Havmor ice cream- you really would want to keep having more and more!!

Started as a part-time venture in the form of an ice cream shop, Havmor was founded in 1944, by a young professional named Satish Chona in Karachi. Immediately post partition, Havmor moved to India and Settled in Ahmedabad. It began as a venture on a handcraft in Ahmedabad way back in 1951 and its first shop was set up in 1953. Havmore started with a clear vision of offering the finest and purest quality of products, promising customers more value for money and a taste to relish.
The late ’70s saw the second generation- Pradeep Chona( Chairman and Managing Director, Havmor Ice Cream Ltd)- joining the business started by his father, and building on the legacy through innovation, creativity and quality of products. He introduced the first state-of-the-art manufacturing technology in Naroda in 1990, improved hygiene standards and a corporate business environment at Havmor. By this time, Havmor had also established a name for itself in the restaurant and eatery business. It is credited with pioneering North Indian cuisine (Punjabi food) in Ahmedabad. An innovator with natural business instincts, Pradeep Chona has been instrumental in making Havmor one of India’s fastest growing ice cream brands. For the last four decades, he has been leading the company through changing times, tastes and trends. He has recently been awarded as most successful business personality at Gauravvanta Gujarati Awards 2016.
In 2005, his son Ankit Chona (Managing Director, Havmor Ice Cream Ltd), joined the family business and under his leadership, the company has witnessed the expansion of business in various Indian states. It is available through 30,000 + outlets across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Delhi and Telangana. Havmor has more than 160 products, which includes Premium Range, Signature Blockbuster, Turbo Cones, 98% Fat Free, 100% Sugar Free, Ice Cream Cakes and Pastries, Ice cream Sandwiches etc. , possibly the most extensive range in India. He is the driving force in expanding the Restaurant Division as well as popularizing the Company owned Ice cream and Fast Food Parlours- Hav Funn. Ankit began his career with Panera Bread, an American chain of bakery-café fast casual restaurants in United States of America and Canada before moving back to India. With his experience in North American market and expertise in food & beverage industry, he has implemented SAP ERP to streamline the business process and enhance operational efficiencies at Havmor.
To add another feather to the glorious cap proudly worn by the Chona family, it is pertinent to mention that Havmor Ice Cream has won the prestigious ‘Times Food Award’ continuously for 8 years and has also bagged ‘The Great India Ice Cream Contest’ award from DuPont for excellence, innovation and highest quality standards in ice cream.
The legacy brand from Gujarat, Havmor Ice Cream, India’s leading 100% pure milk ice cream brand that has delighted many with its delicious offerings since 1944, finally got out of its comfort zone and, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, announced its entry into Delhi and the National Capital Region. The brand will invest INR 100 crores over the next 26 months which included a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Faridabad and a production capacity of 1 lac litres of ice cream per day.
The INR 100 crores new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Faridabad aims to complete the first phase by December 2016. The facility will manage a complete range of pure ice creams using milk as the main ingredient and maintaining the highest quality standards.
Havmor’s strategic business focus and growth plan aims at exploring newer markets and strengthening its presence across India with an aggressive expansion plan which includes over 100 ice cream parlours and 10,000 retail outlets. Havmor continues to provide 100% pure milk ice creams for over the last 40 years, while the Indian Industry has moved towards frozen desserts, a substitute made out of vegetable oils. Havmor’s diverse range of products includes first of its kind flavors like saffron pine nuts, paan, whisky and a Chotta Bheem range targeting all segments of consumers from kids to adults.
Havmor Ice Cream is available in various packs and price range starting at INR 10 to 350.
Team FBAI got to taste a couple of these ice creams, and yes they are creamy, smooth, and full of flavour, a soon to become favourite ice cream brand.!!