Sri Vijaya Visakha Milk Producers Company Limited
Sri Vijaya Visakha Milk Producers Company Ltd (Visakha Dairy) was established in the year 1973 under Co-operative Societies Act and commissioned dairy plant at Akkireddipalem, Visakhapatnam with 50,000 LPD handling capacity in the year 1977.
With the introduction of MACS Act in 1995 by A.P State Government, Visakha Dairy was converted in to the said Act in the year 1999 and registered as ‘Sri Vijaya Visakha District Milk Producers Mutually Aided Cooperative Union Ltd'. With the enactment of Companies (Amendment) Act 2002, cooperative form of enterprises known as Producer Companies can be registered under Part IXA of the Companies Act 1956. To fulfil the growth aspirations while retaining cooperative ideology as core principles of governance, converted into Producer Company with effect from 06 Jan 2006 under the name and style of ‘Sri Vijaya Visakha Milk Producers Company Limited’.
Visakha Dairy is having procurement operations covering Costal Andhra districts, viz, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, East and West Godavari Districts and procuring about 7 lakh litres of milk per day from 2,60,699 milk producers thru 3734 collection centres.
Visakha Dairy is one of the largest and fastest growing Milk & Milk Products Manufacturing Company having plants at Visakhapatnam and Rangampeta (EG) plants in Andhra Pradesh. Both the plants are equipped with the State of the Art Technology and ISO 22000:2005 certified and has total handling capacity of 9,00,000 litres per day.
Visakha Dairy manufactures all variants of Milk i.e Fresh Milk, UHT, Extended Shelf Life Milk, Aseptic Flavoured Milk, Curd, Butter Milk, Lassi, Dhood peda, Badam Burfi, Milk Cake, Mysore Pak, Kalakand, Mistidoi, Ghee, Panner, Butter, SMP, Yoghurts etc and sold in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Orrissa and Chattisgarh markets. Company crossed turnover of Rs.1000 crore with CAGR of 14%.
Established Training Centre and imparting training to farmers in the areas of clean milk programme, Nutritional aspects, Fodder requirements and Animal Health Care. Attaching importance to animal health, established 633 Veterinary Health Centres equipped with required infrastructure, staff and supplying the required veterinary medicines at 50% subsidy. Necessary Infrastructure created to improve breed development thru Artificial Insemination with successful cross breed semen imported from National Dairy Development Board, Goushala. 7 Mobile Veterinary Service Vehicles equipped with medicines accompanied by veterinary doctors extends services covering more than 25 villages every day.
Cattle feed plants with more than 400 MT per day of feed capacity are organized and supplying cattle feed to farmers at subsidized rates.
To improve quality and reduce risk of spoilage, logistics, constructed more than 100 Bulk Milk Cooling Centres covering every 10 kms radius. All the bulk coolers together has a total capacity of 906,000 litres and are automated.
Milk Powder Plant with capacity of 13MTPD was constructed in the year 1998 to convert surplus milk into Skimmed Milk Powder.
For the first time in the country Ultra Pasteurized Milk in pouches was introduced, having shelf life of 14 days in 2010 with the state of the art technology from Elecster, Finland to cater to the needs of interior tribal areas, underprivileged with no storage, transport or power facilities.
Constructed Aseptic Packing Station in the year 2001 with a capacity of 30,000 litres per day for UHT milk production and expanded to 3.0 lakh litres per day capacity in 2015. Visakha Dairy enjoys 10% market share in UHT Milk. Visakha Dairy sells Milk, Cream, Flavoured Milk in UHT segment and planning Milk Shakes shortly.
As a green field initiative and to overcome power crisis, commissioned 2 Solar power plants in record time one with a capacity of 1.15 MW at Visakhapatnam and 1.65 MW capacity at Vizianagaram for captive usage.
Visakha Dairy is giving employment opportunity to more than 2000 employees including contract labour.
Visakha Dairy thru its Milk Producers Educational Health and Medical Welfare Trust are extending Medical services to farmers and their families at subsidised rates in the 400 bed Modern Hospital constructed with 70 crores investment apart from education to the farmers children, preference to producers children in employment, irrigation projects, culverts, kalyanamandapams, bridges, canals etc.
Visakha Dairy is growing consistently and paying highest procurement price to milk producers. Visakha Dairy aims at 10 Lakh litres per day procurement and Rs.2000 crores turnover by the year 2020.