Farm Suzanne Private Limited
business of shrimp exports
Farm Suzanne was started in the year 1984 as an offshoot of a seafood company. Our parent company enjoyed the status of being a pioneer in south India in the business of shrimp exports. A niche market was opening up in the processed food category and this was the market the new company sought to address. We have now grown into a private limited company that has a variety of institutions & retail consumers as loyal customers. The company today, has a 12000 sq ft factory on the outskirts of Chennai. Here, a comprehensive range of meat & processed food products is produced under strict hygiene & sanitation standards.
From a start with selling products solely through our own retail outlets, today we supply our products to a host of supermarket chains and through reliable cold chains and a well-networked distribution system, we get our products to customers across the country & beyond. Our philosophy of customizing products & portions to suit individual customers has helped us emerge as a popular choice for a range of institutions that include the best hotels, restaurants, catering companies, defence canteens, pizza chains, ship’s chandlers, bakeries, etc.
We are a preferred partner for a few Indian & Multi National Companies to act as their commissaries. We provide end-to-end solutions - right from sourcing to menu perfection to customizing portions - to name just a few of our value added services. Constant development and interaction with our clients has helped us develop products and services to suit the changing life styles and food habits of the modern consumer.
Every successful company boasts of an individual or a few people who propel the company forward.
Farm Suzanne is no exception.
Mr. Kurien B.COM, F.C.A started his career as a practicing Chartered Accountant, with VARMA & VARMA Chartered Accountants, Cochin. In 1954, he was deputed to set up a branch in Madras.
He retired from the firm in the year 1971 to establish his own business. He ventured into the field of seafood exports with Southern Sea Foods & into property development with Southern Investments. He until date continues to contribute as the Chairman of the companies. He has made forays into other areas like Printing, Engineering etc.
He has served as a director with Bharat Overseas Bank for a period of three years. He was nominated as a Director of EXPORT CREDIT & GUARANTEE CORPORATION and a member of the MARINE PRODUCTS EXPORT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. He was the Head of a trade delegation on behalf of THE FEDERATION OF INDIAN EXPORTERS ORGANISATION.
The motto that has carried him & the company forward is - a direct interaction with & commitment to customer is the best policy.
Mrs. Mary Rodrigues is one of the heirs of a first generation entrepreneur, Mr. Kurien. She is a graduate in arts from Madras University, with a Certificate in Management from the University of California.
She has over 18 years of experience in the food processing industry. Product development is her forte. Sausages, salami, and toppings for pizza, which suit the Indian palate, are some of her recent developments.
Her good public relations skills and marketing acumen have helped chart the growth of the company. Her understanding of other people’s capabilities and an unstated subtle demand for perfection has endeared her to staff and clients alike.
She constantly travels the globe in search of new products and technologies. Her keen eye for detail helps translate these to reality in India.