Vaighai group’s debut into the business world was with Vaighai Chemicals in 1981. The debut has turned into a spectacular success and the company is today India’s second largest manufacturer of potassium chlorate and is India’s largest exporter as well. Today, VCIL exports to five continents and only Antarctica and its neighbour are untouched by its products.VCIL’s power in the market is rivaled by well, its own captive power plant! With a 3.6 MW power plant, VCIL produces its own power to help wield its power over global markets.
Vaighai Agro Products Limited, the sanctum sanctorum of the Vaighai group, was established in 1989 with a solvent extraction unit to manufacture rice bran oil. The company grew exponentially and soon became the group’s core business activity with three solvent extraction units with a combined rice bran processing capacity of 300000 metric tonnes a year.
VAPL holds a 7% share of India’s total rice bran processing industry. With over 60 sourcing centres across India, VAPL directly procures rice bran from over 1200 rice mills across the nation.
VAPL has been constantly winning the prestigious ‘Highest Rice Bran Processor in India’ award for the last six consecutive years. VAPL is a quality-obsessed and process-driven organization. As vindicated by its winning the coveted ISO 9001 certification and by it being certified a ‘5 S’ company – the acclaimed Japanese workplace organization methodology.
Vaighai Lanka, Vaighai group’s first overseas venture, was incorporated in 2004 to serve as the direct procurement arm of Vaighai Agro. VLPL sources rice bran from over 300 rice mills across Sri Lanka to cater to VAPL. Located in Colombo, VLPL, apart from its sophisticated sourcing strength, boasts of a world-class warehouse and a cutting-edge research lab.Along with rice bran procurement, Vaighai Lanka uses its extensive sourcing network to procure and export coco peat and Ceylon spices.
VLPL is also the proud recipient of the silver and gold awards for being the largest agri bulk exporter in the ‘Large Industry Segment’.
Vietnam was Vaighai’s second stop in its look-east journey. Established in the year 2014 as a joint venture company between Vaighai International Pte Ltd., and a leading Malaysian pharmaceutical business entity. Set up as a sourcing arm of Vaighai Worldwide, the company has painstakingly built sourcing centres in strategic locations all across Vietnam.
Vaighai decided to venture east and the first port of call was Singapore, with the setting up of Vaighai International Pte Ltd. in 2010. Set up as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vaighai Agro, VIPL is the investment arm of the Vaighai group, and is vigorously seeking business opportunities across the far-east.