Our Story

Our Story

We at Kotechas have come a long way from running a modest grocery store in South Mumbai to being clearing and forwarding agents to multinational companies.

Our Timeline

The company made a humble beginning as M/s Jethalal Meghji, a modest grocery store in South Mumbai. It was the enterprising vision and foresight of the two brothers Late Shri Jethalal Meghji Kotecha and Late Shri Ratilal Meghji Kotecha.

The turning point in the growth and success of this enterprise. It was in this year that the company was appointed as stockist by Unilever Limited for the Mumbai wholesale market. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that this was in a way the genesis of the company Kotecha Clearing And Forwarding Private Limited.

Another milestone in the growth of the company. The company was joined by Mr Ashwin Kotecha, son of Late Shri Jethalal Meghji Kotecha. The year was also marked by the company gradually expanding its distribution business with prestigious clients like Hindustan Lever Ltd; Tata Oils Ltd; Colgate Palmolive Ltd; Richardson Hindustan Ltd; and many other FMCG companies.

Further expansion in the company’s growth spectrum. The company expanded its area of operations from South Mumbai to Greater Mumbai and Raigad Districts of Maharashtra. The company was appointed as Super Distributors for Charak Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and distributors for Balsara Hygiene Ltd. With the expansion of the business, many more family members joined the business and played instrumental role in supporting its expansions.

Company was appointed as distributors for Amrutanjan Ltd.

Appointed the Clearing and Forwarding Agents for Milkfood Ltd. In Maharashtra.

The company witnessed the rise of Mr Mitesh Kotecha, son of Mr Ashwin Kotecha, who graduated as a Chartered Accountant ranking 11th all over India. The year also saw the company being appointed as the Clearing and Forwarding Agents for Lakme Limited.

Appointed as the Clearing & Forwarding Agents (C&FA) for TATA Pharma for entire India.

This year was marked by another exemplary achievement by the company when it was appointed as the C&FA for Tropicana Beverages Co. (Pepsico India Hodlings P. Ltd.) Further, it was also appointed as the Distributors for Tropicana Beverages Co. for South Mumbai

Formally cemented its diversification plans by venturing into the transportation domain as Vayu Transport Company.

Growth was further solidified as the firm was appointment as Distributors for Pidilite Industries Limited. The company also expanded its distribution network by setting up a distribution branch at Borivali (Western Mumbai)

Appointed Clearing and Forwarding Agents for Hindustan Unilever Limited. This year was significant because the company formally made a foray into Distribution & Logistics by establishing Ventura Logistics, a modern trade distribution firm. We also started kitting and repacking for modern trade.

Appointed as the C&FA for Mars International Pvt. Ltd.

Appointed as the C&FA for: Gujarat Tea Processors and Packers Limited, Royal Canin India P. Ltd. and Sresta Natural Bio Products P. Ltd.

The company maintained its steady pace of growth and was appointed as the C&FA for Nissin Foods P. Ltd. Further, the company was also appointed the Modern Trade Distributors of Gujarat Tea Processors and Packers Ltd. (Waghbakri Tea)

Appointed the C&FA for MTR Foods P. Ltd.

The company ventured into temperature controlled storages with C&F A for Ferrero India P. Ltd. and Gandour India Food processing P. Ltd.

Appointed as C&FA for Rasoi Magic Foods P. Ltd., Nourishco Beverages Ltd., and Modi Naturals Limited.

Established Kotecha Clearing and forwarding Private Limited. The company recorded exemplary growth by being appointed as the C&FA for Polycab Wires P. Ltd., Ergo Healthcare P. Ltd. and Indofil Industries Ltd. Further, it was also appointed the Consolidator for Mattel Toys P. Ltd., for Maharastra.

Appointed as C&FA for Pepsico India Holdings P. Ltd. for open warehousing for empties at Panvel

Appointed as C&FA for Bellezimo Professionale Product Pvt. Ltd. and Nest Pharma Pvt. Ltd.