As per the InvestIndia report, Indian food processing industry accounts for 32% of the country’s total food market. Estimated to be worth USD 121 billion, it is one of the largest industries in India, and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption and exports. The industry employs 13 million people directly and 35 million people indirectly.

It accounts for 14% of manufacturing GDP, nearly 13% of India’s exports and 6% of total industrial investment. Currently growing at more than 10% per annum, it is expected to touch USD 194 billion by 2015.

India has some of the best food processing companies. As the country grows we need more processed food. Hence to meet this demand we have to have great food processing companies.

So here are some of the top 20 food processing companies in India.

food processing companies

1. Nestle India

  • Revenue: Rs 3000 Crore to Rs 3500 Crore
  • Established Year: Company was founded in 1886 by Henri Nestle in Vevey
  • Corporate Office: Corporate office in Vevey and Gurgaon, Haryana and over 300,000 employees around the world
  • Core Business and Products: Milk Products, beverages, cooking oil etc. Popular Brands are Maggi, Kitkat, Munch, Nescafe etc
  • Website: www.nestle.in

2. REI Agro Limited

  • Revenue: Rs 4000 Crore to Rs 5000 Crore
  • Established Year: Founded in 1994 the company has 22% share of world’s Basmati Rice
  • Corporate Office: New Delhi, REI Agro is an ISO certified company listed on BSE and NSE.
  • Core Business and Products: Raindrops Extra Long Grain, Raindrops Gold Supreme, Raindrops Gold Royal, Raindrops Gold Super, Raindrops Supreme
  • Website: www.reiagro.com

3. Parle Agro

  • Revenue: Rs 10,000 Crore to Rs 12,000 Crore
  • Established Year: Parle Agro founded by Chauhan family in 1994
  • Corporate Office: Vile Parle, Mumbai and employee strength of over 5000
  • Core Business and Products: Core business is beverage, food and water. Some of the Popular Brand Names: Frooti, Bislery, Appy Fizz, Bailley, Parle G
  • Website: www.parleagro.com

4. Britannia Industries Limited

  • Revenue: Rs 45 Billion to Rs 50 Billion
  • Established Year: Founded in 1892 and Nusli Wadia is CEO with over 400 to 500 stores all over India
  • Corporate Office: Located in Kolkata and Bangalore with over 10,000 employees
  • Core Business and Products: Bakery products, including biscuits, bread, cakes and rusk, and dairy products, including milk, butter, cheese, ghee and dahi. Brand Names are GoodDay, 50-50, etc
  • Website: www.britannia.co.in

5. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Health

  • Revenue: $35 Billion to Rs $40 Billion
  • Established Year: UK based company came to India 2000
  • Corporate Office: Gurgaon, Haryana and the company has over 35,000 employees with 85 manufacturing sites
  • Core Business and Products: Core Business is Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology with over 14,000 involved in R & D. Popular Brands are Horlicks and Crocin.
  • Website: www.gsk-ch.in

6. Cadbury India Limited

  • Revenue: $6 Billion to $8 Billion
  • Established Year: Founded in 1824 in United Kingdom in India it came in year 1948.
  • Corporate Office: Mumbai and in India employees are over 2000
  • Core Business and Products: Chocolate and Confectionary. Some of famous brands are Dairy Milk, 5 Star, Perk, Gems, Eclairs, Oreo and Bournvita
  • Website: www.cadburyindia.com

7. Kwality Dairy India Limited

  • Revenue: Rs 1000 Crore to Rs 2000 Crore
  • Established Year: Company established in 1992 is an ISO certified company.
  • Corporate Office: New Delhi and milk processing unit in Faridabad, Haryana.
  • Core Business and Products: Core business is dairy products like Ghee, Curd, Paneer, Milk, Dairy Mix, Yogurt, etc. Popular Brands are LivLite, Dairy Best etc
  • Website: www.kdil.in

8. Rasana International Private Limited

  • Revenue: Rs 1000 Crore to Rs 1200 Crore
  • Established Year: Established in year 1993 and India’s number one beverage exporting company.
  • Corporate Office: Headquartered in New Delhi with 6 mother depots and 35 other depots with 700 sales force
  • Core Business and Products: Core business is beverage. Popular Brand Names are FruitPlus, Squash, Glucon D, Rasna
  • Website: www.rasnainternational.com

9. Vadilal Industries Limited

  • Revenue: Rs 4.5 Billion to Rs 5 Billion
  • Established Year: Founded in 1907 by the Ghandi Family in Ahmadabad is conglomerate.
  • Corporate Office: Ahmadabad, Gujarat with over 1000 Employees and an ISO certified company.
  • Core Business and Products: Ice Cream and Processed Food. Ice cream brand is Vadilal Ice Creams, Kulfi, 3 Scoops.
  • Website: www.vadilalgroup.com

10. MTR Foods

  • Revenue: Rs 450 Crore to Rs 500 Crore
  • Established Year: MTR Foods was founded in 1924 by Miaya Family.
  • Corporate Office: Bangalore, Karnataka with few outlets in Bangalore.
  • Core Business and Products: Some of the products are Snaks, Masala Powder, Sweet Mixes, Vermicelli, Pickles, Soups, Papad etc. Popular Brands are MTR Snack Up, MTR Sambar Powder, MTR Gulab Jamun Mix etc
  • Website: www.mtrfoods.com

11. Lakshmi Energy

  • Revenue: Rs 800 Crore to Rs 1000 Crore
  • Established Year: Company was started in 1981 by Mr B S Uppal
  • Corporate Office: Bandra, Mumbai
  • Core Business and Products: Food Processing and some of the major products are Rice, Power, Rice Bran Oil, Wheat Floor, Cattle Feed
  • Website: www.lakshmigroup.in

12. KRBL

  • Revenue: Rs 650 Crore to Rs 800 Crore
  • Established Year: Established in 1889 and founded by Kushi Ram and Behari Lal at Lyallpur.
  • Corporate Office: New Delhi, India
  • Core Business and Products: Rice production is core business. Some of the popular brands are India Gate Basmati Rice, Doon, Nur Jahan, Unity, Taj Mahal Tilla, Shubh Mangal, Kohinoor Basmati Rice
  • Website: www.krblrice.com

13. LT Foods

  • Revenue: Rs 1250 Crore to Rs 1500 Crore
  • Established Year: In the year 1990 Mr Vijay Kumar founded LT foods. It is an ISO certified company.
  • Corporate Office: Headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana, in 2006 it got listed on BSE.
  • Core Business and Products: Rice production is core business. Flagship brand is Dawaat, Rozana Gold Basmati Rice, Chefz Secretz etc
  • Website: www.ltoverseas.com

14. Kohinoor Foods

  • Revenue: Rs 1200 Crore to Rs 1500 Crore
  • Established Year: Company was founded in 1976 by three brothers in Amritsar.
  • Corporate Office: New Delhi, India with over 200 thousand retail outlets, 100 super distributors and 600 stockists
  • Core Business and Products: Producing finest Basmati Rice.
  • Website: www.kohinoorfoods.in

15. Usher Agro

  • Revenue: Rs 450 Crore to Rs 600 Crore
  • Established Year: 1996 in UP
  • Corporate Office: Mumbai
  • Core Business and Products: Core product is Wheat and Rice products. Some of the brands are Swagat Rice, Rasoi Raja Halwai Maida, Sooji, Rasoi Raja Parmal, Rasio Raja Barn etc
  • Website: www.usheragro.com

16. Hatsun Agro

  • Revenue:Rs 1200 Crore to Rs 1600 Crore
  • Established Year: Founded in 1986 by R G Chandramohan
  • Corporate Office: Chennai, located in 10 locations with over 3 lakhs farmers
  • Core Business and Products: Dairy Products are their core business. Popular brands are Arokya, HATSUN, Arum Icecream, ibaco
  • Website: www.hatsun.com

17. Foods and Inns

  • Revenue: Rs 300 Crore to Rs 400 Crore
  • Established Year: Company started in 1940 during second world war
  • Corporate Office: Mumbai, India
  • Core Business and Products: Core business food processing and packaging. Brands are Totapuri Mango Concentrate, Papaya Red Concentrate, Alphonso Mango Puree, Kesar mango Puree etc
  • Website: www.foodsandinns.com

18. Heritage Foods

  • Revenue: Rs 150 Crore to Rs 200 Crore
  • Established Year: Company was founded by Chandra Babu Naidu in the year 1992
  • Corporate Office: Hyderabad, AP
  • Core Business and Products: Milk Products like Ice Cream, Beverages, etc. Brands are under Heritage Name.
  • Website: www.heritagefoods.co.in

19. Modern Dairies

  • Revenue: Rs 125 Crore to Rs 150 Crore
  • Established Year: Modern Dairy was established in year 2000 and is an ISO certified company
  • Corporate Office: Chandigarh, India
  • Core Business and Products: Core business is production of milk and milk based products
  • Website: www.milkplus.com

20. Vikas Granaries

  • Revenue: Rs 100 Crore to Rs 125 Crore
  • Established Year: Vikas Granaries was incorporated in 1995 and ISO certified company.
  • Corporate Office: Hisar, Haryana
  • Core Business and Products: Some of the products are Guar Crop, Guar Plant, Guar Seeds, Guar Powder
  • Website: vikasgranaries.in

So these were top 20 food processing companies in India. You could go to the website of every company and find more information.

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