About Us

Our

Story

Our

Story

Established in 1989 by our founder, Mr. Prakash Khakhar, Kay Bee Exports has today grown to be the largest air-freight exporter of fresh fruits and vegetables to Europe. With annual revenues in excess of US$20 million, we are product and market leaders for our core product range: Mangoes, Pomegranates (whole fruit and arils), Grapes, Okra, Baby Corn, Hot Pepper and other fruits and vegetables.

 

Our unique Integrated Business Model (IBM) has generated cost efficiencies and high levels of food safety. Our aim is to create sustainable competitive advantages through innovation and passion and use it to add value for all our stake-holders.

 

In spite of our conservative business approach, we have grown exponentially over the last few years. We have strived hard to achieve a credit rating of MSE1, the highest possible for businesses of our size.

Core Belief

We are what we eat

Our

Vision

Our

Vision

To provide wholesome food on every plate because we firmly believe that good food translates into a healthy body, a calm mind and eventually a better world.

Our

Mission

We ensure that not only is our end product nutritious, safe and fresh, but the means we employ to achieve that end are also ethical, compassionate and environmentally friendly.

The way we go about achieving our goal is through:

  • A community of empowered farmers
  • A team of inspired employees
  • Customers who share the dream and care about the food on their plate and what went into putting it there.

Our

Mission

We ensure that not only is our end product nutritious, safe and fresh, but the means we employ to achieve that end are also ethical, compassionate and environmentally friendly.

The way we go about achieving our goal is through:

  • A community of empowered farmers
  • A team of inspired employees
  • Customers who share the dream and care about the food on their plate and what went into putting it there.
Read About Our Collaboration with Maharashtra Government

We had collaborated with the state agriculture department of government of Maharashtra (India’s largest horticulture exporting region) for a PPPIAD (Public Private Partnership for Integrated Agriculture Development) project for the benefit of our vegetable farmers. Our project was featured in this video.

Kay Bee

History

1989

Our founder Prakash Khakhar (fondly called as Prakash bhai) started the business with first shipment of mangoes to UK

1996 - 2000

Won government export awards for five consecutive years

2004

Kaushal Khakhar, our CEO, joins the family business

2006

Started first farming operation in Maharashtra

2008

Started second site in Phaltan, Maharashtra when our Director, Sachin Yadav, joined the business

2009

Set-up packhouse in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra for specialised handling of mangoes and pomegranates

2010

Set-up packhouse in Phaltan, Maharashtra for handling of tropical vegetables

2012

Accreditation with IATA for in-house freight forwarding operations

2015

Set-up state-of-the-art packhouse for baby corn

2016

Set-up our largest packhouse for mangoes and vegetables in South Gujarat

2018

Won the CII food safety award

2019

Started NBFC, Galaxy, for working capital needs of the farmers

2020

Launched Kay Bee Bio-organics, an agri-inputs venture

2020

Started online mango gifting venture, Mangofirst. To order our premium mangoes online, delivered to your home, please visit www.mangofirst.com