Mr. V.G. Siddhartha: Entrepreneur
V.G. Siddhartha, 55, is the Chairman and Managing Director of Coffee Day. He holds a bachelors degree in arts from the University of Mysore.
Mr. Siddhartha has a long association with coffee, given the family’s interests in coffee plantations in southern India for more than 130 years, and he has an experience of approximately 22 years in the coffee business. He set up Coffee Day Global Limited in 1993 to export coffee beans and later forayed into coffee retailing in different formats in India. He also set up his own stock broking firm, Sivan & Co., at Bengaluru.
He was recognized as “The Entrepreneur of the Year” by Economic Times in September 2003. In 2014, he was awarded with ‘ET Retail Hall of Fame’ for his contribution to the growth in retail sector.
At Sical every aspect of logistics namely port handling, road and rail transport, warehousing, shipping etc. are combined as an integrated logistics solutions and tailored to meet individual client needs. This is aided by investments in infrastructure, equipments and handling facilities to provide Cargo handling efficiency.
Sical also offers custom made and cost effective solutions depending on specific needs enhancing flexibility, safety and reliability norms. Handling more than 25 million tons of bulk and over 0.5 million TEUS of container cargo annually. Sical is one of the few ‘Made in India’ organizations with a strong network having independent operations countrywide.
The success mantra is based on creating right process, investing in right infrastructure, recruiting and nourishing capability of employees, constant training and business ethics. The domain leadership is derived from the singular aspect of total in-house infrastructure enabling cost optimization benefiting the patrons directly.
Coffee Day group is an Indian business conglomerate with interests ranging from:
RetailRetail Distribution of Coffee in Various Formats
ITInformation Technology Parks ( SEZ & STPI )
Financial ServicesRetail focused investment advisory company
Software CompaniesInvestments in Technology & Software Companies
Luxury ResortsThe group is operating high end resorts under the name, “The Serai Resorts”
LogisticsPort, Rail, Road & Offshore Services
Coffee Day Group acquired Sical in September, 2011.
Sical Logistics Ltd. is an integrated logistics solution provider for bulk and containerized cargo in India. It is the single point for end to end supply chain needs across businesses.
Coffee Day Group’s vision is to transform Sical into a high performance organization, with specific focus on delivering value to the customer.