Wellness incorporates various activities and practices that can help elevate individuals’ health and well-being Worldwide. The pursuit of Wellness industry valued at $4.5 trillion Globally, continues to mature and mutate to reflect a growing wellness mindset in which people’s work, rest, and play are increasingly underpinned and connected.
Wellness is not a singular concept. Instead, it can mean different things to people- a highly personalized pursuit with individual results. Yet, if improved upon collectively, wellness can provide more comprehensive societal benefits such as lower healthcare costs, higher productivity, better social relationships, and improved overall satisfaction and quality of life.
At a time when the world’s population is growing older, sicker, and lonelier, with an increasing number of diseases considered preventable by addressing key lifestyle factors, health systems are failing, causing substantial economic burdens. The recent growing climate crisis and a pandemic are now considered one of the leading global health threats of the 21st century.
The wellness industry can play a vital role in helping to facilitate preventative lifestyle and behavior practices that address these challenges and create positive social outcomes. With us, at Business Touch Magazine, we have one such Wellness industry that is determined to bring change in the lives of people with its Wellness products, Kalon Agro Industries Pvt Ltd.
Overview of Kalon Agro Industries Pvt Ltd
Kalon was incepted on the year 28th November 2016 from the womb of Mother Nature, and they serve as the sheer essence of nature. ‘Kalon’ is a modest word yet with Intending to it, ‘Beauty from within.’ To sustain this inner beauty and the vision of becoming a trusted health and wellness brand in the world, the founder of Kalon Agro Industries Pvt Ltd, Bharat A. Pandit, along with Vidya Pandit both have had significant roles to play from the inception of Kalon. Vidya has been the driving force to ensure the implementation of the vast vision that the Company has to make India Proud in Wellness Product offerings. In the journey of enriching inner beauty with the help of sweet offerings by mother nature in its original form, they have managed to put together a genuinely effective range of organic and natural products. Kalon Launch was done basis the Project plan from the Deloitte Consulting team.
While anticipating today’s health market, they discovered that the products consumed as ‘labelled healthy’ may not actually be healthy. That is when an urge to satisfy the ‘need for change’ turned into ‘we must bring the Change.’ In a world where the honey market is crowded with adulterated products, Kalon wants to give its consumers the natural goodness of nature. The company spent several years understanding every region that produced honey and invested its efforts in curating products that are 100% organic and straight from the soil.
“Most of our preoperative phase went into developing all-natural products with a good shelf-life. All of this was done while maintaining international standards,” says Vidya Pandit of Kalon Agro.
Being a niche company in the Food & beverage vertical, Kalon faced many challenges initially. The brand believed in offering only all-natural products with no added preservatives or sugar, so it had to endure many obstacles. Kalon today is one of the most sought-after all-natural food & beverage brands. This success can be primarily attributed to the directors’ efforts – Vidya Pandit along with the relentless efforts of the Kalon core team, especially the effort of Vidya Pandit to stay mindful of the company’s core values, were commendable achievements in their journey.
Kalon’s Nature-Centric Products
Being an immovable proponent of a natural lifestyle, Kalon Agro ensures that it only offers all-natural products with ingredients from ideal geographical sources. It specializes in the following:
1. All Natural Honey Products: Monofloral Pure Honey, Jams made with honey instead of sugar, etc.
2. Turmeric Products: Organic Turmeric, Turmeric Herbal Teas, etc.
3. Supplements: All natural, plant-based Vitamin D3, micronutrients, etc.
4. Personal Products: Products like beeswax lip balm, honey lip scrub, honey body scrub, honey and wax body butter, honey bathing bars, bathing salts, etc.
About Bharat A. Pandit Visionary and Founder of Kalon Agro
Bharat has vast experience in Customer life-cycle Management, Revenue Assurance Business Intelligence & Strategy, and Risk management across multiple consumer-facing industries his proven track record in very large companies he has served as a Revenue Assurance Strategy Head —eminent speaker at Strategy seminars across the globe. (Bharat views on Revenue Assurance have been published by KPMG and Deloitte in one of their annual publications too). Passionate about farming and village development. Life Member of Harvard Excellence Business Leaders – India Chapter did a certification in Strategic leadership from IIM Bangalore & fee more. Bharat founded the company with Vidya and continued to be involved in farming selling Turmeric produce as a Product of Kalon. Bharat will soon start his advisory in Revenue Assurance to enhance the profits of companies via Margin Assurance an area that he worked for most of his career.
About Vidya Herur Pandit, Managing Director and Founder of Kalon Agro
Aigle Technologies & Services Pvt. Ltd. provides premium medical transcription services to doctors in the USA, using ASP services from Stentel, Springfield, USA. Loves the challenge of working within limitations toward success. Logical thinker, philanthropist, and farmer. Believes in ‘Change of Work is rest.’ Vidya has been effectively managing the operations and the success of Kalon grounds is due to her continuous hard work and passion for giving quality products in the pursuit of Excellence. Kalon products have received appreciation and are a recipient of various awards. Kalon Products have well-wishers across customer segments in the industry and their responses can be seen across various social media platforms.
Sanket Bolinjkar, Cross-Functional Marketing Professional
Sanket brings with him a global understanding of e-commerce platforms. He is a key core leadership member, who understands the pulse of international markets via his deep research. Sanket has a Proven track record across industries. His knowledge and his expertise have helped Kalon to position itself as a Global brand while closely working with Vidya across various parameters. Sankets’ key business acumen and strong grip across international markets add huge intangible value to Kalon. Sanket will soon be a board member of Kalon Agro.
Col. Naveen Chander Bhasin – Independent Director at Kalon Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Over 40 years of Professional Management experience, including 26 years in the Indian Army and 14 Years in Tata Group. Held Senior Executive Leadership Positions up to the Level of CEO. He received Vishesh Seva Medal from the President of India while he was in the Signalling regiment protecting our Indian borders.
Dr. Dhananjay Wakhle, Senior Eminent Scientist
Specialized in the Biochemistry of honey and bee products and experience over 40 years and expertise in research & training on beekeeping. Ph.D. at Pune University, on “Study of enzymes in India Honeys.”
Parvez Lakhani, Commercial
Parvez Lakhani is a key leadership member with sound knowledge of finance. Being an engineer and alumina of IIM (Indian Institute of Management), his contribution to Kalon Agro is exemplary. He will be a board member of the company to create single informative financial management and reporting while ensuring compliance. His vast Knowledge & Commercial understanding awaits his initiation as a Board member.
Unique things about Kalon Agro Products
• All Natural Ingredients
• Ethically Sourced
• Free Shipping Across India
• Handcrafted In India
• No Preservatives
• No Added Sugar
Kalon Agro – A Brand for a Sustainable Future
Kalon is proud of being eco-conscious of its roots. From using glass and labels made from recycled materials to very minute components like biodegradable gum and printing ink, they make every possible effort to reduce carbon footprints. Kalon Agro promises to serve consumers nature’s delights in its purest form and oath to our mother nature to sustain the better side of mankind.
Kalon’s Agro Plan for the Future
Kalon’s rapidly growing business has encouraged several ambitious plans. For now, the company has introduced a new line of products, i.e., The Personal Products Range. It includes numerous all-natural beeswax and honey-infused products like body butter, body scrubs, lip balm, lip scrub, bathing bars, and salts.
For the future, the brand is fixated on growing all of its various verticals, namely:
• Kalon’s Global launch of its wellness products.
• Kalon’s Plant-based supplements like Vitamin D2 and micronutrients.
• Kalon’s range of personal products like Honey and wax-infused grooming products.
• Wellness through Kalon’s Spa & Wellness destinations.
Kalon as a brand is determined to ponder newer and more innovative ideas with its young and dynamic team of professionals to ensure a Sound Wellness Brand in the making while seeking Equity infusion to become a Global name. The building of value continues.
The initial support of drawing up the Kalon Project via Deloitte gave the company a good ground of the scope at a Global level. The initial valuation at a Seed level was also very positive given the winning team along with the intention that we Humans are an intrinsic part of Nature and natural offerings help us ingest better.
Having sustained the Covid times as a Start-up and recently trying to learn the operational aspects of the Export markets and also be vigilant about the commercial aspects of Export dealings is a step toward making it a global player. Kalon got a second valuation done by M/ s Anmol Sekri and associates, a very reputed consultant for decades in the valuation Field. Their detailed valuation for Kalon was 176 crores in July 2021. Today May 2023 Kalon has doubled its Revenue via increasing its recurring orders and can confidently be valued at more than 450 crores but not less. Kalon’s recent orders from very premium customers and premium outlets and humble leadership enable them to be a strong contender in the Global arena. Kalon will start looking for equity infusion this year from potential investors to support an initiative of Good Wellness products having a Global Presence while making India Proud.
A Message to Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Mother nature is undoubtedly rich in wisdom. Vidya comes from a background of holding senior management positions in the corporate world in the past. Mother nature is an enthusiastic farmer. Hence, she centers the brand philosophy and her life around natural values.
“There cannot be better advice from anyone but NATURE herself. Work in sync with Nature. We are very privileged to be born as humans with all attributes necessary to be happy. This is the gift of Nature to us. Focus on understanding the evolving consumer needs and develop products to fulfil them better. Being aware is the secret to all things one seeks. In the end, it is Happiness that everyone seeks.”
Website URL: https://kalonagro.com/