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CARING FOR CANINES Image Credit: The Sindhian
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Caring For Canines

Mohit Lalvani’s Mascot Group of Companies Has One of the Strongest Distribution Networks in India for Personal Care Products. His Latest Venture, Pet Supplies Brand Captain Zack, Celebrates the Entrepreneur’s Love for Canines.

Tina Thakrar

Captain Zack’s products have only natural ingredients – tea tree oil, vitamin E, aloe vera, citronella, shea butter, jojoba oil and oat extract - that organically beautify both hair and skin. The sulphate, fragrance and paraben-free personal care products are a rarity, specifically because they’ve been created for dogs!

Launched by Mumbai-based Mohit Lalvani, Captain Zack is a pet care brand that has been steadily gaining ground since its launch in September this year. It is one of the arms of its parent firm, Mascot Group of Companies, which was set up in 1969 by Mohit’s father as Mascot Engineering. Mohit, then only a year old, entered the business in 1989, transforming it into one of the largest chemical distribution businesses in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and personal care industry in the country.

“Chemicals are what make up all products today. I was intrigued by the formulations that went into different personal care products since the very beginning. As a young boy, I travelled with my mother to countries in Asia, the US and Europe, and was always amazed at the different shampoos and conditioners available there. We’d stock six months worth of cosmetics, amounting to almost 15 kgs, on every one of our trips!”

This interest compelled Mohit to explore avenues within this industry in India. He began with the simple idea of buying-stocking-selling, and then progressed to setting up laboratories to

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