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Founded by Mr Prakash Khakhar & supported by CEO Mr Kaushal Khakhar, Kay Bee has managed to maintain a steady growth trajectory over last 25 years of business. Starting with mangoes, it has moved to handling a large range of fruits and vegetables.
We are vertically integrated as it owns a large part of the value chain. We have our own farming operations, tightly integrated contract farming production, a fleet of 22 vehicles, own freight forwarding and customs clearance operations and a distribution company in UK.
The main products handled are Okra, Karela, Chillies, Dudhi, Curry Leaves, Mangoes and Pomegranates. The main customers are European retail chains like Tesco, Asda, Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Morrisons and Sainsburys.
We have secured a CRISIL 1A (highest possible for SMEs) credit rating for 3 years in a row. We have also won five consecutive export awards and are a government recognised export house. Our farm operations and contract production are certified to Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and packhouse is certified to BRC Grade A (highest possible).
By adopting a vertical integration strategy, we have been able to bring in a lot of sustainability and effective quality control in our operations. We are a market leader in all the products we handle and are poised to cross a turnover of Rs. 100 crores in the next 2 years.
Our contract farming model is very unique and the first of its kind in India. We adopt the same cutting-edge agronomy practices on contract farms, as it does on its farms. The results of our R&D trials are put to full use in the contract production model. All the plant inputs and plant protection products are bought by us for our entire group of contract growers directly from the manufacturers. These are supplied to the contract farmers at prices much lesser than market prices. Our technical team minutely observes each plot and adopts integrated pest management practices based on modern agronomic principles. E.g. Plant protection sprays are initiated only when the disease levels cross the ETL (Economic Threshold Levels). Our scientific farming methods have resulted in reduced disease incidence, zero crop failures and about 30% to 40% increase in productivity. We offer a fair-priced fixed contract rate to the farmers. Because of ongoing value addition to the farmers, there is no default by the farmers in supply. Farmers also have the assurance of a full buy-back and do not have to worry about marketing their produce. Our unique contract production model has been a catalyst in building 'Kay Bee' as the most trusted brand amongst farmers in Maharashtra and Gujarat.