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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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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.



Corporate Social Responsibility

Mission & Philosophy of CSR function – To contribute positively to the development of the society by acting as a good neighbour, considerate of others, playing the role of good corporate citizen with passion and compassion.

CSR Vision of the Company – To strive to be a responsible corporate by proactively partnering in the Environmental, Social and Economic Development of the communities through the use of innovative technologies, products as well as activities beyond normal business.

CSR activities are grouped broadly under the five umbrellas, namely “Livelihood and Skill Enhancement” (with external partners such as SBI), Rural / Community Development” “Preventive Health Care and Sanitation”, “Promoting Education” and “Ensuring Environmental Sustainability”.

KNPL proactively convenes training and capacity building initiatives to help unemployed youth generate livelihood through workshops. These sessions also help professionals to enhance their skill level so as to ensure the skilled workforce is available for the National Development. 

KNPL also carries out community enrichment programs, such as Health camps in rural area, construction of toilets, bus shelters and bore wells, assisting Educational Institutes with Financial Aid etc.

KNPL is committed to contributing in as many big-small ways as possible and will continue to contribute towards India’s Economic, Social, Environmental, and Cultural Prosperity right from the grass root level.

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Our Environment

At Kansai Nerolac, the environment is central to the development of the company. With depleting resources and a call for conservation of natural resources around the world, conversation about the environment is an aspect that can no longer by ignored. And it is the responsibility of every company to work with the environment and more importantly, work to better the environment within which it operates. We take this responsibility quite seriously.

All our manufacturing plants are ISO-14001 certified which helps the organisation achieve sound environmental performance. With efficient and optimum use of resources and by encouraging recycling, we are constantly working to improve and contribute to the ecosystem. We are also keenly aware of our responsibilities towards our stakeholders and as a result, KNPL ensures that environmental information is available to all stakeholders through the annual environmental report.

SR no. Plant Type of Certificate Certified By
1 Lote ISO/TS 16949:2009 BVQI
ISO 9001:2008 BVQI
ISO 14001:2004 BVQI
OHSAS 18001:2007 BVQI
2 Bawal ISO/TS 16949:2009 BVQI
ISO 14001:2004 BVQI
OHSAS 18001:2007 BVQI
3 Jainpur ISO/TS 16949:2009 Intertek
ISO 9001:2008 Intertek
ISO 14001:2004 Intertek
OHSAS 18001:2007 Intertek
4 Hosur ISO/TS 16949:2009 BVQI
ISO 9001:2008 BVQI
ISO 14001:2004 BVQI
OHSAS 18001:2007 BVQI

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