For 30+ years, Ravi Foods Pvt. Ltd. (RFPL) has been a dominant player in the baked items and confectionary industry with products ranging from biscuits, cookies, wafers to chocolates, candies and confectionery. It owns 15 state of the art manufacturing facilities under 3 flagship brands - DUKES, TREFF and DYNAS.
RFPL recently set up a new facility featuring imported machinery to manufacture chocolates and is poised to establish another unit, with an investment of USD 20 million that will boast of equipment imported from Europe.
The company’s tremendous national presence is further amplified by the fact that it is able to penetrate the Tier II cities and rural parts of the country thanks to a branded and commoditised market. RFPL ventured into global exports in 1998 and has since spread its wings worldwide. Today, not only is it a trusted private label manufacturer to world-renowned brands but it also specializes in tailor-made products that sync with global market requirements.
All RFPL group companies adhere to international standards and are BRC, FSSC 22000 certified by DNV.
After delighting consumer’s taste buds across India, Ravi Foods Private limited, with its flagship brand – Dukes, has tasted success by curating a diverse range of products which are tailor made to each specific country’s taste, packaging, labeling standards and price to ensure a delightful experience to our 250+ international trade partners in over 120 countries like USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Korea and many more.
Having a huge experience in the international markets, we recognize the fast pace at which markets across the globe are changing and we have been in line with the market trends with the help of our strong R&D base which enables us to delight our customers by matching the tastes that are enjoyed by consumers worldwide.
Quality being the cornerstone of our success, we have been the leading exporters from India and have been recognized as a star export house. Also, we have been registered with the US FDA AND have also been awarded by APEDA for outstanding performance in exports in the processed food sector for 5 consecutive years.
Every idea, innovation and endeavour at Dukes is driven by a mission to achieve excellence in customer satisfaction. For us, “Customer is King” and the feat of ensuring a royal treat for each customer's taste buds is sacrosanct. This is achieved through a wide variety of quality products that promise consistency of taste and flavour. Teamwork forms the cornerstone of our business, continually steering us towards realising our vision of enhancing growth, amplifying visibility and improving market presence.
A Delectable Legacy
"The market where the company operates is estimated at about 45,000 crore and growing at about 10-12% a year. It provides an established player like us with immense scope to expand, diversify and garner a bigger market share."
Mr. Ravinder Agarwal, MD, RFPL
Mr. Ravinder Agarwal, Managing Director of Ravi Foods Pvt. Ltd. is an exemplary example of how a visionary leadership helps shape the success story of a company. With 25+ years of experience spanning varied businesses, he has transformed Dukes into India’s largest biscuits, cookies, wafers and confectionery manufacturer with a formidable global exports portfolio. He has also served as a growth catalyst for other establishments like Abhedya Industries Ltd., Viren Shelters Ltd. and Omega Shelters Pvt. Ltd and was lauded with the first ‘Best Entrepreneur Award’ for 2001-2002 by the Industries and Commerce Department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
His dynamism, passion and dedication have been inherited by the next two generations of the Agarwal family, who, guided by trusted experts in the business, work tirelessly to further Mr. Ravinder Agarwal’s vision of bolstering the brand’s progress journey, year after year.
Mr. Rajender Kumar Agarwal, Director, Dukes India
Mr. Rajender Kumar Agarwal, the director of the company, is a visionary entrepreneur who has transformed the company and taken the Dukes name to the entire world. With his vast experience and his core belief – Never compromise on Quality, he has passionately guided the company towards success in over 120 countries around the globe while simultaneously increasing the manufacturing facilities to 16 plants in India as well as 3 upcoming abroad.
He has been able to bring success to the company by adapting to the diverse markets and by having a clear focus towards continuous breakthrough innovation. His story has inspired many budding entrepreneurs which shows that the combination ambition and perseverance is indeed a recipe for success.
Ankit Agarwal, President, Dukes (Ravi Foods Pvt Ltd)
Ankit Agarwal completed his Masters in Business Administration from the UK, and returned to India in 2007, to join the family business at Dukes. He brought in fresh ideas and a global perspective that helped to shape the company’s growth trajectory in the past decade.
In a short span of time, Ankit established his credentials as a successful business strategist who not only believes in setting standards of product excellence, but also has innovative thinking and a passion for execution. Breaking the stereo types, challenging the status quo and doing things differently are always a part of his DNA. He always looked into the future and embraced tomorrow.
Starting with the confectionery division, Ankit’s smart inputs have played a key role in turning Dukes into the largest lollipop manufacturer in the country. Dukes was named amongst the world's 100 Greatest Brands 2017-18 Asia and GCC, organised by AsiaOne magazine, with PwC as the process reviewer.
A few years ago, under Ankit’s leadership, Dukes upgraded its old technologies and supplemented them with automated, state-of-the-art European equipment and tools with AI Technology. This has given the company an edge over competition and made way for partnerships with global giants and MNCc like Hersheys, who are reputed for forging relationships with the best in the industry.
Nurturing strong bonds and building lasting relationships with partners, suppliers, customers and colleagues lies at the core of Ankit’s business values.
Ankit’s entrepreneurial zeal has steered Ravi Foods into the international domain and the company is now in the process of setting up units in Tanzania, Conakry and Nigeria.
Today, Ankit is the face of the group and he represents Dukes at prestigious international expos like Anuga Ism and Gulfood.
An avid traveller, Ankit passionate about driving, music and trying different kinds of cuisine. For Ankit, it is going beyond the ‘Rhetoric’ of customer centricity and embedding it across the entire group – in its customer journey and experience supported by reimagined products and services, technology, operations and human touch points.
Mr. Arvind Kumar, CEO, Dukes India
Mr.Arvind joined Dukes as a Management Trainee in early 2010 and today he is leading the organization to reach greater heights. He is a true technocrat while being an alumnus of NIT Warangal, ISB Hyderabad and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
He is a competent professional with 10 years of experience as a master of exponential growth in the business. He has a Midas touch in Sales, Marketing, Branding and P&L Management. His passion is to drive business growth through system driven process automation and people orientation. He is proficient in ensuring that assigned products & services consistently resonate with current and potential customers.
As a multidisciplinary young & dynamic leader, he played a key role in developing & executing strategic initiatives and activities for Wafers and played a key role in driving Modern trade Business for various brands under Dukes. He is a Horse-riding enthusiast and derives satisfaction by helping people.
Wonder Filled Journey
Quality that Delights
At Dukes, a commitment to upholding optimum quality standards that ensure food safety forms the essence of all our standardization procedures, methodologies, operational patterns and underlying activities.
By seamlessly blending the abilities of an experienced team of personnel who enforce quality-driven protocols and stringent in-house measures, and the technologically advanced tools at its state-of-the-art laboratory, Ravi Foods Pvt. Ltd. (RFPL) assures the production and delivery of a diverse range of superior quality, food-safe products.
To this end, RFPL has attained the requisite Board certifications through comprehensive audits, inspections, strict quality control and quality assurance systems.