Mahindra Agri Business Forays into Dairy Business with 'Saboro'
March 22, 2016, Indore: The Agri Business vertical of Mahindra & Mahindra, today announced the launch of its branded dairy products - Saboro. The company, under the Saboro brand, will offer an assortment of products, the first of which is the Saboro pouch milk available in 4 variants - Double Toned Milk, Full Cream Milk, Protein Rich Milk and Cream Rich Milk.
The brand Saboro is derived from the Spanish word Sabor which means Taste. Saboro reflects Mahindra's commitment towards delivering high quality fresh fruits and dairy products to the Indian consumer.
Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, "Our Agri business cherishes the long-term aspiration of delivering 'FarmTech Prosperity'. Today, with Saboro, we are taking another important step in our journey to become a complete value chain player. Our stringent systems and processes have resulted in products that stands out in the market in terms of its quality especially with our Mahindra Quality Standards (MQS). With our launch today, we are confident that Saboro will establish itself as a premium brand for milk in India in the near future."
Speaking at the launch of the Saboro milk, Ashok Sharma, President & Chief Executive – Agri and Africa and South Asia Operations, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, "With Saboro, through our unique Farm to Fork model, we have entered the branded dairy segment with an aim to connect the farmers with the discerning Indian customers who look for dairy products that are fresh and of the highest quality. Our Saboro milk provides assurance of cream and nutrition which came out as the two biggest requirements during our research with customers in Indore. Also all our milk variants are specially fortified with Vitamin A and D. We are confident that, with Mahindra's inherent farmer connect and robust quality systems, Saboro will soon become a brand of choice for dairy products."
The Protein Rich and Cream Rich variants are specially developed variants with extra nutrients and cream respectively. The company has put in place a technologically advanced milk collection supply chain in around 70 villages near Indore where it works directly with farmers with an aim of ensuring that they get the best value for their milk and the consumers get milk that is of the highest quality.
Mahindra expects to launch a range of fresh dairy products in Madhya Pradesh over the next one year.
About Mahindra Agri Business
With a vision to deliver "FarmTech Prosperity" Mahindra agribusiness closely interacts with farmers to improve their produce quality and productivity by providing latest advances in farm technologies and agricultural know how. It also help farmers by linking them to the market to provide better returns for their quality produce and thereby improving their lives. With its wide portfolio of inputs viz. Seeds, Agri Chemicals, Micro Irrigation Services backed by high quality advisory through Samriddhi outlets, Mahindra Agri Business has successfully helped Indian farmers increase their productivity over the years. At the same time, it has a strong outputs business consisting of Fruits and Vegetables, Pulses and Edible Oils where again close links with the farmers allow it to provide products that stand for quality and purity. Having grown 8 fold in the last 4 years, Mahindra Agribusiness has become one of India's largest grape exporter, launched India's first premium fresh fruit brand Saboro, and established 'Farm to Fork' presence across the Agri value chain. It has also ventured into branded pulses and oils segment with NuPro with the promise of highest quality backed by the Mahindra Quality Standards. It also hosts the pioneering Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards, which celebrated its sixth edition and has attracted close to 200000 agricultural innovations and success stories till date.
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