DairyTech India: Taking Food Sector Forward
Variety of products and services heightened the industry’s future scenario...
Seventh DairyTech with its parallel shows, 9th AgriTech India and India Foodex as well as 6th International Poultry & Livestock Expo and 4th MeatTech Asia, was inaugurated on 28th August 2017 by the Chief Guest Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, Governor of Karnataka. Enhancing the show the Governor remarked on the raised awareness level about the availability of technological solutions and knowledge to take food sector forward in India.
This annual three day expo held at BIEC, Bangalore (India), concluded on 30th August 2017. Over the years, the series have gained huge popularity amid the leading international players of the sector and provide with the opportunity to promising players to make their mark in the industry. This year, more than 500 exhibitors displayed their products at the show receiving a footfall of over 35,000 trade visitors.
The inaugural ceremony saw the presence of several high-profile dignitaries. To add the essence of patriotism the ceremony was commenced with the National Anthem and a presentation of parade in honor of the Governor, welcoming him to the grand exposition. The Governor was immensely impressed by the technologically best displays of the pavilions while taking a tour during the exhibition. He said, “We need to address the challenges and make food and dairy industry competitive utilizing the modern techniques as well as application of business principles. Our technological knowledge will be able to produce more as well as improve the quality of the production.”
State’s Growth Prospects
Karnataka has many advantages and offers ample opportunities for the growth of food sector. The state is a leader in knowledge based, technology driven, industries like information technology, biotechnology, electronics, telecommu-nication, aerospace and other industries etc. The state is distinguished as the knowledge hub of Asia and the state also has the largest number of R & D Centers in India. Food Industry also requires support of several fields and cannot be limited to farm operation only. Post Harvest technology is required to reduce the wastage as well as improving the quality and delivering the food safely to the consumers. This involves handling of the produce, transportation, packaging, storage, cold chain management, labeling etc.
As dairy sector share a correlation because of the commonly linked inputs and outputs, it is essential to move towards holistic growth. It is important to establish efficient feeding methods and feeds, encourage commercialization and mechanization of dairy farms, develop networks to endorse processed food and beverages based on milk, have well managed cold chain facilities to minimize wastage and organize the sector.
Always willing to contribute and promote the objectives of these initiatives by ensuring the all-round development of the Indian dairy industry, Media Today Group organized DairyTech India 2017 exhibition. This surely strengthened the bonding among various stakeholders of this segment. DairyTech India, offered an impressive show of products like dairy machinery and equipment manufacturer or exporters, dairy products manufacturer or exporter or traders, ghee making machines, mixer, feeders & grinders, packaging machinery, equipment & materials, feed manufacturing machinery. feed storage & transport equipment, cooling, fermentation & freezing systems, fermented milk, ice cream & milk powder, butter, butter oil, cheese, condensed milk, disinfectants for dairy industry, and many more directly and indirectly products & services suppliers etc in food & beverage industry
Cooling India at DairyTech India 2017, Bangalore.
From Practice to Productive Business
Dairy activities have by tradition been connected to India’s pastoral economy and it’s no wonder the country ranks as the world’s largest producer and consumer of dairy products. The demand for milk is remarkable and is growing not only in cities but also in small towns and rural areas. Over the past two decades, dairy farming has progressed in the direction of becoming an organized industry that encompasses not only increased production of milk and milk products, but also the breeding of higher yielding cattle, scientific nurture of animals and feed production. Dairy farming in India is now evolving from just an agrarian way of existence to a professionally managed industry.
Transformation of this sector is being induced by such optimistic factors like newfound interest on the part of the organized sector, new markets, simple credit facilities, dairy friendly policies by the government, etc. The government and other stakeholders are increasingly approaching forward to help the growth of the sector. Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare as well as Ministry of Food Processing Industries have initiated several steps to encourage escalation of dairy farming and production of dairy products.
One emerging trend in Indian dairy industry is the growing figure of the commercial dairy farms in the urban and peri-urban areas of the metros and big cities. These dairies mainly cater to the needs of the urban consumers. Realizing the growing importance of commercialization, the livestock sector needs to meet the challenges of globalization, in terms of organized production and marketing.
Many States’ Dairy Development Departments, cooperatives like Amul and private sector dairy players are giving an impetus to setting up hi-tech commercial dairy farms leading to fresh milk production. Owing to conventional dietary habits of Indian households, about 60 percent of milk produced is consumed in the liquid form and the remaining is consumed in the form of butter, clarified butter (desi ghee), cheese, curd, paneer, ice cream, dairy whiteners in addition to traditional sweets. There is enormous scope intended for the industry in the field of value-added products including desserts, beverages, yoghurt and so on. It is expected that the demand for processed along with packaged dairy produce will witness a phenomenal growth within urban centres due to growing population with higher disposable profits and greater health consciousness.
Cooling India team giving a glimpse of its products to a client at DairyTech India 2017, Bangalore.
At inauguration, the Governor highlighted the urgency of the need to mechanize farms in India. Mechanization is the only solution that can solve the labour shortage problem as well as reduce the production cost. The Governor also praised the remarkable achievements in technologies by visiting stalls and communicating with the delegates, complementing them for the grand display.
The popular expo hosted stalls showcasing tools and technologies from almost the entire dairy sector. The show offered immense opportunities to the exhibitors as well as the visitors. Foreign visitors, embassies, delegates incalculably appreciated the expo series which offered a valuable B2B business meetings, knowledge exchange, global exposure to the initiates, networking for the stakeholders, and a lot more. The show promoted technological up-gradation and helped in familiarizing with the benefits of using latest technologies.
Bry-Air displaying its solutions at DairyTech 2017, Bangalore.
To all these thorough efforts, a rewarding achievement for the organizers as well as the business delegates was the talks of future co-operation planned by Korean Government. Further, DD Kisan and DD Chandana both channels broadcasted the expo offering more exposure. Also CIFTCI from Turkey took a live coverage. Huseyin Dogancukuru, media person of CIFTCI greatly appreciated the expo and highlighted the potential need of the Indo-Turkish co-operation.
Over the three days of the expo, potential clients managed to meet many leading companies from all over the world that got an overwhelming response. A wide range of participants made their presence felt at the exhibition. The highlights of the exhibition were the presence of many national and international exhibitors with the participation of various companies for joint venture opportunities and technical tie-ups. It proved as an ideal platform for interaction among manufacturers, retailers, cattle and farming consultants, quality-certification agencies, veterinary health care products manufacturers, various dairy services providers and exporters of dairy-based food, packaging machinery, value-added milk products and storage system.
In view of the above scenario, it offered good opportunity for the business community from all segments of Dairy sector from all over the world that provided further momentum to their business.
Hydronix-Jaycee Technologies Pvt Ltd displaying its products at DairyTech 2017, Bangalore.
Paving Way for Start-ups
One road to realize the Prime Minister’s agenda of ‘Make in India’ is through foreign investments and another of course is through innovations and efforts within the country. India Foodex series has helped in promoting both these approaches. Furthermore, it has also helped them in exploring possibilities of joint-ventures with foreign companies.
Many foreign exhibitors from more than 30 countries, included South Africa, Switzerland, Holland, UAE, Korea, Nigeria, Japan, Canada, Thailand, Nepal, Algeria, Qatar, New Zealand, Turkey, Malaysia, Ukraine, Russia, Iraq, Bangladesh Oman and Sri Lanka established many considerable players and start-ups. Many leading Brands like Big Basket, ITC, Swiggy, Franchise Connect, UNIBIC, Foodex Press, Himalaya, Mandi Bazar, Maiyas, Future Consumer, Britannia and a lot more visited with great enthusiasm in AgriTech India. Many top ranking professionals from universities namely Amity University and Jain University, catering and hospitality sectors visited and viewed it as the best that has great latent potential waiting to be tapped in the right way and through right means.
Frick India Team exihibiting its products during DairyTech 2017 at Bangalore.
DairyTech India 2017 concurrent with India Foodex 2017 successfully brought together all the agrarian business stakeholders under one umbrella. It covered all facets of the industry. The event series has been consistently helping to bring together the stakeholders from each stage of production, to processing and packaging companies and retailers. The unique platform has contributed a great deal to the evolution of the industry.
Pillars of Support
The number of exhibitors and visitors has been increasing annually. It has been actively supported, sponsored and guided by Union Ministry of Agriculture, National Meat & Poultry Processing Board, National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd.(NAFED), Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, National Center for Cold-chain Development (NCCD), CLFMA of India, Karnataka Milk Federation, Progressive Dairy Farmers’ Association and Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Industry Association (FPPMIA)
Apart from these, DairyTech India also has strong support from the members of prominent Indian agricultural and food organizations, who visit the show and facilitate meaningful discussions and business deals, adding strength and value to the event.
One of the exhibitors showcasing its products during DairyTech India Exhibition.
Notable exhibitors included Buhler India, Hilda Automation, Husqvarna (Platinum Sponsor), Vansun Technologies, Frascold India Pvt Ltd., Bitzer India Pvt Ltd.,
Benny Impex Pvt Ltd. Sonalika, Mahindra & Mahindra, Alapala, Reliance industries, Selis, MySilo, Unomac, Bry-Air (Asia) Pvt. Ltd., Ghodawat Group, AgriPlast Tech India Pvt. Ltd., Greentech India, Essen Multipack Limited, Flour Tech Engineers Pvt. Ltd., India Factory, Frick India Limited along with organizations like Director of Horticulture & Plantation Crops (Tamil Nadu) and APEDA. The organizers announced the dates for the next issue i.e. 31st August to 2nd September, 2018, Bangalore.