Individual Members

Sudhir Jalan

Mr Sudhir Jalan’s has built the Sudhir Jalan Group of companies with diversified interests in the field of manufacture of Food/Agro processing, Tea plantations, Textile Machinery, Software, Engineering and Real Estate. The Group consists of the following companies: 1) Rieter India Limited. Rieter India is a Joint Venture Company with Rieter Holding AG of Switzerland, a 3 Billion Dollar Company established in 1795 who are the world's leading Manufacturers of Textile Machines and have presence in 21 countries with some 70 manufacturing facilities and have a worldwide workforce of approximately 14,000 employees. In India manufacturing commenced in Pune in 2009 where we design, manufacture and sell textile machines and components produced in India and imported from abroad and capacity is being enhanced considerably . 2) Neo Foods Ltd- set up in 2005 is a state of the art 100 % EOU plant near Bangalore for processing and packing pickled vegetables. Contract farming model has been successfully adapted and factory has an automatic bottling and canning line. Neo is the 2nd largest producer and supplier of bottled and canned gherkins and jalapenos to Europe, Russia, USA and Australia. In addition it produces cherry tomatoes, whole tomatoes and red and yellow capsicum. It has recently started selling its products in the Indian market to leading food service companies. 3) Sublime Agro Limited - The group has three Tea Plantations in North East India - one in Assam and two in North Bengal. Our premium orthodox and CTC teas produced in Assam have highly acclaimed liquors famous for their unmatched flavor and taste. Germany, U.K. and Switzerland are fond of our orthodox teas for their golden, chunky tips and creamy liquors and we are exporting orthodox to them. The premium gardens are renowned all over for their delicate, natural mellow green teas with a very distinctive leaf appearance and excellent qualities. The company has been in existence since 1934 and produces 2 million kg of tea annually. 4) Rice Lake Weighing Systems- headquartered in Chennai, it is a major player in in motion weighing systems, material handling systems and rubber batching systems and supplies to major industries across India in different sectors. It’s a Joint Venture with Rice Lake, USA. 5) Bells Softech Limited is a software company headquartered in Bangalore. It is located centrally at Bangalore with state of the art hardware and software tools. Bells Softech is providing various Software services all over the world and has offices in USA also. The company has expertise in Embedded Systems, Networking and Process Control and has reputed clients like HP, Philips, and Siemens besides others. It started operations in 1999. 6) Absolutee Foods Pvt Ltd was the exclusive franchisee of “ Movenpick of Switzerland” for Karnataka for 3 years and is in the business of desserts-gelatos, ice cream, cakes besides coffee and short eats. It then produced gelatos and cakes in its own factory at Bangalore and sold gelatos under its own brand “ IL VERO “ in 7 own cafes/kiosks besides selling to several hotels and restaurants in Bangalore.

Mr Jalan has held several industry positions such as presiding over the apex body of the Chambers of Commerce in India, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), President of All India Management Association (AIMA). President of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC India) and has also served on the Board of Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. He is the Hony. Consul General of Greece in Kolkata. Mr Jalan’s strength providing valuable advice, insights and contacts across different industry sectors with a hands off management.