RTE Foods


  • The services cover selection and sourcing of process and packaging equipment and utility services. Plants can be scaled up or scaled down based on the data generated from existing plant. Complete estimate of the utility requirement and costs there off. Design of complete instrumentation for undertaking plant automation. Assistance in plant location and lay out. Preparation of related designs and drawings. Design of upstream and downstream process lines for bio-tech industries. Equipment design and prototype manufacture work can be undertaken for specific equipment not available in the market. (Graphics suggested)
  • Some of the other machines developed are Cereal Flakers, Triple Roll Grinder for chocolate industry, Alcohol Distillation equipment, Dust control equipment like Cyclones and Ball Mills
  • Fobics can also undertake trouble shooting tasks in plants in operation which is hampering production rates or product quality. This includes checkup and fault determination in plant and machinery and their rectification, Optimization of instrumentation and basic design and suggesting remedial measures. Our expert(s) will visit the plant and study the functioning, determine the fault and suggest corrective measures. Recently FOBICS has suggested an improved pest management system for one of its clients (1 image suggested)
  • According to a recent report by research-based global management consulting firm TechSci Research titled ‘India Ready-to-eat Food Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019’, the country’s ready-to-eat (RTE) food market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 22 per cent between 2014 and 2019.
  • The market is anticipated to grow on account of increasing working population, growing per capita disposable income, rising per capita expenditure on prepared food, increasing middle-class and affluent consumers, etc.
  • With the rising employment opportunities and changing lifestyle of consumers, the demand for ready-to-eat food products in the country is projected to grow during the forecast period as well.
  • India has a large base of young consumers, who form the majority of the country’s workforce. These young consumers hardly find time for traditional cooking due to their busy lifestyles, which further creates significant potential for ready-to-eat food products.
  • Though the rising per capita disposable incomes of consumers, especially those of the upper and lower middle income groups, are driving India’s ready-to-eat food market, a large chunk of Indian consumers are still price conscious, which poses a challenge for the ready-to-eat food manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Further minor variations in prices directly affects the preference of brands and products among the Indian consumers. To offset this challenge, major players are increasingly focussing on offering high-quality RTE food products at lower prices.
  • “Retail chains are the key contributors in increasing the awareness about ready-to-eat products among consumers. The presence of retail players such as Big Bazar and Easyday is also contributing towards increasing the demand for ready-to-eat food products in the country,” said Karan Chechi,
  • “However, as of now, such chains are not vastly present in the semi-urban and rural areas of India,” he added.
  • “Nevertheless, the expansion plans of major retailers across rural and semi-urban areas in the coming years is expected to increase consumer awareness and availability of ready-to-eat products in coming years, thereby driving the country’s ready-to-eat food market,” said Chechi.
  • The major players operating in India’s ready-to-eat food market include ITC, Kohinoor, MTR and McCain.
  • The report evaluated the future growth potential of India’s ready-to-eat food market and provided statistics and information on market structure and consumer behaviour trends. It included projections and demand forecasting.
  • It was intended to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision-makers undertake sound investment evaluations.
  • Besides, the report also identified and analysed the emerging trends and essential drivers, challenges and opportunities available in the ready-to-eat food market in Indiach director, Tech Sci Research.
    - F&B News .com- April 13.2015