Ruparel and Tomra work together to sort peanuts

In 2007 the Ruparel family started producing peanut butter and, because of their strong commitment, this has made the company one of India’s leading manufacturers and exporters of peanut butter and peanut pastes in many different varieties and flavors. Ruparel Foods is located in Mahuva, a town in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat state, a […]


Ruparel sheller sorter TOMRA


Ruparel Vishal Ruparel, managing director at Ruparel Foods,

In 2007 the Ruparel family started producing peanut butter and, because of their strong commitment, this has made the company one of India’s leading manufacturers and exporters of peanut butter and peanut pastes in many different varieties and flavors.

Ruparel Foods is located in Mahuva, a town in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat state, a region which produces 75 percent of India’s peanut crop. India, the second largest producer of peanuts in the world behind China, produces peanuts of the finest quality.

In order to address aflatoxin contamination issues, Ruparel Foods turned to TOMRA Sorting Food. Vishal Ruparel, managing director at Ruparel Foods, explains the positive impact this partnership has had on the company.

Ruparel Foods employs 60 full-time staff at its peanut factory, and in 2014, the company increased its production capacity to approximately 50 metric tons per day.

Located at the heart of the Indian peanut production
Vishal commented: “The location of our factory gives us an important competitive advantage because we don’t have to source peanuts from beyond a 200 km radius like some of our competitors. We are situated in a region where 60 percent of India’s peanut production is located, and it is because of this direct access that the quality of our peanuts is outstanding.”

The Ruparel family employs state-of-the-art machines, which they import from North America and Europe. The facility is equipped with a laboratory for testing aflatoxin, and the company is also active in color identification using spectrophotometer color matching of the peanut butter and peanut paste.

Ruparel Foods supplies major retailers around the world, including the United States of America, Canada, Europe and South Africa. The company’s export business is continuing to grow and it also supplies directly to developing countries.