Khoday India was incorporated in 1965 under the Companies Act, 1956 as a private limited company. The Khoday group company and manufactures whisky under the mark “Peter Scot” since May, 1968.
1906 was only the beginning and the beginning was silk from the Khoday group. The manufacture of this soft fine yarn and fabric was established by Shri Khoday Eshwarsa long ago in 1906, long before India could take her place among the Industrialized countries of the world. His sons Shri Khoday Venkusa, Shri Khoday Lakshmansa and Shri Khoday Krishnasa, inherited not just his business but their father’s dynamism as well, and The House of Khodays began an exciting and inspiring journey that has made it now, one of the leading business houses in India.
Today, the name of Khodays is associated with vision, dynamism and constant, tireless endeavour. It is a name borne proudly by a wide range of products from liquor to engineering, stationery to diamonds, tissue culture, construction and computer software. Khoday India is presently engaged in distilling and blending of whisky, rum and brandy. It is a name that also brings to mind a quality of philanthropy that extends itself without fanfare into education and social welfare.
The company is engaged in the production of brandy, whisky, malt whisky, white rum and XXX rum.
The company’s products have their reach in the overseas markets, too, AdiAdi”, brewed by Khodays, has been developed exclusively for the UK market by two venture capitalists from Kerala and Bangalore who have made their money in the telecom sector.
Kerala-born engineering graduate John Eipe and his Bangalore-based business partner, Pradip Kumar, will now focus their energies on beer business by importing two container loads every month. On Sunday their brew was the star attraction at an Indian fashion and business launch at London’s Cafe Royal where eager visitors jostled each other for a taste. “AdiAdi” is now only truly Indian-made beer available to customers in the UK and, judging by queues of customers lining up for a free sip, it is likely to be an outstanding success.
The House of Khodays is a multi-service, business group that employs over 6000 people engaged in activities that include distilling, brewing, malt sting, bottle manufacturing, transportation, engineering, construction, hotelier, tours and travels, exports, agricultural products, chemicals, paper manufacture, diamonds and jewellery crafting, computer software, tissue culture, financial services, and pharmaceuticals. Wide ranging activities all marked with the khoday symbol of crowning quality.
Different group companies:
Khoday Engineering -The construction division is self-contained with its own team of architects and engineers and its own machinery and equipment, all set to make its mark along the skyline.The engineering division, transforming concept into reality, is a rapidly growing venture with a 2000 member workforce trained to design and set up manufacturing plants and equipment. The group’s expertise ranges from establishing breweries and distilleries to dairies, hotels and food processing industries.
Ram Mohan Travels -Ram Mohan has since 1929 been renowned for its excellent services in show-casing India to every Indian and overseas traveller. Every customer is extra special. They ensure that your travel or holiday is a pleasant experience, filled with nothing but wonderful memories.
Palm Grove Nursery- Palm Grove Nursery, a part of 'Khoday group', has a commercial tissue culture laboratory with a production capacity of about 30 million plants per annum which includes Ornamental, Horticulture Crops & Tree Species.
'Palm Grove Nursery' has employed highly qualified technical staff experienced in the field of plant Biotechnology. The company was established in the year 1995, to produce tissue culture plants for export markets like Europe, USA, Asia Pacific, Latin American Countries and Africa. Palm Grove Nursery' is an 'ISO 9002' certified company by DNV, Rotterdam in the year 2000 and then recently obtained 'ISO 9001 -2000' certified by NQA U K in November 2003.
L K Power- The Khodays Group's power major is involved setting up of a gas terminal, a regasification plant, setting up pipeline facilities and a power project based in Gokarn in north coastal Karnataka. The project was cleared by the state government and the total estimated cost of the project is currently Rs 3,140 crore.
Khodaya Silks -Khodays International Limited (Silk Division) is one of the diversified divisions from the House of Khodays a well known and reputed industrial group with nearly a century long existence encompassing various diversified industries. The group enjoys an icon-like position in the industrial field with its group assets having a market value of over $500 millions.
The Supreme Court in February 2009 has dismissed a petition filed by the Scotch Whisky Association seeking a review of an earlier judgment that allowed the Khoday group to use word ‘Scot’ as part of the whisky brand. The apex court had last year allowed the Khoday group to use the word 'Scot' on its premium whisky brand Peter Scot.