Yakult Danone India Pvt Ltd., Sonipat, Haryana

17th May, 2023

Industry visit to Yakult, Sonipat for students of Pharmacy Programme on 17th May, 2023 has been organized by Training and Placement cell, Lloyd Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. 52 students along with faculty members visited Yakult Plant.

The objective of the visit was to provide practical exposure to the students about the industry and to enhance the academia-industry interface. The students along with the respective faculty members were welcome by Industry staff of Yakult. Yakult has received ISO 9001: 2008, HACCP and OHSAS accreditation for manufacturing a safe and quality product for its consumers. Yakult is manufactured at an ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007 and HACCP certified factory in Sonipat, Haryana in North India. The factory is spread over 8 acres and out of this more than 30% area is the green belt area. Our total factory is designed as per international standards and special care was taken while designing to maintain the highest level of hygiene standards and deliver the best quality product to its consumers. The process of making Yakult is completely automated and there is no human touch at any point of time.

The students were welcomed by Ms. Swati Yadav, BD Manager. Thereafter they were given a brief presentation on the establishment of Yakult and its production strategies. They were informed that Yakult Danone India is a joint venture between Japanese & French industry. The capacity of the plant is 10 lakhs bottles (units) per day and the milk produced is of excellent quality containing billions of useful bacteria which are essential for proper functioning of digestive system. The visit was conducted in two phases. An introductory presentation on Yakult by Plant operations executive.

The visit was a fruitful experience for the students as they learned the processing stages and the latest technology in producing processed products. It also provided them an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the industry environment. All the queries resulting in the minds of the students were resolved well by the guide. Students participated with enough zeal to make the visit interactive & gained maximum knowledge during the visit. The students were given cookies and a bottle of Yakult (65 ml). The session ended by a group photo of all the section. Thus, the visit was very informative, knowledgeable, educational and enriching.