Shakuntalam Impex Pvt. Ltd. (Formerly DEEKAY EXPORTS) traces its origins to 1982 when Late Mr. D.K. Agarwal moved to the small town of Budaun in UP, India. Prior to 1982, Mr. Agarwal worked for Richardson Hindustan Ltd. (now Procter & Gamble) for 12 years helping them expand mint cultivation in the tarai region of UP. The modest operation in 1982 started out as a supplier of mint oils to domestic F&F companies in Delhi, Calcutta and Mumbai and gradually expanded to the international market in the mid-1990s. In the last two decades, the company has not only continued to grow in the domestic Indian market but has become a premium supplier of peppermint and spearmint oils on the world stage and is currently one of the handful of companies that has survived the ups and downs of the mint industry.
Shakuntalam Impex primarily focuses on supplying raw and customized blends of peppermint and spearmint oils to mint oil users all over the world. While building its business, the Company has earned a reputation across international boundaries for transparency, ethical business practices, quality and world class service. To service its most discerning customer base, the Company maintains a state-of-art facility to source, test, blend and package products before dispatch. The heart of the facility is the unmatched quality control (QC) laboratory which is equipped with 2 Gas Chromatographs (GCs), 1 Agilent GCMS, 1 Restek (chiral) column equipped GC and numerous other analytical test equipment. On the production side, the facility maintains 10 SS batch tanks ranging from 8 drums to 100 drums to service customers of all sizes. To keep up with the changing Regulatory landscape, the Company has remained at the forefront of the required certifications starting from Kosher certificate in 2009 to Halal, ISO9001:2015 to GFSI (FSSC22000) certification in 2019. Separate from the above, we believe that the unique quality about Shakuntalam Impex is its fair and ethical treatment of its employees, its suppliers, viz. farmers and collectors and its business partners. The respect for employees is reciprocated with low attrition rates and job satisfaction all the way from the top to the bottom.
Lastly, but most importantly, the Company continues to take steps to make its home base (of Budaun UP) a sustainable source of mint oils.