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  The Company begun its European operations at least 40 years before the Indian Government ushered in liberalization, and allowed setting up subsidiaries abroad. It began exporting bulk teas to Poland, then a Soviet bloc member, in 1978.

In the late '80s, Poland allowed setting up of 100% foreign-owned companies. the company responded by opening its Warsaw subsidiary. It also introduced small consumer packs under the "MK" brand name, and set up a warehouse for smooth off-the-self delivery.

As the export business began to thrive, Mr. Shah now concentrated his efforts on backward integration, by becoming a tea producer himself. In 1990, he acquired the Nangdala tea estate in the Dooars region, and started making good quality CTC teas.

In 1993, when Russia too allowed foreign-owned companies, the company flagged off their Moscow subsidiary, which sourced "MK" teas from India. Ten years later, when Russia imposed heavy duties on imported package teas, the company set up a wholly owned packing unit in St.Petersberg. The company introduced tea bags and premium teas.

Again in 1999, the company acquired the prestigious gardens of Koilamari Tea Estate from the esteemed Jokai group. However in 2001, it struck another deal, this time with M/s Williamson Magors and he took over the world renowned gardens of Gingia, Seajuli and Majhulighur.

These five estates together made over 4 million kgs of tea on an annual basis. For the next four years, the company concentrated all its efforts on the upliftment of his newly acquired properties, and spared no effort in increasing their profitability.

In between all this, in 2001, the company had started its Kazakh subsidiary, based in the capital, Astana. Then in may ‘2005 Mr. Shah acquired “Rossell Industries” from M/s Hindustan Levers, along with which came the seven prestigious tea estates of Panitola, Bokel, Nalani, Hattialli, Muttuck, Daisajan and Singlijan, all belonging to the erstwhile Jokai group.

With this M. K Shah Exports Limited has now become the proud owner of twelve premium quality tea gardens, producing on an average of over 11 million kgs of quality tea on an annual basis. In the export front, apart from the CIS, M. K Shah Exports Ltd today has full fledged export operations in the markets of Dubai, Iran and the EU.
 

 
     
 
News & Happenings  

 
 
  • Launch of the "MK" Metal Caddy line.

  • Capacity Expansion of St. Petersberg Plant, Russia.

  • Launch of New Brands.

  • Modernization Programe.

  • Acquisition of the Jokai Group.

 

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