On 18th November, 2019 UG and PG students from Department of Biosciences and Homesciences of our college visited YAKULT DANONE INDIA PVT. LTD., SONEPAT, Haryana accompanied by Four faculty members, Dr. SonamArya, Mr. Vinay Nagar, Ms. Shivangi Kansal and Ms. Akansha Kaushik. The objective of this industrial visit was to familiarize the students with the production and processing aspects at Yakult Danone India (P) Limited. Yakult has received ISO 9001: 2008, HACCP and OHSAS accreditation for manufacturing a safe and quality product for its consumers.
The students were welcomed by, Aadish ,HR Manager. Thereafter they were given a brief presentation on the establishment of Yakult and its marketing strategies. They were informed that Yakult Danone India is a joint venture between Japanese & French industry. The presentation was followed by a factory tour accompanied by the guide elucidating on each stage from production to packaging. It was enlightening to experience how the value was added at each stage of production.
International standards are incorporated and special care is taken while designing the factory layout to maintain the highest level of hygiene standards and deliver the best quality product to its consumers.It was a great experience to witness how tiny health bottles of Yakult were manufactured from giant machines The capacity of the plant is 10 million bottles (units) per day and the milk produced is of excellent quality containing billions of useful bacteria which are essential for proper functioning of digestive system.The entire process of manufacturing Yakult is completely automated and there is no human touch at any point in the process as witnessed during the factory visit. The visit covered areas such as production process, productivity management, supply chain management, distribution, quality control, packaging, research and development, market research, demand/supply and human resource management.
The visit was a fruitful experience for the students as they learned the processing stages and the latest technology in producing processed products. It also provided them an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the industry environment.
All the queries resulting in the minds of the students were resolved well by the guide. Students participated with enough zeal to make the visit interactive & gained maximum knowledge during the visit. The students were given cookies and a bottle of yakult (65 ml). The session ended by a group photo of all the section.Thus, the visit was very informative, knowledgeable, educational and enriching.