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Dabur India

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Company History - Dabur India
1884 - Established by Dr. S K Burman at Kolkata
 1896 - First production unit established at Garhia
 1919 - First R&D unit established
 Early 1900s - Production of Ayurvedic medicines Dabur identifies
 nature-based Ayurvedic medicines as its area of specialisation. It is
 the first Company to provide health care through scientifically tested
 and automated production of formulations based on our traditional
 1930 - Automation and upgradation of Ayurvedic products manufacturing
 1936 - Dabur (Dr. S K Burman) Pvt. Ltd. Incorporated
 1940 - Personal care through AyurvedaDabur introduces Indian
 consumers to personal care through Ayurveda, with the launch of Dabur
 Amla Hair Oil. So popular is the product that it becomes the largest
 selling hair oil brand in India.
 1949 - Launched Dabur Chyawanprash in tin pack Widening the
 popularity and usage of traditional Ayurvedic products continues. The
 ancient restorative Chyawanprash is launched in packaged form, and
 becomes the first branded Chyawanprash in India.
 1957 - Computerisation of operations initiated
 1970 - Entered Oral Care & Digestives segment Addressing rural
 markets where homemade oral care is more popular than multinational
 brands, Dabur introduces Lal Dant Manjan. With this a conveniently
 packaged herbal toothpowder is made available at affordable costs to
 the masses.
 1972 - Shifts base to Delhi from Calcutta
 1975 - The Company was incorporated on 16th September for manufacture
 of high grade edible & industrial guargum powder and its sophisticated
 derivatives.  It was incorporated in the name of Vishal Chemical
 (India) Ltd.
 1978 - Launches Hajmola tablet Dabur continues to make innovative
 products based on traditional formulations that can provide holistic
 care in our daily life. An Ayurvedic medicine used as a digestive aid
 is branded and launched as the popular Hajmola tablet.
 1979 - Dabur Research Foundation set up
 1979 - Commercial production starts at Sahibabad, the most modern
 herbal medicines plant at that time
 - On 19th September, the name was changed to Vidogum and Chemicals
 Ltd. The capacity of the plant was 2700 tpa of modified and refined
 guargum powder and derivatives such as oxidised guargum,
 carboxymethylated guargum, sydoxalkylated, guargum and similar carbo
 hydrate modification.  It was promoted by Dabur (S. K.  Burman) Pvt.
 Ltd. and founded in 1884 in Calcutta.  The company manufacture herbal
 and Ayurvedic medicines and cosmetics in India.  The other products
 are Dabur Amla Hair Oil, Badur Chavanprash, Pudin Hara etc.
 - The company undertook to set up a unit at Matsya Industrial Estate,
 Alwar, Rajasthan for manufacture of edible and industrial grade
 guargum powder and its derivatives.
 1984 - Dabur completes 100 years
 1988 - Launches pharmaceutical medicines
 1989 - Care with fun The Ayurvedic digestive formulation is converted
 into a children's fun product with the launch of Hajmola Candy. In an
 innovative move, a curative product is converted to a confectionary
 item for wider usage.
 1992 - A new range of coconut oil under the brand name `Anmol' was
 launched. The company developed Dab 10, an intermediate for
 anti-cancer drug namely Taxol.
 - The Company undertook to implement a phytopharma project at
 Ghaziabad U.P.  This unit would manufacture a specialised anti cancer
 drug Taxot apart from manufacture of chemical intermediary for cancer
 drug and Terfenadine a non sedative anti allergic drug.  The
 installed capacity of Taxot, the intermediate drug and anti allergic
 drug would be `6 Kg,  40 Kgs. and 18 tonnes respectively.
 - The company entered into a joint venture agreement with M/s.
 Guldenhorst BV Netherland to form a company for manufacture and
 marketing of all types of bubble gum, chewing gum, toffees, chocolate
 and cocoa related products, sugar based spreading creams etc.  The
 company co-promoted Dabur Finance Ltd. to carry on the business of
 leasing, financing etc.
 - 45,50,520 shares allotted.  Pursuant to a scheme of amalgamation of
 Dabur with Vidogum.
 - New products launched were `Dentacare,' Vatika and Lactonic which
 were well received in the market.
 - An integrated facility was designed at Alwar for manufacture of
 Ayurvedic Veterinary range at Alwar, a joint venture in technical
 collaboration with Shikobo Ltd., Japan to extend the range of natural
 gum products into speciality products.
 - The company also undertook to set up a project in Himachal Pradesh
 for manufacture of Hajmola, honey, Gulabari, Pudin Hara, Lavan
 Bhaskar Churna and soft gel capsules, part of the existing range of
 - At its Sahibabad plant, the company undertook to install various
 balancing equipments, mechanise operations, hitherto performed
 manually, instal reverse Osmosis plant, a concentration plant for
 extraction of herbs, barks, roots, seed etc.
 - The company also undertook to upgrade amla pulping section, expand
 storage space for ayurvedic raw materials and to meet the cost of the
 installation of two additional DG sets.
 - The Company floated two companies a manufacturing unit in Egypt in
 the name of Dabur Egypt Ltd. and Dadur International Ltd.  in BVI. 
 The company entered into a joint venture with Seprache International
 Ltd. in the name of `Innova' Inc. For manufacture of anti cancer drug
 namely `Paclitaxel'.
 - The company signed a MOU with Osein Internatinal Ltd. for
 manufacture of biscuits, snack, foods & other products in India.
 - In addition to the existing products, the company exported products
 like an improved version of Chyawanprash (with more honey and less
 pungency) liquid form of Chyawanprash an aqueous based, hair
 vitalizer Melatonine etc.
 - 182,02,080 bonus equity shares issued in prop. 4:1.  During
 November 1993, the company issued 57,00,000 equity shares of Rs 10
 lakh at a prem. of Rs 85 per share of which the following were
 reserved for allotment on a preferential basis: (1) 2,64,000 sh ares
 to employees of
 the company's shareholders of group cos.  (all were taken up); (2)
 5,27,000 shares to NRIs (all were taken); (3) 11,40,000 shares to
 Indian Fin. Insts. (only 8,38,400) shares taken up; (4) 5,40,000
 shares to FIIs (all were taken up); (5) 6,00,000 shares to Indian
 Mutual Funds (all were taken up).  Balance 26,29,000 shares along
 with 3,01,600 shares not taken up by FIIs, issued to public. 
 Additional 56,530 equity shares allotted.
 - The company launched Madhuvanni an anticough preparation.
 - A unit was being set up at Baddi for manufacture of Chywanprash
 Janma Ghunti, Lal Tail, Dashmularishta and Ashokarishta.  Semi
 synthetic pacitaxel and Docetaxel and various front line anti cancer
 drugs were being produced both for domestic as well as export market.
  The company proposed to double the volume of the Katni plant and
 introduce modern technology in processing Amla with high productivity
 and improved quality.
 - The company undertook to set up a joint venture in Bangrain of
 France in the names of Dabon International Pvt. Ltd.  Another joint
 venture viz. General de Confiteria Pvt. Ltd. commenced commerical
 production in April 1995.
 - The Company set up a new manufacturing unit with a high degree of
 automation at Baddi (H.P.), to produce company's well known brands
 viz. Chyawanprash, Janma Ghunti, Ayurvedic oils and Asva-Arishtas.  A
 modern air conditioned packing line was commissioned at Sahibabad for
 homemade brands of ethnic pastes and line juices.
 - The Dabur India Ltd has formed a joint venture with Osem of Israel
 for the production of food product in India.  The joint venture named
 as Excelcia Food Pvt Ltd will have the Rs.15 paid up capital in which
 Dabur will have 60 per cent stake while Osem will have the rest 40
 cent holding in the company.
 - The company extended its range of real fruit juice by offering
 mixed fruit juice and tomato juice. Its veterinary division launched
 `mastilep' for curing mastitis in cattle.
 - Dabur India launched a range of extruded snack foods, ready-to-use
 cooking pastes and sauces here on Thursday.
 - Dabur India is negotiating with Antonio Puig of Spain, the maker of
 the Paco Rabanne perfume range, and Kesling of France to set up joint
 ventures in the country as a part of its strategy to establish a
 strong presence in the personal care sector.
 - Dabur India Ltd, Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd and Ranbaxy
 Laboratories Ltd. have signed agreements with NSDL to get their
 securities admitted for dematerialisation at NSDL.
 - Dabur Industries Ltd has signed a tripartite agreement with the
 National Securities Depository Ltd and MCS ltd for dematerialising
 Dabur shares, becoming the first MCG company to avail of the
 - Dabur India Ltd is launching a new communication campaign this
 month to reposition its oldest brand - `Pudinhara'.
 - Dabur India Ltd on 19th January 1998 launched low sodium cooking
 salt called Nutrasalt in Chandigrah.
 - Dabur signed a joint venture with Bongrain International SA of
 France to form a new company called Dabon International Ltd 
 - Dabur India Ltd has launched a range of ayurvedic health care
 products for dogs under the umbrella brand name Ayupet.
 - Dabur India Ltd (DIL) has commissioned consultancy firm Noble and
 Hewitt to script a employee stock option plan.
 - Dabur India has tied up with Godrej Foods for the manufacture and
 packaging of its `Real' range of fruit juices and fruit drinks in
 - Dabur India Ltd has entered into an agreement with its Spanish
 partner Agrolimen to offload its 49 per cent stake in the joint
 venture company General De Confiteria India Ltd in favour of an
 Agrolimen group company.
 - Dabur Pharmaceuticals Limited (DPL) has set up its first overseas
 arm in Britain with a  million investment commitment and is
 considering similar ventures in Russia as well as South African
 - The Company has taken Nestle SA to the Company Law Board (CLB)
 charging the latter with arm-twisting it as a majority shareholder in
 their biscuit manufacturing joint venture Excelcia Foods Ltd (EFL). 
 - FMCG major Dabur, along with US insurance company Allstate and
 Prudential-ICICI joint venture have applied for life insurance
 license as the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority . 
 - The Company has divested its entire 40 per cent stake in the
 controversial joint venture Excelcia Foods with Swiss major Nestle SA
 for a token amount of Rs 10.
 - The Company sub-divide the fully paid-up equity shares of Rs. 10
 each into 10 fully paid-up equity shares of Re. 1 each.
 - Three domestic pharma companies - Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Shantha
 Biotech and Dabur India have signed an agreement with the department
 of biotechnology (DBT) for developing and marketing basic molecules
 in leprosy, hepatitis and tumor disease segments.
 - Crisil reaffirmed the highest safety rating of `P1+' to the
 company's Rs 100-crore commercial paper programme.  Crisil has
 reaffirmed it's AA rating, indicating high safety, assigned to the Rs
 20 crore non-convertible debenture issue of the company.
 - Dabur India Ltd., has launched Efarelle Comfort, a natural
 menstrual pain reliever.
 - Dabur India's ayurvedic specialities division has launched plain
 isabgol husk under the brand name Nature Care.
 - Dabur India Ltd. proposes to increase the number of directors on
 its board, by adding three new directors.  2002
 - Dabur India Ltd has informed that Mr. Ninu Khanna would now be
 continuing as CEO & Director till the Date of the next Board Meeting
 scheduled to be held on January 22, 2002.
 - Dabur India Ltd has informed that Mr.Ninu Khanna has resigned as
 Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company and the
 resignation has been accepted.
 - Dabur India Ltd has informed that the Compensation Committee has
 allotted 16660 fully paid equity shares of Re 1 each for cash at par
 to the employees of the Company.
 - Dabur India Ltd has informed that the Board of Directors has
 approved the restructuring of the Board. Mr A CBurman, Mr Sidharth
 Burman, Air Chief Marshal N C Suri (Retd), Mr S M Datta, Mr Raja
 Vijay Karan.Mr Ashok Goenka have resigned from the Directorship of
 the Company and the Board has accepted the same w e f April 1,
 2002.Further, Mr V C Burman and Mr Pradip Burman have also resigned
 from the Whole-time Directorship of the Company. Mr V C Burman and Mr
 Pradip Burman will, however continue as Non-executive Directors of the
 -Pradip Burman appointed as Whole time Director of Dabur India.
 -The Board of Directors of Dabur India Ltd has appointed Mr Sunil
 Duggal as Chief Executive Officer of the company wef July 01, 2002.
 -The fourth Largest FMCG, Dabur India Ltd has tied with Free Markets
 Inc. for using leading edge technologies to execute online markets
 for its procurement needs.
 -CRISIL assigned CRISIL GVC LEVEL 2 rating for governance and value
 creation practices of the company.
 -Dabur has sued Pharmaseutical major Ranbaxy for telecasting the
 comparative  commercial of Pepfiz.
 -Dabur India has inducted  Mr.Siddharth Burman as the chairman and Mr
 Sunil Duggal, Mr.P D Narang  and Mr Charanjit Mohan as the directors
 of the 4-member board of Dabur India's global arm based in Dubai.
 -The company acquired 10,00,000 ordinary fully paid shares of 1 Pound
 Sterling each of Redrock Limited with this acquisition Redrock Limited
 has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Redrock Limited
 is engaged in the business of manufacture and sale of various
 cosmetics, toiletries and health care products and operates from the
 Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone in Dubai.
 -Acquires equity in Shri Dhanwantry Educational Society
 -Dabur forges alliance with Dhanwantry
 -Dabur launch new Herbal pill for diabetics
 -Dabur set to acquire Egyptian hair oil brand Touch
 -Dabur India gets Tetra Pak award
 -Dabur India inks pact with Accenture for outsourcing
 -Implements `Spend visibility solution' software provided by
 FreeMarkets Inc to control costs and strengthen the company's
 procurement process
 -Dabur ties up Uttarnachal for cancer drug
 -Dabur India has acquired a Nigerian company African Consumer Care
 Ltd, a step precursor to its plans to go on-shore for manufacturing
 in the country
 -Dabur join hands with DLF for healthcare hub
 -Delists equity shares from The Calcutta Stock Exchange Association
 Ltd (CSE) with effect from January 27, 2005,
 - Completes the acquisition process of Balsara Hygiene Products Ltd &
 Besta Cosmetics Ltd  on April 16, 2005.
 -Dabur signs Sonu Nigam to endorse cough drops
 -Dabur acquires Balsara's businesses for Rs.1.43 bn
 -Dabur's Director P D Narang appoints as Chairman of PTL
 -Dabur India secures prestigious National Award from ICSI
 -Dabur promoters acquires stake in Vishal Mega Mart
 -Dabur crosses  bln market cap, adopts US GAAP.
 - Approves FCCB/GDR/ADR up to 0 million
 -Dabur India has given the Bonus in the Ratio of 1:1
 -The Company has issued Bonus Shares in the Ratio of 1:2.
 -Dabur India decides to merge its wholly-owned subsidiary Dabur Foods
 Limited with itself to extract synergies and unlock operational
 efficiencies. The integration will also help Dabur sharpen focus on
 the high growth business of foods and beverages, and enter newer
 product categories in this space
 -Dabur India announced its foray into the organised retail business
 through a wholly-owned subsidiary, H&B Stores Ltd. Dabur will invest
 Rs 140 crores by 2010 to establish its presence in the retail market
 in India with a chain of stores on the Health & Beauty format.
 2008 - Acquires Fem Care Pharma
 Dabur India acquires Fem Care Pharma, a leading player in the women's
 skin care market. Besides an entry into the high-growth skin care
 market with an established brand name FEM, this transaction also
 offers Dabur a strong platform to enter newer product categories and
 -Dabur India - Launch of First Retail Store by Subsidiary Company
 - Dabur India Ltd has appointed Dr. Ajay Dua as an Additional
 Director of the Company under the category of Independent, Non
 Executive Director w.e.f. September 03, 2009.
 - Dabur launched Odomos Naturals, a range of personal application
 mosquito repellents packed with Aloe Vera and Citronella with two
 options, cream and lotion.
 -Dabur Red Toothpaste becomes the Dabur's ninth Billion Rupee brand.
 Dabur Red Toothpaste crosses the billion rupee turnover mark within
 five years of its launch.
 - Dabur India announced on Monday that it has acquired a leading
 personal care products company Hobi Kozmetik Group.
 - Dabur Acquires Namaste Group For 0 Million.
 - Dabur Chyawanprash was launched in Orange and Mango flavoured
 - Dabur Amla Hair Oils enters Limca Book of Records for achieving a
 record feat of hosting the longest ever non-stop head massage
 - Dabur India has given the Bonus in the Ratio of 1:1
 - Dabur enters professional skin care market with the launch of
 OxyLife Professional Facial Kit, created exclusively for professional
 - Dabur India Ltd. launches its first-ever online shopping portal
 - Dabur India acquires 30-Plus from Ajanta Pharma.
 - Dabur India Ltd sets up new subsidiary in Sri Lanka Dabur Lanka
 (Pvt.) Ltd. 
 - Dabur India Ltd launches Dabur Almond Hair Oil.
 - Namaste Cosmeticos Ltd,  has been added as the Company's new step
 down subsidiary Company in Brazil.
 - Dabur India has expanded its range of fruit juices viz. Ral
 - Mr. Lalit Malik has joined as Chief Financial Officer of the
 -Dabur Is First Company To Be Listed On MCX-SX
 -Dabur Enters Yoghurt Drink Market With Brand Real Activ
 -Dabur Expands Skin Care Portfolio, launches Oxy Life Gel Bleach
 -Dabur Launches New Fruit Juice Range : Real SupaFruits
 -Dabur Enters Male Grooming Market
 -Dabur Launches Indias First Oral Health Portal
 -Dabur Vatika launches Hibiscus range of Shampoo, Hair Oil; Marks
 next big Innovation in Hair Care
 -Dabur Babool builds Oral Hygiene awareness among 80,000 school kids
 -Dabur India Ltd Announces 125% Interim Dividend
 -Dabur Launches Anmol Coconut Hair Oil with Jasmine
 -Dabur Chyawanprash announces Immune India School Challenge 2014
 -Dabur Launches India First Ayurvedic Medical Journal
 -Dabur enters Packaged Coconut Water market with Real Activ
 -Dabur India Ltd has inked an agreement with Starcom MediaVest Group
 -Dabur India Ltd has introduced an array of professional salon facial
 products for men and women under the Oxlife brand
 -Dabur India has introduced the sugar-free version of its popular
 ayurvedic product Chyawanprash named  Ratnaprash SugarFree
 -Dabur Unveils New Premium Natural Baby Care Brand
 -Dabur acquires South African cosmetic firm Discaria Trading
 -Dabur India launches fruit juice-based aerated drinks
 - Dabur India has tied up with e-commerce major Amazon for an online
 ayurveda marketplace which will house all ayurvedic brands and
 products available in the country.
 -Dabur India Ltd inaugurated a skill development centre for women
 here, as part of the company CSR campaign. 
 - Dabur India launched an on-the-wheels lab to test honey so as to
 help reduce adulteration and ensure greater purity of the product.
Source : Dion Global Solutions Limited
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