division of IGL commenced operations in 2002. In a short
span, it has successfully achieved market penetration across
the northern and southern parts of India.
The company has a strong presence in
the semi premium, regular and prestige segments within the
whisky, rum, brandy, vodka and gin product categories. The
superior quality of IGLs product offerings has served
in creating a niche for the company in Uttarakhand, Uttar
Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Kerala,
and in constantly charting new horizons. IGL's products are
also being introduced in Canteen Stores Departments for supply
to the armed forces.
The company has three state-of-the-art distilleries in Kashipur
(Uttarakhand), Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Todarpur (Saharanpur,
Uttar Pradesh) with a total distillery capacity of 280,000KLPA
for the production of ethyl alcohol, out of which, 80,000KLPA
is for potable alcohol.
The Kashipur facility is considered one
of the most efficient distilleries in the country. At present,
the distillery is working on the 'smart distillery concept'
capable of producing alcohol from different raw materials,
ie, molasses, grain and sugarcane. Apart from producing industrial
alcohol for its captive consumption, IGL is also one of the
biggest exporters of international quality ENA (neutral spirit).
With a production capacity of bottling
(potable liquor) 1.50 million cases per annum, Kashipur is
the only bottling plant in India to adopt ISO 22000 (food
safety management systems) quality standards in addition to
ISO 9000, 14000 and 18000.
India Glycols also has a focused research and development
team within the distillery. The team, with the help of pilot
fomenters, aims to introduce unique, improvised process techniques
in fermentation, thus yielding high fermentation efficiencies.