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Chordia Food Products - a reliable food retailer

The tomato ketchup brands of the company are well established in the domestic market and enjoy massive retail presence

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Established in the year 1960, Chordia Food Products Ltd (CFPL) is today a well-known name in the field of pickle and tomato ketchup manufacturing and retailing. During the initial stages, it was a small venture based mainly at the homes. However, with the passage of time it has evolved to become the leading manufacturer of tomato ketchups under the brand names Pravin, Navin and Toofan. The company maintains a strict quality policy that makes the products manufactured best of their kind. The brands are well established in the domestic market and enjoy massive retail presence.

The products offered by the company have been accepted widely in the domestic and international market. The company has a well-maintained sales and distribution network. Manufacturing facilities of Chordia Food Products are in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Owing to the large customer base, CFPL has to maintain a strict quality policy. The policy says that CFPL will assure that “customer satisfaction” is ensured always. It would be the main objective of the company, towards which all efforts are to be directed.
Chordia Food Products launched an ambitious new project in the year 2002. The company also has plans to enter the frozen food market.
The company has its manufacturing units spread across the southern India. Mainly based in Shirwal in Maharashtra, the company has units at Chennai and Dharvad in Karnataka.
Line of business
Chordia Food Products specialises in manufacturing and retailing of tomato ketchups. It has exports its products.
The product range of the company includes:
  • Pickles
  • Ketchups & Sauces
  • Instant Mixes
  • Regional Recipes
  • Other Products
The products exported by the company are:  Vegetables, Amla,  Arvi,  Bhindi,  Chauri, Choluga, Coconut Shredded, Drumsticks,  DumAloo, French Beans, Goovar, Green Chili, Green Garlic Green Peas, Green Jackfruit, Kantola, KarelaMethi, Mix Vegetable, Punjabi Tinda and Ratalu
In the pickles segment, the company deals with mango, lime, green chili and lime-green chili, among others. The company also deals with Indian ethnic food like chunda, murabba and mango dices.
Recognised as ISO: 9001-2000 certified company in the year 2002, the company has been the recipient of multiple awards. This include awards like Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award, National Productivity Award, highest Recognition from Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai, Certificate of Merit, APEDA and many others.
CFPL has elaborate plans to set up modular units in various states which would bring about uniformity in operations. This would give the company localised advantages and also promote growth through decentralisation.
The company has further plans of launching an elaborate distribution system for marketing throughout India. This will be well matched by timely introduction of new products in the food retail sector. The company also wishes to start overseas operation to boost export trade.  
Pradeep H Chordia is the managing director of the company.
The total income of the company stood at Rs 307.112359 million in 2010-11.
Net Profit of the company wasRs 18.765725 million for the financial year ending March 2011.

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