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Award for Export Excellence: Highest Growth in Exports

Other Awards Received by GEM
  • The Gold Medal Award by Transworld Fair
  • Udyog Ratan Award for Best Performance
  • The Certificate of Export Excellence presented to us by the Engineering and Export Promotion Council, India.
Award for Export Excellance

Award given by president of India Shri APJ Abdul Kalam To Our Director Shri. Nishant Garg

With its Corporate Head Office in Calcutta, the group has authorized representations at Coonoor, Siliguri, Tinsukia and Jorhat in India and its overseas representations include Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dacca and Colombo. Since its inception, the GEM Group has expanded into various industries keeping in mind its strengths and constantly focusing on the mission and vision of the Gem Group.

GEM Group, the company established more than 30 years ago in a humble factory in Calcutta is a leading manufacturer and exporter of Tea Processing Machinery with the expertise to supply Customised processing equipment for all types of Tea production like CTC, Orthodox & Green Tea. Over the years, the group has launched many innovative products and value additions for the tea industry, as well as Customized Drying Solutions for the food and other value addition industries. Today its reputation and goodwill has taken the company to all Tea producing countries around the world.

GEM with its full fledged manufacturing facilities in India – at Kolkata the capital city of West Bengal, sales and service are facilitated through overseas offices in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Kericho – Kenya. A technical team of experienced engineers is deployed through these offices to ensure prompt deliveries and commissioning. In addition to these facilities, the company’s R & D unit and Pilot Laboratory along with the manufacturing facilities are consistently involved in product development and innovation.

GEM is a Government recognized export house, with a global market share in excess of 40%, commanding an enviable export market in Argentina , Peru, Mexico, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma, Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Brazil, Columbia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Philippines and Papua New Guinea etc . The local Indian companies like Tata Tea, Williamson Magor, Harrisons Malayalam Limited, Warren Tea, KDHP, Parry Agro and Goodricke Tea are our satisfied customers.


Brief History of Our Company


Gem company was set up by the present Chairman, Mr Ajay Kumar Garg.


Gem is the first organization in Eastern India to have manufacture the Vibro Screen Sorter for the tea industry.


The company mainly dealt in production of machinery, such as Rotorvane, Crush Tear Curl (CTC), Continuous Fermenting Machine (CFM), etc.


After Kilburn, we were the second company in India to manufacture the Vibratory Fluid Bed Dryer. We have our Driers today in more than 40+ countries globally and this is a flagship product of the organisation. Total number of Dryers installed so far exceed 600.


The first Indian made Vibratory Fluid Bed Drier was set up in South Africa, at Magwa Tea Factory.


Received Export Excellency Award


We established the first CTC tea production unit in Russia.


Gem set up the first 4 line CTC tea production unit in Malawi at Conforzi Plantations Limited.


We set up the first turnkey CTC project in Rwanda, at Karongi Tea Factory Ltd.


Gem was invited as a keynote speaker at the International Tea convention in Kigali in 2014.


Gem designs the first ever Apron Plate Band Dryer, supplied to a coconut processing plant in Indonesia.


After collaborative work and research with Tea Research Institutes in Assam, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Japan, we introduced the iconic Latitude Continuous Withering Machinery – Continuous Chemical Withering and Continuous Physical Withering machinery in the industry.


We design the largest Apron Plate Stainless Steel Band Dryer 2500 kgs/hr finished product, for Franklin Baker Company in the Philippines.


Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd installs and commissions the first ever Continuous Withering Machinery at Kapsara Tea Factory by Gem. This is a game-changer in the tea industry of Kenya.


Gem was called upon as a keynote speaker at the International Scientific Tea Symposium in Naivasha, Kenya.


Gem was once again invited as a keynote speaker at the International Tea conference in Nyeri, Kenya.


The single largest Continuous Chemical Withering CCW machine holding 35000 kgs of leaf is installed and commissioned at Elgon Tea Factory.


Gem was once again invited as a keynote speaker at the International Tea conference In Kampala, Uganda.


Gem commissions the iconic Stainless Steel Apron Plate type Continuous Chemical Withering CCW machine at Chepkumia Tea Factory, Kenya. This is yet another game-changer in the tea industry globally. Three CCWs here at this factory hold in excess of 80,000 kgs of green leaf / day.


Gem has invested in a new production plant in India spanning 5000 mtr. square of built-up area.


Gem commissions a 100,000 kgs production line and CCW and CPW at Itona Tea Factory, Mufindi Tea Company, Tanzania.


In the business world, we all want to create a legacy that is remembered for years to come. At Gem, I am proud to be part of an excellent team that strives on reaching this success and greatness. We, as a Team, work for a common goal to attain and establish market leadership, by bringing in products that meet real customer needs and to create an organizational culture based on trust, teamwork and innovation. We have faith in our mission, values, ethics and hard work to attain higher productivity, diversification and growth.


Shri. Ajay Kumar Garg

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