A large amount of patience goes into making small things turn big. Such is the story of these 5 entrepreneurs who started their company quite small, on the lines of a passion project, and turned into one of the largest BSE-NSE listed companies over the years.
Utilizing borosilicate glass for storage containers and bottles, Borosil was established in the year 1962. By 1998, they also merged with the Corning brand that helped them venture into the Indian market by large. Managed by Shreevar Kheruka, the company strategized its business plans all over again in 2013 to make it a proper lifestyle brand catering to the kitchen and daily use necessities.
Bhawani Textiles, started in the 1970s by Dhindhyal Gupta is now largely known as Dollar Industries, acquiring the majority of the textile space in India. The company owns a 15% market share and is now being managed by Vinod Kumar Gupta and his sons. By 2018, the company recorded an annual turnover of Rs. 984.52 crores.
Monte Caro started in the late 1900s and instantly became a hit in the fashion apparel industry. Manufacturing sweaters, cardigans, coats, and other forms of winter wear, the company is quite popular in the hilly regions of North-East India and has several outlets in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. It is currently being headed by Rishab Oswal, the Managing Director.
Established by the late Vishwanath Agarwal who had an industry experience of 15 years, he realized that in the 1970s that the textile industry was going to boom globally. This is when Donear was born, based out of Mumbai. Today, the company is well-recognized in the country with an annual turnover of Rs. 1300 crores. It is being spearheaded by his son, Rajendra Agarwal.
All the kids loved these locally-manufactured cycles, brought out by Hero Cycles. Established in Ludhiana around 1956, the late OP Munjal decided to unleash the beast the would resonate with India’s newfound independence. Today, it was one of the largest manufacturers of cycles in the world.