The erstwhile “The Vegetable Vitamin Foods Company Pvt. Ltd.,” now known as VVF ltd. was founded in 1939 by Godrej Pallonji Joshi in Bombay, India. During the early years, VVF manufactured Vegetable Ghee, commonly known as ‘Vanaspati’. He soon established VVF as one of the earliest domestic manufacturers of Vanaspati.
VVF has since come a long way. From being a small industry, it has grown into a national and global leader in the Chemicals and Personal Care product segments. Today VVF has three main business verticals, Contract Manufacturing, Consumer Products and Oleochemicals.
VVF is truly an international organization with Indian roots. Head quartered in Mumbai, India, VVF has over 15 operating centres spread across 3 continents, Asia, North America and Europe.
Steering the company to new heights is the technocrat Chairman and Managing Director Mr. Rustom Godrej Joshi (son of Godrej Pallonji Joshi) and a highly talented senior management team, who are constantly infusing new ideas and creating new benchmarks. The 4000 crore company has aggressive growth plans to cross the billion dollar mark by 2016.
VVF is the world’s largest contract manufacturer of bar soaps, with a production capacity of approximately 300,000 metric tonnes annually (approximately 7000 soaps per minute!), in manufacturing plants spread across three continents. The flexibility VVF offers in terms of products and packaging options, and the quality and type of service make them a partner of choice of some of the world’s leading organizations including MNC’s, private labels and hotels across the world.
Some of the products manufactured by VVF include bar soaps, shampoos, conditioners, anti- perspirant and deodorant sticks, hand sanitizers, face washes, skin moisturizers and massage oils, creams and lotions, mouthwashes, after shave products, liquid soaps, shower gels, sun protection products, talcum powder, hair dyes and OTC products including cough syrup and other antiseptic hygiene products.
In addition, VVF has a consumer products division created and developed by their in house R&D. This segment contains a range of personal care products in the body and hair care categories. JO, DOY & Bactersheild are some of VVF’s home brands.
With over 40 years of experience and expertise in the field of oleochemicals and a manufacturing capacity of approximately 500,000 metric tonnes per annum of Fatty Alcohol, Fatty Acid and Glycerine, VVF stands as the largest manufacturer of oleochemicals in India and a significant player on the world stage.
VVF commenced its chemical operations in 1971, and today our main products are speciality fatty acids, alcohols and glycerine. VVF has a wide distribution and logistics network with bulk storage facilities situated in Europe and North America, enabling VVF to retain their competitive edge while continuously meeting customer requirements.
Since 2004, CHEMIXIL has consistently recognized VVF as India’s outstanding exporter of oleochemicals, and VVF is committed to maintaining their standards and high quality and excellence.
From personal and home care products, pharmaceutical preparations, textiles, lubricants and polymers, to diverse industries such as automotive, oil exploration and aviation, VVF proudly caters to over 1000 satisfied customers across the globe.