What We Do
Sandhya Aqua started the construction of a modern feed mill in an area of 15 acres with a capacity of 66,000 MT of shrimp feed production. Our farms consume around 6100 MT of feed annually and with the Indian shrimp feed industry expanding, we seek to develop and supply high quality feed for better crop.
Today we are one of the largest sea food companies in India to backwardly integrate and farm around 1000 acres of land with a capacity of 4500 MT/year of high-quality shrimp. The first in India to receive a BAP certification, our company operates around 1000 acres (owned and leased) of both ASC and BAP certified farms to cater in global standards. Our greatest asset is our extensive knowledge in Shrimp Aquaculture and their farming techniques that gives us the leverage to meet the expectations of our clients and expand our business further.
|Farm Unit||Location||No. of Acres||Crops/Year||Annual Output|
|Farm-1||Velagapudi, Prakasam Dist., AP||200 Acres||Two||~900 Tons|
|Farm-2||Beeramgunta, Prakasam Dist., AP||100 Acres||Two||~450 Tons|
|Farm-3||Kanaparthi, Prakasam Dist., AP||100 Acres||Two||~450 Tons|
|Farm-4||Kruthivennu, Krishna, AP||300 Acres||Two||~1350 Tons|
|Farm-5||Tangutur, Prakasam Dist., AP||100 Acres||Two||~450 Tons|
|Farm-6||Gundayapalem, Prakasam Dist., AP||200 Acres||Two||~900 Tons|
“Quality and service” is what we stand for at Sandhya Aqua. Our world-class processing units are strategically located near our shrimp farms. The efficiency of our process, work-force availability and other key factors contribute towards greater adaptability and higher productivity. Today, we operate in 3 units with 8 IQF lines, 4 cooking lines and 6 plate freezers to process 50,000 MT/year.
|Facility||Estd. Year||Location||Annual Capacity (Only IQF lines)||Product Lines||Value Addition (%)||Warehouse||Employees|
|Unit-1||2008||Vijayawada, AP||12,000 MT||2 IQF’s, 1 cooking line, 2 plate freezers||40%||~800 Tons||~1500|
|Unit-2||2019||Vijayawada, AP||12,000 MT||2 IQF’s, 1 cooking line, 2 plate freezers||50%||~1000 Tons||~1800|
|KKD-SEZ||2021||Kakinada, AP||18,000 MT||4 IQF’s, 2 cooking line, 2 plate freezers||60%||~3000 Tons||~3000|
Our technology is our greatest asset in managing the demands from the foreign group import companies. Today, we work with 8-IQF lines from Glory Machinery which can individually quick freeze 6 tons per hour at – 43 degree celsius and 4 cooking lines supported by Laitram Machinery. Technology is the backbone of the higher productivity we have today, our long-term goal is to produce a range of value-added products that are currently processed in Vietnam, China and Thailand.
|Glory IQF||750 kgs/hr. – 2|
|”||900 kgs/hr. – 6|
|Laitram Cooker’s||900 kgs/hr. – 2|
|”||1200 kgs/hr. – 2|
|Plate Freezers||540 kgs/2 hr. – 2|
|”||750 kgs/2 hr. – 3|
Sandhya Aqua has joined hands with a technology firm to develop AI/ML based ERP system, first of its kind in the industry to support the dynamic operations, to increase productivity and preserve the quality of perishable seafood. In 2019, Walmart, a key customer of Sandhya Aqua signed an MOU with a company to support the development and implementation of Blockchain technology in the raw material supply chain for traceability.
Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA & QC)
At Sandhya Aqua, we take pride in the quality of our products. Our Quality Assurance and Quality Control department uses a hands-on approach to ensure that our products are of top of the line. Our team of highly skilled and trained professionals are an integral part of our commitment to customers to give them the best product. We have internal laboratories with state-of-the-art testing machines for antibiotics as well as to obtain microbiological reports. Our high-level executives are qualified to conduct farm audits and we have taken several steps towards our farmer network in getting their farms ASC and BAP certified by educating them with better aquaculture practices and yield techniques.
Import and Distribution
United States of America
A European import division was established in 2017 and headquartered at Frankfurt, Germany. Bonmea Foods is ranked 22nd among Europe’s top 25 fastest growing companies as per Financial Times’ report in the year 2020. The European division is expected to reach revenues of $25 Mn in the year 2021-22.
Select Source, a Canadian seafood import division established in 2018 that also operates as a distributor across Canada.