Dabur ltd is an Indian multinational consumer goods company founded by Dr. S. K Burman in 1884. Dabur India Ltd is the fourth largest FMCG company in India. Today dabur is India’s most trusted name and the world’s largest ayurvedic and natural health care company with a portfolio of more than 250 herbal/ ayurvedic products. Below attached image shows us some of their great products.
Dabur got its name from its founder Dr. S. K Burman itself. Da (from Daktaar (Bengali pronunciation of Doctor)) and Bur from his last name Burman.
In late 1880s diseases like cholera, malaria and plague were life-threatening diseases so Dr.burman in 1884 started to prepare natural cures (ayurvedic medicines) with a mission of reaching a wide mass of people who don’t have proper access to medical facilities at affordable price.
As soon as the medicines (natural cures/ ayurvedic medicines) cured people this news traveled quickly and Mr. Burman came to be known as the trusted “Daktar”.
With growing popularity of Dabur products in 1896 Dr. Burman expanded his operation by setting up a manufacturing plant. In 1986, Dabur became a public limited company.
Dabur in 1992 expanded its business into the international market by doing strategic partnership (Joint Venture) with Agrolimen of spain.
During 1996 Dabur had a lot of product mix in their portfolio so for operational efficiency they decided to have 3 separate divisions according to their product mix - Health care product, Family product division & Dabur ayurvedic specialties limited.
Dabur over the time has successfully transformed itself from being a family run business to professionally managed enterprise in 1998.In 2013 Dabur’s market capitalization crossed 5 billion $. Dabur’s today product portfolio - Health Care, Hair care, Oral care, Skin care, Home care & foods (Packaged juices).