Star-Rice Mill, Kolhapur, India

Shining star of rice processing in India

India is the 2nd largest producer & consumer of rice in the world. It is a well known fact that rice is the most important staple food in the country & has been a hero in terms of ensuring food security. With the ever increasing demand, both in domestic as well as export markets, Godhawat group setup its new 8 tons per hour medium rice processing facility in the western part of India in the state of Maharashtra.

Godhawat group has been a successful conglomerate operating in 14 different business verticals for over 25 years with more than 10,000 employees. The consumer products business vertical is one of the most important vertical for the group since it makes a difference to the everyday life to a significant portion of India’s 1.3 billion people. Rice is one such product that is vastly consumed as a staple diet in the country. Hence, the group realized the importance of increasing investments in the rice processing business.  The new facility is located in the beautiful state of Maharashtra. It has the capability of end to end processing, just like all of Buhler’s offerings. With a capacity of 8 tons per hour, Buhler’s TopLine rice processing plant ensures that the head rice output is nothing short of the best. This has been a major factor in improving the brand presence & penetration of Godhawat group’s rice brands. 

Godhawat group’s Star Rice Mill boasts of an end to end paddy to rice processing facility with a capability of processing different varieities of rice. Buhler’s scope includes cleaning & grading, Whitening & Polishing, Optical sorting, Blending & Packing. Optical sorting has been used in rice processing for decades but the technology has moved on. Bühler's SORTEX S UltraVision™ installed at Star Rice Mill is the most technologically advanced, intelligent optical sorter available for rice today. The TopLine installation also is an industry benchmark as far as food safety is concerned.


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Rice Production in India per year
Per capita consumption of rice per year in India
We are very happy with the overall performance of Buhler’s TopLine rice processing line. We are also in talks about the expansion of our facility for other products such as wheat flour & pasta.

Rajesh Godhawat & Sheetal Manere , Partners, Godhwat Consumer Products LLP – Rice Division

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