Flavour is one among the top reasons why consum¬ers choose a food product. At a time when fast-paced lifestyles and cultural up¬heavals are pushing peo¬ple to choose convenience foods, there is much loss of natural flavors of food due to extensive processing that all packaged foods undergo. Thus, manufacturers resort to food flavors, to compensate for this loss of natural tastes.
Food flavors is predicted to become a $ 21.3 bn industry by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 3.5 percent from 2022 to 2027. The robust expansion of the food and beverage industries is a major driver of the global market for flavors, followed by increased rates of ur¬banization and a growing global population.
Meet the team behind India's fastest growing multinational flavour company, Stonefield Flavours. A group of passionate food enthusiasts with an unwavering commitment for creating flavors that make food taste great formed Stonefield.
The company, which has been focused on serving delightful tastes, stands a cut above the rest in the industry with its exceptional service and uniquely creative approach. Its innovations across varied offerings are supported by years of solid expertise and in-depth knowledge when it comes to the world of taste, flavors, and ingredients. Stonefield is prepared to meet changing consumer demands both locally and globally.
Its flavours have already been enticing people from across borders, thereby aiding Stonefield in establishing its presence in Asia and Africa, where it caters to the needs of customers from a variety of industry sectors.
Stonefield provides world-class quality flavours and creative solutions to improve the overall taste experience of products, drawing on more than 300 years of combined technical experience. Bakery, beverage, confectionery, savory, and dairy are the major end user markets the company services. Stonefield which already works as the flavour partner for India’s top FMCG companies aspires to serve many more leading names around the world.
Leading India’s Dairy Flavours Wave
Stonefield Flavours recently hit the headlines by being India's first flavour manufacturing company to launch the largest dairy technology plant in the country. DairyONE is one of the highly successful tech-driven solutions from the company which has already found its place in some of the top-selling biscuits, milkshakes, chocolates, and more, of the country and beyond. DairyONE is Stonefield R&D team’s proud innovation, a range of dairy boosters which can offer the authentic, melt-in-mouth tastes of premium dairy in food products.
At a time when consumers have started becoming extremely demanding in taste experiences, Stonefield is able to support its customers with outstanding dairy tastes in their products. Designed to achieve the exact taste and lingering mouthfeel of fine dairy in products that have dairy as an ingredient, DairyONE can deliver up to 30 times the flavour strength of real dairy.With centuries-strong expertise in crafting finest dairy flavours, the team created DairyONE for manufacturers who aren’t willing to compromise on taste!
Expertise in Diverse Range of Flavours
Stonefield has perfected complex, intense, and bold flavors with a focus on quality and consistency that can turn cookies, chocolates, milkshakes and more into decadent treats. Stonefield has been able to recreate some fondly familiar flavors such as granny’s kheer, creamy biscoff, gandharaj lemon, and more, to name a few, so that every bite is filled with the flavours of freshness and finesse. From brown to dairy, fruit and ethnic, Stonefield’s flavour palette is quite diverse.
Our creations are backed by decades-strong experience and deep knowledge of the world of taste, flavors, and ingredients
Even the best-tasting product needs an equally appetizing aroma to complete it. Thus, the team developed a range of liquid flavours under the portfolio TasteONE, which can help in giving a sensory upgrade to foods by improving the aroma and lending a lingering mouthfeel along with the flavour. NaturOne is Stonefields range of natural flavours while SavouryOne features impactful meaty notes in vegetarian profiles and CapOne covers finely powdered encapsulated flavours with excellent heat stability.
“At Stonefield, we give attention to detail to the different components that contribute to the overall taste experience of a product. Thus, apart from developing our in-house capabilities, we have also carefully collaborated with industry leaders who can help us in offering advanced taste solutions to our customers”, highlights Sandeep Devgan, CEO, Stonefield Flavours.
Driving Tech-led Innovation
Stonefield is redefining the way taste is delivered in food and beverages in the Indian FMCG space. With creativity at the core of everything it does, the company believes in inspiring change and delighting lives. “We have a very ambitious vision of shaping the future of taste.
Our applications-centric business model helps us in becoming the most creative and trusted taste partner, enabling customers to serve exciting new tastes. Our value proposition centers on a distinctly creative approach to applications, a team that is always responsive and prepared with solutions to tackle unique flavor challenges, and top industry expertise to add more value to the end-product for the customers", adds Sandeep.
With solutions designed to deliver exceptional taste experiences, its technology-driven approach helps to ensure that customers always win in the marketplace. Among the firm's competitive advantages are top-notch industry knowledge, ability to offer increased value addition in the finished product, and creative & affordable solutions for taste enhancement like DairyONE, TasteONE, and more.
The second is an original and creative approach to taste applications, including those in bakery, dairy, beverage, sauces, and confectionery and the third an exhaustive and ever-expanding flavour library. Research and development at Stonefield go beyond just coming up with new flavors. Stonefield maintains state-of-the-art machinery and infrastructure to simulate factory conditions while testing its applications. In Sandeep's opinion, “faster innovation in ingredient development and the creation of new consumer products is the secret to success for any food company.“
The Dream Team of Stonefield
Stonefield was formed by a group of passionate food enthusiasts and some of the well-known names in the food industry. Sandeep Devgan, CEO of Stonefield Flavours is a Wall Street data analyst-turned-innovative food entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience building and scaling up organizations for its distinctive value propositions.
The key founders of the organization are Sanjay Gupta, one of the most lauded sales professionals in the food industry, TN Vishwanathan, a stalwart in flavour industry, Jayan Poduval, a seasoned flavourist, currently in the role of Director, Creation, Vinod Rajasekharan, a veteran in bakery applications leading Sales & Marketing division of the company and Neena Tom, a well-known food technologist, heading the R&D department of the company.
Sandeep brought together the best of the resources from the food industry to create the respectable brand Stonefield has evolved to become. Today, Stonefield houses some of industry’s stalwart flavorists, leading food technologists and application experts, enterprising sales & marketing professionals, excellent backend operations team and more.
The team’s commitment to lend comprehensive solutions to the customer throughout the product cycle, from idea to marketplace, sets the company apart from other flavour companies. Sandeep strongly believes in the core values of the organization-customer commitment, innovation & value creation, integrity and respect, entrepreneurship, and excellence.