Kunwer Sachdev went on to become one of the biggest inverter manufacturers in India since he launched
his company Su-Kam in 1998.
Rajasthan Dairy Cooperative Federation markets its products under the brand Saras.
Allen Breed, Walter Linderer and John Hedrik held patents for airbags.
The 1973, Oldsmobile Toronado was the first car with a passenger air bag intended for sale to the
public. By 1988, Chrysler became the first company to offer air bags as standard equipment.
Horton Automatics, co-founded by Dee Horton and Lew Hewitt, developed and sold the first automatic
sliding door in America in 1960. The duo had invented the sliding automatic door in 1954.
Philadelphia pharmacist named Asa Candler invented the coupon in 1895. Candler bought the Coca-Cola
Co. from the original inventor Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist and placed coupons in
newspaper for a free Coke from any fountain-to help promote the new soft drink.
In 1882, industrialist Walchand Hirachand started his empire-building from a small project for the railways
in 1920 when he successfully completed the Bhor Ghat tunnel for a railway route from Mumbai to Pune.
Walchand set up Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) in 1926, which went on to build some of India’s
landmark construction projects.
The first patent for bar code was issued to inventors Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver in 1952