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About Nezone

The genesis of Nezone lies in 1955, barely eight years after the Independence of India. The first rice mill was set up in the small town of Thelamara in Assam by the Bader Family. Since then the family have focused their capital and effort in the North East zone and done their best in bringing capital into the underdeveloped area that is the North East region in India. Nezone has become one of the leading players in the FMCG industry in the north-east region of India, covering Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, West Bengal and Bihar. We also have a presence overseas in Bhutan. Having consolidated our presence in the North East, the Nezone group is scouting for further geographies of growth.

Nezone Foods, a flour mill was set up in Tezpur and started production of Atta, Flour, and Suji with a capacity of 70 tonnes per day. An offshoot of that, Nezone Biscuits was started in 1996 and they manufacture and distribute food products like Wheat Flour, Atta, Suji, and 51 varieties of biscuits like Sweet Biscuits, Crackers, Marie, Cream, Digestives and Health Biscuits along with Rusk etc. We are proud to say that each biscuit produced by us goes through our stringent quality test and is done with the help of latest machines. Nezone have three established power brands, namely, “Nezone”, and “Suntop”.

The latest venture, Nezone Snacks was started in 2017. Its prime focus is to manufacture and distribute Non-Traditional, Ready to Eat snacks (baked and fried) and Ready to Eat Popcorn. Other products manufactured by Nezone Snacks include Chocolate rings, tomato rings, Multi-grain chips and others.

Our products are distributed through 200+ distributors who further service more than 1,00,000 retail outlets in the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, West Bengal, Bihar and with an overseas presence in Bhutan.

Meet the Management Team

Avni Bader - Managing Director

Avni Bader went to Mayo College, a prestigious boarding school in India, and from there to Darrang College, Tezpur. For his post-graduation, Avni went to Switzerland where he got a post-graduate degree from the Swiss Milling School in St. Gallen. After his focused study towards baking, he gained experience with M/s Muhlenbau Industries, a German firm specializing in Flour Milling, Machinery Flour Mill Machineries & Accessories. When the family felt he was well-nuanced in Flour Milling, he was brought into the firm in 1990.  With 28 years of experience, he has been responsible for growing the firm’s solid foundations into a veritable powerhouse in the North East. He started off by co-founding Nezone Biscuits Pvt. Ltd., then went on to co-found Nezone Snacks and Nezone Industries. His stellar role in building the organization has been recognized by both his business competitors and the government. He has been awarded with the Industrialist of the Year (Assam) by NE TV and Suman Patra (the highest tax payer in the North East) by the Income Tax Department.

Avni Bader has also successfully completed his 3 year MBA (Part-Time for Owners, Presidents, Management) at Harvard Business School. He also serves as the youngest member of the Indian Biscuit Manufacturers’ Association. Mr. Avni Bader also serves as a director of other companies in the family business like ArihantSolvex Pvt. Ltd., SM Herbals Pvt. Ltd. and North East Infratech Pvt. Ltd. He has also been active at sports, playing Tennis and Basketball at the National Level, with the affinity for sports giving him single minded focus (tennis) while also teaching him the value of teamwork (basketball). He is currently involved in mentoring his 21 year old son, Samyak Bader to join the business once his formal education is over.

Prakash Chand Bader - Director

Mr. Prakash Chand Bader is like the bellwether for Bader Industries – always having an unerring eye for the future as well as needing to be socially productive for the community. Mr. Bader completed his graduation in the year 1965 from Darrang College, Tezpur and then did his MBA from the renowned IIM, Calcutta in 1967. He graduated with roll of honours from IIM and then entered into business and managed rice and flour mills for four years. When he was searching for a greater meaning to his life, the talk in India at that time was of providing Roti, Kapdaa and Makaan (Bread, Clothes and Housing). He was very influenced by those words and he vowed to do something, however marginal, to the region he was based in to alleviate the scarcity of these three commodities. That was the whole genesis of entering into the flour mill business with his younger brother – for Roti.  Nezone Foods Private Limited was set up in 1985, which later went on to produce Nezone Biscuits, Nezone Bakers , Nezone Industries, and Nezone Snacks.He also went on to found other businesses, namely  M/s Sonitpur Solvex Ltd and M/s Nebisco Industries Pvt Ltd. He is the elder statesman, not just of the family owned businesses, but of the entire North East Region of India.    Mr. Bader also serves as a director of other companies in the family business like, Sonitpur Solvex Pvt. Ltd. and Silvercrest Clothing Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. K.G. Tibrewala - Director

Mr. Mantu Hazra - CEO

Mr. Hazra holds a Mechanical Engineering degree (Gold Medalist) with a specialization in Design and Engineering from R.E. College Durgapur (NIT). He also holds a P.G. Diploma in Industrial Relations and personnel Management. He has vast experience of more than 20 years in several departments like administration, operations management, supply chain management in the FMCG industry. Mr. Hazra has been associated with companies like Hindustan Unilever, merisant India and Britannia Industries Ltd. 

His talent, hard work, experience and management skills have helped in making operations smoother for both, biscuits and snacks in both the manufacturing units, under his leadership, nezone has been able to venture into new markets and penetrate further into the existing markets and are looking to further increase growth.

Skills Company

300

Number of Distributors

75

Daily Production (Biscuits)

25

Total Production (Snacks)

700

Total Employees

Contacts

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Mission Charali, P.O. Ketekibari Tezpur – 784154, Assam

03712-255861

info@nezone.com

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