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Current - 2000

Year 2010 – SRK became the brand ambassador for Nerolac 2006 – GNPL got named as Kansai Nerolac From 2004-2006, The Lote and Jainpur factories were awarded Greentech Safety Award Gold and Silver respectively. These plants were also awarded OHSAS18001 certification Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was signed as brand ambassador to focus on brand Nerolac. Initiatives taken to help underprivileged children in association with Akanksha Foundation.

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2000-1991

By 2000 with the acquisition of entire stake of Forbes Gokak and its associates by Kansai Paints, the company became the subsidiary of the latter in 1999. The stake of Kansai Paints in the company now stood at 64.52% of the total equity of the company. The Nerolac Jingle “Jab ghar ki raaunak badhani ho” became popular

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1990- 1981

In 1983 Nerolac launched GNP101 Auto paints in Bombay and Pune. It was launched in a range of 24 basic shades, 12 shades in metallic range and 12 shades in the vibrant range. GNPL signed a TAA with Kansai Paints Co. Ltd., of Japan in Osaka in 1986 for the manufacture of Cathodic Electrodeposition Primer and other sophisticated coatings for the automotive products. GNPL was the first company to introduce this technology in India.

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1980- 1950

In 1970, Goody, the smiling tiger was launched as the company’s mascot. In 1957, the name of the company was changed to Goodlass Nerolac Paints Pvt Ltd. This was done because it was thought appropriate to include the brand name of company’s most successful product in to the Company’s name. In 1968, the company went public and the word “Private” was dropped. In 1950’s, the company’s star product was the Anti-Gas varnish, mainly used in Defense.

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Early 1920’s

November 1930 in UK, three British companies merged to form Goodlass Wall and Lead Industries Group Ltd. It subsequently became Lead Industries Group (LIG) Ltd. In April 1933, LIG, Liverpool, England acquired the company and named it Goodlass Wall (India) Ltd.
The American Paint and Varnish Company was bought by an English concern, Allen Bros. and Co. Ltd. in the early 1920s and became the Gahagan Paint and Varnish Co Ltd.

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AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Year Name Forum Function
2021-22 Nerolac is now European Union - REACH Certified for 6 key Ready to use NC Sealer and Top Coats SKUs which includes Dead Matt, Glossy, Sanding Sealer, Satin, and Matt. European Union Technical
2021-22 KNP featured in the Top Quartile in S&P ESG Indices in the Chemical Industry space S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA 2021) Corporate
2021-22 Gold Award in Case Study Preparation Competition - Sayakha Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) Manufacturing
2021-22 Gold Award in India Manufacturing Excellence - Hosur Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing
2021-22 Platinum Award in Innovative Category and Silver Award in Renovate Category (National Kaizen Competition) - Goindwal Sahib Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Manufacturing
2021-22 Platinum Award in Improvement Projects in Operations Category (National Six Sigma Competition) - Bawal Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Manufacturing
2021-22 Silver Award in National Poka Yoke Competition - Bawal Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Manufacturing
2021-22 Energy Efficient Unit Award in National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2021 - Bawal Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Manufacturing
2021-22 Appreciation certificate from Hero Moto Corporation Limited for being a trusted supplier Hero Moto Corporation Limited (HMCL) Industrial
2021-22 Second prize in Online Kaizen Competition - Hosur Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Manufacturing
2021-22 Certified as a Great Place to Work by the Great Places to work Institute for the second time. Great Place to Work HR
2021-22 ESG Performance rated in the Top Quartile amongst the 225 Indian Companies from diverse sectors CRISIL Gauge - ESG Compendium EHS
2021-22 Rotary EHS Excellence Award‟ in large scale chemicals sector category - Sayakha Rotary Award EHS
2021-22 Awarded "Greenpreneur Award 2021‟ for exemplary work and best practices in water management to build a sustainable future - Goindwal Sahib FICCI Amritsar EHS
2021-22 Inclusion of Nerolac Excel Anti-Peel in GRIHA Product Catalogue Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Technical
2021-22 Bronze award for the best use of Regional entertaiment channel Prime Time Awards Marketing
2020-21 Awarded Best Vendor in Paints Category for Second consecutive time Honda Motorcycle & Scooters India (HMSI) Industrial
2020-21 Gold Award in Quick Changeover (SMED) competition - Lote Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Manufacturing
2020-21 Gold Award in the Innovation kaizen category - Hosur 39th CII National Kaizen Competition Manufacturing
2020-21 Finalist in Quality Fables competition - Bawal Qimpro Convention Manufacturing
2020-21 Runner up in QualTech competition for the project Throughput Improvement by 25% - Bawal Qimpro Convention Manufacturing
2020-21 Winner in Chemical and Petrochemical category at 15th State Level Awards for Excellence in Energy Conservation and Management- Lote Maharashtra Energy Development Agency Manufacturing
2020-21 Gold award under Muda Kaizen category at Champion‟s Trophy 2020 - Lote Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Manufacturing
2020-21 Second prize under Control category in Poka Yoke Competition - Lote Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Manufacturing
2020-21 Gold and Silver award in Quality Circle (Delhi Chapter) - Bawal Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) Manufacturing
2020-21 Review papers submitted by R&D got selected for publishing in Paint India Paint India R&D
2020-21 Awarded 2nd prize in National 3M Competition - Lote Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Manufacturing
2020-21 Gold Award for Six Sigma project in National Six Sigma Competition - Lote Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Manufacturing
2020-21 Gold Award for Six Sigma project in National Six Sigma Competition - Bawal Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Manufacturing
2020-21 Awarded 1st prize in National Poka Yoke Competition - Hosur Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Manufacturing
2019-20 Nerolac won silver trophy for ‘Nerolac Pragati Express’ campaign in the ‘Excellence in CSR- Social Impact awards’ category ACEF Asian Leaders Forum and Awards. CSR
2019-20 Product Launch of the Year - Nerolac Excel Topguard Reality + Interior Exterior Awards, 2020 Marketing
2019-20 Best Performance award Isuzu Motors India Industrial
2019-20 Awarded 1st Runner-Up in Qualtech Competition in Improvement Category - Hosur Qimpro Convention Manufacturing
2019-20 Gold award for Kanban System Implementation at Tinting and Bronze award for FTR Improvement in Kaizen Conclave - Bawal Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) Manufacturing
2019-20 Best supplier award in Raw Material/ Paint Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Ltd.’s Industrial
2018-19 Awarded for "Best of Best Practices" Kansai Paints Japan (kpj) Corporate
2018-19 Kansai Nerolac Paints featured in 40 most valuable Indian brands of 2019 World's leading brand consultancies. Marketing
2018-19 Gold awards in 2 categories in the Kaizen conclave Delhi chapter - Bawal Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) Manufacturing
2018-19 Awarded Second runners-up position in QualTech competition - Jainpur Qimpro Convention Manufacturing
2018-19 Mr. H. M. Bharuka, awarded with the prestigious award for contribution to Indian Chemical Industry. ICC D.M. Trivedi Lifetime achievement award Corporate
2018-19 One of the Best brands Economic Times Marketing
2018-19 Nominated for Recognition of the excellent services rendered Award by BHEL, Boiler Auxiliaries Plant – Ranipet Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) Industrial
2018-19 Best Supplier Honda Motorcycle & Scooters India (HMSI) Industrial
2017-18 Certificate of Appreciation - Lote Ministry of power, Government of India Manufacturing
2017-18 2 Gold awards, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze awards for the projects and Kaizen - Bawal Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) Manufacturing
2017-18 Certificate of Merit in Paints & Allied Products sector - Bawal National Energy Conservation Manufacturing
2017-18 Secured 31st Spot – PWC list of India's top 100 CEOs in BFSI sector, and Rank 1 in the Chemicals category Business Today Corporate
2017-18 Overall Excellence award Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) Industrial
2017-18 Certificate of Appreciation for Improvement in Process Quality Toyota Kirloskar Motor Limited (TKML) Industrial
2017-18 Best vendor in New Product Development SML ISUZU – Chandigarh. Industrial
2016-17 Awarded 3rd Prize in Technical Paper Competition Indian Paint Association (IPA) Technical
2016-17 Mr. H M Bharuka, awarded the Best CEO in the Chemicals category Business Today Corporate
2016-17 Silver Award in Quality Circle Competition - Bawal Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) Manufacturing
2016-17 Certificate of Merit in the Paints & Allied Products Sector - Lote Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power Manufacturing
2016-17 Secured Runner-up position at– All India level under Improvement category - Bawal Qimpro Convention Manufacturing
2016-17 Certificate of Merit for achieving Zero Accident Frequency Rate (Maharashtra Chapter) - Lote National Safety Council (NSC) Manufacturing
2016-17 Certification of Appreciation for achievement in Occupational safety and health in group B under chemical manufacturing industries - Lote National Safety Council (NSC) Manufacturing
2016-17 Award for Excellence in Coating Developments – Industry Research & Promotion - Jainpur (PE) International Symposium on Surface Engineering & Paint Coatings Manufacturing
2016-17 Certificate of Appreciation for our contribution Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Chennai (DICV) Industrial
2016-17 1) Innovation Award for Automotive and Farm Sector
2) Award for ‘The Tough and Stylish TUV 300’
3) Award for ‘KUV 100’
4) Award for ‘Technologically Advanced Mahindra Yuvo’.
Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) Industrial
2016-17 Best vendor award in the paints category Suzuki Motorcycles India Pvt Ltd. Industrial
2016-17 Best supplier Award -Hosur Toyoyto Kirloskar Motor Limited (TKML) Industrial
2016-17 Best Vendor award in the Paints category M/s Plastic Omnium. Industrial
2015-16 Most Innovative Product of the Year Award-Nerolac Impressions HD Consumer Survey of Product Innovation-Nielsen Technical
2015-16 Best Eco Kaizen-Hosur Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKML) EHS
2015-16 Award for achieving the highest growth in refinish business Global Refinish Committee- Kansai Corporate
2014-15 Safety Systems Excellence Award FICCI Manufacturing
2014-15 Certificate of Excellence for Achieving Quality Targets Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKML) Manufacturing
2014-15 Best Vendor in Safety Award-Bawal Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) EHS
2014-15 Design award for Ambient Media Category (Rang De Patang) Kyoorious Design Awards Marketing
2014-15 Best Vendor Award Honda Motor cycles and scooters Corporate
2014-15 Bawal plant – Gold,Safety Greentech Environment Excellence EHS
2013-14 Best Quality Performance in Proprietary Items Gabriel India Manufacturing
2013-14 Outstanding Contribution to Supply Chain Management Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles Supply Chain
2013-14 Vendor Performance award Suzuki Motors India Corporate
2013-14 Certificate of Merit - Lote [Zero Accident Frequency Rate National Safety Council, Maharashtra Manufacturing
2012-13 Best business HR case study Hindustan Times Shine HR Summit HR
2012-13 Green Vendor Developer Program Hero Motocorp Ltd Ind - Mrktg
2012-13 Environment Award-KNPL Bawal-Silver Greentech Environment Excellence EHS
2011-12 Product of the year – Impressions Eco Clean Worlds Largest Independent Survey Corporate
2011-12 Ace award- Best run business in Consumer Trade SAP IT
2011-12 Certificate of Merit - Lote [Zero Accident Frequency Rate National Safety Council, Maharashtra Manufacturing
2011-12 Best Vendor Performance Award in Paint Supplier’s Category Honda Motor cycles and scooters Corporate
2010-11 Product of the year – Nerolac Excel Total with HeatGuard Technology Worlds Largest Independent Survey Corporate
2010-11 Best Delivery Performance Award Whirlpool India Ltd Manufacturing
2010-11 Sustainability Award for Outstanding Contribution Mahindra & Mahindra Corporate
2010-11 Innovative Product/service Award-Nerolac Impression Ecoclean ultra Luxury Emulsion Golden Peacock Technical
2010-11 Economic Times Indian Manufacturing Excellence Award - Silver Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing
2010-11 5 star for Safety Management System – Lote & Bawal British Safety Council EHS
2009-10 Product of the year – Nerolac Excel Total Worlds Largest Independent Survey Corporate
2009-10 Consolation prize in the Energy Conservation Awards Tata Power EHS
2009-10 Improvement and Innovation Qimpro Award Technical
2009-10 Innovative Product/service Award-3C1B Technology Automotive Paints Golden Peacock Technical
2009-10 Environment Management Award Golden Peacock EHS
2009-10 Most Proactive Contribution through New Developments in Powder Coatings Godrej Appliances Ltd Technical
2009-10 Asian Manufacturing Excellence Award - Silver Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing
2009-10 Out Standing Company in Paints & Coatings sector EPC World Awards Corporate
2008-09 Product of the year – Beauti flexi Worlds Largest Independent Survey Corporate
2008-09 Trusted Brands – Gold Award Readers Digest Marketing
2008-09 Improvement and Innovation Qimpro Award Technical
2008-09 Bawal plant – Gold Greentech Environment Excellence Supply Chain
2008-09 Indian Manufacturing Excellence Award - Gold Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing
2008-09 Gold Association of Business Communicators of India Marketing
2007-08 Trusted Brands – Gold Award Readers Digest Marketing
2007-08 Best APO implementation PC quest IT magazine IT
2007-08 National Award in Corporate Governance ICSI –Institute of Compnt Secretaries Corporate
2007-08 Perungudi - Silver Greentech Environment Excellence Supply Chain
2007-08 Bawal plant – Gold Greentech Environment Excellence Supply Chain
2007-08 Market Leadership Award in Indian industrial Paints Market Frost & Sullivan Corporate
2007-08 Best case study Emvies 2007 Marketing
2007-08 Best Media Strategy – silver Emvies 2007 Marketing
2007-08 Best integrated Campaign – Silver Emvies 2007 Marketing
2007-08 Best Media innovation – Gold Emvies 2007 Marketing
2007-08 Hall of fame CTO Forum IT
2007-08 Bronze Cannes Marketing
2006-07 Trusted Brands – Gold Award Readers Digest Marketing
2006-07 National Quality Award - Commendation Certificate RBNQA Manufacturing
2006-07 CSR Report – Gold Trophy ABCI Award HR
2005-06 National Energy conversation - Jainpur Minintry of Power - GOI EHS
2005-06 Corporate Governance Award Golden Peacock Secretarial
2005-06 Environment Management Award Golden Peacock EHS
2005-06 Silver trophy – Best Ad AAAI Marketing

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