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Godrej records triple-digit growth, targets doubling market share
Thursday, 23 June, 2022, 15 : 00 PM [IST]
Our Bureau, Bengaluru
Godrej Appliances, business unit of Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, has recorded over 100% volume growth for deep freezers this summer season in comparison to pre-pandemic summer of 2019.

This growth, according to the company, was led by rising temperatures in the summer season that brought about an incremental demand and consumption of ice creams across India. Moreover, ready-to-cook and frozen foods are gaining popularity and acceptance among the working professionals and millennial generation, especially with a boom in the variety of frozen foods being offered to consumers today.

India's commercial refrigeration market is sized at approximately 1 million units with 10% -12% CAGR in the last 5 years. This year, the industry grew by 15% over the previous year, and the expected CAGR over the next 5 years is also around 15%. Godrej Appliances is ready to cater to this increased demand and has witnessed robust growth across India, stated the company.

Kamal Nandi, business head and executive vice president – Godrej Appliances, part of Godrej & Boyce, said, “We witnessed high growth this year for deep freezer category which accounts for around 5% of our overall business. We are currently at 10% market share for this product category. In next two years, we plan to invest over Rs 25 crore towards adding new models and expanding production capacity. This will help us to grow our market share to 15% by FY 23—24, and achieve our goal of doubling market share to 20% in the next 5 years in deep freezers.

Rajinder Koul, product group head – Godrej Appliances, said, “There was a pent-up demand this summer after the pandemic-induced lockdown in the last two summers. Consumers showcased more confidence to venture out of their homes. With hotels and restaurants doing well, consumers wanting to indulge in a variety of frozen foods and ice cream, especially given the strong heat wave, deep freezers witnessed strong demand.”

Godrej was the first in India to introduce deep freezers with 4 star & 3 star certified BEE energy rating.  It also uses the world's most eco-friendly R-290 refrigerant making it highly energy-efficient and environment friendly. The brand is known for its cooling expertise across categories. It pioneered D-cool technology in its deep freezers which maximises refrigeration efficiency without consuming extra energy. It also introduced the 5 side Penta cool technology, an advancement over the regular 4-side cooling, and its high PUF thickness of 70-85mm delivers maximum cooling retention, All these technological advancements enable upto 44% faster temperature pull-down time*, up to Rs 10,000 power savings annually and cooling retention of up to 200 hours basis internal tests.
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