Building a Rs 300-crore Indian kitchen biz with no funding

In 2003, Namit started Kutchina Home Makers Pvt Ltd — now a Rs 300 crore company — without any external funding. And to strengthen the ‘Made in India’ move, he is shifting the business from the import model to local manufacturing.
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Hailing from a typical Marwari family, Namit Bajoria began taking small steps towards his entrepreneurial journey when he was just in college.

At the age of 23, he borrowed Rs 1.30 lakh from his father to start a fax machine agency. But, over the years, Namit took bold steps, pivoting according to trends, and followed consumer demand to create a one-stop-shop for all kitchen needs.

In 2003, Namit started Kutchina Home Makers Pvt Ltd — now a Rs 300 crore company — without any external funding. And to strengthen the ‘Made in India’ move, he is shifting the business from the import model to local manufacturing. 

In an interaction with SMBStory, Namit talks about how he built the company and how he is contributing to the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative. 


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Before you go, stay inspired with… 

"When a customer is paying for the product, they are not just paying for the material or making charges but also for the non-farming days of our craftspersons, whose livelihood depends on it." 

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