An industrial visit to galaxy surfactants was organized for Operations and Supply chain management specialization 2017-2019 batch on 27/12/2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Galaxy surfactants is a leading manufacturer of innovative products for the personal and home care industry, well known to all the global, regional & local companies operating in this business. Surfactants stands for surface active agents, the major chemicals used in different healthcare products. Galaxy’s portfolio is designed to meet the customer’s needs in the Skin Care, Hair Care, Sun Care, Oral Care, Baby Care and Home Care markets.
Mr. Adarsh Nayyar, Vice President (R), Consultant & Head – CSR, Galaxy Surfactants Ltd. also joined the visit and shared some information with the students.
The day started with the brief presentation given by Mr. Naishad Ajgaonkar, Sr. Manager, Conversion, Galaxy surfactants at Taloja center who briefed us about the company’s inception, the products and the customers it caters to. Galaxy surfactants came into existence in 1980 as first gen entrepreneurship and being the B-2-B players, have Patanjali, Dove, Fiama de vills etc. as their customers.
Post the presentation we toured the entire company, starting from the control room where we learned that Galaxy uses DSP software for the stimulation process and handling the entire process of the plant. The packaging rooms was the second halt where the plastic containers were being packed and sent to the warehouse. The warehouse had all the raw materials placed in such a way which reduced the in-house transportation time and increased the efficiency. Similar products were kept in the same rack and each rack had a particular barcode which helped in handling the inventory well.
We also visited the laboratory where they showed how to prepare the bases for the raw materials used in their products along with the quantity they use. Sodium loreal sulphate is the major ingredient which they use in their products. They also briefed about the rain water harvesting technique which they use so as to reduce the water wastage, and further use the same water. The EFFLUENT WATER TREATMENT further treats the sludge, which undergoes several steps and hence gives out the fresh water which is then recycled and used again. GALAXY SURFACTANTS IS THE ONLY “ZERO LIQUID WASTE” in MIDC TALOJA.
Overall it was a very good experience for students to see the manufacturing process going on. It was very informative and interactive visit.
Report Prepared by:
Juhi Mehta, PGDM171913661