In the 1920s, Edward Keventer, a Danish dairy entrepreneur, decides to establish dairy manufacturing units in India. Within a decade he has set up-eponymous plants in Delhi, Aligarh, Calcutta and Darjeeling. By the 1940s Edward Keventer emerges as one of the prominent dairy manufacturers in India.
After Independence the dairy acquires Indian ownership, when Ram Krishna Dalmia buys the Keventer dairy project located in Sardar Patel Marg from Edward Keventer’s son, Werner. Thereafter, the company is known by the name Edward Keventer [Successors] Pvt. Ltd.
R K Dalmia continually upgrades the facilities, focuses on modernization and adds products. The latest milk bottling machinery manufactured in England called UDECK is added.
To ensure freshness and purity a pasteurizer made by a Swedish company, ALFA LAVAL is acquired, a reputed brand even today in milk pasteurization.
To increase the company’s milk varieties a cream separator made in Westphalia, Germany is purchased. With this we produce toned milk, skimmed milk, full cream milk, etc. With separated cream, we are also able to produce butter, therefore a butter churner SILKEBORG was imported from Denmark. Butter and ghee later became popular products.The final addition to the Keventers plant was NEDOU, the milk powder atomizer that enabled the conversion of milk into condensed milk powder. At that time these acquisitions enabled Keventers to develop into a leading manufacturer of dairy products.