Bisleri was originally an Italian company created by Felice Bisleri, who first brought the idea of selling bottled water in India. Bisleri then was introduced in Mumbai in glass bottles in two varieties – bubbly & still in 1965. Parle bought over Bisleri (India) Ltd. in 1969 and started bottling water in glass bottles under the brand name “Bisleri‟. The brand name Bisleri is so popular in India that it is used as generic name for bottled water.
Later Parle switched over to PVC non-returnable bottles & finally advanced to PET containers. In 1995 Ramesh J. Chauhan started expanding Bisleri operations. In 2003 Bisleri announced its venture to Europe. After that Ramesh J. Chauhan sold his stake to Wakharikar & Sons, but all operations are under Ramesh J Chauhan.
About the Visit:
Industrial Visit brought clarity to important concepts, as practical experience of how these human resource policies and concepts are put into action. Industrial visit bridged the gap between classroom theoretical training and practical learning in a real-life environment. It provided an opportunity for the students to ask questions related to their area of interest. It also gave them a platform to enhance their interpersonal skills.
The visit began when, the students were taken to the auditorium for getting the glimpse of the bottle manufacturing unit along with the discussion on the policies and working culture of the company. The process of manufacturing was briefly explained to the students. The raw materials required for the bottle would be purchased from approved and standard vendors. Then through heating process they would be given the shape of a bottle. The students where then taken to the packing plant. According to the information provided by the company`s executive (Ms.Manjusha) , the company follows two ways and one-way packing systems for the twenty liters can based on the requirement in the market. In case of two way packing the can is returned back to the company after the use. These cans are sent for odour test before reusing. In case of any defect found the can shall be scrapped. Then the students were taken to the unit where the filling, labelling and packaging of the bottles took place.
HR Batch 2019-21 along with Prof. Preeti Narendra and Dr. Tanvi Rana.
The bottles were washed for 14 seconds before they were filled. The water which over flowed would be sent back to the purification plant and the process would start all over again. The executive professional said that the water was also tested in external laboratories and a daily check on the quality of the water would be done every day in the internal laboratories as well. Finally, all the students were given a water bottle and a juice bottle as samples to get the real feel of purity in Bisleri.
Learning of Industrial Visit: Bisleri follows Employee centralized reporting system. It monitors, measure and report on HR issues, opportunities and development plans and achievements within agreed formats and timescales. There are criteria for selection of salesman that he or she should be at least HSC pass. Candidates with prior relevant work experience are preferred.
The visit has helped the students in understanding various concepts and applications related to Management and Human Resource Management and its relevance to the organization. It also gave students a deep insight into the fact that all these aspects are crucial to the organization. This analysis, processes, review and recommendations provided in the report was a great learning experience for students and they will reflect this learning in their future endeavours at work.
Overall the Industrial Visit was highly interactive and full of student involvement.