs.111.10 cr. as on 31st March 2018.

The company’s fixed deposits are currently rated “AAA” (Highest Credit Quality) by ICRA and CRISIL.

The long-term borrowings are currently rated “AAA” (Highest Degree of Safety), with a “Stable outlook” by ICRA and CRISIL and AA+ (High Degree of Safety), with a “Stable outlook” by India Ratings. The short-term borrowings (including commercial paper) are rated “A1+”/P1+ (very strong degree of safety).

Awards & Honours

Amongst the many awards and accolades Sundaram Finance has received over the years, the most recent ones are:

  • ‘Enablers of Social Change Award’ from Mahindra Transport Excellence Award, 2017
  • Listed in Forbes India Super 50 companies, 2016.
  • Featured in Dun & Bradstreet’s India’s top 500 companies in 2014
  • The MMA Award for Managerial Excellence in Services Sector Category in 2013
  • Our Managing Director Sri T.T. Srinivasaraghavan has been listed among top CEOs between 2013-2017 by Business Today & PwC and also by Entrepreneur, a monthly business magazine from the CNBC Network 18 group

Community Activities

Sundaram Finance together with its subsidiaries is involved in a number of community focused activities that exemplify its strong commitment to the society. Some of the major initiatives that the company is involved in, are in the areas of health, education, environment and preservation & promotion of the country's rich culture and heritage.

Sundaram Medical Foundation, a non-profit Trust that runs Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital exemplifies the commitment of the Sundaram Finance Group to the community and its citizens. It occupies an eminent position in the healthcare sector of India as a model of cost-conscious, affordable, healthcare delivery and corporate involvement in social projects. Foremost among the many causes that the Group is involved with, in the field of education is Lakshmi Charities, established 37 years ago. A charitable educational institution, it assists meritorious students from the lower income groups pursue higher education. About 1500 students, predominantly college students, are provided assistance each year.

All through the year the company is involved in other community activities such as maintenance of a public park in Chennai, ecology awareness campaigns, children’s music programmes, and art and craft workshops. We are also closely associated with the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival, that showcases folk art, music and dance, again with emphasis on children.

Main Building

  • Sundaram Medical Foundation,
  • Shanthi Colony 4th Avenue,
  • Anna Nagar,
  • Chennai 600 040.
  • Ph: 044 2626 8844
  • Website : www.smfhospital.org

Annexe

  • Sundaram Medical Foundation,
  • 783/784, 17th Main Road, Tirumangalam,
  • Anna Nagar,
  • Chennai 600 040.
  • Ph: 044 2622 0103 / 2622 0104 / 2622 0105 / 2622 0106