The Western India Cashew Company is a third-generation cashew-nut processing business. We are the legacy of the Dhanalaxmi Vilas Cashew Company founded in 1932.

We, as India's leading exporter of value-added nuts and nut products cater to consumers around the world with tasty and healthy products including cashew nuts, almonds, and apricot kernels. 

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Our ambition is to contribute to building a healthy lifestyle by creating and providing convenient, tasty, healthy and affordable nut based foods.

Driven by Values 

Accountability

We hold ourselves responsible for results 

 We empower people with trust 

We will deliver. On time, every time.

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Customer Focus

Our business is built around the customer 

We will exceed customer expectations and be the preferred supplier for our partners

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Quality & Excellence

We will achieve the highest applicable quality for all our products 
We strive for excellence, in all that we do 

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Entrepreneurship

We always pursue opportunities and take risks 
We will continually innovate on products and processes 
We continuously raise the bar 

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Respect

We always treat people with respect 
We nurture a fair and non-threatening environment 
We engage with compassion, empathy and humility 

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Pride

We are proud of our organisation, our team and our products 
We celebrate success 
We are a positive organisation that looks to the future with optimism 

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Philosophy

Customers

Customer centricity at our core.

Employees

Building the future leaders of tomorrow.

Operations

Focus towards operational excellence.

Financial

Maximising stakeholder value.

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Ethical Practices

At Wester India Cashews, our approach is to work closely with our customers designing customised agenda to achieve the highest quality and satisfaction. We stand behind a commitment made to exceed customer expectations in providing world class products and services. We are committed to 

  • Working with dedication and innovation, we total focus on our customers 

  • Integrity, honesty and sincerity by following ethical and moral standards 

  • Promoting a work culture that provides individual growth, team spirit and creativity to overcome challenges and attain goals 

  • Achieving growth along with our customers, employees  and suppliers

Social Compliance

Social compliance policy designed keeping in mind national, regional and cultural nuances 

Environmental Compliance

Conduct business compliant to laws and regulations

Employee

Freedom of association, competitive remuneration, safe working conditions, no discrimination or child labour 

Sustainability

Minimise waste, conserve water and energy 

Consumer

Single minded approach to ensuring consumer delight

Team

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Mr. Harikrishnan R Nair

President

Mr. Hari Krishnan Nair, President, Western India Cashew Company (WIC), has been instrumental in not only consolidating the group activities, but also taking the group to the next higher levels. Such exponential growth has been accomplished through his Visionary Business acumen and the respect that he commands within the business fraternity. 

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Mr. Vinod Kumar R

Director

Mr. Vinod Kumar R is working as Western India Cashews Director as well as he is acting as a Chief Operating Officer of the group. He has a very rich experience in this domain with in-depth knowledge on operational strategies & managing risks, assessing business strategies, maintaining operational quality controls & costs etc.

 
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Mrs. Lakshmi Harikrishnan

Vice President-Quality Controls,Food Safety, R&D

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Mr. Vijay Balakrishnan

Head of Finance & Information Technology

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Mr. Anesh D Nair

Head of Human Resources & Administration

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Mr. Siva Swami Ragahavan

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain

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Mr. Vinod K.N

Head of Operations /Process Engineering & Projects

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Mr. Sreejith Pillai

Manager – Sales & Marketing

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Mr. Vinod Kumar NV

General Manager-Purchases