Mr. K Shyam Prasad is the founding member of Vidya Herbs Pvt Ltd. He is a first generation entrepreneur, who made a humble beginning, starting his career as a chemist in a pharmaceutical company in 1990 and then, quit his job after 5 years to get into the field of Natural Chemistry.
Mr. Prasad did his Masters in Natural Product Chemistry and wanted to apply the knowledge into business, thus began his journey of establishing a trading firm for the buying and selling of botanical extracts. It was in the year 2001, that Mr. Prasad eventually ventured into manufacturing by setting up Vidya Herbs. He started a small manufacturing facility on a 10,000sft land with a shed. With constant growth, today Vidya Herbs Pvt Ltd has become a reputed herbal extraction company in India employing over 300 people. Under Mr. Prasad’s leadership, Vidya Herbs has expanded its presence to advanced markets like the USA and Japan propelling Vidya Herbs into the big leagues.
Vidya Herbs identifies itself as an organization that consistently delivers research-based natural products to improve the quality of life and standards of living in respect to health. Because we constantly supply to healthcare and food industries, our mission is to provide premium quality ingredients and maintain high levels of commitment and service to our customers. We take pride in our products. We believe that nature has presented us with a multitude of phenomenal ingredients that are essential to health and well-being. At Vidya Herbs, we provide nature’s best to benefit healthy living to reach its fullest potential and continue to create exciting new products to enhance our customers’ product lines with innovative ingredient solutions.
Vidya Herbs has a well-equipped R & D and Quality Control team to ensure that they provide quality products to the customers. The company’s experienced Research and Development team constantly provides Vidya with innovative solutions and support for today’s health and nutrition related markets. Vidya Herbs ensures that its research, production methods and products go hand-in-hand with current trends. Using Supercritical CO2 and Conventional extraction processing, Vidya is able to manufacture and supply a wide range of products to different markets and industries. With the company’s large production capabilities, 3 extraction facilities, custom manufacturing and offices around the world, Vidya Herbs provides quick and reliable services that meets customer’s expectations and demands.
A highly-experienced quality control team constantly monitors the procedures at every step of production to guarantee quality for the final product. The company has grown to become one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of natural products. This transformation was driven by Prasad’s focus on quality, organic growth, and geographic expansion.
Today the company has three manufacturing units in Bangalore, India, spread over 200,000sft of land area having its own Supercritical Extraction Facility, solvent extraction facilities with well-equipped state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities backed by a very strong quality control team. The company has fully equipped Quality Control labs with the latest instrumentations such as HPLC, GC MS (MS), LC MS, FTIR and all the other instrumentation. Vidya Herbs also has a dedicated Spice extraction facility and Carotenoid extraction facility in Pondicherry.
Based on Mr. Prasad’s focus and ideology to provide customers with quality products backed by scientific research, Vidya Herbs has recently started its new R & D Centre for excellence with a vision to provide research-based products with scientific evaluation and safety studies. The Research and Development facility has a built up area of 36,000sq ft in a two acre campus with successful installations of latest state-of-the-art Research and Development equipments. The scientist team comprises of Ph.D.’s, Post graduates in chemistry, pharmacology, biochemistry, and food technology. The team works continuously on scientific evaluation, safety studies, animal studies for efficacy, applied food innovation.
Vidya Herbs marketing offices are located in the USA, Japan, Europe, a JV company in Korea, and an overseas manufacturing facility in Japan, with a full extraction line with full-fledged quality control laboratories. Vidya Herbs is the recipient of Business Today India’s Best SME Award 2014 for Vidya Herbs in Overall category and also a winner in the Agriculture category. He started Vidya Herbs more than a decade ago, building the business step-by-step, keeping in view of ‘Quality first’ to produce herbal extracts and value added products.
As a responsible company, our enterprise also works on social responsibility programs in rural areas of India, providing drinking water in villages, schools and more.