largest manufacturer of safety matches was incorporated on 7th September, 1923. The
company, till recently a part of Swedish Match and now a subsidiary
of ITC, is engaged in business of
and tree nurseries and plantations.
initiatives in Wimco date back to 1960's and 70's when the company
started introducing poplar clones from different countries for their
trial in India. Among its introductions, two clones viz., G48 and G3
introduced in 1968 laid down the foundation for the large scale
poplar culture in northwestern states. The company started raising
poplar ETPs (Entire Trans Plants) and their supply to the farming
community in 1975-76. The company later on created Agroforestry
Extension Division in 1976 and a subsidiary company-Wimco Seedlings
Ltd. in 1984 for focused R&D and extension on forest tree species. The
company also promoted kadam plantations in Northeastern states between
1990-1994 and eucalypts clonal and seedling plantations 1984 onwards.
Wimco Seedlings Ltd. was merged with Wimco Ltd. in 2007 and since
then it is functioning as one of the Division of the company.
is a trusted partner of tree growers and the acknowledged leader
amongst producer of quality planting stock of poplar, eucalypts, kadam
and a few other forestry and horticultural tree species. It has been
recognized as such by the enlightened & discerning farming community
of U.P., Haryana, Punjab, Uttrakhand, the forestry and agricultural
establishments and research institutes in India. It introduced poplar
to the farming community of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand
states around 4 decades ago and since then it is a backbone and
at the center stage of poplar culture in the northwestern states.It
has been regularly participating in international, national and local
level foras related to poplar farming, agroforestry, nursery technologies
and related activities.