Dear members i came across this micro cap company Kothari fermention & biochem ltd.
they are manufactures of various varities of yeast like baker’s yeast, Brewers yeast pharma yeast and industrial yeas
Some facts about yeast
It is single largest commercially produced microorganism in terms of quantity ( metric tons) in the world .
World production figure more than three million tons in 2012.
Indian story of yeast industry started with a small unit at Uran near Mumbai way back in 1974-75 by Shaw Wallace Group Co. Called Indian Yeast Co. It is no more in operation. Presently India produces around 85-90,000 tons of yeast per year at five factories directly or indirectly own by two groups. and market demand is partly met by imports mainly from China, Turkey and some other countries.
The major groups engaged in production of yeast and yeast based derivatives in the world are
Associated British foods Plc( UK),
Alletech Inc( Canada),
Angle yeast co( china),
Cher Hansen A/s( Denmark),
Lallemand Inc( Canada),
Lesaffre group( France),
Oriental yeast( Japan)
Royal DSM( Holland),
Liber GMBH( Germany)
Available as cream yeast This product has 18-20 % dry matter and used extensively in Europe, America where large automated bakery plants are operated, consuming several tons of wheat flour per shift. Cream yeast is easy to handle, can be stored, chilled and transferred using pumps saves on packing material, labour costs and ease of use in automated systems. Bio-ethanol plants also consume large quantity of yeast in cream form as they are highly automated. Yeast cream requires storage in chilled condition good hygienic storage system and has shelf life of about 5-7 days.
Compressed yeast The product has 28-33% dry matter. Available in form of 25gm/500gm/1000gm cakes resembling bricks in shape are most suitable for home baking, small and medium size bakeries. Product can be stored in refrigerator for 10-15 days without significant loss of activity
Crumbled yeast mass This yeast is sometimes also demanded by bulk users yeast cake in uneven or extruded in form of fine particles is packed in 20-25 kg bags and supplied , It is easy to weigh accurately and suitable for machine feed operations. The product has characteristics similar to compressed yeast in terms of activity and shelf life
Active dry yeast This product was developed to overcome problem of refrigerated storage and relatively short shelf life of compressed yeast The product is in form of medium to fine globules/ granules having 92-95% dry matter. Normally it is used in remote areas where fresh yeast is not available and refrigeration facility is absent. This production process involves carefully drying extruded yeast cell mass under controlled condition in roller drum dryers or fluidized bed driers , Process of drying over longer period results in some loss of activity, but the main advantage is 3-4 months of shelf life at ambient temperature ,no need of refrigeration. The product is normally paced in tins of various sizes or in poly jars of 12-15 kg.Product is suitable for bakeries using long duration fermentation process of bread making in remote areas.
Instant dry yeast It is a dry yeast with very high dry matter ( 96-97%) is produced in form of fine vermicelli dried at low temperature under controlled conditions and packed under vacuum. The activity of yeast is very good, and like fresh compressed yeast start its function in dough almost immediately and so called “ Instant Yeast “ The fine vermicelli gets dispersed easily in the dough and so acts fast on dough. It has long shelf life and can be safely store at ambient temperature for up to two years. This product has replaced large market of active dry yeast
Production of baked goods- largest and most well known world wide application
Alcoholic fermentation’s– Mainly for production of ethanol from beet and cane molasses and cane/ beet juice, using grain hydrolysates especially corn, millet’s,wheat,and rice, tubers like potato,cassava,sweet potato ,and latest substrate being cellulose.
Wine industry,- Making wine from grapes, and several other fruits like apples etc and finally many a times distilled out to make specialized branded products.
Prepared foods- Yeast hydrolysates, Yeast extracts rich in nucleotides are extensively used as natural flavoring substances replacing mono-sodium Glutamate and those flavors originating from meat and animal proteins
Food supplements,- Yeast is rich source of proteins,B group vitamin’s , and fiber and finds wide application as rich nutrient supplement in form of inactivated flaked yeast. In fact during last century yeast tablets was popular recommendation for those needing vitamins supplements when pure form of vitamin preparations were not avalible.
Animal feed- yeast has shown excellent probiotic action. Feeding of selected strains of yeast have shown improved productivity in ruminants ( dairy cattle cows,buffalo’s, sheep) with increased milk yield and improvement in fat content of milk, better weight gain in animals raised exclusively for meat production purpose, In poultry it has shown beneficial effect both in broilers and layer birds. In case of broilers it helps better food conversion ( weight gain) and reduced use of antibiotics for protection. In case of layers in addition improved health and better egg production is observed. This is one of the major innovative application of yeast that has been well established in last thirty years or so. Yeast cell wall is rich in beta glucan which stimulates non specific immunity in animals and so yeast cell wall extract rich in beta-glucan is being used in feed and nutrient supplement to bust non specific immunity.
Pharma and bio-pharma Industry Yeast extract is a reach source of balanced nutrient and is extensively used as safe ingredient in media for cultivation of various microorganisms and tissue culture work importance of yeast extract increased many folds with mad cow disease scare.
In very recent years beta-glucan rich products are being marketed as part of cosmetics and in anti-aging skin preparations
Production of enzyme Invertase, glutathione , enzymatic conversion process for production of epihydrine and sudo-epihydrine
In recent times yeast isolated from Antarctica continent are being extensively explored for production of wide range of extra cellular alph amylase,lipase, xylenase, protease etc. Being able to operate at relatively low temperature is a very attractive commercial application in wide range of industries.
Other major yeast based products are yeast extract,yeast autolysate, yeast beta glucan, food supplement vitamin enriched yeast, yeast with high Selenium and chromium enrichment, in cosmetic.
For production of molecules of commercial interest e.g is in synthesis of Artemisinim- a precursor for Malaria drug.
Yeast base cancer fighting technology is in advance stage( Apolife), vaccine production ( rabies), Insulin production.
Yeast is prime target for research in similar applications as it has several advantages over other similar hosts like E. coli, CHOCELLS, Pichia yeast, due to easy secretion/separation of recombinant proteins of interest.
Proven safety for thousands of years, multipal applications, relative ease of propagation, and abundance in nature has attracted attention of yeast as a group of microorganism of choice to play with.
Bakers yeast “Saccharomyces cervisiae” is a power full research tool because of its ability to quickly map a phenotype producing gene to a part of yeast genome. In 1986 international group of scientist from 92 laboratories from countries such as UK, USA, Canada, Japan, France have successfully done gene mapping of this yeast species. The bakers yeast has 6000 genes across 16 chromosomes. Opening new opportunities to study and exploit the commercial potential of this microorganism
Challenges in front of yeast Industry
Unlike many other industries the yeast industry has so far not experienced negative growth rates and industry is expected to be five billion US dollar industry by 2016. There is increasing demand for yeast and yeast based products from all over the world. The potential for expansion in India is very large with countries own demand and export potential from neighboring countries. As one of the largest cane sugar producer country, India has sufficient supply of cane molasses which is the main raw material for yeast industry. But capital cost of setting up yeast manufacturing plant is very high as practically all equipment is made in high grade stainless steel, power requirement is also very high as large volume of liquids are handle using high power pumps auto-matted control systems, separation and packing systems. Raw molasses is produced only in three months during cane crushing season and so needs to be stored
Now about the company with the recent capacity addition this company can produce nearly 2000 mt per month the other manufacturer saf yeast has been taken over by Mnc ab mauri ltd and they are increasing the capacity.
As for the finance status fy 16 result is available in bse website http://www.bseindia.com/corporates/anndet_new.aspx?newsid=a7e2bdc5-64d9-4f47-b9ae-0aaa0092d8eb
The website http://www.kothariyeast.in/
This company went to bifr in 2008 and came out from there has shown good improvement the interesting thing is the promoter is holding 74%. Now iam not aware of the pedigree of the promoters but the product seems interesting and this year financial results are showing siguns of susutianable growth only listed player were Mnc are showing interest product serving fmcg pharma biotech industry.
The market research report sample copy pasted
The market for yeast & specialty yeast products has a significant impact on food and beverage production. Yeast & specialty yeast products are gaining importance due to their usage in high demand commodities. The yeast market is projected to reach USD 4.3 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 9.0%, as studied from 2015 to 2020.
The yeast market gained popularity due to various factors such as the increasing cost of food items such as fruits and vegetables, the production of alcoholic beverages, and the growing bakery sector. A particular species of yeast used in the production of bio-ethanol is gaining popularity in the production of clean fuels. Environmental agencies are increasingly encouraging the usage of bio-ethanol as an additive as it reduces pollution levels. The specialty yeast products market has gained popularity due to products such as yeast extracts which is increasingly becoming an important ingredient for flavoring in food products such as soups and savory snacks.
This report estimates the size of the global yeast & specialty yeast products market in terms of value and volume. The market has been segmented on the basis of type, application, form, and region. In 2014, the global yeast & specialty yeast products market was led by Europe. Asia-Pacific is the second-largest region with regard to the application of yeast products. The global yeast & specialty yeast products market is divided into regions and further into key country-level markets, and projected in terms of value. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges of the market are also discussed in detail in the report.
The report provides a complete analysis of the key global players in the yeast & specialty yeast products market, with a clear insight and commentary on the developments, trends, and their product portfolio. Leading players such as Associated British Foods Plc (U.K.), Alltech Inc. (U.S.), Angel Yeast Co. Ltd. (China), Lesaffre (France), CHR Hansen A/S (Denmark), Lallemand Inc. (Canada), and Leiber GmbH (Germany) have been profiled in the report. These players are executing various strategies to grow and develop in the yeast & specialty yeast products market. Agreements, new products launches, and acquisitions have been the key strategies adopted by market players for global expansion.
Now I kindly request senior members to have a look and give some valuable feedback
Discl : invested a small amount for tracking purpose. The articles are free available in the Internet and iam not technically qualified in this field