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Food Marketing & Technology - India|December 2021
Food Marketing and Technology Magazine, India had an opportunity to interview Amit Hirani, Managing Director, IMCD India. He talks about the investments in technical labs and technical resources so as to provide superior products to suit consumers taste. The company is committed to innovative products to meet food producers needs.
1 KUSHALCHAND SONS WAS ACQUIRED BY IMCD IN 2015. IT HAS BEEN SIX YEARS. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE GROWTH OF IMCD INDIA SO FAR?

It has been six and a half years since Kushalchand Sons was acquired by IMCD. Ever since then, the Food & Nutrition business and other business segments have grown multifold due to both organic and inorganic growth. IMCD made three other major acquisitions in Pharma, Coatings and Construction and Advanced Materials segment.We have also added many new Principals in key focus areas to strengthen fields where we were either not present or were trying to establish a foothold. We have made major investments in our technical laboratories and in technical resources to provide solutions and innovative concepts to our customers.

2 COULD YOU PLEASE ENLIGHTEN THE READERS ABOUT IMCD INCLUDING ITS VALUES AND MISSION?

IMCD’s purpose is to create opportunities that go beyond the possible.

Our values comprise of Freedom to act, entrepreneurial, integrity and trust, partnership, financial discipline.

Our mission and purpose are to be committed to distribute safe, reliable, superior quality products to customers, consistently on-time, duly ensuring fulfilment of statutory & regulatory requirements, exceeding customer expectations with continuous improvement.

3 THE APPLICATION OF YOUR PRODUCTS IS IN DIFFERENT BUSINESS SECTORS. HOW MUCH REVENUE COMES FROM THE FOOD AND NUTRITION INDUSTRY IN RATIO TERMS?

Out of the 6 business segments where we are currently present in India, Food and Nutrition is the 3rd largest and contributes around 20% to India’s total revenue.

4 THERE IS A TREND OF BRINGING REGIONAL CUISINE FOR MASS CONSUMPTION. HOW CHALLENGING IS IT TO SUITE THE PALATE OF DIVERSE PEOPLE IN A COUNTRY SUCH AS INDIA?

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