NAND PERSAUD & COMPANY LIMITED
NAND PERSAUD & COMPANY LIMITED, millers and suppliers of white and parboiled rice to local and overseas markets began its operations 23 years ago with a one-ton per hour mill located at No. 36 Village, Corentyne, under the bottom house of the late Founder Mr. Nand Persaud who envisioned the need for a milling facility that would cater for rice farmers across East Berbice.
The first mill was established and by March 1992, the Company, Nand Persaud and Sons was established together with a spares parts centre to cater for the needs of the agriculture sector. This centre provided hard to get heavy duty spares for almost all agriculture machinery and equipment.
Today the Nand Persaud and Company Rice Milling Complex, located alongside the public road at No 36 Village, is one of the most commanding landmark along the entire Corentyne Public Road. It boasts an ever evolving state of the art operation that incorporates the latest technology, ensuring consistency in the high quality of the product milled.
The growth of Nand Persaud & Company Limited over the last 25 years has been exponential. From its humble 1-tonne capacity, the Company is now capable of producing up to 157 tonnes of parboiled rice per day with white rice production at 10 tonnes per hour.
Nand Persaud and Company Ltd is the home of Karibee Brand of white and parboiled rice. These well-loved and fast cooking products have taken the local, regional and international markets by storm. It is the preferred brand of rice for almost every household in Guyana today. It is available at all supermarkets countrywide. Karibee is also exported to markets throughout the Caribbean and further to markets in North America and Europe.
In March 2013, the Company acquired majority share in the rice milling facility at Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder and in a joint undertaking with the former owner of the mill, a new entity was launched trading under the name Amazonia Rice Investments Inc.
The Company currently has a staff compliment of 150 persons on average. Staff development through specialized training in specific areas has been an integral part of the Company’s operations.
The Company has also diversified into other major investments such as Nand Persaud International Communications Inc (NPIC). This Call Centre was established in 2002 at Tain Port Mourant and at Diamond on the East Bank of Demerara. It offers employment to approximately 500 persons. These Call Centres offer BPO and Telemarketing Services to clients from around the world.
In just 13 years, NPIC Call Centres have become major players in the IT market, providing an efficient service that has proven to be on par with other call centres in the developed world, winning several prestigious international service awards.
The Company has also created vital linkages by establishing the NPG Bag Factory and Seed Processing Plant at Wellington Park, Corentyne; the Nand Persaud Trucking Services; Supplying a wide range of quality fertilizers at affordable prices; establishing the Nand Persaud Spare Parts Centre and the Nand Persaud Auto dealership which specializes in the importation of combines, tractors, trucks, pick-ups and cars.