Dr. Remo Ludergnani,
President and CEO of United Genetics
Seeds Co. (UniGen USA) is pleased to announce that the company
United Genetics India Pvt. Ltd. (UniGen India) started operations on
April 1st, 2005.
UniGen India is an
independent company licensed by UniGen USA to handle all its interests
in India and the neighboring countries.
The investment has
been coordinated in cooperation with the partners of a small,
independent company already operational in the Indian market, formerly
named Cosmic Seeds Co. Pvt. Ltd., which has been renamed United Genetics
India Pvt. Ltd. and has increased its net capital to a sizeable amount
through a contribution by UniGen USA, the majority shareholder.
Ludergnani (left) and Mr. Pawan Bhotika (right) sign the
licensing agreement in California in late January.
partners, Messrs. Earanna, Patil and Srinivasa, have important
reponsibilities in the new company. The management of UniGen India is in
the hands of Mr. Pawan Bhotika, an internationally known seed marketer
who is also a minority partner. Dr. Remo Ludergnani is chairman of the
production and marketing, UniGen India will conduct a substantial
research program with local breeders and technicians under the direction
of Dr. Satish Gupta, a United Genetics scientist presently working as
eggplant breeder at our Bakersfield research station. The research
programs will focus on virus resistance in solanaceae and cucurbitaceae,
breeding of local varieties, and papaya breeding.
for United Genetics India Pvt. Ltd.:
No. 527 "F" Block, 60 Feet
Sahakarnagar, Bangalore 560 092
Contact person: Pawan Bhotika, Managing Director
+91 80 236 22 755
Tel: +91 80 309 06 017
Fax: +91 80 236 22 766