BPL India was established in 1963 by Mr. TPG Nambiar. The company was then into manufacturing of panel meters for defense applications only. Later on when licensing was relaxed, BPL started manufacturing TVs and telecom equipments. It also started a joint venture with Japan's leading electronics company Sanyo Electric Company Ltd.
The Company is operating primarily in four main businesses: healthcare, automation, printed circuit boards and alkaline batteries. In the healthcare business group it is engaged in supply and service of products in cardiology, patient monitoring, gynecology and home care segments. The automation business group targets the automobile and non-automobile sectors.