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What's New : Got Coconut development board approval for the project on preservation & packaging of tender coconut water.
At Agricoles Naturel Foods, we have a profound dream - A dream to amalgamate our strong ethics of business with our unwavering passion and make products that are totally focussed on the goodness of nature. Plans are afoot to create a product line comprising a range of packaged natural food products processed from fruits and vegetables and make them affordable to all.
The first step towards this will entail bringing together of all possible resources to produce high quality packaged tender coconut water that is immensely nutritional in nature, highly regarded in Ayurveda and has validated medicinal qualities.
Of late, switching from synthetic to natural products is gaining significant ground throughout the world. This is more so in the case of food products, particularly beverages. In this context, our single-minded focus on introducing packaged Tender Coconut Water is of enormous importance.
The long term vision of Agricoles Naturel Foods is to offer top quality real natural food items in various forms, totally devoid of chemical additives that are known to have adverse effects on the health of the consumers.
Envisaged as our flagship product, the Tender Coconut Water will be marketed in a packaged branded form through a wide network of distributors in the metropolitan cities and also in all the Tier II and Tier III cities nationally.
We also have firm plans of tapping into the high potential export market for packaged tender coconut water with about 50% of our output once our project attains its optimum installed capacity.
The manufacturing unit is strategically located in the rural interiors of Palakkad District in Kerala, the leading producer of coconut in the country, with a predominance of coconut crop, grown contiguously across 4000 to 5000 hectares of farmland.
Tender coconut is one of the traditional farm produces in the district as well as in the nearby areas of Pollachi and Udumalpet in Tamil Nadu. Hence, availability of raw material is never going to be a problem for the unit. Palakkad is already home to several other industries because of easy accessibility to raw materials and availability of space. The district is well connected by road and rail.
Production Facility and Technology
Installed capacity of the unit has a potential to process 15,000 tender coconuts a day. The project is approved and financially assisted by both the Coconut Development Board , Govt. of India, Kochi, and the Government of Kerala.
We consider technology as the cornerstone of our production facility and product quality. For the same reason, we use state-of-the-art technology developed by Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), Mysore.
The Unit intends to adopt stringent quality control measures to ensure world class quality to the products, more so in respect of microbial contamination, because all of them belong to the high-sensitive food category. During the course of the process, the quality will be monitored at every stage so that the products conform to the best quality specifications at all times.
Team and Quality Standards
We will have a team of trained, efficient and experienced professionals working with us taking care of the complete business and production processes. The quality standards team will monitor the process and take timely measures so that the products consistently meet the set quality standards. The Company aims to obtain the coveted ISO 22000/ISO 14000/ISO 9001-2008 Certifications to ensure a totally system-driven operation end to end.
M/s Agricoles Naturel Foods Pvt. Ltd. is promoted by a group of first generation entrepreneurs with varied professional backgrounds and having national as well as international business exposure.
Mr. Satish Thekkinkattil, Managing Director
A degree holder in BFSC from Kerala Agriculture University with MBA in Marketing and an NRI having two decades of experience in various fields. Has enormous exposure to multinational markets with hands-on operational experience in the entire width of the business, right from production, marketing to general administration. Adopts a people-oriented management focus to maximize productivity and optimize resources.
Mr. E. Vijayaraghavan, Chairman
A retired bank executive with decades of professional experience and a high level of proficiency with thorough understanding of all the Banking and Investment matters.
Mr. P.S. Balakrishnan, Director
A finance and accounts veteran in Corporate Finance, Portfolio Management and Accounts with top level experience in supervision of the trading activities of large clientele with varied portfolios.