The Global Scene
Sugar is considered an integral part of the human diet and many staple foods. Sugarcane accounts for nearly 80% of global sugar production. The top ten sugar producing countries – Brazil, India, Thailand, China, the US, Mexico, Russia, Pakistan, France and Australia account for nearly 75% of the global output. Brazil accounts for 40% of world sugar exports and is the key player in the international market, with 70% of its total production being exported in the international market.
The Local Scene
Sugar industry is the second largest agro-based industry in India and it significantly contributes to the socio-economic development of the nation. The largest sugarcane growing states – Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat contribute more than 85% of the total sugar production in India.
Producing Locally, Excelling Globally
BCML’s journey to becoming one of the largest-sugar manufacturer in India is an awe-inspiring one. Headquartered in Kolkata, the company operates 10 sugar factories across the cane-rich belts of Eastern and Central Uttar Pradesh and has a crushing capacity of 76,500 tonnes of cane per day. The Company is acclaimed for being one of the most efficient sugar manufacturers in the country and maintaining the best sugar quality standards.
The Company firmly believes that cane availability and quality plays significant roles in the success of sugar business. This is why it examined cane varieties, identified one that suits the Uttar Pradesh topography, made use of superior quality seeds and monitored cane planting and cane growth until harvest.
The Company capitalises on superior economies of scale and has scaled to be one of the largest sugar manufacturers in Uttar Pradesh.
The Eastern and Central Uttar Pradesh where the Company’s manufacturing plants are located has superior cane quality.
With the help of superior seeds and quality agri-inputs to the farmers, the company ensures superior cane quality.
The Company is engaged in mechanised farming for better yields.
Coherent operations and strict quality checks enabled the Company to to produce export quality products.
More than 90% of the Company’s command area is covered with early maturing variety of sugarcane.
The Company continues to engage in cane development, not only to make operations easier but also to improve the efficiency of the entire process.