India being a peninsular country has a far-stretching coastline. It is surrounded by water on the east, west, and south coasts. As a result there is abundant fishing in India. The fisheries industry in India is huge. With its vast coastline, India is the fourth-largest producer of fish in the world. This is mainly because nearly 10 million people residing in more than 4,000 coastal regions are engaged in fishery activity. A substantial part of the sea food is being processed and exported to various countries in Europe, Middle East and APAC region.
Manohar Kumar, the Master-Mind behind Kohinoor Industries, was born in Malpe to a family who has been in the fish trading business since decades. They were procuring various types of fishes from the west coast of India ranging from Goa to Mangalore and supplying it to the sea food processing units located in Udupi and Mangalore. Procurement of the fish from fishermen at a reasonable rate is a critical factor in the viability of the sea food processing unit.
The West coast of India is one of the main sources of sea food wealth in India, as a large number of traditional sea food processing units are operating in the Coastal belt. However, most of the sea food processing units are traditional with out-dated facilities for storing and processing the sea food, resulting in substantial wastage and also a low value addition of the product.
Manohar Kumar the youngest of all in the family has been very adventurous and dynamic, and has a flare for technology. Encouraged by his hold on sea food procurement and increase in demand from the eastern and western countries for the Indian Marine foods, he had always been on the lookout for new and advanced technologies. Simultaneously he had been working towards establishing a modern sea food processing unit with the latest technologies in processing to get the maximum value addition with minimum losses.
Finally, Kohinoor Industries was born on January 18th 2010 based on the EU standards with the state of art technology which is been approved and inspected regularly by EIA (Export Inspection Agency) India, thus exporting fish and fishery products not only to EU countries but also to the rest of the world.
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Kohinoor Industries is situated 15 Km off Malpe, one of the largest landing centres in the state of Karnataka, India. It is also in close proximity to other fish landing centres in North & South India, thus the transportation of the raw materials is economical. Apart from his own contacts Manohar has developed a major chain of suppliers in and around the coastal regions in the country to enable a continuous supply of the best quality raw material throughout the year.The export is proposed to be done through New Mangalore Port which is hardly at a distance of 60 kms from the unit. Thus the location is ideal both for procurement of raw material & export.
Operating from the lush green environmentally clean location in Udupi district, Karnataka, India – Kohinoor Industries has abundant availability of sea food from the coastlineand has a fully equipped state of art modern processing unit which produces and exports quality that meets the buyer's tastes and standards. Stringent hygienic conditions are maintained for processing, with quality checks at every stage.The Unit complies with HACCP, GMP, SSOP guidelines and comprehensive infrastructure facilities, lead to smooth procurement, processing and dispatch operations.
Manohar has worked extensively in the hospitality and service industry and hence understands the value of quality and customer satisfaction. As an exporter, our experienced & qualified team understands, customer satisfaction is paramount. Hence, at Kohinoor Industries, we thrive to continuously provide quality products and services. Right from procuring and raw material selection, our obsession with quality is evident. We have developed a distinctive world class reputation for providing outstanding quality of fresh seafood products.
Sea foods are a delicacy raved the world over. They are the cuisines that decorate the table in different ways. The sea marine resources are scientifically and hygienically processed adhering to international standards for colour, texture and taste. Well qualified professionals monitor the quality of the product in accordance with international technological innovations and market feedback.Kohinoor Industries is a professionally managed, 100% export oriented company, engaged in the purchase, procurement and export of quality seafood.
Various types of fishes are procured from various landing centres& transported in refrigerated vehicles to the factory site. The fishes are then cleaned, packed in consumer packs as per the specification of the buyer & end customer, frozen in appropriate type of refrigeration equipment and exported to various countries depending on the type of sea food consumed/preferred.
The facility also has a modern water treatment plant ensuring the water is being re-cycled and is being reused for agricultural purpose.