3F Group began modestly in 1960 with Food Fats & Fertilisers Ltd. Since then, 3F has become a conglomerate with business interests in 20 diverse industrial areas. W.e.f. 1st April 2013, the company name Foods Fats & Fertilisers Ltd. has been changed to 3F Industries Limited.
While we began with edible oil extraction and refining at 3F Industries Ltd., we realized that vertical and horizontal acquisitions were the secret to higher value additions. Thereby 3F began its journey into oil palm cultivation, manufacture of edible oils and its by-products, bakery shortenings and margarine, specialty fats. Our expertise in these areas has brought us recognition as one of the largest ?Bakery fat & Margarine? manufacturers in India and ?World leaders in Specialty fats (CBS) Technology.? One thing led to the other and we began diversifying into different industries becoming a prominent conglomerate. Today, the 3F group has global operations in the areas of - Manufacturing & Trading, Garments, Granites, Apparels, Infrastructure, Power & Energy, Commodity trading. With a committed team enterprise of over 5000 employees, intrinsic faith, a positive spirit, the 3F group has steered past the Indian landscape to expand overseas. Ever since, we have been growing steadily and receiving goodwill in all regions we operate, nationally and internationally. The 3F group is forever exploring a new possibility, a new network and an altogether new way of simplifying business.
Our product range has matured over time, and today includes a whole assortment.
· Oils from rice bran, soya bean, sunflower, groundnut, sesame, palm, sal seed, mango kernel, acid oils.
· Wax, gums, deoiled meals (extractions), crude distilled and hydrogenated fatty acids, oil tractions » Stearic acids, glycerine, hydrogenated fats for industrial use
· Vanaspati / shortening, margarine
· Canned fruits and vegetables, bakery fats, specialty fats for manufacturing chocolate, confectionery and cosmetics, natural colours for use in food and feed industry, oleo resins and herbal extracts
· Fabrication and installation of turnkey projects for processing of vegetable oils and their derivatives.
3F Industries Ltd. has developed a green-field project in Krishnapattinam Port to manufacture refined oils, bakery shortening, margarine, confectionary fats, oleo chemicals, specialty chemicals and soap noodles. 3F Industries Ltd. has also forayed into Wind Power generation by setting up wind turbines in Theni, a district of Tamil Nadu. An organization grows when it forever studies the possibilities that change has to offer in a business context. Towards this, we have allocated a large part of our resources, time and efforts on research and development, which we believe is pivotal to our growth. Our research and development engagements have provided us with ample opportunities to upgrade processes that have given rise to greater business efficiencies. All these efforts have fuelled us as an organization and as individuals to be focused on the endless possibilities that lie beyond.
Celebrations are never complete without confectioneries; confectioneries are incomplete without a kiss of Specialty Fats. The 3F Group has been silent partner in sweet moments. Obscure, hidden and yet adding flavor you have relished. Since 1975 we have grown hand in hand with the confectionery industry by providing them exotic fats extracted from Shea nuts, Sal seeds, Kokum kernel, Mango kernel and Illipe. These products have been customized to suit the needs of various confectioners. The Specialty Fats division observes stringent quality assurance systems in its processes. Through in-house development of process technology, 3F Industries Limited pioneered in India, the process of both dry fractionation and solvent fractionation. These techniques have been used to manufacture world-class Sal, Mango & Shea stearine, illipe & kokum fats and high quality Palm Mid Fraction (IV-33). These products find extensive application in the manufacture of cocoa butter equivalents (CBE),which are used in the chocolate industry. This is made possible by use of special types of CBE?s known as Cocoa Butter Improvers (CBI) which raise the melting point of chocolate for better storage stability in tropical climates.