Quality and Independence two words that sum up the history and current philosophy of the Pedder Johnson Group of Companies. Started by the pioneering Pedder Group in the mid 1950s. H & R Johnson was the first and the largest, major manufacturer of ceramic tiles in India. Thus underlining the quest for quality and independence from reliance on imports. Another group company, Fordham Pressings, did the same with enameled cisterns and other sanitary fittings.