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Cadbury India Ltd

BSE: 500793 | NSE: CADBURY | ISIN: INE184A01014 Market Cap: [Rs.Cr.] 1,504 | Face Value: [Rs.] 10 Industry: Food - Processing - MNC
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Company Profile
Cadbury India Ltd, a subsidiary of Cadbury Schweppes Overseas Ltd is a leading global confectionery company with an outstanding portfolio of chocolate, gum and candy brands. The company manufactures and sells chocolate blocks, slabs, or bars; coated wafer biscuits; malted food; and sugar confectionery. They also export their products to Sri Lanka, Dubai, Ghana and Maldives. The company has manufacturing facilities at Thane and Induri in Maharashtra, Malanpur in Madhya Pradesh, Bangalore in Karnataka and Baddi in Himachal Pradesh and 4 sales offices at Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, and Chennai. The corporate office is in Mumbai. The company operates in four categories namely, Chocolate Confectionery, Milk Food Drinks, Candy and Gum category. In the Chocolate Confectionery business, the company has maintained their undisputed leadership over the years, which has some key brands, namely Cadbury Dairy Milk, 5 Star, Perk, Eclairs and Celebrations. In the Milk Food drinks segment, the main product is Bournvita, which is the leading Malted Food Drink in the country. In the medicated candy category Halls is the undisputed leader and in the gums category the company launched the worldwide dominant bubble gum, with the name Bubbaloo. Cadbury India Ltd was incorporated in the year 1948 as a private limited company with the name Cadbury Fry (India) Pvt Ltd. The company began their operations in India by importing chocolates. In the year 1950s, the company started the manufacture of Chocolate and Bournvita. Also, they launched Cadbury's Fruit & Nut. In the year 1960s, the company set up a Cocoa Research Centre in Kerala. They set up their first plant in India at Thane in Maharashtra. Also, they launched Cadbury's Tiffins, Nut Butterscotch, Caramels, Crackle, 5 Star and Gems. In the year 1970s, the company commissioned the Malt Extract Plant at Induri in Maharashtra. The name of the company was changed from Cadbury Fry (India) Pvt Ltd to Cadbury India Ltd. They launched Cadbury's Eclairs during this period. In the year 1980s, the company was converted into a public limited company. In the year 1990s, the company launched the Sugar Confectionery business with Trebor Googly. They launched Cadbury's Perk, Cadbury's Truffle and Picnic during this period. In the year 2002, the company increased the production of Malted Foods from 6,570 tonnes to 7,900 tonnes. In December 2002, Cadbury Schweppes Plc UK acquired the global non-chocolate confectionary business of Pfizer Inc, USA namely Warner Lambert India Pvt Ltd. In the year 2003, Halls and Clorets were manufactured and successfully marketed by the company. Also, the company increased the production capacity of Malted Foods by 700 tonnes to 8,600 tonnes. Cadbury Schweppes Plc through their subsidiaries, Cadbury Schweppes Overseas Ltd and Cadbury Schweppes Mauritius Ltd acquired equity shares of the company in excess of 90% with led to delisting of the company's equity shares from The Stock Exchange, Mumbai with effect from January 20, 2003 and

600 tonnes to 13. they launched Cadbury Bournvita Li'l Champs. In the year 2005.600 tonnes. In the year 2007.651 tonnes. In February 2009. Mumbai with effect from February 7.489 tonnes to 10.830 tonnes to 24. 2003. In October 2008. Hazelnut and Raisin & Nut.770 tonnes and in the year 2008. their latest offerings for children. The chocolate is available in four different variants namely.200 tonnes and Hard Boiled confectionery & Gums by 1. they increased the production capacity of Malted Foods by 9. . The company is setting up a new manufacturing facility (Unit 2) at Baddi. the company launched Cadbury Lite for consumers with diabetes. the company launched their dark chocolate Cadbury Bournville Fine Dark Chocolate in India.140 tonnes. which is the fastest growing segment in the confectionary category. Almond.000 tonnes to 22. In May 2008. which contains a sugar substitute called Maltilol that ensures a low glycemic index in the product. Rich Cocoa. the company expanded the production capacity of Malted Foods by 4.National Stock Exchange Ltd.400 tonnes and Hard Boiled confectionery & Gums by 6. The construction of the unit is progressing well and is expected to be fully operational in the year 2009.200 tonnes and Hard Boiled confectionery & Gums by 1.200 tonnes to 26.026 tonnes to 8. they expanded the production capacity of Hard Boiled confectionery & Gums by 7.630 tonnes to 16. In the year 2006. Himachal Pradesh. the company joined hands with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University for a research project to promote Cocoa cultivation in Tamilnadu. the company increased the production capacity of Malted Foods by 4. In March 2008.