Galaxy Surfactants

Galaxy Surfactants Limited manufactures and markets specialty chemicals for personal and home care industries in India and internationally. The company offers fatty alcohol surfactants, fatty alcohol ethoxylates, alkyl benzene sulphonic acids, foam and viscosity boosters, mild surfactants, pearlizers, surfactant blends, syndet and TBB, sunscreens, preservatives, and blends, as well as emollients, conditioning agents, hair color protector, scalp care, and anti-microbials. It serves the skin, hair, sun, oral, baby, and home care markets. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Navi Mumbai, India.


The company was founded in 1980 by Unnathan Shekhar, Geera Ramakrishnan, Shashi Shanbhag, CR Ramakrishna, and Sudhir Patil; five friends, all aged 23, who all came from different backgrounds. They began their company as contract manufacturers for Colgate-Palmolive, producing Sodium laureth sulfate in a small lab in Ghatkopar.In 1984, Galaxy opened its first plant at Tarapur and second plant for sulfonation was opened in Taloja in 1998.

Galaxy also started a research centre at Navi Mumbai in 1997.In July 2009, Galaxy acquired TRI?K Industries, a distributor and producer of specialty ingredients. This acquisition of a 30 year old New Jersey headquartered company gave the company a foothold in the United States with additional protein manufacturing facilities in New Hampshire.In 2011, Galaxy commissioned manufacturing plants at Zaghadia in Gujarat and Suez in Egypt at the cost of ?330 crore.In 2012, Galaxy became a member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, taking a step towards creating a sustainable palm oil supply chain.In 2018, Galaxy floated their IPO and was listed on the Indian stock exchanges .

Our mission is to create innovative and efficient formulas that improve the well-being of people by providing superior value to the customers.

Galaxy Surfactants is committed to becoming the global leader in surfactants, performance polymers and specialty chemicals production.

Key Team

Mr. Vaijanath S. Kulkarni (Whole-Time Director)

Mr. Abhijit Damle (Head RMU & CG (Fin. and Corp. Governance))

Mr. Yogesh Kalra (Head of Bus. Creation Process)

Mr. Subhas Sen (Pres of TRI-K)

Dr. Sagar Anil Trailokya (Head of Quality, Home Care Application Devel. & CEP Process)

Mr. Garikiparthy Sesha Samba Murty (Head of Conversion, New Projects & Technology)

Mr. Venkatesh Kasturirangan (Bus. Advisor)

Recognition and Awards
Galaxy Surfactants has won several awards for its innovation, including the Business Excellence Award from CII, the Gold Category Award for Good Corporate Governance, and the Best Export Award for Innovation.

Galaxy Surfactants
Leadership team

Mr. Unnathan Shekhar (MD & Exec. Director)

Mr. Natarajan K. Krishnan A.I.C.W.A, B.Com.. (COO & Exec. Director)

Mr. Niranjan Arun Ketkar (Company Sec. & Compliance Officer)

Products/ Services
Chemical, Manufacturing
Number of Employees
1,000 - 20,000
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Net Income
20M - 100M
500M - 1B
Traded as
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