1946: The end of World War-II and the beginning of a New Era


A young and dynamic commerce graduate from H.L. Commerce of College Ahmedabad Mr. Dahyabhai B Patel, ventured into the woods of Assam where he tumbled upon an idea of setting up 'Packing Wood Industry’ to cater to the tea plantations. Thus, Himalayan Plywood Industries Limited was born in 1951. That humble beginning went on catering to the tea industries for the next 15 years, without much variation, when "Commercial plywood” started knocking the doors of industries. More and more stringent regulations against cutting of trees made it necessary to look beyond wood. Gradually, commercial plywood was replacing the age-old wood.

In 1980, Mr. Dahyabhai B Patel saw potential in Gujarat Government’s drive for industrialization and made the move back to his native state. In 1985, Decent Laminates Pvt. Ltd. was established as Laminate and Plywood Manufacturing company, 45kms from Ahmedabad. Mr. Patel's eldest son, Mr. Prakash Patel took over the mantle of the manufacturing plant after completing his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Patel’s younger sons Mr. Mukund Patel and Mr. Navneet Patel joined the company to lend their support in marketing and administrative departments.

The manufacturing facilities of Decent Group are spread over 6 acres making it convenient for execution of large-volume, manifold-quality products with strict quality control measures. With state-of-the-art equipment and machinery and a qualified technical team of 150, the factory is fully equipped to cater to a wide range of laminate products.

Today, Decent Laminates has the capacity to produce 1.5 million sheets annually. However, quality being our top priority, we keep a strict vigil on our products to ensure optimum satisfaction to our customers.



Portraits by Priyanka Patel


Prakash Patel



Mukund Patel



Navneet Patel




Jaina Patel
Head of Sales & Marketing

Kiran Patel
Head of Business Development