Unparalleled legacy of Late Shree Umendra Kumar Gupta
Founder & Chairman Emeritus Holostik Group
Late Shri Umendra Kumar Gupta was the founder and Chairman of Holostik Group.An MBA from the renowned Banaras Hindu University, he was the proverbial think tank who led the group for more than 40 years. The business journey of Mr. Gupta started in the year 1978 when he established Ukay Chemicals. The company gained success and recognition in a short span of time. Soon, the dynamic young man expanded his business to water tank manufacturing (Polywell) & warehousing for SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited).
Realizing the dire need of protecting brands from counterfeiting, he established India’s first hologram manufacturing company Holostik India Limited in 1991. He was one the founding members of Authentication Solution Providers Association (ASPA) and guided it to build brand protection ecosystem in India. Mr. Gupta was a man of futuristic vision. Under his astute leadership, the group diversified into packaging and specialty chemicals business.
In 2009, he ventured into real estate & hospitality business with the launch of ‘Think Next Village’ & ‘Mocha’. He held key positions at International Holograms Manufacturers Association (IHMA) and was elected as a pan-Asia ASPA representative for many years. Due to his relentless efforts, Holostik became one of the largest manufacturers of holograms globally. Also, the group’s specialty chemicals vertical United Multichem became the largest importer of camphor in India.
He was among the few Indians to receive the coveted Brian Monaghan Award for his exceptional contribution to the world of holography. His belief in technological excellence made Holostik a DSIR Govt. of India certified company. Two new companies NaturTrust in biodegradable packaging & Camveda in camphor products were launched under his supervision in the following years.
Mr. Gupta was felicitated with the Economic Times Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020. Sadly, he left for his heavenly abode on 1st June 2021 leaving behind an iconic business legacy. He will be remembered as a successful business leader, a passionate technology lover, and a philanthropist forever.