Shakuntalam Impex: Ensuring Customized Blends of Essential Oils All Over the World

An exotic market with keen customers within the country as well as from abroad, the exclusive essential oil market of India is grabbing a lot of attention nowadays. A thriving sector yet to flourish to its fullest, the Indian essential oils market has been dominating the globe with its impeccable and premium quality products. Shakuntalam Impex has not only continued to grow in the domestic Indian market but has become one of the finest suppliers of peppermint and spearmint oils on the world stage.

Currently considered as one of the handfuls of companies that have survived the ups and downs of the mint industry, Shakuntalam Impex (formerly DEEKAY EXPORTS) traces its origins to 1982 when Late Mr. D.K. Agarwal moved to the small town of Budaun in UP, India. Functioning with a mission to achieve complete customer satisfaction with dignity, Shakuntalam Impex is ensuring the highest ethical and environmental standards by primarily focusing on supplying raw and customized blends of peppermint and spearmint oils to mint oil users all over the world.

While building its business, the Company has earned a reputation across international boundaries for transparency, ethical business practices, quality and world-class service. "Our Key aspects are Strategic Planning, R&D along with the help of a professional team, transparency in working with all our clients and constant focus on quality. We mainly deal with mint oils and we specialize in Peppermint oil (Indian Piperita Oil) and Spearmint Oil (Indian Spearmint Oil) along with a range of other mint oils which we can customize according to the customer needs.

We provide one-stop solution to the customer, in terms of sourcing natural product till the customization of the product by extremely emphasizing on quality control which includes testing for allergens, contaminants, synthetics, agricultural residues and metals. We directly source the material from the farmers for 100 percent natural products and having the in-house lab we perform various tests to check the adulteration. Our facility follows all the norms of food safety and is audited by a third party
­Intertek and Certified (FSSC22000). We have an in-house testing lab having various testing machines which are highly advanced and can detect up to ppm level (Parts per million)," says R. K. Agarwal, CEO, Shakuntalam Impex.

R. K. Agarwal,CEO

To service its most discerning customer base, the Company maintains a state-of-art facility to source, test, blend and package products before dispatch. The heart of the facility is the unmatched quality control (QC) laboratory which is equipped with 2 Gas Chromatographs (GCs), 1 Agilent GCMS, 1 Restek (chiral) column equipped GC and numerous other analytical test equipment. On the production side, the facility maintains 10 SS batch tanks ranging from 8 drums to 100 drums to service customers of all sizes. To keep up with the changing regulatory landscape, the company has remained at the forefront of the required certifications starting from Kosher certificate in 2009 to Halal, ISO9001:2015 to GFSI (FSSC22000) certification in 2019 and CSR platform like SEDEX under process.

The heart of the facility is the unmatched quality control (QC) laboratory which is equipped with 2 Gas Chromatographs (GCs), 1 Agilent GCMS, 1 Restek (chiral) column equipped GC and numerous other analytical test equipment

Awarded 1st Prize in State Export Award by Export Promotion Bureau, Uttar Pradesh for the year 2016-17, Shakuntalam Impex continues to take steps to make its home base (Budaun, UP) a sustainable source of mint oils. Citing his future endeavors of the company R. K. Agarwal exclaims, "We are always looking to expand our product portfolio and have recently added the capability to add value to crude mint oils by re-distillation. This value addition not only improves gross margins but also creates value for our customers. The current plan is to stabilize the top line irrespective of the cost of goods. After stabilizing the company's top line and re-distillation capacity, we intend to embark on a high growth journey and expect to double revenues in 10 years."