If we say Mysore, the immediate thought that probably would come in your mind is ‘Mysore Paak’ – the sinful, delicious, sweet dish that is. But ask a native of Mysore, he would give you a list of hundred things and places in Mysore which are mention-worthy and his list would probably the name of ‘Mysore Paints’, the famous paint brand which has been coloring Mysore’s walls since 1937.
The underlying principle behind the factory of Mysore Paints was to provide employment opportunities to the locals and for effective utilization of the natural resources of the forest. The item called “Lac” was used for the manufacture of sealing waxes. – the brand’s website states.
The company was founded by Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar, then the Maharaja of Mysore province under the nomenclature “Mysore Lac & Paint Works Ltd”. During 1989, it was renamed as “Mysore Paints & Varnish Ltd. The above unit was turned into a public Limited company during 1947.
The company’s product range is as colorful as its journey and they produce the followings:
The company has facilities including MPVL which has 6 important departments, land & building (the company owns 7 acres of land in the heart of the city, reserves & surplus and a sophisticated R&D centre.
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