Founder's Day (22nd September, 2012)
22nd September 2012 marks the thirty-eighth founder's day
of SIS, thirty-eight years in which we have gone from an idea
to a reality, from a dream to a group of companies. Much has
happened in those long years, and many steps have been taken
on the path leading to today.
But these steps are not just of one person nor does anyone
tread that path alone. The founder believed in walking the
course together. Each project, each activity, involves us
all, every SIS family member and in each case we come together
again and again, to show that we can accomplish anything to
which we put our minds.
To give respect and honor to the great visionary, SIS employees,
who?are treated as members of the extended family of SIS,
celebrate the Founder's Day on 22nd September each year, which
is the birthday of the Group Chairman & Managing Director
of SIS Group of Companies, Mr. Ravindra Kishore Sinha. On
this occasion the employees get together and take an oath
to take the organization to greater heights in time to come.
Mr. Ravindra Kishore Sinha, a graduate of Political Science
and Law, started his career as a journalist and was a leading
investigative?reporter and writer, particularly as a war correspondent
during 1971?war. As a first generation entrepreneur, he initiated
the security service business by taking up his first security
service contract in 1974 when an industrialist at Ramgarh
near Ranchi was looking to outsource this work. It was a small
contract of 11 guards in Eastern India. Thus, SIS was born!
It was no co-incidence that SIS was the first security service
providing?company started by a non-Ex-serviceman and a first
generation?entrepreneur professional in an era when venture
capital was not even conceptualized! This was the first amongst
several visionary and pioneering steps taken by Mr. R. K.
Sinha and, even today, remains a unique feature of SIS amidst
private security service providers in India.
SIS was the first to register itself as a public limited company
in the Indian Security Industry. Another landmark step, which
was implemented by Mr. R. K. Sinha, was the company-wide implementation
of management systems conforming to the international standard
ISO 9001. SIS today is certified to ISO?9001:2008 standards
for design, development and delivery of its?security services
and was the first security company to reach this landmark.
Over the year, with the addition of different services, SIS
positioned itself as a "Total security solution and a
business support service provider". This was possible
through the creation of independent non-guarding business
and companies like SIS Cash Services India Private Limited,
Terminix SIS India Private Limited, Service Master Clean India
Limited, Tech SIS, and many more.