About the Owner
It was about 111 years ago, when Mr.Roopchand Chabildass, a renowned businessman with an enterprising ardour, had travelled all along from the desert land of Kutch Gujarat [Western India] in order to explore the possibilities of venturing into the business of Gold, Silver, Cotton, Ground nuts, Oil and Turmeric.
Later, in 1937 - his two sons - Mr. Punamchand R.Shah and Mr. Milapchand R.Shah, with the pioneering zeal, keen foresight and strong determination, consistent with the noble ideals of his father, Late Shri Roopchand Chabildass ventured into our family-run company "The South India Flour Mills Pvt. Ltd.," the first wheat flourmill of the Southern India at Chennai with grinding capacity of 25 Mts. per month, with indigenous machinery. The company grew from strength to strength making tremendous strides in the perfection of the quality and today we have a milling capacity of 79000 Mts. of wheat per month with two imported plants from Henry Simon, U.K. and Buhler bros., Switzerland. Presently, Mr.Rajendra M.Shah, B.E. and Mr. Hemant M.Shah, B.Com. two sons of Mr. Milapchand R.Shah and his grandson Mr.Gaurang R.Shah, M.B.A. - gifted with business acumen matched by few, are continuing to carry on the tradition set by their ancestors, a tradition in excellence of supplying quality flour to consumers.
Team / Manpower
Mr. Rajendra M.Shah, B.E. (Mech.) Managing DirectorA Qualified Mech.Eng., he had I.G.P. Advance milling course at Kansas University & Flour milling mgmt. Course at Northern Crops Institute, U.S.A. He is a committee member of C.F.T.R.I., Mysore, former committee member of I.S.I., Dev.panel for flour milling industry by D.G.T.D.- Advisory committee, Company Law Board Ex- President of Roller Flour Miller Federation of India & Tamilnadu Roller Flour Millers' Asso. has played a significant roll in developing export markets for company's products.
- Mr. Hemant M.Shah, B.Com. Jr. Managing Director
- Mr. Gaurang R.Shah, B.Com., M.B.A. (Aus.) Director
- Mrs. Bharti R.Shah, Dip.H.S. Director
- Mrs. Naina H.Shah, B.Com. Director
The process of a flour milling industry for grinding of wheat into wheat products is divided into four sections
Selected quality Wheat, Gram dall, Ragi, Urad dall, Rice & Samba Wheat are delivered by lorries and unloaded at Silos.
SIF is the only mill in Southern India to have Wheat Silos equipped with the cleaning machinery from Switzerland with the storage capacity of 2500 Mts of wheat wherein wheat is directly unloaded from the lorries & containers-cleaned and tored.
We are equipped with the most modern Swiss [Buhler plant] & UK [Simon plant] plants and continually upgrading the plants in order to keep up to our tradition in excellence of supplying quality flour to consumers. All types of impurities such as chaffs, stones iron particles, broken grains and dust particles are removed in the cleaning section before storage in the silo bins and later while bringing them from Silos to milling section for grinding. Milling – grinding of wheat - which is 24 hrs. continuously running process Wherein finished products such as wheat flour (Maida), Sooji (Semolina), Atta, whole wheat Atta, wheat germ are produced. Packing & forwarding – different products are packed in polypropylene (PP) or gunny bags as per customers' specifications & loaded to lorries and delivered to their destinations. A Godown of about 5,800 Sq.ft. area is exclusively used for packing Wheat Flour (Maida)Our gunny printing unit wherein gunnies are cleaned and printed in automatic four colour printing Machine imported from GermanyWe have warehousing facility of 30,000.00 sq.ft. in our factory premises with computerised weighment systems and our own fleet of lorries (15 nos.) which are used for moving raw material and finished goods incoming and outgoing from the factory Laboratory is the focal point of the quality control system which analyses samples from each stream of production line round the clock and keeps check on quality of our product. At SIF everyone puts in his 100% efforts to deliver the best to our esteemed customers, as we have made “ Quality a way of our life “.
Warehouse / Production Capacity
Annual grinding capacity - milling of 79000 mts. of wheat