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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.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Year Name Organization Function
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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