Success at CavinKare comes from perseverance and the relentless pursuit of innovation. From product launches to business acquisitions, here is an elaborate list of all the milestones achieved by CavinKare.
2014
  • Green Trends celebrated launch of 200 Salons in India.
  • Meera’s Shikkakai paste launched in Tamil Nadu.
  • Cavin’s Lassi got launched.
2013
  • Green Trends crossed 100 Salons in India.
  • Cavin’s Paneer launched.
  • Launch of Indica crème colours.
  • Meera’s Conditioner was launched in South India.
  • Capital infusion of Rs. 250 crores by Chryscapital to spur investment and growth of the company.
2012
  • Cavin’s Diary launched milkshakes in Tetra packs.
  • Cavin’s Buttermilk in tetrapack launched.
  • CavinKare Ability Awards marked its 10th year.
2011
  • CavinKare instituted Chinnikrishnan Innovation Awards to encourage small and tiny entrepreneurs.
  • Cavin’s Dairy launched range of UHT milk, Cavin’s milkshakes and Ghee.
  • CavinKare's expansion drive into the healthcare business has resulted in an alliance with Haw Par Corporation Limited and markets their product Tiger Balm in India.
  • CavinKare instituted Chinnikrishnan Innovation Awards to encourage small and tiny entrepreneurs.
2010
  • Cavin's floured milk was launched.
2009
  • CavinKare acquired Garden Namkeens Pvt. Ltd., a Mumbai based FMCG company engaged in the manufacture and sale
    of snacks, namkeens and sweets.
  • CavinKare entered into a distribution arrangement with Coty, a leading fragrance and toiletries manufacturer, to market their Adidas and Jovan range of personal care products.
  • Mr. CK Ranganathan was elected as the Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry for the Tamil Nadu state council.
  • Chik, the company's flagship brand achieved a turnover of Rs. 200 crores.
  • CavinKare launched Cavin’s milk, Curd and flavoured milk .
  • Chill out and Hema’s batter launched.
2008
  • The acquisition of a stake in Padhmam Herbal secured CavinKare, a strategic advantage in shampoo manufacturing.
  • CavinKare ventured into the dairy business with the acquisition of Prakash Dairy.
  • Harvard Business Review magazine ranked CavinKare amongst the 50 homegrown champions in India.
  • Green Trends celebrated 25 outlets in Chennai.
  • Green Trends expanded to Hyderabad and Tier II cities - Mysore, Coimbatore and Trichy.
  • CavinKare launched Spinz Deodorant for men.
  • CavinKare launched Fairever Fruit Fairness Crème in South India.
  • CavinKare launched Chik Satin, a superior conditioning shampoo.
  • CavinKare marked its foray into the Coconut Oil category through the strategic leverage of their brand Meera.
  • CavinKare's revenue crosses Rs. 500 crore.
2007
  • Indica Herbal Hair Colours was launched all over India.
  • CavinKare added to its existing line of shampoos with the launch of Karthika Shampoo.
  • CavinKare added two new variants to Spinz Deo with the launch of Samba and Jive fragrances.
2006
  • Chinni’s Chikki was launched in South India.
  • Limelite expanded into Delhi.
  • CavinKare divested the entire PIPL stake to Essel Propack Limited.
  • CavinKare set up a manufacturing plant in Haridwar, Uttaranchal solely for the production of its line of Personal Care products.
2005
  • The Salon Chain Limelite makes a grand opening in Bangalore.
  • Salon chain Limelite, made a grand opening in Bangalore.
2004
  • CavinKare inaugurated CavinVille, its new corporate office.
2003
  • CavinKare achieved market leadership in the pickles segment with the acquisition of Ruchi.
2002
  • CavinKare launched Trends In Vogue, a group company, with the brands Limelite and Green Trends under its wing. Both brands are salon chains that operate across South India.
2001
  • CavinKare’s turnover crosses Rs. 200 Crores.
  • CavinKare created an in-house media buying outfit, CavinKare Advertising Pvt. Ltd. to cater to its marketing goals.
2000
  • CavinKare made its presence online with SAP 4.0B.
  • CavinKare set up a division exclusively focusing on export initiatives.
1999
  • CavinKare ventured into the Talcum Powder segment catering to the South Indian market.
1998
  • Spinz Deodorant was added to the product offerings.
  • The company revamped its corporate image and renamed itself 'CavinKare Pvt. Ltd.’
  • This year saw the launch of two premier CavinKare brands -
       1. Indica Hair Dye
       2. Fairever Fairness Cream
1997
  • Spinz Perfume was introduced to consumer markets.
1993
  • Nyle Herbal Shampoo was made available to consumers outside of South India.
1991
  • The launch of Meera Herbal Hairwash Powder was a stepping stone to success in the hair care segment.
  • A new enterprise ‘Packaging India Pvt. Ltd.’ was set up for supplying packaging laminates.
1990
  • ‘Beauty Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd.’ was set up with the aim of producing world class products.
1983
  • CavinKare set out as Chik India, a firm that marketed Chik Shampoo. This marked the beginning of the CavinKare journey.