uality management plays a vital role within the food industry, across many different stages of sourcing, processing and packaging. There are several laws and regulations on nutritive value, quality levels and also ways to incorporate factors such as shelf-life, raw materials, taste, texture, use of preservatives and other indicators. Therefore, this makes it all the more important for food manufacturers to adhere to an efficient quality management system (QMS) in order to achieve standardization and meet the demands of consumers and authorities. Understanding the need to maintain quality standard within the food industry, NareshMaheshwari, established FTI Food Tech in 2006. FTI Food Tech provides food technological services to processed food industries in India & abroad.
FTIis one of the leading processed food consultancies in India. The company has a team of young, dynamic and dedicated professionals and food technologists who have vast experience in process technology, process engineering, quality control and product development. Thus, because of the policy of commitment towards the project from raw material selection to engineering, processing and packaging, FTIhas established its name for Professional Services with a global and long term out look. FTI’s present clientele includes, leading food processors in India and abroad as well. Commenting about their work process, Naresh says, “We at FTI believe in continuous research and development. For that we have a well-equipped facility for analysis of raw materials and product development to assist our clients as and when they require. Also, we have our own food technology centre with the finest of microbiologists, engineers and marketing professionals. Further more, before taking up a project, our in-house technical group goes in detailed study of the business concept and the project for its feasibility for raw material availability, hardware and software requirements, package designing and marketability of finished product at national and international level. Thus, only after conducting these studies we advice an optimum solution to our clients.”
Adopting the Finest Technology
Though headquartered in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, FTI is professionally managed by following the procedures of Europeans, as they have multiple numbers of clients based there. The firm believes in development of new products with the development of new technology and also understands the fact that technology plays the most important role across the world in the present scenario. Hence, their main objective and priority has always been to fulfill the demand for processing of food products with all their interest variability and using the most modern technology.
With such vast knowledge and as a food technologist himself, Naresh with Alan R. Cobb, a senior Food Technologist based in England, as a mentor has made FTI as one of the finest food processing industries in India as well as abroad. “We took guidance and started this company with not only adding to the requirement of growing demand of the food industry in India but also to provide cost effective solution to the consumers. When we stepped in the market there were no company which provided such technological services in the food industry. Hence, we emerged as one of our kind providing the best of services to the industry”, adds Naresh.
“The company has a team of young, dynamic and dedicated professionals and food technologists who have vast experience in process technology, process engineering, quality control and product development”
FTI gradually reaching the heights of success over 10 years, have successfully joined hands with a several leading names of the industry and emerged as fastest growing company in MSME category with 100% growth since last 4 years. They are in partnership with Poland Potato Flakes & Granules, Holland Snack Food Seasonings & Flavours, United Kingdom Snack Pellets & Pasta Products, China Snack Food machineries, India Spice cleaning, milling, blending equipment & material handling equipment. Adding on to their contribution in the food industry worldwide Naresh says, “Joining our hands with the European experts we have developed products – Ready To Use Therapeutic Food and Supplements that are required to increase the level of nutrition in Severely Acute Malnourished children. These products have also been recognized by UNICEF and WHO. Presently, we are working for a company in Africa which has been formed by World Food Program of United Nations and International Financial Corporation with European co-operators in which we are developing a complementary nutritive product that is suitable for the babies of 6-24 months old and also for pregnant and breast feeding mothers.”
Over the years being such a large contributor of the society, FTI has also won several awards for their hard work. The company has been the winner of Prestigious Dun & Bradstreet- ECGC Export Excellence Award, Awarded by ASSOCHAM- India’s leading Chamber of Commerce for Best Technology Development of the year for consecutively 3 years (2013-16), FIEO – a ministry of commerce has awarded FTI under Export Excellence Award Category as Top Performer in Madhya Pradesha nd many more. When asked about the future plans Renu Sanghvi, who is a Senior Food Technologist and Director says, “We are looking forward to work more with the international market with different food processing technologies. We are planning to contribute more on developing food supplement for malnourished children globally. We are committed to our valued clients and measure our success in the success of our clients. We believe that the true value of our services is reflected in the solutions we provide to them.”