About HFL

HFL was established in 1988 as a result of Dempo Group’s foray into the FMCG segment through a joint venture with Glaxo India Limited, with the objective of manufacturing nutritional food products. In 2013, Vanity Case Group bought a controlling stake in Hindustan Foods Ltd. from Dempo Group of Goa and since then the company has diversified across various FMCG categories with manufacturing competencies in food and non-food, extending to cosmetics, personal care and home care products. It intends to continue leveraging the India’s consumption story through organic and inorganic expansion.

Vision

To become India’s largest FMCG contract manufacturer diversified across product categories & geographies.

Mission
To provide world class solutions for the FMCG industry in the areas of product innovation, manufacturing and distribution.
Values

INTEGRITY
We believe in transparency at the work place, in our processes and dealings because action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.

INNOVATION
To innovate is to lead for a better life and we always seek to challenge the obsolete and even the current

INITIATIVE
We are always ready to tread that extra mile to give our customers and associates delight in new avenues

Board of Directors
Shrinivas Dempo is the third-generation entrepreneur and chairman of Goa's Leading business House, Dempo. He received a postgraduate management education in industrial administration received at Carnegie Mellon university, USA.
Shrinivas Dempo
Chairman
Sameer Kothari is a professional with over 20 years of manufacturing experience and is the promoter of the Vanity Case Group. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from Cornell University (USA).
Sameer Kothari
Managing Director
Nikhil Vora was voted as India’s No.1 analyst in Asia Money polls 2012. He also has the rare distinction of being voted Asia’s Best Analyst by the Wall Street Journal in the same year.
Nikhil Vora
Non-Executive Director
Ganesh Argekar is B.Sc. (Chemistry) and Post graduate diploma in Material Management and is Head-Supply Chain of Vanity Case Group of Companies. He has over 22 years of work experience, during which time he has held various managerial positions.
Ganesh Argekar
Executive Director
Rajesh Dempo completed his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Mumbai. After completing MBA in London, he returned to Goa and joined Aparant Iron & Steel Pvt. Ltd., a Dempo Group of Company as a management trainee and rose up the ladder to head the same.
Rajesh Dempo
Non-Executive Director
Shashi Kalathil has over 28 years of operating experience across consumer products, telecom, media and entertainment industries. Shashi Kalathil is an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India and an engineer from Delhi College of Engineering.
Shashi Kalathil
Independent Director
Honey Vazirani served as the Vice President of Labels & International Business Division at Huhtamaki PPL Limited. She has over 27 years of working experience, She holds MBA in Marketing from Chetna College.
Honey Vazirani
Independent — Woman Director
Sudin Usgaonkar is a BA LLB and has been an independent non-Executive director for Hindustan Foods Limited since October 31, 2002. He is also a senior advocate in Bombay High court.
Sudin Usgaonkar
Independent Director
Senior Management Team
A professional with 23 years of domestic and overseas experience in manufacturing management.
Year Of Experience - 23 years
Chetan Kotak
GM - Works Silvassa & Atgaon
Ganesh Argekar is B.Sc. (Chemistry) and Post graduate diploma in Material Management and is Head-Supply Chain of Vanity Case Group of Companies. He has over 22 years of work experience, during which time he has held various managerial positions.
Year Of Experience - 22 years
Ganesh Argekar
Executive Director
A competent professional with nearly 30 years of extensive experience in operations and strategic planning. Has worked with reputed organizations like Parle Agro and Indian Navy.
Year Of Experience - 30 years
Govind Rawat
GM Operations - Goa & Nashik
A B. Tech with 19 years of domestic and overseas experience in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing including companies like Wyeth Singapore.
Year Of Experience - 19 years
Pragatheeswaran
GM – Operations (South)
A Chartered Accountant with vast industry experience in the areas of Finance, Accounts, Audit, Legal and compliance. Worked with Future group and Ashok Piramal group in various capacities.
Mayank Samdani
GM - Finance & Accounts
A qualified Chemical Engineer having around 20+ years of rich experience in Manufacturing operations / maintenance, Business strategy, Project execution, erection, commissioning, Safety, Quality and WCM/TPM etc. and has worked with organizations like Hindustan Unilever Limited. Since 1998 as Team Manager (Food Sourcing Unit Implementation).
Year Of Experience - 20+ years
Prasad Kali
AGM – Projects
A footwear professional with 32 years of experience in footwear Operations, Buying, Product Development & Sales. Worked with Bata, Tata exports. Undergone 3 years offshore assignment with Yanko/Pielsa in Spain.
Year Of Experience - 32 years
Rajiv Bahadur
President Leather Business
An Operations and Manufacturing expert with more than 21 years of vast industry experience. An expert in developing new-set ups and restructuring operations. Has previously worked with companies like ITC Ltd. and Moser Baer India in various capacities.
Year Of Experience - 21 years
Ravindar Rathi
GM Operations – North India
Sameer Kothari is a professional with over 20 years of manufacturing experience and is the promoter of the Vanity Case Group. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from Cornell University (USA).
Year Of Experience - 20 years
Sameer Kothari
Managing Director
A hardcore Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affair professional with 27 years of experience in Foods, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals industries in India and Abroad. Was largely associated with GSK and Reckitt Benckiser. Familiar with BRC, RSa, MHRA, TGA, MCC, Ayush, BIS, WHO, and ISO (QMS) standards.
Year Of Experience - 27 years
Suryakant Mishra
GM - Quality Assurance & R&D
Journey at a glance

1988

JV with GSK

  • Hindustan Foods Ltd. was established in 1988 as a joint venture with Glaxo India Ltd., with the objective of manufacturing nutritional food products.
  • Listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange, this company has partnered global food majors like Glaxo, Heinz and Dumex.

2013 - 2016

Goa - Foods

  • Extended the capacity from 3,000 tons p.a. to 6,000 tons p.a. in 2016.
  • Entered into a supply & manufacturing agreement with Danone for Farex and Easum.
  • The company started manufacturing and packaging Kurkure for Pepsico and recently also added Marico in their client base.
  • Preferential issue of equity shares to promoter and non-promoters of the Company including Sixth Sense Ventures.

2017

Jammu & Kashmir - Pest Control Products

  • Entered into Manufacturing & supply agreement with RBIPL for Pest care products.
  • Started manufacturing and packing of liquid vaporisers, aerosols, coils and fast cards.

Pondicherry - Leather Products

  • Started manufacturing for legacy clients of Ponds Exports Ltd. like TBS, Gabor, Richter.
  • In addition, successfully added new brands like U.S. Polo, Kenneth Cole, Steve Madden, Hush Puppies and Arrow.
  • Launched its own brand, UN:OR and ventured into distribution of TBS, Gabor and Richter.

2018

Hyderabad

  • The company acquired a factory in Hyderabad manufacturing 70,000 tons of detergent powder (Rin, Wheel & Surf) for Hindustan Unilever Limited.

Tamil Nadu - Beverages

  • The company started construction of a large facility in Coimbatore, TN to blend and pack tea, coffee and other beverages for Hindustan Unilever Limited.
  • In the process of signing a long term supply agreement with a leading FMCG MNC player.
  • Production is expected to start by September 2018.

New Ventures

  • The company took over G Shoes Exports, a 40 year old company manufacturing shoes for High Street brands like Dune, Saks 5th Avenue, Office, etc.
  • The company set up a shoe manufacturing facility in Vasai, Maharashtra.