Incorporated on August 27,1990 American Dry Fruits Limited went public in Oct.'91. The company was promoted by Hariram Mewawala, Ramesh Thakkar and Kishore Thakkar. Mewawala has over 60 years of business experience and was instrumental in setting up American Dry Fruits Stores, a government-recognised export house.
The company operates in the agro-based industry, manufacturing and processing a wide range of canned, bottled and processed vegetables fruits and foods for the export and domestic markets (cap. : 12,600 tpa).
Within the country, the company markets pickles and masalas under the brand name Mother's Recipe. The export performance of the company in the ethnic Indian food line is a major contributor to its turnover. It markets its products through American Dry Fruit Stores under the Camel, Aeroplane and Ashoka brands. ADFS has established marketing and sales network over two decades in the US, UK, Germany, west Asia, Singapore, east Asia and Australia.
In 1995-96, the company successfully completed the expansion and modernisation of its existing facilites at Nadiad, Gujarat and Nashik, Maharashtra, to manufacture spices and masalas. During the year, the company's Nadiad factory has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9002 certification by BVQI, UK.
The company has tied up with a new company in Sep.'97 for distribution of its products in the ethnic market as well as for introduction of select products in the mainstream market in UK.
During 1999-2000, the company has launched its "MOTHER'S RECIPE" brand of South Indian Pickles in U.S. which was well received and intends to introduce in U.K. and Canada as well. Another premium brand namely "CLASSIC ASHOKA" was introduced in U.K. & U.S. markets, product range covers authentic regional pickles, cooking pastes, chutneys and ready meals. The company has changed its name to "ADF Foods Limited" from December' 1999. To launch the forzen foods in UK the company has incorporated a subsidiary company in UK in 2002-03. The company is planning to set up a factory in Gujarat as a part of its expansion plans.