Gaining prominence in recent years, the pharmaceutical products industry of India has turned into a sunrise sector and has served as a significant connection between the industrial and the chemical segments of the economy.
Since its inception, the lanolin manufacturing company, Rolex Lanolin Products Limited (RLPL) has strived to penetrate newer areas of technology and business. The specialty company was established in 1967, and is headquartered in Mumbai. Itserves severalof its customers(many being in the pharmaceutical sector) with its differentiated lanolin products.
RLPL is certified under ISO 9001:2008 (QMS); ISO 14001:2004 (EMS); BS 18001:2007 (OHSAS) and EFfCI (cGMP) supported by an excellent team of professionals, led by highly experienced leaders,and a state-of-the-art manufacturing + R&D facilities. The firm has made rapid strides over the years and is supposedly the undisputed market leader today known for supplying high quality products. RLPL is also an Govt Recognised Export House, AEO Registered and its products meet/exceed practically all national and international standards.
Uncompromising insistence on high-quality standards, continuous innovation and the conscious commitment and dedication to providing value for money to the customer have made RLPL a renowned name.
THE MEN BEHIND RLPL &THEIR BRANDS
Hasmukh N. Zaveri, Founder & Chairman, RLPL, is a visionary having introduced LANOLIN to India the very first time in mid-sixties. His son Hasit Zaveri, versatile and ambitious, has been instrumental in the company’s growth and expansion and joined his father in the mid-eighties and is the current Managing Director of the company. They have extensive experience and industry knowledge.
With their excellent guidance and dynamic leadership, Jash Zaveri (the third generation who joined the family business in 2017 after completing his Masters from London Business School) is now focused on taking RLPL to a higher plane.
JOURNEY SINCE INCEPTION
Rolex Lanolin Products Limited was formed in 1967 under the aegis of Hasmukh N. Zaveri with a small manufacturing plant in the Tardeo area of Mumbai and its first office in Princess Street – the Heart of Mumbai’s Chemical market. In 1971 Rolex set up a larger plant as a Registered Small-Scale Industry Unit at Andheri. It was here that the commercial production of Lanolin commenced successfully.
In 2015, RLPL successfully shifted its manufacturing facilities to a new state-of-the-art plant at Vapi, Gujarat. The facility is spread over 6972 square meters with an enhanced licensed capacity and an in-house laboratory facility for Quality Control and Assurance.
DIFFERENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
From offering just 3 grades of Lanolin in the early ’80s, RLPL offers over 50 grades today. Research & Development has always been crucial to their operations and success. They have successfully developed many customized specifications as per their clients’ specific requirements using different methodology but maintaining the key features and characteristics of Lanolin. The new in-house R&D facility (opened in February 2019), Woolfat Research Centre (WRC), is a 100% owned subsidiary of RLPL. WRC offers services for the development of various Lanolin based blends and formulations for cosmetics, topical pharmaceuticals, industrial, and household products.
AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS, AND RECOGNITIONS
RLPL’s success in developing Lanolin indigenously and commercially manufacturing the same strictly to the Indian Pharmacopoeia standards for the first time in India won it the appreciation from the “The Invention Promotion Board” of the Central Govt. sponsored National Research & Development Corporation. They were thus presented in 1974 with a coveted Bronze Import Substitution Award and Certificate of Merit by the then honourable Union Minister for Commerce and Industry of India. Their further success in developing Lanolin as a Cosmetic Intermediate won them the appreciation from the Federation of Associations of Small-Scale Industries of India (F.A.S.I.I.), and were presented in 1984 with the A. R. Bhatt Entrepreneurship Award by the honourable Vice President of India. In 2004, RLPL received the Bombay Industries Association’s (B.I.A.) Excellence Award. Rolex Lanolin completed 50 years in the Lanolin business in 2017 and has over fifty various products to offer, as well as over 500 clients across the world including PSU’s, MNC’s and leading FMCG companies. Today Rolex Lanolin is compliant with various internationally acceptable standards and accreditations.
WHAT IS LANOLIN?
Lanolin is a key ingredient used in topical pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, cosmetic, personal care and skincare products. It is a natural waxy substance that is derived from sheep’s wool. Lanolin and its derivatives are a one-stop solution for skin problems. It is the ultimate emollient, emulsifier, stabilizer and moisturizer. In the case of dry skin and psoriasis, it forms a film on the skin that limits water loss across the skin surface whereas ingredients such as petroleum jelly moisturize by retarding the evaporation of water.