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India was building its first five star hotel, Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi in 1957, India had just got its independence and had acute shortage of foreign exchange. The management was in a great dilemma as to how to avoid drainage of foreign exchange in procuring Refrigeration & Kitchen Equipment, they were buying this imported equipment from Best & Co. A meeting was called by the management of the Hotel with the supplier of imported equipment to explore the possibility of manufacturing these equipment in India.
They asked if any one could make these equipment here in India and one young engineer, O. P. Mehra, who was working with Best & Co., rose up and said he could make these equipment. Commercial Kitchen equipment was born in India so was Paramount Industries.