At the age of seventeen, a young lad from England landed on the shores of Madrasâ€¦ and went onto found UNITEA. This was Sir Robert Stanes. He dabbled in many an industry â€“ cotton mills, coffee plantations, tea, coffee curing, motor works and tyre retreading. It wasnâ€™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 â€śKaser-e-Hindâ€ť. And in 1960, this company passed into the hands of Mr.Anantharamakrishnan.