Inside Mukunda Foods' kitchen robots
With the onset of COVID-19, businesses have realised that leveraging technology is the key to expecting any kind of success.
This also means India is ushering in a ‘new industrial revolution’- Industry 4.0- that is defined by the use of technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, advanced engineering, and much more.
Moreover, industries are increasingly looking at cost-effective production methods, which has led to more automation in factories.
Bengaluru-based Mukunda Foods is one such company that has managed to disrupt the FMCG space with its automation technology.
Its machines - DosaMatic, Eco Fryer, RiCo and Wokie, are all manufactured in-house and are used to make dosas, rice, noodles, and curries without any human intervention.
Founded in 2012 by SRM University alumni, Eshwar K. Vikas and Sudeep Sabat, Mukunda Foods is on a mission to automate the making of Indian foods. And now, with contactless products becoming more common due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there has never been a busier time for .
Today, Mukunda Foods counts several well-known names among its B2B clients, including ITC, Rebel Foods, Wow Momos, Chaayos, The Bowl Company, etc. More than 3000 machines have been installed in India and countries like the UK, the US, Australia, and Singapore, so far. Read more.
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“Automation can really help brands who are struggling to be profitable. By adapting automation, they will be able to grow their businesses exponentially and remain profitable.”