In the ever-evolving landscape of plant-based products, one entrepreneur stands out for his innovative approach and commitment to sustainability. Rishi Korde, a graduate with a dual degree in Industrial Chemistry and a Management degree, embarked on a mission during the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the birth of OATMAX — a company dedicated to crafting conscious plant-based products for the global market.
The journey began when Rishi found himself longing for his regular consumption of Oat Milk in India, a product not readily available in the country at the time. Armed with a background in engineering, research, and a keen understanding of organic synthesis, drug delivery, and fuel cell technology, Rishi set out to formulate the perfect blend for Oat Milk. Within a week, he had a prototype, and after months of refining and iterating, the OATMAX blend was born.
Engineering Excellence in Scaling Up
Transforming a lab method into a scalable manufacturing facility proved to be a significant challenge, but Rishi's engineering expertise came to the forefront. Leveraging his knowledge, he designed a manufacturing process and had equipment manufactured under the 'Make In India' initiative, embracing automation to minimise human contact. After a year and a half of dedicated effort, OATMAX products are now proudly manufactured in their own facility in Satara, Maharashtra.
International Recognition and Support
Rishi's project received international recognition, earning him a Start-up Visa in the United Kingdom with the support of the Enterprise Lab at Imperial College London. The manufacturing facility adheres to the highest credentials of FSSAI central licensing, maintaining international standards for quality, an essential aspect for export purposes.
Medical Alignment and Holistic Wellness
Hailing from a family of doctors, Rishi collaborated with his parents, Dr. Sanjay Korde and Dr. Bharati Korde, to align OATMAX products with medical insights. The formulations cater to various health needs, including weight loss, cholesterol-free options, high fiber content, and low-calorie offerings.
The Nutritional and Environmental Impact
Oat drink, a popular dairy alternative, offers not only health benefits but also contributes to environmental sustainability. OATMAX's commitment to sourcing sustainable ingredients and eco-friendly packaging underscores its dedication to minimising its carbon footprint and reducing waste.
A Holistic Approach to Skincare and Haircare
Oat drink's versatility extends beyond the kitchen to skincare and haircare. Rich in beta-glucans, it moisturises dry skin, soothes irritation with its anti-inflammatory properties, and promotes healthy hair growth. The lipids in oat drink add shine to hair, making it a multifaceted addition to personal care routines.
Sustainability Beyond the Product
OATMAX's commitment to sustainability is not limited to the product itself but extends to its packaging. Using eco-friendly containers made from recyclable materials, the company aims to contribute to reducing landfill waste.
A Vision for the Future
Looking ahead, Rishi envisions OATMAX as a trailblazer in the food and beverage segment, with plans to introduce more conscious plant-based products. He has assembled a formidable team for the company's R&D arm, preparing to launch additional blends of Oat Milk, Oat-based satiety-driven products, vegan ice creams, and plant-based meats.
Choosing OATMAX's oat drink is not just a choice for personal health but also a conscious decision for the planet. Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, free from common allergens, and naturally low in fat and calories, it's a delicious and nutritious addition to any diet. With Rishi Korde at the helm, OATMAX is not just a brand; it's a commitment to innovation, sustainability, and holistic well-being.