The food processing industry in India occupies around 32% of its entire food market. An approximate 13 million people are employed directly in this industry which accounts for 14% of the country’s GDP (manufacturing) and 13% of its exports. The projected growth of the industry is pegged at USD 194 billion in 2015 from an estimated USD 121 billion at present.
Nestle: Backed by its net sales (INR 7,490.82 crore) Nestle has acquired the top spot in the list of “Top Food Companies” according to moneycontrol.com. It deals into food products spanning diverse categories namely confectionery, prepared dishes, beverages, chocolates etc.
Amul: The association between Amul and Indians goes back a long way from the year 1946. This company can be placed among any significant list of top food companies in India merely by virtue of this association. In fact it would not be an exaggeration to say that no Indian pantry is complete without at least one Amul product in it. Amulspray, Amul cheese, Amul butter, Amul Milk Powder, Amul Cadbury are some of its leading products.
Rasna International: One of the largest exporter and manufacturers of processed foods and beverages from India, the top brands from Rasna's stable are Rasna Fruit Plus, Rasna Glucose-D, Instant Rasna, GoFrut etc
Tata: The Company's not-so-old foray into the food processing industry was conspicuously marked by its association with Innovative Foods Ltd (IFL). It was seen as a positive step for leveraging IFL's business in places like Sri Lanka, Europe, Fiji, US, Australia, Singapore, Japan etc. Now in the year 2012 Tata is already seen as a "big group" working in the industry.
Pepsico India Holdings:The year 1989 witnessed the penetration of global food giant Pepsi in the Indian market. The array of food products from the house of Pepsi come from top brands like Lay's, Aliva, Cheetos, Uncle Chips, Lehar Namkeen etc.
Britannia:Britannia's unassailable presence in India's food processing industry has once again been established by figures. At present it features second at the list top food processing companies compiled by moneycontrol.com by virtue of its net sales which stand at a whopping INR 4,964.51 crore
Usher Agro:One of the leading agro-processing companies in India, Usher Agro has a range of products like rice, maida, atta etc.
Cadbury India: Think about the most favored children's brands in the country. Some of the names which come instantly to you mind would be Eclairs, Oreo, Cadbury Dairy Milk, 5 Star, Perk, Bounvita, Bourneville etc. All these brands are from the house of Cadbury India operating here since a long time. It deals with different categories of food processing like beverages, confectionery, candy, gum etc.
MTR Foods: Serving our taste and health needs from the year 1924, MTR is still striving to bring about further innovations in its products in the years to come. One of the most trusted brands, MTR adheres to strict hygiene measures while processing its foods. Products like sweet mixes, snacks, sweets, breakfast mixes, beverages etc feature significantly in its portfolio.
Priya Foods is another favorite household name in India.