Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) which markets Amul brand of milk and dairy products has risen to the rank of 15 amongst the top dairy organisations of the world according to a recent survey by International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN), a leading, global dairy knowledge organisation. Two years back, Amul had ranked 20 in the list.
According to a GCMMF , “This has been the fastest rise by any top-ranking dairy organisations across the globe. Just two years back (in 2012), Amul was ranked 20 in the list of top global dairy organizations.
Two years ago, it was falling short by four positions in the in the list of top ten when it was ranked at 13th position.
Climbing four steps up in the list of top 20 global milk processors, Amul has emerged as the ninth largest in the survey
by the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN), a global dairy research network, for 2018.
Other top-ranked dairy organisations in the list are multi-nationals operating in multiple countries, while Amul operates primarily in India.”
The statement further claimed that since the milk solids content in Indian milk is much higher, due to the presence of buffalo milk in India, Amul would rank among top 10 dairy organisations, if the ranking was done on basis of milk solids being handled.
According to the latest rankings, USA’s Dairy Farmers of America ranked one with a 3.7 per cent share of world milk production at 27.8 million tonnes of milk intake.
It has been followed by New Zealand’s Fonterra, France’s Groupe Lactalis, Switzerland’s Nestle and Denmark’s Aria Foods. France’s Danone came in at the eighth position. GCMMF has been ranked 15th with 4.8 million tonnes of milk procurement and a 0.6 per cent share in world milk production.
R S Sodhi, managing director of GCMMF said that the federation plans to achieve turnover of Rs 22,000 crore in the financial year 2014-15.
He expressed confidence that since India is the largest milk producing nation in the world, GCMMF will also one day fulfill its destiny of becoming the largest dairy organisation in the entire world.