Oriental Yeast India is a significant player in providing yeast products to bakeries, distilleries, and other food segments in India and international markets.
Oriental Yeast India (OYI), a subsidiary of OYC Japan, a global leader in yeast manufacturing in Japan, expanded its footprint by investing ₹900 crores in building a global scale yeast plant in Khandala MIDC, Satara. This state-of-the-art manufacturing facility has an installed capacity of 33,000 Million Tons of fresh yeast in Phase I of its operations.
The manufacturing facility will generate employment growth for the region. The plant will directly employ 200 people and provide 800 indirect employment through local suppliers across the value chain, a release said.
As a responsible organization with sustainability as one of the core pillars, the state-of-the-art facility is built to the highest food safety global standards, with a Zero Liquid Discharge water treatment facility, making it a benchmark for the Indian industry, the release said. Oriental Yeast India is a significant player in providing yeast products to bakeries, distilleries, and other food segments in India and international markets.
Masashi Nakagawa, President of OYC Japan and Chairman of Oriental Yeast India, said, “India is the cornerstone of our global strategy, certainly one of the top focus markets from OYC’s perspective. This new plant is a testimony of our commitment to India and is an important milestone for our international expansion.”
“The plant will offer innovative yeast products and services to cater to the burgeoning demand of large food chains, local bakers, and other allied industries. Aligned with the ‘Make in India’ initiative, this plant will reduce dependence on yeast imports into India. We look forward to collaborating with all our customers and stakeholders for the success of our shared development,” he further added.
OYC was founded in 1929 as Japan’s first bakers’ yeast manufacturer, and since then has expanded into providing a variety of food products, bakery ingredients, and other biotechnology-allied products. Over the years, OYC has become the largest yeast-producing company in Japan.
Through developing its high-end yeast fermentation technology, OYC has contributed to high-quality biochemical research and created innovative yeast and bakery ingredient products.
About OY India
Oriental Yeast India is a 100% subsidiary of Oriental Yeast Company (OYC), Japan, and Nisshin Seifun Group, Japan. Nisshin Seifun Group is a leading food conglomerate of Japan with international operations spanning four continents. Started as a flour milling business its business operations today span a range of product categories from flour to ready-to-eat consumer products.
OY India’s new facility was established to cater to the growth of the bakery industry in India. Trading under the Kobo brand, OYI manufactures yeast and allied bakery ingredients products that are adapted to the Indian market based on customer insights and in-depth product research.