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The MBD Group is India’s largest Publishing House with over 5 decades of experience. The MBD Group under futuristic vision of Mr. A.K. Malhotra, Chairman and Managing Director, has diversified into various industries including Paper Manufacturing, ie learning, Hospitality, Real Estate, Mall Development and management eco friendly copier and notebooks.
It is the only publishing house in India with complete backward and forward integration, right from self owned paper manufacturing unit to editing, and designing, type-setting, offset printing, binding and finally reaching the readers through its own distribution network with more than 37 branch offices all across India.
MBD Group has over 3000 employees, a network of around 1,000 distributors and 10,000 booksellers, across the country. For each literate person, there is an MBD publication. It is the only group which publishes books for all classes, all subjects, in all languages, all educational boards in India and in most of the major languages spoken worldwide. MBD also prints technical books and children’s books under various imprints popular in India as well as abroad. There are more than 8,000 titles currently under The MBD brand and are increasing everyday. MBD Group was also awarded second prize in the state for maximum hours of work with 100 % safety of the workers by the Industry department and Punjab safety council.
The group has also set up a huge paper mill in Gagret, Himachal Pradesh to produce recycled eco friendly paper .The mill has a capacity to produce 44000 mt tones of paper annually which is used for books published by The MBD Group. The paper produced in this mill is also used to manufacture recycled eco friendly notebooks under the brand name of MBD Writewell-write to save a tree. MBD Writewell saves almost 1 million trees in a year by making use of recycled paper. The MBD Group also manufactures recycled eco friendly copier sheets under the brand name MBD Printwell. MBD paper mill provides paper to manufacture about 73 million notebooks and 7500 mt tones of copier paper annually.
MBD Group’s e-learning venture –MBD Alchemie is the first knowledge portal in the country. The emphasis is on creating an e Learning platform catering to students, teachers, authors, parents, corporate, institutions and government, targeting every learner. The focus is to be a destination to every learner. This path-breaking venture is targeted towards masses and will take learning methodology in India by storm.
The Group has also successfully established itself in the Hospitality industry through its maiden venture, The Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Noida (Delhi NCR). The Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida is fully owned and managed by the MBD Group and is the first five star Deluxe hotel in Noida. For this property, the MBD group has entered into a franchise agreement with Radisson Hotels & Resorts, a group company of Carlson Hotels Worldwide.
In its eight years of existence, The Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Noida has quietly, but distinctly defined itself as a trendsetter. Fashion and style play a large role in the overall hotel’s public platform. Whether it is a new age or age old interpretation of cuisines, at its award wining restaurants “Made In India” (The Indian Restaurant), “RED” (The Oriental Restaurant) or “S-18” (The 24 hrs brasserie) or setting new standards in designer chocolates, cakes and an exclusive lounge at the “The Chocolate Box & Lounge“ or its 24 hours spa and fitness club “Espace “, The Radisson MBD Hotel creates a beautiful synergy of fashion, style and hospitality. The hotel also promotes art, culture and fashion through its distinctive and distinguished events and has been a recipient of the “Best Franchisee of the Year Award”, ‘The Best Business Hotel in Delhi & NCR”. The novel food and Beverages concepts developed by The MBD Group have won various awards like HT City crystal award for the best Pan Indian restaurant (2009) and the Times food guide award Best North Indian restaurant in Noida-2011 for the “Made in India “- The Indian restaurant ; the Times food guide award for the best Pan Asian restaurant for both 2010 & 2011 for R.E.D- The Pan Asian restaurant ; the Times food guide award for the best confectionary 2011 to The Chocolate Box- the pastry shop and Boulangerie and many more.
Moving ahead in the hospitality sector the group is also coming up with MBD Krishna resort which is located at distance of around 15 to 20 minutes drive from Jalandhar city (Punjab) railway station. Spread over an area of 9 acres the resort has been designed to create a space with the freshness of nature within. The resort will house a total of 148 rooms along with an Indian, Italian and Chinese specialty restaurant. Situated within the surroundings of green foliage and landscaped Garden will be a sprawling spa and a state of the art fitness centre.
The Group has also established its own Food Court brand under the name of “Gigabite”, re-defining the very concept of the Food Court, as we know of it today. Gigabite, envisaged as a double height space, typically over 20,000 sq. ft. Designed to be a cultural icon where one can interact with one’s own environment to leave an ever-lasting impression of oneself behind, Where one can savor the 5-star hotel global cuisine complimented by a well–stocked bar at hugely penetrative price.
Gigabite has already established itself as a popular food court in Ludhiana and will be soon launched in Jalandhar. It will also be mapped in all other major cities of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, amongst others.
The MBD Group has also ventured into premium and luxury Mixed Use Developments primarily entailing Hotel, retail and entertainment.
The Premium Mixed Use Developments, encompassing 5-star Hotel, premium retail and entertainment, are under the Brand name, “ The MBD Neopolis “.Currently the Group has two projects under The MBD Neopolis brand –“Where the experience never ends at Ludhiana and Jalandhar, which are amongst the richest cities in India. While MBD Neopolis Ludhiana has already established itself in Ludhiana, The Jalandhar MBD Neopolis will be launched by the end of this year.
The MBD Neopolis houses, The Radisson Blu Hotel MBD, Ludhiana, Owned and managed by The MBD Group and also brags of the best retail and entertainment mix in the city including brands such as Lifestyle , Multiplex , Hypercity , Gigabite food court , Mac, Ed Hardy, FCUK, Calvin Klein,L’occitane, Jack & Jones, Esprit, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Diesel, Louis phillip, Van Heusen, Levis, Gant, Ethos, Triumph, Mother care, Aza, Forest Essentials and many more . The hotel would also house ‘NUOVO’, the style district that appeals to the enlightened elite, an indulgently luxurious, sinfully sophisticated space . Created by international designers here the best of labels and their patrons will find a heaven of sartorial extravagances. NUOVO will be the hot spot for the affluent elite of north wanting to savor Luxury retail .The target brands for Nuovo include brands such as Canali, Van Cleef Arpel, Fendi and many more.
The next category of mixed-use developments of the Group, “The MBD Zephyr “, showcases lifestyle, luxury and surprise. Locate at Whitefield Banglore the first project in this category is aimed at redefining luxury and entails Luxury Hotel & service apartments, Luxury retail, and luxury entertainment. For MBD Zephyr, luxury retail target brands include Channel, Hermes, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Escada, Dunhill, Ferragamo and many more. For the design and architecture of MBD Zephyr the MBD group has taken on board “The Steelman partners“ , famous for designing some of the best casinos hotels, Resorts like The Grand venetian and the Four seasons at Macau, Plaza ‘ Las vegas, MGM, Harrah’s, Wynn, Lady Luck, Swiss Casinos, Sheraton, Hyatt . “Papiri” the well known interior design consultant has also been commissioned for MBD Zephyr. Papiri has some of the well known properties like the Grand Hotel Pitrizza in Costa Smeralda, Grand Hotel New York, Grand Hotel de Paris a Montecarlo, Palace di Budapest to its credit. Targeted at delivering Luxury in every sense of the word MBD Zephyr is expected to have the best brand mix be it hospitality, retail or entertainment and best service design.
The Group with its current portfolio of hospitality and mixed-use developments projects in Noida (Delhi NCR), Ludhiana & Jalandhar (Punjab), and Bangalore (Karnataka) has similar plans in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Greater Noida and Goa. With its expertise in successfully managing 5 star deluxe properties the group is venturing into management of hospitality projects and is also planning to set up its own Institute of Hotel management.
The Group is already being recognized as a professional & trend setting Company in India.