Late. Chandresh S. Parikh ( 6th March 1946 to 9th June 2021), Founder & Ex-Chairperson of 20 Microns Group of companies was a self-effacing and grounded personality who led the company for over three decades never under the shadow of limelight. He was a true leader, a passionate entrepreneur & the pioneer in introducing the concept of micronized minerals and functional fillers in India.
He has always optimistically guided 20 Microns Limited & its group companies with his techno-commercial skills, his humble attitude and his focused approach towards building this business over the years and contributing to gaining global recognition in the field of Industrial Minerals through his vision.
His vision for 20 Microns has led the company to manufacturing a series of various different minerals and functional additives under its umbrella through tapping various resources in India which were untapped and realizing its true potential contributing to the growth and development of the overall Mineral Industry. He has always promoted new innovative ideas for the development and processing of minerals from Ultrafine to Sub-micron to Nano-sizing technology in the Industrial Minerals space.
Under his able leadership and continued guidance through his technical background and commercial acumen, 20 Microns Limited and its Group companies have successfully become one of India’s largest producer of Functional Minerals and constantly expanded the business by acquiring and operating various mineral assets in India and globally, rendering optimum satisfaction to all its customers around the globe.
His philosophy and work ethics has created a disciplined culture in the company encompassing Industrial growth, Advancement & Modernization of Technology. His contribution to the industry is well recognized by global organizations. He is regarded as one of the visionaries of the MAKE IN INDIA initiative in the field of non-metallic specialty industrial minerals creating more employment and newer products based in India and created through resources in India. He was extremely passionate about social causes and undertook several generous activities by creating 20 Microns Foundation and personally overlooking the activities especially in the area of health and education of juveniles and creating awareness about Diabetes and various other ailments by conducting various free camps. He had played a pivotal role in the success of the 20 Microns Group, a story he has scripted with his vision, dynamism and dedication.
Mr. Chandresh S. Parikh, with his innovative insight, business acumen and hard work commenced the Commercial Operations of 20 Microns on 4th October, 1987 by setting an industrial space in Waghodia – Gujarat. His ideas and process of micronisation was novel in the Indian market during that era in late 80s and the innovative products churned out were well accepted by the leading industries in India. 20 Microns has grown under his leadership and is now a major brand recognized globally.
20 Microns is always eager to adopt innovative approaches inspired by the spirit of our founder Shri Chandresh Parikh. Today 20 Microns group is also a diversified company ventured into various segments of Construction Chemicals and Mineral Based Agriculture Products.
The Philosophy of 20 Microns has always been to grow with integrity, innovation, excellence and increased velocity by jointly working with our shareholders, partners, customers, vendors and service providers. 20 Microns will continue to aspire to reach newer horizons and spread its wings with new product creations and newer markets through a strong foundation laid by Shri Chandresh Parikh and his vision to be accomplished by the 20 Microns Team in coming years!
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