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These 9 Iconic Brands Were Founded In Gujarat

| Published on June 14, 2020

We all are facing a global pandemic and the role of local brands in the growth of economy has become crucial than ever. To let you know some of the best brands in the country, we have started a series in which we share some brands that originated from a particular region and are ruling the market now. You can check the 9 most iconic brands that were founded in Gujarat.


Formed in 1946, Amul needs no introduction. Its advertising strategies are so unique that today many brands have started following the path of Amul in terms of attracting customers with creative stuff.


Started in 1907 by Vadilal Gandhi, the brand is known for its quality ice cream. For those who don’t know, Vadilal even has expanded its business in natural gas and chemicals and even sells food products internationally.


Known for its fruit concentrate drink, Rasna has now expanded into a lot of many products like citrus-based drinks to iced teas, vegetable pickles and mixers such as cordials. We all crave for its taste and surely its ads made our childhood awesome.

Adani Group

Founded in 1988 by Gautam Adani as a commodity trading business, today the group has expanded in other businesses that include energy, resources, logistics, agribusiness, real estate, financial services, defence and aerospace.


Founded by Karsanbhai Patel in 1969, the story behind naming of Nirma is very interesting. The brand Nirma was inspired by the name of Patel’s daughter Nirupama who died in an accident at a very young age. The iconic logo and commercials of Nirma are a part of every 90s kid.

Sun Pharma

Founded by Dilip Shanghvi in 1983, Sun Pharma was established in Vapi, Gujarat. Today, Sun Pharma is a leader in chronic prescription.

Wagh Bakri

Started way back in 1892, Wagh Bakri is the leader in Indin tea selling market. Founder Narandas Desai decided to set up his family business and named it Wagh Bakri which translates to tiger and goat.

Tata Chemicals

Being an important part of the Mumbai-based Tata Group, Tata Chemicals was founded in Gujarat. Tata Chemicals started making industrial soda ash in 1938 and expanded into other markets also. It is most popularly known for Tata Salt which has been marketed as “desh ka namak”


Founded by Kasturbhai Lalbhai in 1931, Arvind Limited is a textile manufacturer and flagship company of the Lalbhai Group.

Also Read: Top 7 Food Brands That Originated In India

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