Industrial Visit to Katraj Dairy, Pune
The industrial visit to Katraj dairy was organized on 11th September 2013.The students from M.B.A I and M.B.A II were present for the visit
Katraj Dairy was incorporated in 1960 with an intension of providing an organized facility of milk collection for the village level farmers situated in Pune district. Katraj Dairy is known by the name Pune Zilha Sahakari Dudh Utpadak Sangh Maryadit.
The company has 550 employees working in the diary at present. Katraj Dairy is also awarded with ISO 9001:2000 .The main plant of Katraj is equipped with modern Pasteurizer, Homogenizer, Cream separator, Ghee processing, Automatic packing of milk and milk products, Quality testing devices and well equipped laboratory. The company has an installed processing capacity of 2 lakh litters per day.
Katraj dairy process milk and milk products like Pasteurized/ Homogenized-Cow milk, Tonned milk, Double tonned milk, Standardized Milk, Full cream milk, Cow and Buffalo Cream and Ghee, Shrikhand, Amrakhand, Malai Paneer, Dahi, Flavoured Milk, Lassi, JeeraTak, Table Butter, Milk Powder, Softy Ice cream, Pedha and Khoa .The company has also planned to introduce Sterilized milk in 200 ml bottle and hard ice-cream with different flavours in different pack sizes.
Today Katraj is a symbol of high-quality milk products sold at reasonable prices, the genesis of a vast co-operative network triumph of indigenous technology and the marketing savvy of a farmers’ organization.
Mr More, Assistant Manager, showcased a video which gave an in depth information about Katraj Diary. The students then stepped in the production plant where they observed the pasteurization and processing of raw milk.
The visit to Katraj Dairy was very unique and informative. Mr.S.A.Kalekar, Dairy Manager informed about milk processing, it’s marketing, distribution and future plans of the company.