Making It Big - Past seasons
They found new opportunities hidden in every hurdle.
- Relaxo Footwear
- Aarti Industries
- Persistent Systems
- Sansera Engineering
- Insecticides India
The driving force behind making Relaxo Footwear the largest footwear manufacturer in India is the rich experience of its 62-year-old founder and managing director, Ramesh Kumar Dua. He believes that business is like cycling and he has been tirelessly pedalling for the past 40 years now. His wide expertise in management, production and product development has helped him create Relaxo’s own aura and space in this highly competitive market. Over the last five years, Relaxo’s sales have grown from Rs.800+crores to Rs.1700+crores, thus emerging as one of the largest players in the footwear business.
Find out here the story of Ramesh Kumar Dua.
From minion to whale - in essence, this is the story of Aarti Industries led by Rajendra Gogri and Chandrakant Gogri. The Gogri brothers have left no stone unturned in making this Mumbai-based company a formidable global player in the specialty chemical space. With the help of its 16 manufacturing units spread across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Silvassa and backed by strong research, instruments and pool of scientists, Aarti Industries has been able to carve out a niche for itself in the global market. The only integrated specialty chemicals company at the global level in its line of products, its success rate is evident from the impressive market share of 25-40% it holds for the 125+ speciality chemicals produced in its factories.
Find out here the story of Rajendra Gogri and Chandrakant Gogri.
Anand Deshpande, the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Persistent Systems, has a very clear goal plan, that of ensuring that Persistent Systems continues to remain at the forefront of technology innovation. This Pune-based mid-sized IT company has been making all the right noises, ever since its inception in 1990, counting IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and many others as its top clients. Employing over 9000 people and spread over five continents, the company boasts of a turnover that has risen from Rs.10+lakh to Rs.2300+crore, thus making it one of the most dominating players in the business.
Find out here the story of Anand Deshpande.
What began as a start-up a decade ago has grown into a Rs.300 crore company with more than 30 clients on its roster. Sansera Engineering, started by technocrat Sekhar Vasan and his CA friends, Fathe Raj Singhvi, Devappa Devraj and Unni Rajagopal, today manufactures high-precision machine engine parts for 2-wheelers, passenger cars and LCVs for Maruti Suzuki, Hero Motocorp, Ducati, Royal Enfield, and Harley Davidson, to name just a few. The company policy stresses entirely on indigenization as all components are built in-house, without any technical collaboration or foreign partners.
Find out here the story of Sekhar Vasan and F. R. Singhvi
Insecticides India, under the stewardship of Rajesh Aggarwal has emerged as a formidable player in the Indian agro-chemicals sector. Combining his work experience with state-of-the-art technologies, Aggarwal has successfully helped in creating new milestones and generating revenue that has grown manifold. After surviving three family splits in a decade, he started from scratch to build Insecticides India, which is today, among the few companies in India to have a diverse portfolio of branded formulations, active ingredients and bulk formulations. Its journey from ground zero to having over 110 products in its portfolio is reflected in both its revenue and EBITDA, which has almost doubled over the last few years.
Find out here the story of Rajesh Aggarwal.
- Infrasoft Technologies
- Natural Remedies
Infrasoft Technologies was set up by Maninder Singh with his three friends Hanuman Tripathi, Ramesh Govindan and Shekhar Ganpati in 1995 with a funding of Rs.5 crore from the Batlivala & Karani Group. Since then the company has been connecting information highways to the consumers and providing software-led IT solutions for banking and financial services. With only 23 people and revenues of Rs.65 lacs in 1995 to around 1100 employees and Rs.225 crore in 2016, Infrasoft Technologies has indeed come a long way. And given its diverse portfolio, the company still looks to create new milestones and scale new heights.
Find out here the story of Maninder Singh.
Natural Remedies, a leading herbal research driven company in India, was established by Ramlal Agarwal in the early 50s. It was during his childhood days, while hearing stories from the Mahabharta, that Ramlal got the idea of establishing a herbal veterinary company. Initially Ramlal sold his products for free since the farmers couldn't afford it and as his products became a true winner in the market, he started charging for it. A business that was completely based on trust and a loyal band of customers has today emerged as a leading herbal research driven company. The small investment made then has yielded big dividends today for his son Ravindra Kumar Agarwal and grandson Anurag Agarwal, the Managing director of Natural Remedies.
Find out here the story of Ramlal Agarwal, Ravindra Kumar Agarwal and Anurag Agarwal.
Learning does not stop once you achieve professional success. In fact, you need to push yourself out of your comfort zone even more and keep upgrading yourself. This is the main inspiration behind Simplilearn, one of the world’s leading certification training providers. Founded by Krishna Kumar, the company started as a blog on sharing ideas and tutorials on project management. With over 400 courses taught by professionals, Simplilearn has been ranked among the top ten most influential education brands by LinkedIn. Today, with a presence in 150 countries, the company is a testament to practicing what it preaches.
Find out here the story of Krishna Kumar.
From the streets of Kutch to the e-world of fashion and lifestyle, Craftsvilla is the stuff that success is made up of. Monika and Manoj Gupta, founders of this e-commerce start-up were bowled over by the traditional, ethnic art and craft pieces. They decided to take their admiration a step further by converting it to an opportunity. But this is not just about making money. It is also about giving local artisans a reliable platform and a bigger voice in deciding their future. Today, the online shopping portal boasts of 5 million products and 5 million downloads for their app. Clearly, indigenous art is going places.
Find out here the story of Monika and Manoj Gupta.
Adversity causes some to break, some to break barriers. This adage holds true for S.K. Jindal, the man who built Jindal Drugs. His company set up in 1982 is a leading manufacturer of Mentha oil and its derivatives which find their way into items of everyday use. Find out here the story of S.K. Jindal
VA Tech Wabag
Rajiv Mittal was an employee at VA Tech Wabag till he decided to buy the entire global Wabag business from Siemens. Today, the company is reputed to be one of the top ten water treatment companies in the world. Find out here the story of Rajiv Mittal.
8 years, Rs.1000 crore plus turnover, and a major share in the US market, Dr. Satyanarayana Chava’s Vizag-based Laurus Labs has left no stone unturned in making its mark in the field of pharmaceuticals. So how did Dr. Satyanarayana Chava take forward the Laurus Labs growth chart? Find out here the story of Dr. Satyanarayana Chava.
The Maharashtra-based Galaxy Surfactants is a leading manufacturer of surfactants and specialty chemicals which are used as intermediate raw materials to produce home and personal care products that touches the lives of billion people. Find out here the story of Unnathan Shekhar & G Ramakrishnan
It started as just a supplier of components. Today, it is the leading global automotive forging company with every top global automotive OEM and tier-1 supplier as its client. Baba Kalyani’s Bharat Forge has turned set notions of business on its head. Find out here the story of Baba Kalyani.
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