Ashutosh Badwe has been a businessman since 1999. For him, business is like an instinct. He sees opportunities where people see roadblocks and this attitude has him to exploring new business ideas with confidence. He first got into the real estate and construction business which he still retains. He founded a travel agency by the name of Pushpak Overseas & Tourism in Aurangabad in 1999 to expand his horizon. Today, Pushpak Overseas & Tourism is one of the most sought after travel agencies in Aurangabad, Marathwada and Vidarbha. It serves corporates like Skoda Auto, Garware Polyester, Endress+Hauser, Can-Pack, Sterlite, and Jain Irrigation and is on a twenty year golden streak, successfully transcending through technological advancement and a network of connections that span across India and the rest of the world.
When the idea to start PAPL presented itself, Ashutosh did not hesitate to get right into it even if he had prior knowledge about fertilizers or the agri-business. In a short while, he got himself up-to-date with the market, customers, products, supply and manufacturing, not barring compliance and due diligence. From visiting China’s remotest villages to attending the China International Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibition (CAC) with his business partner Sagar Paralkar on a whim, Ashutosh never stopped himself from exploring the potential of the idea and contributed to its proper execution. His experience, sociability, business acumen and relentlessness made it easy for the company to establish with a strong footing....
He believes in business principles and places great value to thorough documentation and due diligence, thanks to his association with European companies. PAPL is scaling new heights because of the importance he insisted on giving to detailed planning and maintaining a professional standard in service and product quality.
All his business associations stem from his quick judgment and his ability to connect with consumers and business partners alike. PAPL, like Pushpak Overseas & Tourism, follows ‘employee first’ policy, making sure that employees have fun while they work and find growth and opportunities within the company to utilize their skillset to the fullest. Ashutosh believes that his employees are the strong foundation that can support and nurture the business.
As the CMD of PAPL, Ashutosh aims to strengthen the business through automation, increased production capacity, innovation in products and expanding the client portfolio, all while maintaining best business practices and enjoying his work with like-minded and passionate people.