INLEAD recently facilitated an Industry visit to Parle G plant in Neemrana, Rajasthan, which is Parle’s largest manufacturing unit in India, for the students of International Business Management and International Hotel Management, Batch Jan 2016. The visit proved to be an extremely interesting and exhilarating experience for the students. The drive along the highway, a tour of the magnificent plant leaves students with enough to mull over.
A visit to Parle G plant in Neemrana, Rajasthan begins with a great drive from Gurgaon to RIICO Industrial Area. The anticipation starts from there itself. The visit commenced at around 1 pm with the HR Officer, Ms. Usha, conducting a factory tour for the students, wherein they first took a tour of the biscuit manufacturing unit. They understood the baking process, the packaging process and the processes followed by every worker within the factory. The students were also able to view the entire baking and packaging process through a glass window, and even saw the imported machines that were used for colouring the biscuit wrappers.
This tour was followed by a presentation in the company auditorium about the history of the Parle G brand and how it has evolved from just one brand to the current 89 brands. She also explained the students about the logistics behind the Neemrana factory and the reason behind the success of the spread of their brands into the national as well as international market.
Thereafter, students visited the candy plant and took a tour of the plant that manufactures Melody and Kaccha Aam candies. The entire industry visit was conducted over 3 hours at the manufacturing unit.
The Industry visit proved to be a great learning experience for the students where they got a practical view of all that they had studied inside the classrooms.