Food Industry Primary Processing

Punjab State Marketing Federation -- Punjab, India

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In addition to core grain industry experience, CMC has also gained considerable experience in the agri-products processing industries. While our traditional focus continues to be on the malting (for brewing) and animal feed industries, we now provide services for flour mills, pasta plants, and fruit and vegetables processing facilities. CMC-designed malthouses and feedmills have been rated as some of the most efficient in the world.

Feature Project: Feasibility Study for Establishing Agri Export Zones for Potato in Punjab

Client: Punjab State Marketing Federation

Location: Punjab, India

Punjab State Marketing Federation -- Punjab, IndiaThe Project

Punjab State and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) retained CMC Engineering for the preparation of a techno-economic feasibility study to develop agri export zones in various cities in the state of Punjab. The scope of work of the study included the following:

  • A marketing study
  • A technical feasibility study
  • A financial feasibility analysis

Project Goals

  • Research general market information
  • Evaluate existing supply chain logistics
  • Identify possible sites for food parks
  • Develop various options for storage and processing facilities
  • Investigate import and export marketing forces
  • Plan backward raw material procurement network
  • Plan forward linkages with potential suppliers
  • Provide site design
  • Investigate government subsidies
  • Design marketing plan
  • Identify partner for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement
  • Investigate gender equity and EIA


The project was completed in 2002, at which time Markfed entered into a PPP agreement with a private investor for the implementation of the project.

Corporate Profile: Food Industry Primary Processing

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