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The following services are provided by the Company:

  • The R&D department consists of highly qualified Engineers, Food Technologist at each unit dedicated to improving technology and developing new products.
  • Mr. O. J. Johny who has over 30 years of engineering experience in the Tea processing industry, coordinates R&D activities.
  • TIGL has a dedicated in-house R & D facility to conduct tests and research.
  • TIGL had patented its unique combination drying technology in India and Sri Lanka. TIGL has several other patents under various stages of approval.
  • TIGL has successfully developed and introduced for the first time machines such as Axis Range of Sharpening Machines & Wizard Range of Withering Machines.
  • Every year TIGL roughly allocates 5 % of the group’s turnover for R&D and other developmental activities.
  • TIGL’s pioneering efforts in R&D have won it the WIPO award from the United Nations Organization and the Invention Promotion Award from the National Research Development Corporation, Government of India.
  • We have on our panel technical consultants and advisors who specialize in specific areas of engineering and food technology
  • We have constant interaction with leading academic / research institutions like CFTRI, TERI, Indian Institute of Science, TNAU, etc.
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