Amul began the dairy cooperative movement in India and formed an apex cooperative organization, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), which today is jointly owned by some 2.2 million milk producers in Gujarat, India. Amul was formally registered on December 14, 1946. The brand name Amul, sourced from the Sanskrit word Amoolya, means priceless. It was suggested by a quality control expert in Anand. Some cite the origin as an acronym to (Anand Milk Union Limited).The Amul revolution was started as awareness among the farmers. It grew and matured into a protest movement that was channeled towards economic prosperity.
Amul is a dairy cooperative movement in India. It is a brand name managed by an apex cooperative organization, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), which today is jointly owned by some 2.41 million milk producers in Gujarat, India. It is based in Anand town of Gujarat and has been a sterling example of a co-operative organization's success in the long term. The Amul Pattern has established itself as a uniquely appropriate model for rural development. Amul has spurred the White Revolution of India, which has made India one of the largest milk producers in the world. It is also the world's biggest vegetarian cheese brand. Success of Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Limited and setting up of District Co-operative Milk Producers' Unions needed a state-level organization for entire Gujarat. That leads to creation of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF).
RANGE OF PRODUCTS:-
Amul's product range includes milk powders, milk, butter, ghee, cheese, chocolate, ice cream, cream, shrikhand, paneer, gulab jamuns, basundi, Nutramul brand and others. . Amul Butter, Amul Milk Powder, Amul Ghee, Amulspray, Amul Cheese, Amul Chocolates, Amul Shrikhand, Amul Ice cream, Nutramul, Amul Milk and Amulya In January 2006, Amul plans to launch India's first sports drink Stamina, which will be competing with Coca Cola's Powerade and PepsiCo's Gatorade.
COMPETITION AND EXPORT:-
In January 2006, Amul plans to launch India's first sports drink Stamina, which will be competing with Coca Cola's Powerade and PepsiCo's Gatorade Amul is the largest food brand in India with an annual turnover of US $868 million (2005-06). Currently Amul has 2.41 million producer members with milk collection average of 5.08 million litres/day. Besides India, Amul has entered overseas markets such as Mauritius, UAE, USA, Bangladesh, Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and a few South African countries. Its bid to enter Japanese market in 1994 had not succeeded, but now it has fresh plans of flooding the Japanese markets. Other potential markets being considered include Sri Lanka.
EXTRA ORDINARY STORY OF AMUL
Every day Amul collects 447,000 litres of milk from 2.12 million farmers (many illiterate), converts the milk into branded, packaged products, and delivers goods worth Rs 6 crore (Rs 60 million) to over 500,000 retail outlets across the country. Its supply chain is easily one of the most complicated in the world. If we are visit to any Amul or Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) office a photograph of Mahatma Gandhi will be missing but we can certainly see one particular photograph showing a long line of Gujarati women waiting patiently for a union truck to come and collect the milk they have brought in shining brass matkas. This makes the farmers or the member of the organization of the organization how to prevent the milk from souring. Hence, Amul takes various initiatives to make the farmer or the producer understand how to provide service to the consumers with the only resource available with them i.e. milk a perishable one. The prominent display of picture states the message” NEVER FORGET YOUR CUSTOMER. IF YOU DON’T SUCCESS IS CERTAIN” At the time Amul was formed, consumers had limited...