Introduction

Indian Sugar industry, second largest agro-based processing industry after the Cotton textiles industry in country, has a lion’s share in accelerating industrialization process and bringing socio-economic charges in under developed rural area. Sugar industry covers around 73% of total rural population and provides employment to 5 lacs rural people. Sugar has been an important commodity historically due to a variety of factors, including the human appetite for sweet foods and drinks, the complementarily that sugar brings to the other flavors in food, its preservation and fermentation properties, and the calories it provides.

Bhairavnath Sugar Works Limited is an integrated conglomerate primarily engaged in the manufacture of sugar and allied products. The Company commenced its first commercial production in 2008-09 at Sonari (Unit I) by setting up a 2500 TCD Sugar plant. Now the plant has installed crushing capacity of 3500 TCD. Beside this plant the Company has set up 2500 TCD new Sugar plant at Vihal (Unit II) in 2011-12 and has also set up another 2500 TCD Sugar Plant at Lavangi (Unit III) in 2013-14. The company has also co- generation plant at Sonari, Vihal and Lavangi unit. The aggregate power generation capacity of all three cogeneration power plants is put together 41 MW.

To expand business operations, company has entered into Collaboration Agreement with Shivshakti Shetkari Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd, Washi, Dist. Osmanabad (Unit IV) having installed capacity of 1250 TCD in 2012-13. Further, the company has increased the installed capacity of this plant to 2500 TCD and running the same from year 2013-14.

The Company has used innovative technology in the form of “Distributed Control Systems” to help automise the plant to a great extent for its Lavangi Unit. This automation has been effected to Boiler, Turbine, Pans areas.

Bhairavnath is today a fast-growing industrial group with a strong presence in diversified fields such as sugar manufacturing, power and ethanol/industrial alcohol production.