Himalya International (HIL) was incorporated in the year 1992. The company is promoted by Manmohan Malik and Sanjeev Kakkar. It is engaged in mushrooms and vegetables. The plants of the company are located in Paonta Sahib (Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh).
The company works in close cooperation with CFTRI (Central Food Technological And Research Institute) located in Mysore, India.
HIL provides variety of products including mushroom products, potato products, dairy products and various products related to this. The company sells its products only in Indian market and in the US market.
It is also certified by the United States Department of Agriculture as a member of National Potato Promotion Board.
The company has a wholly owned subsidiary namely, Global Reliance, which takes care of all the shipment work of the company. It started importing food products from US department of agriculture and will market these products in India.
Himalya International registered a 91.27% growth in net profits to Rs 25.40 million for the quarter ended in September 2007 from a profit of Rs 13.28 million for the quarter ended in September 2006
Net Sales rose 31.88% to Rs 107.68 million for the quarter ended September 2007 from Rs 81.65 million for the quarter ended September 2006.
Himalya International entered into an agreement with Reliance Retail, the largest retail player in the country, for selling its products in domestic market.
Himalya International entered into a contract with Dr. Beyer of State College, Pennsylvania, USA for biological consulting for its mushrooms operations and new plans to augment capacity. Under the contract, the company will be provided with latest technology that will boost mushroom yields from current levels by atleast 50%. Dr. Beyer will be paid fixed fee besides rewards based on increased yields. Dr. Beyer will also assist the company for its mega expansion plans of mushroom facilities.
The company decided to convert 100% EOU into DTA under EPCG scheme of the government of India. It has targeted a turnover of Rs 1,000 million by the year 2010.
In order to meet growing demands of foreign food products in India, the company forayed into importing.