The Foundation Stone
“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.”
Life is about a million possibilities and it requires only a vision is to achieve something great. This vision was given to the family by late Shri Murlidhar ji Saboo who had a strong desire to reach the zenith.
The “Foundation Stone” was set up in 1967 when the children of Shri Murlidhar ji Saboo dreamed BIG. The six kids, four sons and two daughters, joined in hands to set up a small flour mill in their own house. The determined and hardworking kids sacrificed their childhood to accomplish the dreams they had. They wanted to suffice the needs of their parents and be independent in every sense. After whole day’s hard work, the income was just enough to bring two squares a day meals for a family of eight. They spent no extra penny and saved as much as they could. But no matter how rough the patch was, their determination was strong, with a rightful vision by Late Shri Murlidhar ji Saboo, they always held their heads high and never looked back. They overcame all hurdles came in their path marching forward.
Their journey gained momentum with setting up a small oil mill or expeller unit which was a fruitful result of their savings. In 1972, they installed a 6 volt machine such that it could run on “alsi”. Initial capacity was 15 bags per day which became 35 bags per day by the year 1976. Now, they were the proud owners of two machines of 6 Volt and 9 Volt each with the total extraction of 50 bags of oil per day. As they couldn’t afford labours, all the siblings worked very hard, most of the times round the clock, in a perfect co-ordination. This was very rough time for all of them but because of very strong will power and values instilled in them, they overcame all the challenges. As rightly said, “life is a series of seasons; everyone will have to endure harshness of a few winters to get the glory of best summers. Winters don’t last forever.”
Opportunity knocks door very softly; one has to have very keen ears. One day, Shri Satyaprakash ji Saboo went to Wardha, oil refinery unit on an audit. He was suddenly struck with the idea of setting up of an oil refinery like this for Baran. He talked to his brothers and they explored every possibility of setting up of an oil refinery. They could comprehend that the nearest refinery to Baran was in Jaipur, 300 kms away. There were few local oil mills but none was involved in oil refining. The cost of transport for refining of oil was already too high. Setting up of own refinery could give them strategic advantage and they went ahead to implement this idea. Living up to own expectations and getting stronger day by day, the siblings finally installed an oil refinery of capacity of 30 MT per day in the year 1984. This was a new unit named “Shiv Trading Company”.
With only Rs. 1176 in hand and rest of the entire money was invested, the company launched its first product of “Mustard Oil” in the market. But, it turned out to be a huge failure in the market. The company suffered huge financial losses. The product failed because the concept of de-odourisation was not implemented. In the year 1985, they installed de-odouriser machinery which would complete the whole procedure of refining. Each and every single part of fittings of the machine was hand fitted by the four brothers. This was one of the toughest times they had to face. The process was very gradual but the hard work, dedication, honesty, and sincerity were bonded with each other and it was about to touch the ladder of success.
25TH MARCH 1985. All the tough times ended when the product re-launched in the market. The product was loved by the consumers for its superior quality. It became very famous in the market in a very short span of time. And then, there was NO LOOKING BACK.
In the year 1989, “Maheshwari Udyog” was set up to expand the industry. Four machineries were installed to extract mustard oil. But, with higher ambitions and non-stop hard work, the brothers planned to set up another industry which became successful on 13TH DEC. 1996. This was the rise of SHIV AGREVO LIMITED.
The year 2000 proved to be successful with the installation of SHIV Finolex.( kacchi ghanni.) After a great leap of year a precious and important decision for the benefits of the company was taken by the four great visionaries to expand and explore the business in Kota, Rajasthan. With the expansion came a lot of hurdles in the path for the commencement of the business. But with a strong dedication and determination the SHIV EDIBLES LIMITED was established on 31st October 2005. And this was the time to touch the pinnacle of glory with a great team work appreciated all around the circle.
This could happen only because they always focused on quality product. Shiv Group never degraded the quality and never added adulterants in their products. They always served pure products which made them what they are today.
Adapting with the changing times, Shiv Group introduced Value Added Products to the market in the year 2009. The main motto of company is to give Indian oil refining services to our consumers at the most economical prices. The company is aware of the Indian location and resources and would endeavour to turn them in to great opportunities to fuel the Shiv Group of Industries’ growth.
After being a big name in the oil industry, the brothers planned to expand in to the diary industry now. They thought, “If we can produce edible oil, then why not Ghee”. And then, in the year 2010, an all together new venture was established in dairy named, KOTA FRESH. Because of lack of knowledge of this industry and less understanding about procurement of ingredients and sale of products, the company suffered huge losses at the initial times. But, tough times don’t last forever. By standing firm in own belief and being determined throughout, gradually the company recovered all the losses and now is among the profit-making industries of the group.
“United we stand, divided we fall.” This saying goes very well with the management and group effort of the company. The entire Family of Mr. Murlidhar ji Saboo and Mrs. Shakuntala Devi Saboo stay together, eat together and enjoy together. Everything is changing with time, but what is not changing is the love they all have for each other.
“Shiv Group of Industries” derived its name from the immense belief we have in god Shiva. Shiv group could grow into such a big company because of our faith in him and in ourselves. We thank god almighty for his blessings bestowed upon us at all the times.
Our Inspirational Poem
लहरों से डर कर नौका पार नहीं होती
हिम्मत करने वालों की हार नहीं होती।
नन्ही चींटी जब दाना लेकर चलती है,
चढ़ती दीवारों पर सौ बार फिसलती है,
मन का विश्वास रगों में साहस भरता है,
चढ़कर गिरना, गिरकर चढ़ना न अखरता है,
आखिर उसकी मेहनत बेकार नहीं होती ,
कोशिश करने वालों की हार नहीं होती।
डुबकियां सिंधु में गोता खोर लगाता है,
जा-जाकर खाली हाथ लौट आता है,
मिलते न सहेज के मोती पानी में,
बहता दूना उत्साह इसी हैरानी में,
मुठ्ठी उस की खाली हर बार नहीं होती,
हिम्मत करने वालों की हार नहीं होती।
असफलता एक चुनौती है स्वीकार करो,
क्या कमी रह गयी, देखो और सुधार करो,
जब तक न सफल हो नींद चैन को त्यागो तुम,
संघर्षों का मैदान छोड़ मत भागो तुम,
कुछ किये बिना ही जय-जयकार नहीं होती,
हिम्मत करने वालों की हार नहीं होती।