A third pomegranate arils processing facility at Nashik, India has been inaugurates by the Sam Agri Group, who export fresh pomegranate arils from India. Spread over 45,000 SFT (4,000 Sq.Meters), their new processing facility is located at the heart of the pomegranate growing region in India. With the addition of this facility, Sam Agri has increased its pomegranate processing capacity to over 6,000 MT per annum.
“With the existing facilities in Hyderabad, Bangalore and the new facility in Nashik, which is closer to Mumbai Metro, Sam Agri is the only company in India operating from multiple facilities with access to multiple international airports providing year-round supply of fresh arils and superior delivery logistics to its clients” explained Mr. GVK Naidu, Managing Director of Sam Agri, India.
Over the last few years, Sam Agri has been working closely with small farmers and farmer producer organizations in Nashik and other regions of Maharashtra to enable them to comply to Global Gap standards and produce residue-free pomegranate fruit suitable for exports to EU, UK, and other developed markets. Ready-to-eat Pomegranate Arils continues to be the most important product of Sam Agri and over the years the company has added other value-added pomegranate products to its portfolio, including dried pomegranate arils, chocolate coated dried arils, IQF arils and fresh cold pressed pomegranate juice.
“Exporting to over 25 countries and with marketing offices in Switzerland, UAE and Hong Kong, we have been a market leader in value-added pomegranate products from India. With new markets like Australia, which could soon open for Indian pomegranate arils export, Sam Agri will be in an even better position to cater the needs of the customers with its increased capacity and better logistics” mentioned Priyatham Vankayalapati, CEO of Sam Agri.
The new facility at Nashik is designed to be green and environment friendly with 100 per cent self-sufficiency on its water and electricity requirement. “The facility roof is mounted with solar panels to generate 100 per cent of electricity needs to power its pack house, cold storages and support facilities. The campus has a large rainwater harvesting pond to collect the rain water from the premises. We also have robust waste management program to decompose the fruit waste from the facility to prepare manure for the farms and also all facilities are equipped with Effluent Treatment Plants to treat and reuse the water for landscaping.” Vankayalapati concludes.
Sam Agri will be exhibiting during Fruit Logistica. You can find their team in the City Cube, stand B-08.