When and where was the first Indian factory setup?
East India Company begins Trade in Bengal: 1. In 1651, the first English factory was set up on the banks of river Hugli and first English factory was opened up at Surat in 1608. 2.
Who established first British factory in India?
The British landed on the Indian Subcontinent at the port of Surat on August 24, 1608 AD for the purpose of trade, but after 7 years British got royal order (i.e. Farman) to establish a factory at Surat under the leadership of Sir Thomas Roe (Ambassador of James I).
Who established first English factory at Surat?
When Henry Middleton entered India, there was an opposition from the Portuguese, but the British defeated the Portuguese in the Battle of Bombay in 1611. But he was able to get a permission from the local Mughal governors to open a factory in India, so in 1611 the first English Factory was established in Surat.