Sakthi group, the 1300 crore industrial conglomerate is one of the fastest growing business groups in South India and many of its successful concerns contribute to the economic and social developments of the region.
Under the able guidance of their visionary Chairman Dr. N. Mahalingam also known as "Arutchelvar", the company has risen from strength to strength to become what it is today. As one of the country’s largest producers of sugar, Sakthi Group has interests in Industrial Alcohol, Effluent Treatment Plants, Cast Iron Foundry, Textiles, Transport, Finance, Soya Products etc.
Chamundeswari Sugars has its root in the lap of this parent company Sakthi Group based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Started by Dr. N. Mahalingam in Doddi, Maddur Taluk, Mandya, Karnataka in December 1970 with a sugar manufacture capacity of 1250 tonnes crushed per day (TCD), by 2006, Chamundeshwari had grown exponentially and could boast of a manufacturing capacity of 5000 TCD.
Meanwhile in 2002-03, we began manufacture of alcohol from molasses with a capacity of 50 kilolitres per day (KLPD). This plant also includes biogas and bio-compost units for the treatment of effluents. In March of the following year, the state-of-the-art plant for extracting methane from wastewater was setup at the distillery. This plant, in conformity with the norms of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, is eligible for carbon credits for being a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
Today, Chamundeshwari not only produces export quality crystal sugar, but our goods also include many by-products of sugarcane. In our attempt to be self-sufficient we not only generate power from bagasse at our Bharathi Nagar plant but also return the excess to the state electricity grid.
Inclusive in our activities since inception, we transformed the lives of the communities in the region by involving them in Chamundeshwari’s struggles and successes. With locally produced sugarcane being processed at our factories we settled in seamlessly with our surroundings and hauled in prosperity.