Corporate Resource Cell organized a visit into one of the biggest cold drink brands in India, Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd on 20th January 2016. The students of B.Sc. Microbiology/Biotechnology & B.Tech Biotechnology Semester VI were the prime beneficiaries of the visit. Mr. Brijesh Mistry and Mr. Ravi assisted the students on behalf of the company.
The Coca-Cola Company is an American historical multinational beverage corporation and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Godrej Group has recently surfaced as a key home care player in the rapidly expanding Indian market, seeing its global position move from 69 in 2009 to 26 by 2014 with sales reaching US$444 million.
The objective of the visit was to familiarize the students on multiple aspects of the business like Media preparation, Autoclave, Culture lab, Growth room area, production unit, quality assurance and quality control and to give the students an insight into the working of one of the biggest beverage giants of the world.
The tour was initiated with some initial orientation given by the plant personnel about the rules to be followed. The first part of the visit included a visit to the autoclaving room which is used to carry out industrial processes requiring elevated temperature. Next the students were taken through a visit to the quality control lab, Growth Lab. which forms the core process of maintaining hygienic standards in the production of the coca cola brand of beverages and foods. The students were also shown the detailed process of production of the beverage.
The visit helped students to understand the process and working system of Beverages Company and working of the industry from a future career point of view.