Blooming Lives

We’re built with one intent: bettering lives. And it always will be, because progress is real only when shared.
We touch lives and enhance them with our policies and creations.

In 1983, one man’s dream gave birth to Jyothy Labs in Thrissur, Kerala. MP Ramchandran had one goal: touching and bettering lives with innovation.

From manufacturing and selling a single product to a household name in the category, Jyothy Labs has come a long way.

With a turnover of about Rs. 1,800 Crores, we continue to grow as one of the country’s most trusted brands. Our products are priced affordably, packaged exceptionally and distributed nationally.

From manufacturing and selling a single product to a household name in the category, Jyothy Labs has come a long way. We’re driven by a passion to touch and better lives with constant innovation. Where the world sees a problem, we see an opportunity to innovate.
We don’t stop at finishing tasks, we go beyond that and fulfill objectives.

Our Purpose

We’re built with one intent: bettering lives. And it always will be, because progress is real only when shared.

No matter what, no matter who, no matter where, We’ll provide solutions, not just products. We meet this purpose by understanding our consumers and identifying key areas to elevate their day-to-day.

For instance, Ujala Supreme. It created a category of liquid fabric whiteners to meet the need for brighter and whiter clothes at work and in schools. Consumer feedback and market research are our constant companions in understanding the needs of the common man.

Our Purpose

We’re built with one intent: bettering lives. And it always will be, because progress is real only when shared.

No matter what, no matter who, no matter where, We’ll provide solutions, not just products. We meet this purpose by understanding our consumers and identifying key areas to elevate their day-to-day.

For instance, Ujala Supreme. It created a category of liquid fabric whiteners to meet the need for brighter and whiter clothes at work and in schools. Consumer feedback and market research are our constant companions in understanding the needs of the common man.

Our Purpose

We’re built with one intent: bettering lives. And it always will be, because progress is real only when shared.

No matter what, no matter who, no matter where, We’ll provide solutions, not just products. We meet this purpose by understanding our consumers and identifying key areas to elevate their day-to-day.

For instance, Ujala Supreme. It created a category of liquid fabric whiteners to meet the need for brighter and whiter clothes at work and in schools. Consumer feedback and market research are our constant companions in understanding the needs of the common man.

Our Vision

At Jyothy Labs, we’re driven by a hunger to create with persistence and leave the world a better place while meeting the needs of our consumers.

We don’t develop just innovative products. We create life-changing solutions.

We don’t tap into just the high growing categories. We reach out to unexplored segments to better people’s lives. What matters is how you think, feel, act. We start with you. We end with you.

Our Vision

At Jyothy Labs, we’re driven by a hunger to create with persistence and leave the world a better place while meeting the needs of our consumers.

We don’t develop just innovative products. We create life-changing solutions.

We don’t tap into just the high growing categories. We reach out to unexplored segments to better people’s lives. What matters is how you think, feel, act. We start with you. We end with you.

Our Vision

At Jyothy Labs, we’re driven by a hunger to create with persistence and leave the world a better place while meeting the needs of our consumers.

We don’t develop just innovative products. We create life-changing solutions.

We don’t tap into just the high growing categories. We reach out to unexplored segments to better people’s lives. What matters is how you think, feel, act. We start with you. We end with you.

Our Culture

Driven, progressive, creative — we don’t settle for how things have always been done.

We’re doing away with traditional company hierarchies, choosing collaboration over competition and balance over burnout. From support staff to senior partners, we work side-by-side, sharing successes as a team.

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We’re doing away with traditional company hierarchies, choosing collaboration over competition and balance over burnout. From support staff to senior partners, we work side-by-side, sharing successes as a team.

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Board Of Directors

Great innovation needs great leadership: one that's inclusive, insightful and ingenious. Meet our board of directors, they drive the hunger to do better within everyone and lead by example.

M.P. Ramachandran is the founder of Jyothy Labs Limited. With a humble beginning in 1983, guided by his astute vision and relentless pursuit to better human lives and contribute in nation building, he built the company that is trusted by millions across India.
An IIT and IIM alumnus, Lakshminarayanan has a string of successes in his career. He has worked with leading FMCG conglomerates across product categories and held eminent positions with top notch advertisement companies in India. He has keen interest in Business Strategy, Brand Strategy, Media Plural Communications and Portfolio management.
M R Jyothy is a Post-graduate in management with an additional diploma in Family Managed Business Administration. She has also completed the Owner/President Management Programme from Harvard Business School. After a successful stint in the sales and marketing function of the company since last 15 years, M R Jyothy was unanimously chosen to lead the company as the Managing Director effective 1 April 2020. She has won several industry awards and recognition including ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the year’ award from Zee Business, voted amongst 50 most influential women in Indian Media. She has been the principal architect behind all the product innovations from Jyothy labs since 2009.
Ullas Kamath is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary. He has topped it with a Degree in Law and has attended the Advanced Management Programme at Wharton Business School and Harvard Business School. It is under his leadership that the company has diversified and become a multi product FMCG company. He has spearheaded the successful setting up of Fabric Spa and the Henkel acquisition. Won CA Business Achiver Award - SME category in ICAI Awards 2008 on January 25, 2009.
M.R. Deepthi is a member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and The Institute of Cost Accountants of India. She is a Bachelor in Management Studies from Chinai College of Commerce affiliated with Mumbai University and Master of Management Studies from S.I.E.S. College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai. An expert in finance and secretarial function, she is a key player in budget formulation, strategy, treasury, business performance reviews, fund raising and other financial activities of the Company. She also guides Company's Taxation, Legal and Secretarial function.
Nilesh Mehta was the Managing Partner of Aureos Capital since January 2005. He is a qualified CA with a Post-graduate degree from IIM. His experience spans various fields in finance ranging from investment banking, private equity to fund-related activities. He is a veteran in the field of private equity and mergers and acquisitions of mid cap Indian companies.
A member of Professional Associations like the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), Ms. Bhumika Batra brings with her over 17 years of experience in the field of Corporate Laws. She has received scholarship from London School of Economics for Masters in Law and has also assisted in several Publications of Journal Publications viz. India Business Law Journal – 2019, Company Law Ready Reckoner – 2014, Transfer and Transmission of Shares – A treatise – 2005 and Asia Business Law Journal – 2007. Ms. Batra is an Independent Director in several companies and is currently associated with M/s. Crawford Bayley & Co. as an Associate Partner.
M P Ramachandran

Chairman Emeritus

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M P Ramachandran

Chairman Emeritus

M.P. Ramachandran is the founder of Jyothy Labs Limited. With a humble beginning in 1983, guided by his astute vision and relentless pursuit to better human lives and contribute in nation building, he built the company that is trusted by millions across India.

R Lakshminarayanan

Chairman

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R Lakshminarayanan

Chairman

An IIT and IIM alumnus, Lakshminarayanan has a string of successes in his career. He has worked with leading FMCG conglomerates across product categories and held eminent positions with top notch advertisement companies in India. He has keen interest in Business Strategy, Brand Strategy, Media Plural Communications and Portfolio management.

M R Jyothy

Managing Director

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M R Jyothy

Managing Director

M R Jyothy is a Post-graduate in management with an additional diploma in Family Managed Business Administration. She has also completed the Owner/President Management Programme from Harvard Business School. After a successful stint in the sales and marketing function of the company since last 15 years, M R Jyothy was unanimously chosen to lead the company as the Managing Director effective 1 April 2020. She has won several industry awards and recognition including ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the year’ award from Zee Business, voted amongst 50 most influential women in Indian Media. She has been the principal architect behind all the product innovations from Jyothy labs since 2009.

Ullas Kamath

Joint Managing Director

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Ullas Kamath

Joint Managing Director

Ullas Kamath is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary. He has topped it with a Degree in Law and has attended the Advanced Management Programme at Wharton Business School and Harvard Business School. It is under his leadership that the company has diversified and become a multi product FMCG company. He has spearheaded the successful setting up of Fabric Spa and the Henkel acquisition. Won CA Business Achiver Award - SME category in ICAI Awards 2008 on January 25, 2009.

M R Deepthi

Whole Time Director

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M R Deepthi

Whole Time Director

M.R. Deepthi is a member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and The Institute of Cost Accountants of India. She is a Bachelor in Management Studies from Chinai College of Commerce affiliated with Mumbai University and Master of Management Studies from S.I.E.S. College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai. An expert in finance and secretarial function, she is a key player in budget formulation, strategy, treasury, business performance reviews, fund raising and other financial activities of the Company. She also guides Company's Taxation, Legal and Secretarial function.

Nilesh Mehta

Independent Director

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Nilesh Mehta

Independent Director

Nilesh Mehta was the Managing Partner of Aureos Capital since January 2005. He is a qualified CA with a Post-graduate degree from IIM. His experience spans various fields in finance ranging from investment banking, private equity to fund-related activities. He is a veteran in the field of private equity and mergers and acquisitions of mid cap Indian companies.

Bhumika Batra

Independent Director

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Bhumika Batra

Independent Director

A member of Professional Associations like the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), Ms. Bhumika Batra brings with her over 17 years of experience in the field of Corporate Laws. She has received scholarship from London School of Economics for Masters in Law and has also assisted in several Publications of Journal Publications viz. India Business Law Journal – 2019, Company Law Ready Reckoner – 2014, Transfer and Transmission of Shares – A treatise – 2005 and Asia Business Law Journal – 2007. Ms. Batra is an Independent Director in several companies and is currently associated with M/s. Crawford Bayley & Co. as an Associate Partner.

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Milestones

From a single product to being an industry leader across various categories, Jyothy Labs has come a long way. This timeline traces our steps towards success.

A Timeline of events at Jyothy Labs
1983

• Jyothy Labs started as a proprietary concern in Kerala selling one brand; Ujala Supreme

1992

• Established a factory in chennai to manufacture Ujala

1997

• Ujala Supreme launched in all states of India

2000

• Maxo launched in West Bengal
• Exo launched across South India

2002

• Acquired subsidiary Sri Sai Homecare

2003

• Awarded the “AAA Brand Performance Award” for Maxo

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1983

• Jyothy Labs started as a proprietary concern in Kerala selling one brand; Ujala Supreme

1992

• Established a factory in chennai to manufacture Ujala

1997

• Ujala Supreme launched in all states of India

2000

• Maxo launched in West Bengal
• Exo launched across South India

2002

• Acquired subsidiary Sri Sai Homecare

2003

• Awarded the “AAA Brand Performance Award” for Maxo

2007

• Listed with BSE & NSE

2008

• Shifted registered office to a new building – Ujala House in Kondivita, Andheri East.
• Launched Ujala Crisp & Shine across India

2009

• Exo Round launched in South India
• Established Jyothy Fabric Care Services Limited (JFSL); started Fabric Spa – A premium landry service under JFSL.

2010

• Sachin Tendulkar was signed in as the brand ambassador of Ujala Supreme

2011

• Acquired controlling stake in Henkel India Limited

2012

• Launched Maxo Liquid ‘Fits all machines’ with TN star R Madhavan

2013

• Won product of the year award for Exo

2014

• Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty roped in as the brand ambassador for Exo to further strengthen the brands antibacterial proposition

2015

• Henko Lintelligent launched. A revolution in fabric care. Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit was roped in as the brand ambassador
• Jyothy MR wins ‘Impacts 50 most influential women award’. A proud recognition for Jyothy Labs
• Emerging Kerala Business Conclave presents Jyothy MR Women Entrepreneurship Excellence award

2016

• Jyothy MR wins once again Impacts 50 most influential women award

2017

• New Margo Original Neem Soap launched

• Jyothy Labs implements SAP. Spearheaded by Ravi Razdan, the company sets a record in lowest number of days taken for implementation for a large organisation. Wins several awards in IT

2018

• Jyothy MR was awarded ‘The greatest Marketing Influencers’ by World Federation Marketing. This was the third award from the World federation of Marketing for Jyothy MR.

2019

• Pril Tamarind Launched. First of its kind dish wash liquid with power granules suspended for powerful grease removal

• Jyothy Labs wins the prestigious IMC Ram Krishna Bajaj National Quality Award under Manufacturing sector

• Lead actor Raj Kumar roped in as the brand ambassador to launch the new Maxo Genius Machine

2020

• Launch of Margo Face wash; India’s first Neem Paste Face in west Bengal

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Awards & Felicitation

At Jyothy Labs, we are passionate about providing the highest quality of products. We set high performance targets for ourselves to achieve this and are proud of the reputation we’ve built with our peers and customers. Here’s a look at recent awards and recognition received:

Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2019

Ms. Jyothy MR wins “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2019” – Zee Business Dare to Dream Awards: The shining stars of India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The grand finale of Zee Business Dare to Dream Awards to honour the success of Indian businesses was held at The Leela Palace in Mumbai on Friday, October 4. The event to acknowledge the achievements of top entrepreneurs from India was organised by leading News Channel Zee Business in collaboration with SAP India.

The categories of Awards during said event were: Entrepreneur of the Year, Inspirational Leaders, Young Business Leader, Women Entrepreneur, Emerging Companies were the top award categories to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of India.

The Greatest Marketing Influencers 2018

It gives us immense pleasure to share, Ms. Jyothy M R, was chosen as “The Greatest Marketing Influencers” presented by World Federation of Marketing Professionals and Powered by CMO Asia. The event was held at Taj Lands End , Mumbai, on 15 Feb 2018. The Objectives of Greatest Marketing Influencers programme is to felicitate and celebrate with marketers who have done exceptionally well in the last few years, against all odds and with an exemplary marketing leadership have contributed growth of the organization. Jyothy Laboratories Limited congratulate her and wish she continues to bring such honour to the organisation.

50 Most Influential Women in Indian Media, Advertising and Marketing, 2016

Ms. Jyothy, has been voted yet again amongst the ‘50 Most Influential Women in Indian Media, Advertising and Marketing, 2016’ by a jury chaired by Media veteran Mr. Sam Balsara under the aegis of IMPACT of the exchange4media Group. The exchange4media Group began this initiative in 2012 to acknowledge the immense contribution, inspiring leadership and remarkable body of work of trail-blazing women professionals such as you in the domain. This is the fifth year of the list. Besides Sam Balsara, the 10-member jury this year consisted of Ambi MG Parameswaran, Advisor, FCB Ulka, Arvind Sharma, Chairman, Cheetah soft Technologies, Venkat, Director, Eenadu, Rohit Gupta, President, Sony Pictures Networks, Sandeep Goyal, Chairman, Mogae Group, Shireesh Joshi, ? COO, Strategic Marketing Group, Godrej Industries, Sunil Gautam, Founder & Partner, Pitchfork Partners, Timmy Kandhari, MD, Sapphire Professional Services and Vikas Khanchandani, Director, Aidem Ventures. The jury arrived at this ’50 Most Influential Women’ list after much debate and discussion amongst 300+ nominations. The event was hosted by Colors yesterday at the ITC Grand Central, Parel

Indian Marketing Awards 2014

Henko LINTelligent has been recognized for its insightful and innovative mix, bringing in a new dimension to the detergent category at Indian Marketing Awards 2014 organized by Exchange for India. Henko has won Bronze Medal for its work on Consumer Insight – echoing the change in consumer and apparel need .The award was received by Ms Jyothy, Director Jyothy Labs on 12th Dec 2014. Ms. Jyothy has also been the key guiding force behind the mix.

IDC Insights Award 2014

Jyothy Laboratories Ltd, has been awarded the I.C.O.N.I.C (Independent | Competitive | Outstanding | Nonpareil | Influential | Celebrated) IDC Insights Award 2014 for Excellence in Transformation in Manufacturing Vertical in a glittering ceremony held by IDC on 12th December 2014 at Hyderabad.

India Star 2014

India Star Packaging Award 2014
IIP has instituted “INDIASTAR” Awards in the year 1972 to promote and encourage excellence in packaging design, innovation and sustainability once every two years and over a period of time this Award Programme is firmly entrenched and most popular as the premier event for India’s Packaging fraternity. This year the programme had attracted 552 entries which is a record of nominations in a year, out of which the juries have picked Best of the Best for this Award in Jury Meet held on 20-21 October 2014 at IIP-Mumbai. The Jury consisting of eminent persons from Institutions (IIT, JJ School of Arts, NID ) Government bodies (IIP), & the Industry Experts (Retailers Association of India, Publicis Ambience) expressed their great satisfaction on the manner in which the entries were selected. All the entries were assessed & evaluated as per the laid down parameters & guidelines.00 gms.es.

ASIASTAR 2014

ASIASTAR Packaging Award 2014
The results of ASIASTAR 2014, an international award for excellence in Packaging were announced in 10th Dec 2014. ASIASTAR awards are held in great esteem in Asian countries and have been receiving an overwhelming response every year due to the participation of many companies in Asia. Winning an international competition brings prestige to every organization. ASIASTAR is the only regional packaging award across the Asian Continent & recognized as The Packaging Oscars of Asia. There were record numbers of 202 entries received this year, against which our Henko Matic LINTelligent 1kg carton has been selected for the Award. The Jury consisting of eminent personalities from 9 Asian Countries has expressed their great satisfaction on the manner in which the entries were selected.

Emerging India Award 2013

Mumbai- July 1, 2013, At a Colorful event organized by CNBC TV18 & ICICI Bank, Emerging India Award 2013 was bestowed upon Jyothy Laboratories Ltd.

Product of the Year Award 2013

Housewives’ first choice and the nation’s favourite! People had voted enthusiastically. The mandate was overwhelming and clear! Exo Dish Shine Round was voted as the product of the year 2013, in the Dish Wash/Utensil Cleaners category. 18000 people surveyed across 24 cities, voted for Exo as their brand of preference. The winning formula: Zero Wastage – The revolutionary round shape ensures no wastage around the sharp edges and gives you 100% value for your money. Anti-Sogg Formula – With its unique Anti-sogg formula, it doesn’t get soggy easily in water. Cyclozan – Exo has Cyclozan, an antibacterial agent that kills bacteria and protects your family against diseases.

Life time Achievement Award

Mr. M.P. Ramachandran won an award for THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT on the occasion of 6TH brand icon awards event held in Thiruvananthapuram. The image shows the moment when the minister gives away the award to him.

V.C Padmanabhan Memorial Award

1) M.P. Ramachandran receives an award for Business Excellence leading to Developmet of society at large

“Asia’s Top 50 Brand Leaders” by CMO Asia

The event was held in Singapore.
The methodology adopted by CMO Asia in selecting the top leaders is as follows:
1) Through extensive research, CMO Asia identified the names and looked at the roles and responsibilities and contribution value.
2)They spoke to respective figures from the industry who ratified the selection.
3)The findings were presented to Dr. Indira Parikh, Ex-Dean of Indian Institute Management, Ahmedabad. Dr. Parikh along with CMO made the final list of 50 winners.

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