Established in 2009, Lava International Limited has become one of the fastest growing multi-national mobile handset company, 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. 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 corporate philosophy is to be a ‘Reliable’ brand, reliability stems from our core values of Integrity, Passion for excellence and Adaptability. Our intent is to develop a bond of trust with our consumers by delivering products and services which are highly reliable. Lava’s talent pool, including on and off roll employees, comprises more than 14000 people.

Through its reliable products and services, Lava is contributing to the growth of mobile handset industry under the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative aggressively. Lava’s first assembly plant at Noida, inaugurated in April, 2015, delivers over 1 million phones/month since last year. The plant became ISO 9001:2008 certified for Quality Management System in December, 2015. Lava follows a stringent quality control and assurance procedure in its manufacturing process— Lava’s product failure rate (PFR), in India, is 50% lesser than the same products made in China.

Lava plans to increase its manufacturing facilities’ overall capacity to 216 million units per annum in the next 5 to 8 years, which will entail an investment of Rs. 2,615 crore, of which Rs.500 crore will be invested over the next two years. Going forward, Lava will be investing in two green field integrated manufacturing projects. First one will be in North India at Yamuna Expressway for which 25 acres of land has already been allotted by UP govt. Lava has also been allotted 20 acres of land by the government in Tirupati where Lava will have a manufacturing facility, its first in Southern India. Overall, Lava will be employing 50,000 people in these two plants in the next 5 to 8 years.

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 is the only company in the world, outside of China, in the emerging ecosystem to have an end-to-end control on product design and quality. It is the only Indian mobile handset brand that has an in-house R&D and product-testing set-up in China and India, with over 700 people in product design and development. Lava’s software R&D center in Bengaluru has been recently recognized by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research. 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. Lava is working on establishing the very 1st Mobile Phone Design Center in India. Lava plans to invest Rs 200 cr employ 2000 people in the next 5 years.

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, Mexico, Middle East and Russia and is the number 1 smartphone brand in Thailand.

In India, Lava International Limited boasts of a unique and reliable sales and service distribution (SSD) network comprising 1115+ distributors, 101,441+ retailers and 1063+ 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.

Lava was declared as the most trusted smartphone brand in product quality and after sales service amongst all Indian brands by Silicon India. Lava bagged the Best Customer experience team of the year award” at 9th Loyalty Awards & Customer Experience Awards conducted by Kamikaze B2B media. Lava won the ‘Make In India’ award at the 2nd Mobility Excellence Awards. Lava was honored with ‘Top Emerging Indian Handset Manufacturer of the year -2015’ award at the 12th Annual National Telecom Seminar ‘Telefocus’ & Amity Telecom National Award for Excellence. Lava was recognized as the ‘Smartphone Brand With Least Consumer Complaints’ at the TeleAnalysis Leardership Awards 2016

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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