Our Company is Based on a very famous Hill Station Known as "MAHABALESHWAR " and "PANCHGANI", Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani are one of the coolest hill station in India are located in India's Dense forested Western Ghats range of Sahyadri Mountain in the south of Maharashtra, Maharashtra state Marathas emperor known as "CHHARATPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ" Raigad is a hill fort situated in the Mahad, Raigad district of Maharashtra, India.
The Raigad Fort was seized by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and made it his capital in 1674 when he was crowned as the King of a Maratha Kingdom which later developed into the Maratha Empire, eventually covering much of western and central India, Mahabaleshwar has a vast plateau measuring of 150 km2 (58 sq mi), bound by valleys on all sides. It reaches a height of 4538 at its an highest peak above sea level Mahabaleshwar is known as one of the coldest place in India, It`s an tourist attracted place where tourist from nearby states and worldwide are attracted every year because of its coolest weather and beauty of the nature, Mahabaleshwar is mostly famous for its precious Strawberries, and the fresh cool air strawberry is also known as Queen of The Asian fruits,
Indian Strawberry growers and farmers are cultivating strawberries from the British Rule the strawberries which were grown were called as "WILD STRAWBERRIES" , The First strawberry were brought by the Governor Lodwick for his Queen, "Queen Victoria" she love the strawberries so the britishers brought some plants from England and planted them in their Garden, Later on INDIA got Independence on 15th of August 1947, The britishers left some plants in the nearby areas of MRA CENTRE located on Panchgani Plateau some growers and our company founder visited the MRA CENTRE and brought some plants from MRA at 20 Indian rupees and planted them in the Nearby villages of Mahabaleshwar like Ling Mala (Met Gutad), and Nakhinda Villagers were the major cultivators of strawberries, Strawberries in India were cultivated and distributed to all the local villagers and growers by our company founders with the help of few growers and later on started exporting the strawberries plants to the Local Markets by our founder LATE Mr. Ganpat Bhairu Bavalekar the major varieties which was cultivated were AUSTRIA and BANGLOR, These varieties would only grow in nearby villages very few and limited growers used to cultivate these strawberries at the beginning until strawberries become popular, They used to prepare beds and plant these strawberry plants on the beds in between the Carrots and Tomato Rows/Beds they used to take two products at one time (by Inter Crop Method) Later on they started exporting their strawberries fruits to the Fruit Market in Mumbai they used to fit 96 strawberry fruits in one wooden Basket and started exporting them to the Local Fruit Markets in Mumbai Maharashtra, Later on the demand started increasing because one of the reason is Mahabaleshwar is a famous hill station in Maharashtra (India), The growers also increased day by day the total cultivation area of strawberry is 300 Hectors area only in Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani Now the strawberry is cultivated as a main crop in Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani by the Villagers,
Later on in the year 1999 Mr. Santosh Sakharam Bavalekar (The present Director of the company) took the responsibility to improve the growth of strawberry business they meet and visited many farmers of the nearby Villages to know their opinion for the imported strawberry plants after gaining all kind of successful knowledge for the import of strawberry plants into India He decided to Import strawberry plants from California By the name "Krushi Vikas" Company which was registered company for all the licenses Later on they stared exporting strawberry fruits to the Domestic markets in the new states of India Like Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai and Kerala the demand for strawberries increased from all over the India after two to three years the demand for the imported plants increased the first imported variety was "SWEET CHARLIE" , "CHANDLER" and "CAMAROSA" ,in the year 1999 & 2000 and later on in the year 2002 Mr. Santosh Bavalekar launched New Strawberry variety called as "Winter Dawn" the results for this variety were excellent and higher than our thoughts, Later on in the year 2009 Mr. Santosh launched SA variety in the Indian Markets now a days "SA" and "Winter Dawn" are the two major famous and very popular strawberry varieties in India.
In the year 2015 Mr. Santosh Bavalekar Renamed the Company as "SBAGRITECH" Recently we has launched more than 10 strawberry varieties in the India He said we are receiving excellent results from the growers and farmers for the new varieties, we think soon these strawberry varieties will be able to meet the higher demands of the Indian Market. Our Company Present Director Mr. Santosh Bavalekar son "Mr. Sankalp Santosh Bavalekar" is also joining the Business soon, Now a days he is gaining the experience which Mr. Santosh had Gained in the Indian Markets they are teaching Mr. Sankalp Bavalekar about all the deals As Mr. Santosh Bavalekar visits to the European countries to visit our Strawberry Nurseries every year who are our one of the world`s largest strawberry plants Suppliers from worldwide, to learn new techniques and gain the knowledge for new strawberry varieties and to discuss the future planning when to launch the new techniques and new berries in India.