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Hindustan Foods Ltd.

BSE: 519126 Sector: Agri and agri inputs
NSE: HNDFDS ISIN Code: INE254N01018
BSE 00:00 | 15 Jun 2011.20 -7.15
(-0.35%)
OPEN

2049.95

HIGH

2049.95

LOW

2000.50

NSE 00:00 | 15 Jun 2003.75 -6.60
(-0.33%)
OPEN

2048.00

HIGH

2048.00

LOW

1996.00

OPEN 2049.95
PREVIOUS CLOSE 2018.35
VOLUME 1802
52-Week high 2580.00
52-Week low 490.00
P/E 116.86
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 4,264
Buy Price 0.00
Buy Qty 0.00
Sell Price 0.00
Sell Qty 0.00
OPEN 2049.95
CLOSE 2018.35
VOLUME 1802
52-Week high 2580.00
52-Week low 490.00
P/E 116.86
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 4,264
Buy Price 0.00
Buy Qty 0.00
Sell Price 0.00
Sell Qty 0.00

Hindustan Foods Ltd. (HNDFDS) - Company History

Incorporated in Dec.'84 as a public limited company Hindustan Foods (HFL) is promoted by the Marmagoa Shipping and Stevedoring Company Pvt Ltd (MSSC). The company manufactures nutritional foods cereal foods and products based on soya bean. It came out with a public issue in Nov.'87 to set up a food-processing unit at Ponda Goa with a capacity of 5000 tpa. Commercial production commenced in Jan.'88 and the products were launched all over India only in Dec.'88 under the Bonny Mix brand name. Glaxo which had participated in the equity of the company apart from providing technical and marketing assistance to the company withdrew their participation in 1992-93. The company was marketing its products under the brand name Bonny Mix acquired from Glaxo. Due to the withdrawal of Glaxo the company had a substantial fall in the sales volume consequent to which it started making losses. It had to close its operations from Dec.'92 which was resumed in Dec.'93. In 1994-95 HFL introduced two products - Bonny Meal Rice and Bonny Meal Fruit.The company's products were not well-accepted by the consumers. The weak marketing at the retail level further aggrevated the situation and the consumer off-take was very poor. All these prompted the company to discontinue the production again in Jul.'95. Reference was made to the BIFR which has replied that the company has not yet come under its purview.After the suspension of production since July'95 the company has resumed production from October'97. It has been producing the Farex cereal based weaning foods for Heninz India Private Limited which is marketed throughout India.