About Us

CavinKare is a diversified FMCG major with business interest in personal care, professional care, dairy, snacks, foods, beverages & salons. The brand portfolio consists of Shampoos (Chik, Meera, Karthika and Nyle), Hair Wash Powders (Meera & Karthika), Coconut Oil (Meera), Fairness creams (Fairever), Deodorant; Talc (Spinz), Pickles; Snacks (Ruchi, Chinni’s; Garden), Hair Colours (Indica), Retail Salon Products (Raaga Professional), Beverages (Maa), Dairy (Cavin’s), and Beauty Salons (Green Trends & Limelite).

With its recent expansion into health and hygiene category, CavinKare offers a spectrum of sanitization products ranging from SaaFoo for vegetable and fruit hygiene and safety to Bacto-V multi-surface and gadget disinfectant. Under some of its key personal care brands, CavinKare also offers hand sanitizers and liquid soaps.

Most of the brands are clear winners in their respective product categories. A dedicated R & D center equipped with latest equipment and technologies constantly supports the divisions in their endeavor. CavinKare has achieved significant milestones and a competitive edge with sound understanding of mass marketing dynamics and has established a firm foothold in the national market. CavinKare’s success is based on it being firmly grounded to its corporate mission ‘We shall grow significantly better than the industry by fostering innovation and building preferred brands, through passionate and delighted employees.

Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. CK Ranganathan was born in Cuddalore to parents with primary interest in education. He took up his Bachelors in Chemistry and after a short stint in the family business, he set up “Chik India”. The Company began its journey as Chik India and was renamed CavinKare Pvt. Ltd (CKPL) in 1998 with a starting investment of Rs. 15, 000/-

The Company manufactures and markets many products under the brand of Chik, Spinz, Fairever, Meera, Nyle, Raaga Professional, Karthika, Indica, Cavin’s Ruchi, Chinnis, Maa, Bacto V, Saafoo and Garden etc both in domestic and international markets.

The Company has pioneered the concept of 'Unisex Salons' in India with country’s most popular organized beauty salon brands – Green Trends and Limelite under its salon division, which has a clear-cut focus on providing personal styling and beauty solutions to everyone in the family.

He is the Chairman of CII Southern Region for the year 2021/22. Mr. Ranganathan is the President of TiE – Chennai Chapter for the years 2019-21. He is also Vice President of All India Management Association for the year 2020/21.

He was the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry, Tamil Nadu State Council for the year 2009/10. He was also the past President of Madras Management Association. CK Ranganathan is one of the founder-members of the Ability Foundation – an NGO working towards the rehabilitation of the disabled. He instituted CAVINKARE ABILITY AWARDS to celebrate annually the exemplary spirit of rare breed of individuals who have risen above their physical limitations to display that attitude is everything. He also instituted an annual CHINNIKRISHNAN INNOVATION AWARDS to encourage small entrepreneurs in memory of his father Shri. R Chinnikrishnan, the man who pioneered the sachet revolution.