Alard Institute arranged for an industrial visit to Mapro Foods for its students to get an experience of the industry.
Mapro Foods is located around the idyllic hill-town of Panchgani, in Satara district of Western India. Mapro Foods manufactures fruit jams, fruit beverage concentrates, crushes, squashes and fruit bars.
With an annual processing capacity of around 30 thousand MT, Mapro is a market leader in Western India. All students of AIMS visited and had a tour of on-site observation of Mapro’s manufacturing plant.
Industrial visits like these provide a much needed perspective to students beyond the textbooks and the classroom. It is also something that the best colleges ensure to provide.
The hosts and students had a general discussion on the administration of the company, its marketing strategies and nuances like vendor management and production management.
The students not only cherished the visit to the manufacturing plant, because they also enjoyed sight-seeing of the hill station Mahabaleshwar on the way, but also because there was a great of take-away from the industrial visit in terms understanding first-hand how a plant works, and what are the variables to be monitored and managed in order to keep the plant running, while also keeping financial aspects like break-even and profit-margin in mind.