Industrial visit was arranged for MBA 3rd Semester students on 31 st October 2018. Students reached Garuda Polyfex, Jigani Industrial Estate, at 10.00am.
Garuda Polyflex Foods Pvt. Ltd is a joint venture established in the year 2011 between Garuda Food of Indonesia and the Polyflex Group of India. Mr. Anson Albert the Company HR demonstrated their famous consumer product called as Gone Mad and showed us a PPT on the entire processing of the product. He also briefed about the company by explaining Garuda Food is a $500 Million, 25 years old food and beverage company. It is a part of the Tudung Group which deals in Agribusiness, Food and Beverage manufacturing and distribution. It has 11 production plants, 18 beverage contract manufacturers, 6 food contract manufacturers in Indonesia and over 20,000 employees.
Garuda Food has a strong portfolio in food and beverage, offering an extensive and innovative range of snacks, confectioneries, biscuits, liquid milk drinks, fruit flavored drinks and juices that are widely distributed across many countries in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, Australia and Pacific Ocean nations. Polyflex is a 40 year old Bangalore based $50 Million Company which deals in the Luxury and Comfort Business.
This joint venture has launched Gone Mad Chocosticks in the chocolate segment, Gone Mad Jelly Drink and Gone Mad Chocolate Drink in the beverage segment and Gone Mad Sugar Cheese Cracker in the biscuit segment. GP Foods is in the process of rolling out exciting new product innovations. Mr. Anson then guided us to the factory plant showing us the entire process of Chocolate Wafers from manufacturing to packaging. After the visit he also gave our students a sample of the product and the visit concluded with an interactive session with the students by the factory personnel. Overall the students understood the intricacies of a large FMCG unit. The students returned to College at 1pm.