About AKay Group

We are a leading player in the spices extracts and nutraceutical ingredients market. Our products range includes nutraceutical and dietary supplement ingredients, spice oleoresins, natural colours, essential oils, seasonings, and whole/ground sterilized and natural spices.

Since 1995, we have been playing with innovations and technology to bring some of the best natural ingredients to the world. After 25 glorious years of innovations, we now thrive as one of the best natural ingredient manufacturers from Kerala. Our technologically extracted flavours and spices preserve the true taste of nature to delight your taste buds. We are now present in 40 countries, offering our Internationally certified and trademarked products to the world.

At our Innovation Centres equipped with world-class facilities, we prepare high-quality products to retain flavours and health in your daily life. By bringing the highest quality natural nutraceutical ingredients to the people, AKAY continues to be the preferred sourcing partner for many large global companies in the industry.

Vision & Values

  • The goal is to always supply products that will meet and exceed our customer’s expectations.
  • We are committed to ensuring food safety. Our quality assurance systems are focused on providing safe products to our customers.
  • We dedicatedly promote close collaboration with all our customers and partners in an open and transparent way.
  • We stay attentive to our customers whenever they need us.
  • We give high priority in maintaining decency in all endeavours.
  • We strive to find innovative solutions to serve the food industry better.
accountability

ACCOUNTABILITY

Accountability is one of the major characteristics that we nurture among our team. Each of us is accountable – to the company, to ourselves and to the society for the quality of our efforts, contributing to our goals. .

ambition

AMBITION

We believe that ambition is the path to success. We set the highest standards and the biggest goals on everything we do. And we aim to accomplish these challenging goals.

responsibilties

RESPONSIBILITY

We believe that being in business today also means being responsible in the way we work and for our actions. We conduct our business in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

innovation

INNOVATIONS

Innovation is the key to business success. We, therefore, encourage a learning culture across the organization. Continuous development leads to the finest customer experience to our users.

change

ADAPTABILITY

We are a team of flexible people who are anticipating innovative changes in the industry. Our adaptability and acceptance of new changes have kept us successful in this highly advancing business.

honesty

HONESTY

Honesty is the foundation of all we do. Those with whom we work, live and serve can rely on us. Our business practices are open and honest to protect the integrity of Akay and all its Employees.

Our
Commitment

 

Environmental Responsibility

  • Our primary focus is to provide more environmentally friendly lives to our customers by giving them the best quality products and services.
  • We set and achieve challenging environmental objectives and also prioritize bioethical considerations before business.
  • We improve industrial safety and quality while saving water, energy, and raw materials. Reduced wastage is an added benefit.

Social
Responsibility

  • With our actions and decisions affecting the environment, we ensure to act for the benefit of society at large.
  • We strictly follow the 9 principles of the United Nation’s “Global Impact”.
  • We contribute to sustainable development which includes the health and welfare of society.

Our Core Competences

contract farming

Contract farming & Sourcing of Spices Globally

 

Akay has its firmly rooted base in Kerala, India’s spice growing treasure. We maintain a very close and committed relationship with the local spice growing communities of Kerala. Over the past 20 years, we have extended this relationship with the communities not just from India but from around the world.

Akay has now initiated 1500 acres of organic farming in Cambodia for spices and other crops. Along with this, we are also training the local Cambodian farmers on spice farming, on the assurance of guaranteed buy back at market prices. Currently, around 100+ farmers are working with Akay. Our goal is to increase this up to over 1000 farmers.

Extraction Expertise

Extraction Expertise

Our expertise in the solvent extraction of spices dates back to over 25 years. Along with the batch extraction process, we have two functional continuous extraction plants.

To produce organic spice extracts we use Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SCFE), the newest and more eco-friendly extraction process.

We also have a strong R&D wing and Innovation center focusing on Nutraceutical segment. And they have successfully come up with various new and patented products under the trade name SPICEUTICALS®. These products are manufactured in our new GMP certified plant.

Our History

1990
2000
2010
2020

Accountability is one of the major characteristics that we nurture among our team. Each of us is accountable – to the company, to ourselves and to the society for the quality of our efforts, contributing to our goals. .

We believe that ambition is the path to success. We set the highest standards and the biggest goals on everything we do. And we aim to accomplish these challenging goals.

We believe that being in business today also means being responsible in the way we work and for our actions. We conduct our business in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

Innovation is the key to business success. We, therefore, encourage a learning culture across the organization. Continuous development leads to the finest customer experience to our users.

We are a team of flexible people who are anticipating innovative changes in the industry. Our adaptability and acceptance of new changes have kept us successful in this highly advancing business.

Honesty is the foundation of all we do. Those with whom we work, live and serve can rely on us. Our business practices are open and honest to protect the integrity of Akay and all its Employees.

 

Akay has its firmly rooted base in Kerala, India’s spice growing treasure. We maintain a very close and committed relationship with the local spice growing communities of Kerala. Over the past 20 years, we have extended this relationship with the communities not just from India but from around the world.

Akay has now initiated 1500 acres of organic farming in Cambodia for spices and other crops. Along with this, we are also training the local Cambodian farmers on spice farming, on the assurance of guaranteed buy back at market prices. Currently, around 100+ farmers are working with Akay. Our goal is to increase this up to over 1000 farmers.

Our expertise in the solvent extraction of spices dates back to over 25 years. Along with the batch extraction process, we have two functional continuous extraction plants.

To produce organic spice extracts we use Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SCFE), the newest and more eco-friendly extraction process.

We also have a strong R&D wing and Innovation center focusing on Nutraceutical segment. And they have successfully come up with various new and patented products under the trade name SPICEUTICALS®. These products are manufactured in our new GMP certified plant.

1993

Incorporation

1995

First extraction plant commenced at Pathanamthitta, Kerala

1996

JV with Hansen Holdings A/S Denmark to set up manufacturing and QA, QC processes to meet global standards

1996

Commenced chili plant at Tadas, Karnataka

1998

Second extraction plant commenced at Pathanamhitta, Kerala

1998

Received ISO 9002 certification

2004

Commenced R&D and Paprika sweetening plant at Ambunad, Kerala

2004

Plants in Kerala re-certified with ISO 9001:2000 & HACCP:2002

2005

Commenced new superficial extraction plant

2006

Commenced new continuous extraction plant

2007

Incorporated Akay Europe GmbH ; Received ISO 22000:2005 and ISO 14001:2004 certification for both the plants in Kerala

2008

Established Akay USA LLC for sales and distribution in the USA

2009

Cambodia farm commenced operations

2010

Commenced capsicum finishing plant in Kerala; and received PAS 220:2008 & ISO 17025 (NABL) certification

2011

Commissioned Spiceuticals’ Plant and received GMP Certification & granulation plant in Kerala. Established SpiceRich Seasonings Pvt Ltd

2012

Commissioned Second Continuous Extraction Plant in Karnataka; and received ISO 9001:2008, FSSC 22000:2011 and BRC certification

2013

Received SA 8000:2008 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certification; and established Akay Spices Pvt Ltd

2015

Commissioned Steam Sterilization and Spices' Grinding facility; Asian Development Bank invested; Received US patent for CurQfen & Cocoa formulation

2017

Commenced contract farming in Rwanda, under SITA*

2018

Received ECOCERT certification for organic farm in Cambodia; and received US patent for FENUMAT & procynCi formulation. ADB converted CCDs into equity shares.

2018

Inauguration of the upgraded R&D center, Received US Patents for CurcuLOCK and BlaQmax, Commissioned second Spiecuticals plant ISO 9001: 2015 ISO 14001: 2015 ISO 45001: 2018 ISO 17025:2017 FSSC 22000 Ver 05.

2020

Received US Patents for Nutrispice, second US Patent for FenuSMART, Commissioned upgraded seasonings' facility at Ernakulam, Commissioned Herbal Extraction Plant at Ernakulam