R G Group
From ox-driven mortar of yester-years to gen-next thoughts and technologies, the group has used innovatively changed to modern mechanized system in order to stay ahead.
Kitchens in Kerala are familiar with Gingelly oil (Sesame seed oil) and world over health freaks are ever after health promoting lifestyle products. Also known as til oil, it is commonly used in cooking, just like vegetable oil and olive oil. Practitioners of both Western medicine and the Indian system of Ayurveda recognize significant health benefits in gingelly oil. This was the sole motive behind Shri M Gopalan when he started ‘RG’ in 1940. Now it has burgeoned in one of the fastest growing business groups in Kerala, India. RG, the name closely associated with edible oil [Gingelly oil] has ‘Assured Quality’ as its motto. Living up to the dreams of its founder, the 72 year old tradition is still being carried on with devotion by his son RG Ramesh. From the ox-driven mortar of yester years the group has innovatively changed to modern mechanized system blended effectively with generation next thoughts and technologies. RG has ventured in to different levels of corporate services by yielding to all sections in business.
Poolakadavu, near Calicut was the site of the visionary, Shri M Gopalan’s factory. Set up with a small investment, gingelly oil was mainly distributed to Temples (Attukaal temple) and Ayurvedic centres. With a team of traditional skilled workers, the factory slowly grew. It is an interesting fact that many of the employees joined the factory when they were young teens with a zest and zeal for hard work. Many of them are still there, and they recount the stories of olden days to their younger generations.