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MAN BEHIND HUGELY
SUCCESSFUL BRAND
NIRMA
PRESENTED BY
GAURAV PATEL
114061
STORY LINE
• INTRODUCTION
• EDUCATION
• JOURNEY TOWARD ENTREPRENEURSHIP
• COLLEGES
• CONTRIBUTION IN ECONOMY
• AWARDS
• RE...
INTRODUCTION
 Karsanbhai Khodidas Patel (K.K. Patel,
1945)came from a humble farmer family
from Mehsana, Gujarat.
 He is...
INTRODUCTION
EDUCATION
 He completed Bsc. in Chemistry at age
21 in 1966.
 Initially he worked as lab technician in the
New Cotton Mi...
JOURNEY TOWARD
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
He wanted to earn more than what he
was earning at present.
So in 1969, at the age of 25...
JOURNEY TOWARD
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
 The one-man company would bicycle
through the neighbourhoods selling
handmade detergent ...
JOURNEY TOWARD
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
 Nirma revolutionized the whole detergent
powder segment and in a short span of time
crea...
JOURNEY TOWARD
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
 The Nirma brand quickly established itself
in Gujarat and Maharashtra.
 The high qualit...
JOURNEY TOWARD
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
 It was phosphate free and hence
environment friendly.
 Nirma entered the premium segmen...
JOURNEY TOWARD
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
 Overall Nirma has a 20% market share in
soap cakes and about 35% in detergents.
 Nirma ...
COLLEGES
 He has interests in education, and founded a
leading pharmacy college Nirma Institute of
Pharmacy.
 In 1995, h...
COLLEGES
 The Nirma labs education project, aimed at
training and incubating entrepreneurs, was
launched in 2004.
COLLEGES
CONTRIBUTION IN
ECONOMY
 At that time domestic detergent market was limited
only to premium segment and was dominated by
...
 He has won many accolades on his way to
success.
 The Federation of Association of Small Scale
Industries of India, New...
AWARDS
 The Gujarat Chamber of Commerce
felicitated him as an 'Outstanding
Industrialist of the Eighties'.
 The Govt. of...
RECOGNITION
In 2009, He was ranked #92 by Forbes
magazine, for the list of India's Richest
bussinessmen.
He is sometimes...
REFERENCES
www.nirma.co.in
www.iloveindia.com
Wikipedia.org
GUIDED BY


 Dr. Prasantha kumar R
Karsanbhai Patel (Founder of NIRMA)
Karsanbhai Patel (Founder of NIRMA)
Karsanbhai Patel (Founder of NIRMA)
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Karsanbhai Patel (Founder of NIRMA)

  1. 1. MAN BEHIND HUGELY SUCCESSFUL BRAND NIRMA PRESENTED BY GAURAV PATEL 114061
  2. 2. STORY LINE • INTRODUCTION • EDUCATION • JOURNEY TOWARD ENTREPRENEURSHIP • COLLEGES • CONTRIBUTION IN ECONOMY • AWARDS • RECOGNITION
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION  Karsanbhai Khodidas Patel (K.K. Patel, 1945)came from a humble farmer family from Mehsana, Gujarat.  He is the founder of the Rs. 3550 crore Nirma group with major interests in detergents, soaps and cosmetics.
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION
  5. 5. EDUCATION  He completed Bsc. in Chemistry at age 21 in 1966.  Initially he worked as lab technician in the New Cotton Mills, Ahmedabad, of the Lalbhai group.  Then he worked as Lab Assistant in the Geology and Mining Department of the Government of Gujarat in 1969.
  6. 6. JOURNEY TOWARD ENTREPRENEURSHIP He wanted to earn more than what he was earning at present. So in 1969, at the age of 25, he started a small-scale enterprise.  He offered a quality detergent powder using indigenous technology, at a third of the prevailing price.
  7. 7. JOURNEY TOWARD ENTREPRENEURSHIP  The one-man company would bicycle through the neighbourhoods selling handmade detergent packets door to door at a price of Rs. 3 per kg.  The next available cheapest brand in the market at that time was Rs.13 per kg.  He named the detergent powder Nirma after his daughter Nirupama.
  8. 8. JOURNEY TOWARD ENTREPRENEURSHIP  Nirma revolutionized the whole detergent powder segment and in a short span of time created an entirely new market segment in the domestic detergent sector market.  After three years, he felt confident enough to quit his job.  It gave the bigger established brands a run for their money and soon occupied the top market share.
  9. 9. JOURNEY TOWARD ENTREPRENEURSHIP  The Nirma brand quickly established itself in Gujarat and Maharashtra.  The high quality and low price of the detergent made for great value.  Fuelled by housewife-friendly advertisement jingles.  Nirma was the largest selling detergent in India.
  10. 10. JOURNEY TOWARD ENTREPRENEURSHIP  It was phosphate free and hence environment friendly.  Nirma entered the premium segment, launching toilet soaps Nirma bath and Nirma beauty soap, and premium detergent Super Nirma detergent.  Nirma beauty soap is one of the leading toilet soaps, behind Lifebuoy and Lux.
  11. 11. JOURNEY TOWARD ENTREPRENEURSHIP  Overall Nirma has a 20% market share in soap cakes and about 35% in detergents.  Nirma also has successful operations in neighbouring countries.  It also has a unfamiliar product Sudh salt.
  12. 12. COLLEGES  He has interests in education, and founded a leading pharmacy college Nirma Institute of Pharmacy.  In 1995, he started the Nirma Institute of Technology in Ahmedabad, which grew into a leading engineering college in Gujarat.  An Institute of Management followed, with the entire structure being consolidated under the Nirma University of Science and Technology in 2003.
  13. 13. COLLEGES  The Nirma labs education project, aimed at training and incubating entrepreneurs, was launched in 2004.
  14. 14. COLLEGES
  15. 15. CONTRIBUTION IN ECONOMY  At that time domestic detergent market was limited only to premium segment and was dominated by MNCs.  The process of manufacturing was labor intensive, which offered large scale employment (employing 15,000 people in 2004).  After establishing its leadership in economy-priced detergents, Nirma foray into the premium brand segment, in cakes and detergents was equally successful.
  16. 16.  He has won many accolades on his way to success.  The Federation of Association of Small Scale Industries of India, New Delhi, awarded him with the 'Udyog Ratna‘.  He has been conferred with Padma Shri Award for the year 2010 The award will be formally conferred by the President of India Mrs Pratibha Patil. AWARDS
  17. 17. AWARDS  The Gujarat Chamber of Commerce felicitated him as an 'Outstanding Industrialist of the Eighties'.  The Govt. of India twice appointed him Chairman of the Development Council for Oils, Soaps & Detergents.
  18. 18. RECOGNITION In 2009, He was ranked #92 by Forbes magazine, for the list of India's Richest bussinessmen. He is sometimes referred to as K. K. Patel.
  19. 19. REFERENCES www.nirma.co.in www.iloveindia.com Wikipedia.org
  20. 20. GUIDED BY    Dr. Prasantha kumar R

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