Narolac is the second largest paint company in India. They believe in product innovation, state of the art solutions, and environment friendly products with cutting edge R&D. They make things simpler with immense curiosity and unwavering belief. With this approach they are the second largest coating company in India and market leader in industrial coatings.

The Kansai Nerolac timeline:
• 1920: They started their journey as Gahagan Paints and Varnish Co. Ltd in Mumbai.
• 1957: Goodlass Nerolac Paints (Pvt.) Ltd. became public.
• 1976: Goodlass Nerolac Paints (Pvt.) Ltd. acquired a part of foreign shareholdings to become a part of Tata Forbes Group.
• 1983: Goodlass Nerolac Paints (Pvt.) Ltd. entered into the technical collaboration with Nihon Tokushu Tokyo Co. Ltd, Japan and Kansai Paint Co. Ltd., Japan.
• 1999: This year Goodlass Nerolac Paints became a wholly owned subsidiary of Kansai Paint Company Ltd.
• 2006: On 11th July the name was changed to Kansai Nerolac Paints.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Bigger the organization is higher is the responsibility towards the society. They follow corporate social responsibility by involving themselves in various ventures over the years. Some of the CSR activities they have been involved in are organizing contests and celebrations for the children of BMC workers, rehabilitation of Tsunami victims, painting Mumbai and many more. They have also helped NGOs in areas like community development, education, healthcare and conservation.

Vision, Values and Culture
They believe in innovation, entrepreneurial skills, responsive towards customer and products and simplicity. These values are the foundation and provide a blueprint to move in the right direction. In today's scenario no organization can survive without the vision, a dynamic set of guidelines and global technology. Hence, they ensure that all its ventures consciously internalize the values in every business transaction.

Corporate Values

Vision, Values and Culture
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Responsive
  • Simplicity
  • Team Orientation
These are the values that form the foundation of our business and provide the blueprint that sets us in the right direction, each time.

In today's dynamic business environment, no organization can afford to survive without a thoughtful vision, a dynamic set of guidelines and the ability to leverage global technology, as and when needed.

Hence, they make it a point to ensure that all their ventures consciously internalize these values in every business transaction.


While contributing to society is essential, taking care of the environment is equally important. Keeping that in mind, we aim to promote sustainable environment management, contributing to environmental conservation. Hence, all our manufacturing plants are ISO-14001 certified which helps the organization to achieve sound environmental performance. Each one strives to conserve natural resources and eliminates all wastes and losses through optimal use of resources & refining processes. We are also 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 16949:2002 BVQI
ISO 9001:2000 BVQI
ISO 14001:2004 BVQI
OHSAS 18001:1999 BVQI
2 Bawal ISO/TS 16949:2002 BVQI
ISO 14001:2004 BVQI
OHSAS 18001:1999 BVQI
3 Jaipur ISO/TS 16949:2002 Intertek
ISO 9001:2000 Intertek
ISO 14001:2004 Intertek
OHSAS 18001:1999 Intertek
4 Chennai ISO 9001:2000 Intertek
ISO 14001:2004 Intertek
5 Nippa ISO 9001:2000 Intertek
ISO 14001:2004 Intertek

Long Association Award

They were awarded with "Long Association award" by Escorts Ltd.

Meru Olive Green Paint

The availability of Meru Olive Green Paint within the deadlines has backed them with an appreciation certificate from M&M Nashik Plant.

Conference At Macau

TATA motors awarded them a trophy and special citation for the distinction at the vendor conference in Macau.

Green Vendor Development Award

They received green vendor development award for an outstanding performance, this was their second consecutive year.

Information Week Edge Function

They were the recipient of the award for developing a portal which was awarded under business intelligence.

Outstanding Contribution To Supply Chain Management

Recently, in the annual supplier conference 2014 held on 26 Feb. they were awarded in hardware and consumable category making an outstanding contribution to the Supply chain management. 

Greentech Environment Award

KNPL Bawal won the silver category Greentech Environment Award 2013 for outstanding achievement in Environment Management from Greentech Foundation

Best Safety Practices

Mr. Shivprakash Jaiswal, Union minister of Coal, Government of India gave "Best Safety Practices" award to its Janipur plant

Sap Ace Award

They received "SAP Ace Award" for building the best in house team and system improvements from SAP.

Sap Solution Manager Excellence Awards

In application and business process operation Indus Group awarded them with "SAP Solution Manager Excellence Awards" 

Certificate Of Merit

In the year 2012 because of achieving Zero Accident Frequency rate NSC, Maharashtra awarded "Certficate of Merit".

Golden Peacock

Its jainpur factory received "Golden Peacock" award in the year 2005.

Best Managed Company

In the year 2005 they were shortlisted as "Best managed Company" award from A.T.Kearney and Business today.

Best Vendor Award

Best Vendor Award from customers like Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKML) for Cost & from Maruti Udyog (MUL) on overall commendation.

Best Vendor Award 2

Best Vendor Award: This award was presented by customers like Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKML) for Cost & from Maruti Udyog (MUL) on overall commendation.


For marketing initiatives like press Ad.


Emvies 2007 Gold & Silver for Best Media innovation, Best case study-Media innovation(Impression Rang Zamade), Best Integrated Campaign, Best Media strategy & Peoples Choice Award

Digest Trusted Brands

They received Reader's Digest Trusted Brands Gold award in the year 2008.

Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award

This is an award they received for Indian Industrial Paints and coating market.

Hall Of Fame

"Hall of Fame" from CTO Forum, PC Quest & Best Implementation-APO in IT.

Greentech Environment

They received it for Chennai and Bawal units.

Silver For Annual Environment Report

They received silver for Annual Environment report from Association of Business Communicators of India.

Environmental Excellence Award

They received it for the lote Plant in the year 2008-09 Greentech Foundation.

Nerolac Beauty Flexi

They won it in the paint category in the year 2008-09.

Asia Manufacturing Excellence Award

Frost and Sullivan conducted Asia manufacturing excellence award for its Jainpur and Lote factories.

Consolation Prize

Consolation prize in the Energy Conservation Awards by Tata Power November 2009.

Technical Partners

Our Technical Partners (NIPA Chemical Chennai), was awarded with TKML's Best delivery performance award. April 2009.

Golden Peacock Innovative Product/Service Award

Golden peacock Innovative Product/service Award for the year 2011 for Nerolac Impression Ecoclean ultra Luxury Emulsion.

Epc World Awards 2010

EPC world awards 2010 declared it as an "Outstanding Company in Paints & Coatings sector" in 2010.

Golden Peacock Award 2010

They backed this award for "Nerolac Impression Ecoclean ultra Luxury Emulsion" in 2011.

Best Delivery Performance Award

They were awarded with the "Best delivery performance award" by Whirlpool India Ltd in 2010.

Proactive Contribution

Godrej Appliances awarded "Most Proactive Contribution through New Developments" in powder coating in 2010.

Product Of The Year Award

In 2010, they backed "Product of the year award" for its brand Nerolac Excel.

Product Of The Year 2011

In 2011, they again got "Product of the year 2011" for Nerolac Excel with heat guard technology.

Sap Ace Award 2011

SAP Ace Award 2011 for the Best run Business in consumer and Trade Industry 2011.

Sustainability Award

Sustainability Award for outstanding contribution' by Mahindra and Mahindra - October 2011.

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives 2011

For corporate social responsibility initiatives 2011 they were rated at level 4 out of 5 in the Karmayogi ratings. 

Best Vendor Performance Award

They received best vendor "Performance Award" in Paint Supplier's Category by Honda Motor cycles and scooters at the annual conference in Jan 2012.