The Naran Lala Company has consistently and successfully built upon a tradition of excellence by providing only the highest quality products and services since its inception during India’s industrial revolution and on through the exciting and challenging decades that have followed. However, for any family-run business to remain unified, strong, and innovative for over 130 years requires a level of resilience that cannot be measured. The company’s current position as a leading manufacturer and supplier of distillery and alcohol-based chemical plants is thus an incredible achievement, especially given its humble beginnings.
Shri Naranbhai Lalabhai Kansara founded the company in 1890, drawing on the expertise of his family’s ancestral tradition as coppersmiths. The company began as a small manufacturing unit specializing primarily in copper utensils and implements. Because of their superior manufacturing quality, Naran Lala quickly gained a reputation, and even in its early days, the name Naran Lala became synonymous with dependability.
In 1918, the company expanded its operations to include the supply of pot stills for batch distillation, a decision that would later pave the way for Naran Lala to venture further into this area and successfully complete its first distillery plant in 1942 for Kolhapur Sugar Mills Ltd. This was also India’s first indigenously designed patent still distillery plant.
Shri Mohanlal Harkishandas Kansara – an extraordinary man from the third generation of this family who rekindled his pioneering ancestor’s enterprising spirit – made even greater advances from the mid-century onwards.
The company was completely revitalized under his dynamic leadership and guidance. During this ambitious period, a broader and more comprehensive infrastructure was introduced to enable the production and perfection of a wider range of operations, such as the manufacture of vessels, engineering goods, stoves and lanterns, fans, and hot and cold rolling of brass and copper. The decision was made in 1962 to supply plants to India’s expanding chemical sector. Despite the challenges of this competitive field, Naran Lala quickly established itself as a name to be reckoned with among those in this industry due to the high standards of its manufacturing, total professionalism of its team, and overall efficiency of its services.
Inspired by their father’s groundbreaking achievements, Shri Mohanlal Harkishandas Kansara’s three sons were the next to boldly take the reins. Shri Bharat Kansara, Shri Mahesh Kansara, and Shri Vijay Kansara have added to Naran Lala’s outstanding achievements by combining their individual talents into a unity of vision that was equally far-reaching in its scope. Numerous technological advancements and an expanded range of operations have resulted in ever-more complex and specialized requirements being met, while the company’s well-earned reputation for total dependability has been upheld every time to the complete satisfaction of its clients. Today, over 300 plants bear the Naran Lala quality mark, with each completion propelling the company to new heights.
The torch is now being passed to the fifth generation, heirs to a legacy of trust that their forefathers worked so hard to establish. In their hands, Naran Lala will continue to honour a legacy of countless generations of expert manufacture and superior design, while also introducing new ideas and innovations to pave the way for future accomplishments.
Paying homage to the wisdom of the past while developing products and technology for the future, being completely committed to providing the highest standards of service and quality while remaining honest at all times – these are the guiding principles that have proven to be the reasons for this company’s success and excellence over so many years, and to this day are a reaffirmation and most resolute assurance of Naran Lala’s constant dependability and trustworthiness.