Dattatray Jadhav
PKM Foods Pvt. Ltd.

In the year 1970, at the raw age of 19 years, Mr.Dattatray Jadhav took charge of the business from his father and the founder of Prakash Kolhapuri Masale, Gyanoba Jadhav. However, he was already a seasoned businessman then since he began his training as a child by attending customers in their own shop at Nehru Chowk, Pune which is the busiest market area of Pune. There he learnt attending customers, dealing with their questions and most importantly understanding their wants and needs.

He went on to initiate many changes in manufacturing, packaging and distribution. In 1980, he upgraded to modern machinery and shifted the manufacturing activity to Aranyeshwar industrial area. He was instrumental in changing to flexo printed packs with brand named ‘Prakash Kolhapuri Masale’ and expanding the retail network by supplying to various shops in and around Pune city. Newer products were introduced like garam masalas, basic spices like chilli, turmeric and coriander as well as pickles.

Mr.Dattatray Jadhav inherited the true value of quality from his parents, practiced it religiously, passing it on to third generation. He now takes care of administration of the business.


Rahul Jadhav
Managing Director,
PKM Foods Pvt. Ltd.

In the mid 90s, Rahul Jadhav joined the business with passion and a vision. Today he handles product manufacturing, marketing communications and accounts. He is credited for introducing more variants in pickles like sweet mango, sweet lemon, garlic, amla and raw turmeric, which are popular among Maharashtrians as well as Non-Maharashtrians. He also introduced kanda lasoon masala, a variants of PKM mainstay.

Being a hard-core quality conscious manufacturing person, he ensures sourcing best-quality raw material from the market. He has played a major role in revamping the company image and launching re-designed product range with new brand names.

With the support of father and brother he set-up an ultra-modern manufacturing plant at Pisoli near Pune. Inspired by the ‘The Toyota Way’ he increased production capacity manifold by implementing many innovative ideas in manufacturing through state-of-the-art machines and skilled labor along with qualified production staff.

Pavan Jadhav
PKM Foods Pvt. Ltd.

Pavan Jadhav, a commerce graduate, takes care of important areas like sales, distribution and business promotion. He has over 5 years first-hand experience at the company owned retail outlets.

For years, he has been dealing with retailers and distributors gaining valuable insight into sales. This he has put to use in developing a distribution network in others parts of Maharashtra like Khandesh, Marathwada, Vidarbha, Western Maharashtra and Konkan. Today, PKM is also making its mark in Goa with its new range of products.

He is also responsible for catering to international markets through various agents. PKM is also making its presence felt in malls wooing the cosmopolitan consumers through its great taste and quality.