The beginnings 1958-1960
‘if you are interested in natural botanical business, I suggest you concentrate on medicinal herbs’- Mr. Agrawal
Minex saw its inception in 12 Chowringhee Road, with just a table, a chair and a passion to tap into India’s vast natural resources in medicinal herbs. Mr Agrawal and Mr.Bachawat built a supplier network to fill a growing niche in Europe and USA. The bestsellers were Vincarosea and Rawolfiaserpentina, plants that were native to India and used widely in conventional Ayurvedic medicine.
The pioneering spirit of Minex led to research in other indigenous herbs, potential buyers and emerging markets. Their bouquet of offerings grew to include Chiretta, Lycopodium Powder, and Tamarind Pulp. Storage, packaging and loading facilities were set up to match stringent buyer specifications. Minex bought its first warehouse in Janbazar and subsequently expanded operations in five locations around Kolkata.