We are a biorefining company that produces sugar, other foods, biofuels, chemicals, power, compost, waxes, and related products, using sugarcane as the primary feedstock. Our aim is to engage in research and innovate by continuously making new products and entering new markets in order to derive the maximum value from our feedstock. Our research areas include sustainable farming, transformation of biomass (chemical, mechanical and biological), product development, and process optimization. Founded in 1939, we have been pioneers in the growing, processing, and utilization of biomass to make a wide variety of products.
We are now working on the next generation bagasse-based biorefinery and also the biotransformation of sugar to biopolymers.
We work closely with over 20,000 farmers in over 200 villages, applying scientific, agricultural and technological solutions to our cane development program. In close collaboration with K. J. Somaiya Institute of Applied Agricultural Research (KIAAR) at Sameerwadi, our scientists and agriculturists help farmers employ best practices that enable environmental and financial sustainability over the short and the long term.
We manufacture, pack, and distribute sugar to retail, industrial and export customers. Launched in October 2014, Jivana, our retail brand, aims to provide good quality foods to Indian homes whilst uplifting lives of the farmers who nurture these products from the start. All Jivana products are responsibly grown and harvested.
Using molasses, a by-product of sugar production, as a feedstock, we are among the larger producers of ethanol in India. A pioneer in the use of ethanol as a feedstock of the production of chemicals, we make various chemicals, such as acetaldehyde, ethyl acetate, crotonaldehyde, MPO, paraldehyde. Our products are used in thousands of everyday products including adhesives, solvents, inks, flavours, plastics, and several others.
Our research center is recognised by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). We believe that using renewable agricultural feedstock is fundamentally different from using fossil resources. In the use of fossil resources, the earth always has less of what it had before, after the use. In the use of renewable feedstock cultivated from the earth, good planning can ensure that the earth has the ability to generate resources and regenerate itself.
The company invests a lot of its time and resources in working with the community, furthering education, healthcare and rural development.
The Godavari Sugar Mills Ltd., incorporated in 1939, demerged to Godavari Biorefineries in 2009. Godavari Biorefineries Ltd. promoted by Late Shri. Karamshibhai Jethabhai Somaiya (Padmabhushan) and his son, Dr. Shantilal Karamshibhai Somaiya, was incorporated in 1939 and has been contributing to the industrial development of India for more than six decades. Under the dynamic leadership of the Chairman and Managing Director, Shri. Samir Somaiya & his professional team, the Company with three Sugar mills is fully integrated and is among the top ten Sugar complexes out of around 500 sugar manufacturers in India. The Company is one of the largest producers of Alcohol & a pioneer in manufacture of Alcohol based Chemicals in India.Read more
Vision & Mission
- To be a world-class global organization
- To be the leading integrated producer of sugar and downstream products
- To continuously add value to every part of sugarcane that the company processes
- To visualize, understand and meet customer needs and expectations
- To provide superior returns to shareholders through efficient management, innovation and teamwork
The Company has achieved both horizontal and vertical integration in terms of product expansions & capacity additions in recent years. It has increased its Sugar production from 157 thousand Tons in
2000-01 to 223 thousand Tons in 2005-06 & further plans to expand its production to 475 thousand Tons in 2009-10. The Company is one of the few sugar companies entirely using ERP (SAP). It has employed modern technology in its operations, processes & systems.
The Somaiya Group beats with strong traditional values; hard work, dedication and a caring attitude. At the same time, it employs modern industrial techniques and is today, the epitome of contemporarism.
Omnipresence has a new name, Somaiya. Manifesting in ways and means that touch your life, in more ways than you could imagine. Society too experiences the humane touch of Somaiya; in terms of healthcare, rural development and environment-effort. Going beyond the call of duty because 'More than state-of-the-art, it's state-of-the-heart' that matters.Read more
We are largely involved in the industrial production of sugar, bulk and speciality chemicals including ethanol & biofertilizers, generation of bio-power, plantation of different types of cane and research activities related to new bio chemicals and drugs.Read more
Awards & Certifications
We take our work seriously, and take great pride in the acknowledgment through awards and certificates. We are proud to have earned a wide range of certifications from governments and independent industry organizations. We are most proud, however, of the awards we have received from our customers.Read more