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Patel Brothers is a Partnership firm established in 1905. Primarily a cotton trading firm acting as  agents, broker also dealt in Spot and Futures Markets. The partners were the first Indians to become members of the New York Cotton Exchange in 1910.


Subsequently, with the increase in the business Patel Cotton Co. Ltd. was formed, which took over the entire Cotton trading activities of the firm and grew to become one of the largest firms in its kind in the country.


Later, in 1961 along with Volkart of Switzerland who were one of the largest Cotton and Coffee traders in the world we formed Patel Volkart Ltd. with interest in Shipping, Travel, Cotton Ginning and trading activities. Later in 1972 there was a merger with a Tata Group Company Gokak Mills Ltd. to form Gokak Patel Volkart Ltd., which was quoted, on the Bombay Stock Exchange, and today as Forbes & Co. Ltd.

In 1969 Patel Bothers introduced Industrial Barrier creams for the skin in collaboration with Kerodex Ltd. (UK). Here we have had over 90% of the market share for these preparations. In all our products.


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Invented at the beginning of 20th century in England as a skin barrier cream for Industries.


After World War II women began working in industries in Britain as there were few men. Exposure to harsh chemicals caused damage to the skin, caused social issues and made work difficult. Also once the skin becomes rough, it takes a lot of time to heal completely no matter how much care is taken. 


Dr. K B Alberman developed a special barrier cream on the basis of Skin Science called  , “Krodex”. It protects the skin by application before work. Since then, for more than 75 years Kerodex has been protecting skin and hands of people across multiple industries. 

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