From our Founder's Desk

Our flagship company Uttam Air products was founded in the year 1972 by Dr Panna Lal Bhatia shortly after returning from his Doctrate in Mechanical Engineering from The Technische Universität Dresden.

Under his leadership and guidance not only did the company benefit but the entire Indian Gas Industry as a whole. He founded The All India Industrial Gas Manufacturers Association now commonly known as AIIGMA, which is the sole representative body of gases, gas cylinders, related equipment and safety manufacturers in India. The Association was formed in 1975 and its Membership today includes almost all the Indian and International companies in the country engaged in the production of gasses and allied equipments.

Being a philanthropist and an Industry leader he contributed to society through his various leading roles in Associations such as the Rotary Club, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI). He was instrumental in representing the gas Industry and working with the various Development Panels for Industrial and Medical Gases constituted by the Ministry of Industry, Government of India.

He was fondly referred to as "Bauji" by all. Memories of his flair for urdu poetry are present in the in-numerous hearts he touched as a friend, philosopher or guide. He inspired and led often by quoting phrases and couplets like ...

"Girte hai sheh Savar Maidane Jang Mein
Woh Tifle Kya girenge jo ghutno ke bal chalte hai"

"Only expert riders fall in a battle field,how would a child fall ,who crawls on his knees."

and

"Himmate Marde, Marde mad dai khuda"

"Fortune favors the bold"

Dr Bhatia's values and ambitions are evident in the ideology of each member of the Uttam family.