Agriculture plays a significant role in the Indian contingent, serving as a major contributor to the growth of GDP and the socio-economic sector in India. In total farm output, India is second largest in the world. India also ranks first in the production of milk, jute and pulses, and half of the agricultural workforce is employed in forestry and fishery. All of this proves the immense potential of India's agricultural sector contributing to the economy as well as exports through the trade of food and farm produce. This is where Danfoss comes into play as safety and longevity of perishable farm produce and processed food is critical for trade and commerce.
Danfoss provides the enabling technology that sustains the farm-to-fork process, ensuring freshness and hygiene all along the way with cold chain machinery installations and automation systems that are reliable, cost and energy efficient. From dairy and fishery products to farm produce such as vegetables and fruits, or processed foods such as bakery items, Danfoss’ technology for cold storage provides a safe haven for all food items. Danfoss innovative solutions—such as hot gas defrost systems with two-stage solenoid valves, variable frequency drives, valve stations and system controllers, among others—reduce downtime, lower maintenance costs and operational expenditure, and save as much as 15–20 percent in energy costs when compared to conventional cold stores.
India is the world’s second largest producer of fruits and vegetables, but also accounts for one of the biggest food loss and waste with harvest and post-harvest losses in fruits, vegetables, and grains worth INR 440 billion every year1.
An effective cold chain is not only required for sustaining a healthy farm to fork process by reducing loss and ensuring food safety and hygiene but also increasing profit margin of farmers.
Silver Sea Food is one of India’s leading frozen seafood exporters. India being one of the largest producers of fish in the world, the Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI) expects the export market to be worth US$10 billion by 2018.
Roshan Frozen & Cold Storage, part of Sabharwal Food Industries Pvt. Ltd., located at Sonipat in Haryana, India, provides frozen storage of fresh and processed foods and caters to the national capital region of Delhi and northern India.
Ananda Foods or Ananda Aqua Exports is located in the coastal city of Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh, and is one of the leading seafood companies in India that globally exports sea-caught as well as farm-raised aquaculture shrimps and prawns.