Webel was incorporated on 4th. February, 1974 to shape the Electronics Industry in West Bengal. The past few years have witnessed a gradual acknowledgment of the strategic advantages of Bengal, a maturing socio-political attitude & an appreciation of the proactive efforts by the Government & other key stakeholders to further strengthen Bengal's value proposition & reinforce its position as a destination of corporate choice. With the introduction of the Information Technology Policy of Government of West Bengal in 2000, Webel fast adapted itself to the changing scenario to suit the requirements of the IT and ITeS industries and geared up to function as the nodal agency entrusted with the responsibility of bringing West Bengal to the forefront of the knowledge industry in India by way of taking a number of proactive initiatives along with facilitating Private Sector Participation in the sector.
Webel also executed prestigious turnkey projects viz. Toll Collection system at Vidyasagar Setu, Kolkata, Security Systems of Metro Railway, Kolkata, Automatic Message Switching System of the Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal etc. Besides manufacturing activities Webel has commenced infrastructural development activities for the electronics industry and in this venture the Taratala Industrial Estate and the Salt Lake Electronics Complex took shape.