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Nirma Limited
Type Private
Industry Fast-moving consumer goods
Founded 1969
Headquarters Ahmedabad, India
Key people Karsanbhai Patel (CMD)
Products Nirma detergent, Nima soaps

Rs. 5008 crores

US$ 1.12 Billion (2011 consolidated)
Employees 14000

Nirma is a group of companies based in the city of Ahmedabad in western India that manufactures products ranging from cosmetics, soaps, detergents, salt, soda ash, LAB and Injectables. Karsanbhai Patel, a well known entrepreneur and philanthropist of Gujarat, started Nirma as a one-man operation. Today Nirma has over 15000 employees and a turnover of over Rs. 3550 crores. In 2004, Nirma's detergent approached 800,000 tonnes – one of the largest volumes sold in the world – under a single brand 'NIRMA'.


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