Established in 2009, Lava International Limited is today one of India’s leading and fastest growing mobile handset companies. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company has offices in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and abroad. It has demonstrated rapid and robust expansion since its inception, with sustained profitability and high sales growth since the very first year of operations. Lava and Xolo are the two product brands that operate under the parent company, Lava International. With “Create Possibilities” as its guiding principle and corporate tag line, Lava is on the path of an ambitious journey to becoming India’s first consumer brand, empowering people around the world with quality innovative products. Lava’s talent pool, including on and off roll employees, comprises more than 7000 people. Lava achieved revenues of USD 1.2 billion in FY14-15 registering more than 100% growth over FY 13-14.

Lava has a wide product portfolio encompassing tablets, feature phones and smart phones with various models in bar and touch form factors at multiple price points to suit all segments of consumers. Lava has a complete in-house R&D and product-testing set-up in China and India. It is the only Indian mobile handset brand that has invested in R&D. Lava teams in China and India collaborate seamlessly to exchange technical and other inputs to create quality products, coupled with testing at several stages to deliver the ultimate customer experience in its segment.

With a top management comprising of distinguished leaders having an excellent industry track record and a highly motivated team, the company offers customers a unique value proposition that in turn creates immense value for its stakeholders. The company has overseas operations in Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, Middle East, Myanmar, Mexico and Russia. In India, Lava International Limited boasts of a unique and reliable sales and service distribution (SSD) network comprising 1400+ distributors, 100,000+ retailers and 1400+ service centers. Lava also operates on a single-layer distribution model, uncommon amongst its competitors as it is more difficult to implement. In this model distributors are exclusive and directly managed and controlled by the company.

In keeping with the spirit of ‘Make in India, Lava has major plans to commence manufacturing operations in India in the current FY. Lava has already set up its first manufacturing plant in Noida and plans to invest INR 26.15 billion in a phased manner to scale it up.

The company is currently in the process of bringing the component ecosystem here from various countries. The facility will be gradually ramped up to ultimately have production capacity of 216 million phones per annum and generate direct employment for 53000 and indirect employment for 3.6 lakh people respectively.

World Consulting and Research Corporation (WCRC) recently recognized Lava as one of India’s most promising brands. Lava was also shortlisted amongst top 100 most exciting brands by Brand Equity. Lava was bestowed with ‘Emerging company of the year 2013’ award by Voice & Data in 2014. Lava bagged the SAP ACE Award 2014 for excellence in Customer Experience and Service. Lava was awarded the National Telecom Award by CMAI for the Fastest growing Mobile phone Indian Brand and Best mobile handset designing company in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

VISIONTo empower people to do more, to be more.

Core Values

  • Integrity

    At Lava, we firmly believe in high moral and professional ethics. We lay the basis of our foundation on truth, loyalty and honesty.

  • Passion For Excellence

    Each step taken, is a leap towards excellence for us. And we make sure that every step of ours is aimed towards achieving nothing but the best.

  • Adaptability

    Change is the only constant thing. That's why, at Lava we believe in evolving with changing times and rapidly changing technology trends, to develop the best solutions at all times.


Hari Om Rai - Chairman and Managing Director

Lava Mobiles Director - Cell Phone

Hari Om Rai - Chairman and Managing Director

Hari Om Rai is the driving force behind the operations and business development activities of Lava. His knowledge from decades of experience through entrepreneurial ventures in the industry is unparalleled. Mr. Rai is known for maintaining strong and effective industry relationships. He has also co-promoted Pacetel Communications, a company that is regarded as an epitome of success in the service of GSM/CDMA handsets, terminals and other electronic products. He is also the co-founder of Amexpress Worldwide Logistics, a premier logistics based firm.

Sunil Bhalla - Co-founder and Director

Lava Mobiles Director - Mobile Handset

Sunil Bhalla - Co-founder and Director

Sunil Bhalla is a professional turned serial entrepreneur. He is a Co-founder and Director of Luminous Power Technologies. A Mechanical engineer & an MBA from IMT, he has worked with Maruti Udyog Limited in the past. At Lava International Limited, he contributes in Strategic Planning.

Shailendra Nath Rai - Co-founder and Director

Lava Mobiles Director - Smartphones

Shailendra Nath Rai - Co-founder and Director

A renowned business professional with over 24 years of varied industry experience, Shailendra Nath Rai is fondly known as SNR. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Green Belt Certification in Six Sigma, SNR is one of the leading professionals in Supply Chain Management in the country today. He has been a part of the greatly acclaimed sponsored research on “Perpetual Supply Demand Balancing” with the Indian School of Business (ISB).

Vishal Sehgal - Co-founder and Director

Lava Mobiles Director - 3G Data Card

Vishal Sehgal - Co-founder and Director

B.Tech (PEC Chandigarh) | MBA (FMS Delhi)

From management trainee at Marico to CEO at Airtel Rajasthan, Vishal has seen business in its various hues. Having worked both in startups like Marico (1992) and Zip Telecom (2001), as well as large organizations like Pepsico India (1998) and Airtel (2005), Vishal has a rich blend of entrepreneurial and professional experience. In his last stint at Airtel Rajasthan before co-founding Lava International, he led the business to a dominant 45% revenue market share in a multi-player industry.

Vishal brings to the table a vast, first-hand knowledge of consumer brands and the telecom business. Being "tech-curious" at heart, among other business priorities, he leads the technology evolution practices in the company.

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