A glance at years of entrepreneurship by Mr. Mohammad Karim Fazli, the founder of Golrang Industrial Group.
Mr. Mohammad Karim Fazli, the founder of Golrang Industrial Group and the superior entrepreneur of Iran, born on Apr. 27, 1932 in Tuiserkan- Hamedan, started his economic activities, at the same time as studying, with his father, who was a reputable and knowledgeable merchant of the mentioned region.
| He got married when he was about 20 years old, and as a result of assuming family responsibilities, he traveled to other cities of Hamedan for finding more desirable situations and knowing better the conditions of neighboring cities, so he acquired useful experiences in different working circumstances. Then he came to Tehran, where at the beginning of residence, a lot of problems surrounded him, but he removes all difficulties within three years with his characteristic assiduity and attempts.
Then he decided to spend all his endeavors for establishment of a great manufacturing and industrial unit. Because his father had worked in the field of soap production, he had got familiar to some extents with detergents during his adolescence. Therefore, for starting a manufacturing activity, he got attracted by this same area i.e. detergents industry. After much searches, he got connected to individuals and companies working in this area. Then he established a small workshop, where he produced dish washing liquid. This activity came into a more expansive and integrated form at early 1340s (1960s). After a while, he added whitener, and then Super Golrang clothes washing powder, stain remover, glass cleanser and clothes softener during the next years, and developed the work evermore. This process was continued till the early 1350s (1970s), when he established Pakshoo Co., and expanded the manufacturing activities through hard attempts. After Islamic Revolution and during the war period, Mr. Fazli started the export activities beside manufacturing activities under the most difficult circumstances. At that time, as a result of war conditions, expelling a part of manpower was unavoidable for most of companies. For the purpose of strengthening the company resources and guaranteeing the production and sustainable employment of workers, and especially for preventing the manpower expelling, he started export works, and could gain the foreign currency required for production, and consequently prevented the expelling of manpower, from one hand, and continued the entrepreneurship activities, from the other hand.
Finally, such and assiduity resulted in expansion and development of Pakshoo Co. and establishment of Golrang Industrial Group, of which Mr. Fazli is the chairman of the board of directors. In this period, types of shampoos, hand washing liquids, toothpastes, tissues and in other word, almost all sanitary and detergent products, under such brands as Golrang, Ave, Softlan, etc. are presented throughout Iran in a wide range and with a high quality, in such a manner that today Golrang Industrial Group is one the most important manufacturing holdings of Iran. This group, including such different companies as Pakshoo, Golrang Pakhsh, Golpakhsh Aval, Padideh Shimi Nili, etc., is considered as one of the most dynamic economic groups, originated in private sector and relied on public confidence.
Mr. Mohammad Karim Fazli, and the complex he has established, won many prizes and letters of commendation in consideration for a long time of entrepreneurship. He received the prize of superior entrepreneur and outstanding employer in 2005, and the Golden Statue of the 4th International Festival of Green Economy in 2007. Being elected as the exemplary entrepreneur by Ministry of Industries, receiving the Golden Decoration of Research & Development from Minister of Industries & Mines, receiving the letter of commendation as the State Exemplary Exporter, and in the area of social responsibilities, concluding the memorandum of agreement as to supports of Golrang for UNICEF to the benefit of Iranian children, are among his honors. Also in 3rd Festival of the Champions of Industry, held on Nov. 28, 2007, Mr. Fazli was specially appreciated as the founder of Golrang Industrial Group.