|Shri Jethabhai Vaghjibhai Patel
Founder – Nesco Group
12 July 1904 – 24 January 1996
From a humble beginning, our respected founder Shri Jethabhai Patel created a diversified business group. He was a true entrepreneur, a person ahead of his times who had courage, conviction and confidence to achieve the most difficult.
Starting the New Standard Eng. Co. (now known as Nesco Ltd) in 1939 as a small job workshop, Jethabhai never looked back. He continued to expand by setting up one new unit after another. He also acquired and turned around 10 companies, as a result he was often referred as Doctor of Sick Units.
Jethabhai was a pioneer, manufacturing for the first time in India several new products. He established relations with world leading companies so as to bring to India the latest technology products.
The Bhagavad Gita states "Your right is with the action only, never to the fruits." This was closest to Jethabhai's heart.
Jethabhai gave utmost importance to the youth of rural areas and strived to give them the right direction. He firmly considered that excellent outcome can be attained only by effective management. Jethabhai's main motto was "There is no substitute for hard work".
Jethabhai believed in giving back to the society and helped set up schools, hospitals, and contributed to several other social causes. Jethabhai's values, vision, leadership qualities, humility will guide and inspire us and future generations at Nesco. Though Jethabhai is no more, his legacy will live for ever.