The genesis of Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) dates back to 1884 when it started its journey as a small workshop to repair vessels of River Steam Navigation Company. In 1934, the Company was registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1913 and started its new journey as Garden Reach Workshops (GRW) Limited. The Company was acquired by the Government of India in the year 1960 and there was no looking back since then. The 1st warship of Independent India, INS Ajay was delivered to the Indian Navy in 1961, within one year of being taken over by the Ministry of Defence. GRSE, a Mini Ratna Category 1 Company has delivered 107 warships to Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Mauritius Coast Guard and Seychelles Coast Guard since 1960 & is the only Indian Shipyard to achieve this Centennial Mark. The shipyard has received ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 and 50001 certification. The 1st warship for export by India was delivered by GRSE to Mauritius in 2014, Offshore Patrol Vessel, CGS Barracuda. The Shipyard has built a wide array of vessels, from world class Frigates to Fast Attack Crafts. GRSE is the only Defence Shipyard to have diversified into engineering business with a product profile of pre-fabricated steel bridges, various deck machinery items & assembly/ testing/ overhauling of marine diesel engines.
GRSE has established the Virtual Reality Lab for achieving better ergonomics and in depth understanding of the details of the Ship in the Design Stage itself. Post modernization and revitalization, the shipyard has the capacity to build 20 ships (08 large & 12 small) concurrently.