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About Nitta Gelatin

Nitta Gelatin India Limited (NGIL) is a successful Indo-Japanese venture promoted by Nitta Gelatin Inc. Japan and Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd, KSIDC (a Kerala Government Undertaking). A perfect blend of Japanese excellence and Indian innovation, NGIL has helped improve the quality of human life for over three decades.

The success of NGIL is its steady growth through innovative manufacturing and business strategies. A smart combination of technically qualified people, state-of-the-art technology, service and a focused approach, has enabled the company to set industry standards in its class of products. 60% of Nitta's products are exported to 25 countries including the USA, Japan, Canada and the European Union countries.


  • 2011 Accreditation of Quality Control testing facility by National Accreditation Board for testing and calibration Laboratories (NABL).
  • 2010 Launched "Nutrigold", an agricultural growth promoter
  • 2010 Launched consumer product "Gelixer CollagenPep"- Joint Health Supplement
  • 2010 Started commercial production of Chitosan in Kerala
  • 2009 Commenced commercial production of Collagen Peptide in Kerala
  • 2005 USFDA (US Food and Drug Administration) Inspection & Approval
  • 2002 Received EDQM (European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines) Certificate of suitability
  • 1998 Gelatin Manufacturing Factory Commissioned in Kerala
  • 1997 Formed Bamni Proteins Ltd. in Maharashtra
  • 1979 Started Commercial Production of Ossein in Kerala
  • 1975 Company was Incorporated as public limited company

About Gelixer®

By ensuring happier, healthier lives
For the young and old alike.
Happiness is subtracting joint pains
And adding smiles with soft skin
By making wrinkles a thing of the past.
It is ensuring a better world
With food supplements that taste of care.
Happiness is about ensuring that people
Happiness is a brand called Gelixer®.
From Nitta Gelatin India Ltd.(NGIL)

  With the Gelixer® range of products from NGIL, that spans healthcare, cosmetics and food products. From taking the stiffness out of joints to making skin younger and beautiful, checking hair damage and offering healthy food products, the Gelixer® range is a boon for sports persons, middle aged, and older people. And at the heart of the Gelixer® range is the wonder protein - Collagen Peptide.

Gelixer® CollagenPep is just the beginning. Soon, NGIL will introduce an array of products. Next in line for instance, is a product for the treatment of osteoporosis, a condition where bone substances degenerate to such an extent that the bone density decreases and the risk of fracture increases considerably. This will be followed by a cosmetic product which will ensure your skin defies age and remains softer longer. Also in the pipeline are food products, food supplements and plenty more.

Director's Profile

Board of Directors - Profile
  1. Dr. K.Ellangovan IAS, Chairman
    He is presently Principle Secretary (Industries & Commerce), Government of Kerala. He was earlier Health Secretary to Govt. of Kerala.
  2. Mr. Sajiv K. Menon, Managing Director
    A B.Tech in Chemical Engineering, PGDM (Fin.&Mktg), from IIM,  Bangalore, and a Fullbright Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, Mr. Sajiv K. Menon had a long tenure of more than 32 years’ experience in various capacities in Engineering and Chemical Industries before taking charge  as Managing Director of NGIL on 01.04.2014.
  3. Dr. Shinya Takahashi, Director
    Dr. Shinya Takahashi is Bachelor of General Education & Phd from Chiba University- Graduate School of Advanced Integration  Science. He had long tenure as General manager (QA), Nitta Gelatin Inc, Japan.
  4. Dr. M. Beena IAS
    Dr. Beena has varied experience working at the helm of various Govt. Depts and agencies.  She is presently the Managing Director of Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (KSIDC).
  5. Mr. Koiichi Ogata
    Mr. Koiichi Ogata is  President, NGI, Japan, having earlier held senior positions in the Industry
  6. Mr. Raymond Merz
    Mr. Raymond Merz is the Director  and Executive Officer  of the international Division of Nitta Gelatin Inc. He acts as Alternate Director to Dr. Koiichi Ogata. 
  7. Mr. A. K.Nair
    A B.E and MBA,Mr. A.K. Nair has more than 46 years’ experience in senior managerial positions in various industries, including as Managing Director of Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Limited following which he was also the Managing Director of NGIL (erstwhile KCPL) for  two terms of 5 years each. He is now an Independent Director of the Company after his statutory cooling period during which he continued as a non-Executive Director of the Company.
  8. Dr. Naotoshi Umeno
    A Japanese national, and an MBA from Kobe University, Japan, holding a Phd in business management, Dr.Naotoshi Umeno has a career spanning 27 years as an academician in business studies presently working as Professor at Hyogo University of Commerce.
  9. Mr. K. L. Kumar
    A Mechanical Engineer, Mr. K L Kumar had a long stint in corporate sector comprising 15 years in engineering consultancy services besides 22 years with Kochi RefineriesLimited(KRL), of which 12 years was as its Chairman and MD. He is now an Independent Director of the Company.
  10. Mrs. RadhaUnni
    Mrs. RadhaUnni  M.A, B.Ed, CAIIB, is a Banker by profession, with  36 years’ experience in State Bank of India, where she retired as Chief General Manager in charge of Kerala Circle.She is an Independent Director of the Company, also acting as Chairperson of the Audit Committee.
  11. Dr. K Cherian Varghese
    Dr. K Cherian Varghese a very Senior banker,  he was General Manager in Indian Bank, and served as Chairman & CEO of South Indian Bank Ltd during the period 1991-1996. He was  an Executive Director of Central Bank of India, before holding the post as CMD of two leading Public Sector Banks namely Corporation Bank  and Union Bank of India .  He also served as member and Chairman of the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction of Govt. of India.