In 1947, Mr.C.A. Kathrani, (1927-2002), along with his three elder brothers migrated to Mumbai from Karachi as refugees. He started a trading firm with his elder brother Vallabhdas under the name of Gujarat Essence Mart. Immediately in the following year he started a small manufacturing unit named Asian Chemical Works. With sheer hard work, dedication and entrepreneurship, this family-run business soon developed into a leading company.
Mr.J.C. Kathrani, Managing Director, B.Sc. Tech, a technocrat and a renowned flavourist, is leading the company for the last 25 years. Before joining the company, he worked with Norda Essential Oils, U.S.A., for a period of 5 years. His vision and penchant for hardwork has made the company and its brands a household name in the country. Ably assisted by his brothers and other members of the management, the company is confidently moving ahead.