How a small town boy lived his great middle-class dream building a Rs 1.6 crore turnover paint brand in two years

By | Usha Prasad |

Raised in a middle class family in a small town with a population of just around two lakh, Harshal Jarode studied hard heeding the advice of his father who told his children that they need to get educated in some good government college to come up in life.

True to his words, Harshal, a native of Wardha in Maharashtra, graduated in chemical engineering, specialising in paints & coating technology, from Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT), Mumbai, and got to travel to several countries during an illustrious corporate career that began in 2007 with his first job at popular paint brand Nerolac.

Two years ago he started his own paint company, Olinda Paints, at Nashik with Rs 15 lakh along with a former colleague. From a one-room lab in 2017, Olinda Paints has grown into a Rs. 1.6 crore turnover brand today.

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