Sir Robert Stanes

At the age of seventeen, a young lad from England landed on the shores of Madras… and went onto found UNITEA. This was Sir Robert Stanes. He dabbled in many an industry – cotton mills, coffee plantations, tea, coffee curing, motor works and tyre retreading. It wasn’t only industry that interested Sir.Stanes, he was a man with a commendable sense of social responsibility. As early as the 1800s he had setup a couple of schools, taken on the chairmanship of the city council of Coimbatore and was soon conferred the title “Kaser-e-Hind”. And in 1960, this company passed into the hands of Mr.Anantharamakrishnan.

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