About us


Neelikon Dyestuffs was founded in 1983 by Mukund Turakhia and was incorporated into the present company in 1994, as Neelikon Food Dyes and Chemicals Ltd. Neelikon manufactures colours from its plants in Dhatav, around 120 km from Mumbai (formerly Bombay) and manages its business from its head office in Mumbai, India.

Neelikon has emerged as a prime manufacturer of high quality dyes, pigments & lakes for food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, personal care, home care, stationary and inkjet ink industries. It also produces specialty fluorescent dyes used in manufacturing of daylight fluorescent pigments and other specialty industrial applications. The majority of its production is exported around the world. Neelikon is regarded as one of the top three producers in the world for food colours, cosmetic pigments and fluorescent dyes.

  • Neelikon colours are sold in more than 100 countries.
  • Neelikon is an ISO 9001, FSSC 22000 & GMP Certified Company.
  • Neelikon colours are: Halal, Kosher, ISI & Non-GMO certified.
  • Neelikon is REACH compliant.


Neelikon’s emergence as a major dye producer is attributed to its Managing Director, Mukund Turakhia. Mr. Turakhia is a renowned Chemical Engineer, with a 50-year association in the dyestuffs and chemical industry. He was responsible for introducing indigenous technology for the production of food dye in India in 1973-1974. For this, he was presented a National Award from the President of India. He has also received the Highest Export Award from CHEMEXCIL - A Government of India Export Promotion Council, for the export of Synthetic Indigo Dye (1977-1978).

Neelikon is closely held company, where Mukund Turakhia & his family is the 100% owner of Neelikon. In 1995-96, Mr Mukund’s two sons joined the business. In the year 2014-15 Neelikon appointed a CEO to help manage the growing business and to professionalize the management. With many of the staff at Neelikon now having been with the company for 20 + years, Neelikon has an experienced management team to run the day to day operations.

Neelikon believes that a company’s most valuable resource is its people. Hence, it hires only the best. In such an environment, decentralization is easy. The staff readily takes on responsibility and is always quick in taking action.


At Neelikon, Research & Development is a continuous process, for better quality and a wider product range. The R&D drive at Neelikon has borne rich fruits. It has enabled Neelikon to introduce many products for the first time from the Asian market. In-house technology and manufacturing allows Neelikon to provide:

  • Consistent quality and regular supply
  • Technical back-up to meet specific customer requirements
  • A product that anticipates potential regulatory changes and meets regulatory requirements, by constantly exceeding quality and purity standards
  • Constant new product development, to meet specific customer requirements
  • Competitive prices

Neelikon has also made the quantum leap in becoming a major producer of lake and US FDA certified FD&C and D&C dyes and lakes. It is one of the few companies outside of North America that produces food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic colours that meet the regulations laid down by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Neelikon has a very successful record of certification from US FDA since more than 25+ years.


Neelikon is regarded as one of the top three producers in the world for food colours, cosmetic pigments and fluorescent dyes. The company is awarded by SICOM and Lalit Doshi Memorial Additional Award for outstanding performance for year 2004-2005.

The company has also been awarded as the Best Manufacturer-Exporter Award at the ECGC – D&B Indian exporters Excellence Award 2012.

Mr. Mukund Turakhia with the “SME Elite 50” Trophy

Mr. Mukund Turakhia with the “SME Elite 50” Trophy

Neelikon is conferred with the “SME Elite 50” award for the year 2018-19 in the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise segment instituted by ICICI Bank, partnered with CRISIL and ET Now. ICICI Bank is one of the largest Bank in Private Sector. CRISIL (Part of Standard & Poor) is a global analytical company providing ratings, research and risk and policy advisory services. ET Now is one of the major Business News Channel in India.

Mr. Mukund Turakhia, Managing Director of Neelikon was conferred with UAA-ICT Distinguished Alumnus Award 2017-18.

UAA-ICT Distinguished Alumnus Award 2017-18

ICT (Institute of Chemical Technology) was founded in 1933 as University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT) and it is considered to be one of the best Chemical Engineering Institute in India. ICT is ranked 4th in the world after MIT, Delaware University and Georgia Tech.

Trishul Award
For the outstanding export performance for the year 2016-17

Trishul Award

Neelikon is awarded the Prestigious Award “TRISHUL” instituted by the Export Promotion Council – CHEMEXCIL under the category of Panel – I : Dyes & Dye Intermediates – Large Scale Manufacturing (LSM) for the outstanding export performance for the year 2016-17.
Chemexcil is an Export Promotion Council set up by Government of India in 1963 for promoting exports of Dyes & Dyes Intermediates, Basic Organic & Inorganic Chemicals, Agrochemicals, Cosmetics & Toileteries and Speciality Chemicals.

Neelikon is awarded as the Best Manufacturer-Exporter Award at ECGC-D&B Indian Exporters Excellence Award 2012.

Best Manufacturer-Exporter Award

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It is a registered member of MIDC Taloja for safe and secure Disposal of waste. Neelikon has also won various awards at the factory and regional level for fire and safety as also sport and cultural activities.


Along with pursuing technological excellence, it is Neelikon’s philosophy to never compromise on quality. The company has a state-of-the-art laboratory with highly qualified and experienced chemists. Neelikon maintains strict quality checks for all its products. Every order has highly specialized product features and may differ to a varying degree in physical appearance, powder size, pH of 1% solution, etc. The company maintains proper records for each of its clients and ensures that the products meet such specific customer requirements. For the Lakes, Neelikon has developed an in-house testing procedure, which allows each batch to be accurately matched with standards for shade and colour strength.

Testing parameters and procedures are in concurrence with the legislation of the different countries e.g.

  • Europe (EC),
  • US FDA (CFR),
  • JECFA (WHO),
  • FCC (Food chemical CODEX),
  • Japan,
  • BIS (India),
  • EN 71/3 for 19 trace elements
  • and any country whose specifications may be different than the ones stated.

Neelikon has a state of the art instrumentation laboratory with latest instruments like

  • HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography),
  • ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer),
  • UV Visible Spectrophotometer,
  • Colour Matching Spectrophotometer,
  • Particle Size Analyser,
  • Gas Chromatography,
  • Ion Chromatography.

The Company has a well-equipped micro biological laboratory with all the latest equipment. Thus the company has all required laboratory facilities in house to test all physical, chemical and micro-biological parameters. Neelikon has an enviable track record with US FDA for 25+ years.

  • Neelikon Laboratory
  • Neelikon Laboratory
  • Neelikon Laboratory


In 1990, Neelikon began colouring the globe, when it started exporting ‘Neelicol’ brandwater-soluble food Colours. Neelikon is strengthening its presence in India and the world market by associating with organizations, which have shared ideals and aspirations. Today, the majority of its production is exported all around the world. In order to broaden its base, Neelikon has established a network of agents and distributors in many international markets and is expanding its home market in India. Every agent and distributor is carefully chosen to serve customer requirements effectively and efficiently.

Apart from its head office in Mumbai India, Neelikon has its regional office in Delhi to distribute its colours in Northern India. In international market Neelikon has its European office based in UK and China office in Shanghai, which offers local stocks for customers in Europe and China respectively.

Neelikon Colour Stocks are becoming increasingly available throughout the world and presently our products are sold in 100 + countries.

To know how your requirements can be best served, please contact us directly info@neelikon.com. We will be happy to put you to a distributor in your region.


Neelikon Colours are available in a variety of packaging options, all made from the finest quality material, in order to ensure that they are sea-worthy and safe for export as well as local transportation.

Packaging options vary from 0.50 (half) kg, 1 kg, 5 kg, 12.50 kg, 25 kg.

Neelikon is flexible to support distributors and customers with convenient packing options in terms of weight and type of packaging material.

Neelikon can also supply colours pre-packed into specific weighed packs which are ready for direct use into the final product formulation.

Environmental Concerns

Neelikon cares not only for the quality of its products, but also for the way in which they affect the quality of the lives of its stakeholders. This includes the environment. Thus, all activities at Neelikon, from maintaining a good product quality, to minimizing and preventing pollution are focused towards improving the quality of life.

Neelikon has a sophisticated effluent treatment plant that has been designed in-house, to meet the Company’s specific requirements.

Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR)

At Neelikon, the philosophy of ‘Kyosei’ – living and working together for the common good, comes foremost in our way of working and day-to-dayoperations. Hence CSR is an integral part of Neelikons philosophy and business. It strives to make positive impact on the society and the environment in which itoperate. Company’s efforts in the area of education, health, community development, environment and women’s emancipation are an endeavor towards achieving this end.

In Sept 2016, “Rise and Shine” center for remedial therapy for children with learning disabilities, ADHD and other social/psychological issues was started at Ghatkopar Brahman Samaj, Mumbai. All the above facilities are available at very nominal rates. For more information, you can contact the Rise and Shine center directly at below co-ordinates.

Rise & Shine - Child Development Centre- A CSR initiative by Neelikon.

Shree Ghatkopar Brahman Samaj, 4th floor, Joshi lane, M.G.Road, Opposite Ramjiashar School, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai- 400077.

Centre Timings : 9.00 am to 8.00 pm Monday to Saturday, Contact for appointment : 022-21021117