Top 5 Picks for Processed Food Companies of India
June 4, 2021
Food processing industry has been playing a major role in shaping the economy of India. For the past few years, there has been a rapid growth of this industry in the Indian market and subsequently, in the global market too. With food processing companies like Amul, India has paved its way to become the largest milk producer of the world. Following are the Top 5 picks for processed food companies of India:
The company was started in the year 1892 in Calcutta (now Kolkata) as a biscuit factory with an initial investment of just Rs 295 (US$ 4.76). From a humble beginning, Britannia Industries Ltd is presently one of India’s most popular processed food industries. The company’s offerings are spread across the spectrum with products ranging from the healthy and economical Tiger biscuits to the more lifestyle-oriented Milkman Cheese. Having succeeded in garnering the trust of almost one-third of India’s one billion populations and a strong management at the helm, Britannia continues to dream big on its path of innovation and quality. It won numerous accolades like Manufacturing Supply Chain Award for End to End Customer Solution Excellence in 2013, Global award given out by World Quality Congress in 2012, Master Brand 2010 Award by CMO Council in 201-, etc.
Introduced principally for British settlers in India, Kissan has been present in India since 1935. The UB Group, under the Late Mr Vittal Malya then, acquired Kissan from Mitchell Bros in the year 1950. However, in 1993, Hindustan Unilever Ltd took it over from the UB Group.Since its launch, innovation has been the main approach. The brand introduced new formats of food, such as canned fruits and vegetables, baked beans, and the like. Over time, Kissan evolved to become the first ever fruit and vegetable brand in the country. From there onwards, the journey has been focussing primarily on real ingredients, fresh vegetables and fruits.
Amul is an Indian dairy cooperative, based at Anand in the state of Gujarat. Founded in 1946, the brand is today managed by the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) which is jointly owned by about 3 million milk producers in the state. The Amul model has helped India to emerge as the largest milk producer in the world. More than 15 million milk producers contribute their milk in 144,500 dairy cooperative societies across the country. Their milk is processed in 184 district co-operative unions and marketed by 22 state Marketing Federations, ensuring a better life for millions. The list of its most prestigious awards is AIMA High Performance Brand Award 2013, SAP Award for Customer Excellence (SAPACE) 2013 under the category of ‘Best Run Award in Finance’, Green Globe Foundation Award 2012, International Dairy Federation Award 2010 and No. 1 Award for Amul Pro-Biotic Ice-cream At World Dairy Summit in 2017.
Patanjali Ayurved, is an Indian multinational consumer packaged goods company, based in Haridwar, India, that was started by Ramdev and Balkrishna in 2006. Its manufacturing units and headquarters are located in the industrial area of Haridwar, Uttarakhand. The company is dedicated for best service, quality products and real time assistance. They present full product range of food, cosmetics, medicines, books, CD s, DVD s & Audio cassettes at best price. Patanjali Ayurved Limited produces quality Herbomineral preparations. To monitor quality, the Divya Yog Mandir Trust and Patanjali Yog Peeth grow many endangered herbs on its farmland. The principles of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are rigorously followed in the plant and Company prides itself on being environment friendly.
5. Sahyadri Farms
Sahyadri Farms was registered in 2010 as a Farmer Producer Company, in order to solve the issue of scalability, farmer sustainability and consumer benefit. It is a 100% owned by farmers who have equal voting rights regardless of their holding size. By removing unnecessary middlemen, better logistics, reduction in post-harvest losses and providing trust and transparency to consumers, they achieved sustainability to the farmers and provided quality and assurance to consumers. They make processed food of IQF Fruits and Vegetables, Aseptic Fruit Pulp and its Concentrates and Frozen Pulps. Their retail outlet of processed foods includes dry fruits, jams, tomato ketchup, etc.