Ponnu Food Products, SSI unit started in August, 1999, is an Agmark approved company having our own manufacturing, grading, packing and marketing set up for various Food Products, such as Spices, Dry Fruits, Curry Powders, Rice Products, Wheat products, Instant foods and other Edible products. Some of our technologies are from the CENTRAL FOOD & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, MYSORE. Besides, the combination of the curry powder and allied products are developed by our own R&D wing. There is ample scope for the demand growth of these products as these are everyday household consumer items.
Our products are 100% natural, made from pure ingredients, free from Chemicals, Colouring and Flavouring agents, additives and preservatives. We use latest virgin packaging materials and latest technology and machinery so as to retain freshness, purity, traditional aroma and flavour of the products. We use modern technology to clean our products through machines.
EXPANSION & DIVERSIFICATION
Though the company started with a very humble beginning, every year concentrating for infrastructure development. During the years 2008-09 to 2010-2011 the unit has invested a huge sum for infrastructure development, as detailed below:
Due to the major expansion programmes undertaken, our production and sales have been increased considerably and have added more products to our range. The current range of our products consists of more than 120 items. We have achieved enviable growth rates during the last three years.
We have a large customer network mainly through Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (SUPPLYCO) and Kerala State Consumer Co-operative Federation Ltd (CONSUMER FED) and the open general market. We regularly supply our goods to more than 1300 SUPPLYCO outlets throughout Kerala.
Our Company is provided with 100 KW load connection by the KSEB. We have also installed our own diesel generator of 10 KVA capacity to avoid any production loss due to power cut/breakdown.
We have AGMARK approval since 2001 and having our own well equipped, approved laboratory and trained Chemist assisted by food technology graduates for the analysis of each and every lot. Our workers are also well trained for the maintenance of quality and purity of the products. In addition to our own analysis, most of our products are tested and certified by CFRD, Konni. We are also in the process of getting ISO certification for our unit. Our Chemist –Cum-General Manager, Mr. M.Suresh Babu has successfully completed the training programme on ISO 22000 -2005 (Food Safety Management System) conducted by Council for Food Research and Development, Kerala during 28.1.2010 to 30.1.2010 at Supplyco Head Office, Cochin. Ponnu Food Products believes in quality and customer satisfaction rather than price.
Nature of Management
Smt. S.Suja, Pournami, Aylara, Kollam is the promoter of this unit. She has been running the unit successfully for the last 14 years. She is aged 43 years and is having more than 17 year's experience in production of food products. The Unit is ably managed by Mr. Shaji Lal, Managing Director, assisted by the General Manager and team of managers and staff in various departments.
Our employees are covered by EPF, ESI and Kerala Shops & Establishment Workers’ welfare Fund.
The company is providing food, accommodation and uniform for our employees. We celebrate all festivals irrespective of religion and also conduct occasional leisure tour programme for our employees.
Our Managing Director and General Manager regularly attend the training programmes conducted by MSME, CFTRI, DIC and Kerala State Civil Supplies Corp.
Our Unit is eco-friendly and is not a polluting one. The solid wastes are disposed of by burning in pits. The Unit has been certified by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board.
We have installed fire extinguishers at various locations in the factory premises and the workers are provided with masks and gloves to off beat any bad effect due to regular exposure to spices. We also keep medicine kit to meet any first aid treatment.
Awards & achievements
|Best Entrepreneur||2004-2005||Director of Industries Govt. of Kerala|
|Third Best Industrialist||2004-2005||Kerala State Small Industries Association, Kollam|
|Best Woman Industrialist||2004-2005||Kerala State Small Industries Association, Kollam|
|Best Entrepreneur (Kollam)||2009-2010||Director of Industries Govt. of Kerala|
|M.P. Pillai Memorial Outstanding Industrialist Award – Manufacturing||2009-2010||Kerala Ind. Promotion Society, Calicut.|
|FACT M.K.K. Nair Memorial Productivity Award||2009-2010||Kerala Productivity Council|
|Best Industrialist Award||2010-2011||Kerala State Small Industries Association.|
|FACT M.K.K. Nair Memorial Productivity Award.||2010-2011||Kerala Productivity Council|
|Best Woman Entrepreneur (State Level)||2010-2011||MSME|
PONNUS FOOD PRODUCTS
Ailara, Anchal, Kollam - 691001, Kerala, India
+91 0475 2202401
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