India has been one of the powerhouses of sugar production for the last decade, rivaling Brazil as one of the top producers in the world. With numerous industry challenges such as changing consumption patterns and government regulations, the only certainty producers should expect is in their plant control systems.
A leader in agriculture
Baramati Agro has two decades of experience in the diversified agro-business with its head office based in Baramati, Maharashtra, India. Traditionally their main business focus has been the poultry sector and now they have diversified and grown in the animal feed, chicken processing, sugar, distillery, power and other agriculture related business.
Baramati Agro Ltd has a 4300 TCD (tons crushing per day) plant at single location, producing the best quality sugar using state of the art technology. This plant has process automation, efficient centrifugal and sugar gradation equipment and sugar silo system for packaging. In the Indian market, they cater to the sweetener needs of quality conscious bulk consumers from various sectors such as soft drink, dairy, confectionery, ice cream etc. They are also exporting sugar to various countries in Middle East, Europe, Far East and West Africa.
The Baramati Agro sugar plant is located 120 km from Pune and is a green field project with 5000 TCD capacity. Established in 2007, the plant has a 65 KLPD distillery and a 29 MW cogen power plant. However, the production was hampered on a daily basis due to inconsistent automation system behavior. The plant needed more manpower to ramp-up production capacity. Furthermore, there was no proper MIS for production and maintenance. Process knowledge and automation expertise were needed to sort out the problem.