Our Story

Dr.M Ramasami, the founder from Agricultural family started Rasi Seeds Group in 1973. After establishing an unassailable brand of ‘Rasi’ in Cotton seed, he formed a highly experienced Vegetable seeds team under the leadership of Dr.Arvind Kapur in 2009. In a very short time, a reputed brand ‘HyVeg’ was established for Vegetable seeds through a well-established infrastructure in Breeding, Seed conditioning assisted by the Cell biology lab and other modern facilities in Production, Product development and Quality Assurance. The experts team is always ensuing various opportunities to provide better genetics to transform farming community’s livelihood for better. The Company always strives to enhance excellence in every activity to deliver best seeds globally.

Milestones

Dr.M Ramasami, envisioned Rasi Seeds to develop quality seeds with a passion to serve Indian farmers with best quality Seeds and agronomic expertise.

Though activities of Vegetable seed in small scales was carried out, a dedicated division of Vegetable seeds started under the leadership of Dr.Arvind Kapur. The breeding started with 14 Crops and Brand was built on supplying excellent quality seeds that differentiated Farmer services.

Cell Biology lab started at Kullu to bring the assistance of the DH to the Crop like Cucumber, Cabbage, Cauliflower and Hotpepper.

Rasi HyVeg Pvt Ltd born after demerger of the Vegetable seed division from Rasi Seeds to give a better focus and flexibility to the professional team.

Rasi HyVeg Pvt Ltd., rechristened as Acsen HyVeg in March and expanded its portfolio in Row Crops like Pearl Millet, Mustard, Maize and Paddy.

Team

M. Ramasami

Founder and Chairman

With agricultural family background and graduation from the prestigious Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, he established an unassailable globally reputed Rasi seeds brand through his hard work in the field of cotton hybrid seeds. Building a team of experts with high moral values, he extensively engaged in R&D with the best of technology delivered products which farmers are fond of. He is respectfully called as ‘cotton king’. As the Chairman of the organization,he is the strongest guiding force. He is a devoted philanthropist and believes that giving back to society must extend over and above the benefits of his business by way of education and healthcare. He holds important administrative positions in various associations.

S.Senthilnathan (Sen)

Executive Chairman

He is a Mechanical Engineer with a Post-Graduation in Management Studies from Loyola Institute of Business Administration and comes with 9 years corporate experience in L&T before joining the family business in 1999. With huge experience in finance, process design and professional management, his strategies and leadership during 2013 to2016 entailed the resurgence of Rasi seeds to leadership position in cotton seed business in India. He leads the company by setting a vision and providing strategic directions propelling the company to transcend into an organization of high repute among Agrarians, Institutions and Employees.
 

Arvind Kapur

Managing Director

Having completed his PhD in plant Biochemistry and bearing over 3 decades of experience in National and Multinational Seed Industry, he is responsible for strategic planning and execution to achieve the vision of the organization. Bringing technological and managerial excellence, he has created a powerful brand ‘HyVeg’ in the Indian vegetable seed industry in a very short time. He is also a prominent member of various business associations like CII, FICCI, Assocham, and PHDCCI, chairs the APSA Committee, is a member of the IP committee of ISF and is a board member of the Indo- Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology (ISCB).
 

Group Companies

Acsen Tex

Acsen Tex, formerly Rasi tex, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization that aims to produce the best yarn from the finest cotton. With its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant powered by pioneering systems and processes, it is spinning highest quality compact yarn for cotton hosiery products. It is also producing speciality yarn from man-made cellulosic fibres. Acsen Tex is a highly eco-driven textile mill completely powered by wind power and also operates on zero water discharge principle.

Rasi g-Energy

Rasi g-Energy surfaced at an opportune time when the need for sustainable sources of energy and conservation of resources was at an all-time high. This has got wind turbine generators of 14MW capacity. Textile division of the group is completely powered by this power in line with a group’s vision of being environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Associate Company

Rasi Seeds

Rasi Seeds has been recognized as the leader in cotton hybrids, besides hybrids in maize, pearl millet and Paddy. When the company launched its first research cotton hybrid, RCH 2 in 1992, the agricultural industry was overwhelmed by the tremendous yield of this hybrid. The company has excellent processing facilities and follows efficient seed production techniques considering seed quality and purity. The services network provides technical support to several thousand farmers enabling them to produce high quality seeds. It is a Leading Player in Hybrid Cotton Research and Recognized as one of the TOP 10 Biotech seed companies in India for the year 2010.

Training

Acsen, Being a Committed Organisation to better livelihood of farmers Through High Quality Products. This objective is achieved through continuously upgrading the effectiveness of human resources in process, technology and perceptions, through training.

Technical Workshops for R & D Team

Three Days Workshop Facilitated By Dr. Arvind Kapur, MD., for the R & D team members in Kovalam, Kerala (22 nd Sep 2017 – 24 th Sep 2017) to interact & learn the market sustenance through new Breeding technology & processes, competitor activities & the scope for Improvements. Participants were from all the functions & crops across the Country of R & D team such as Breeding, Pathology, Cell Biology, New Product Development & Sales.

Farmers Development Programmes

“Farmers Training On The Field” Programme continuously being conducted in Farmers fields or In the Company’s farming fields across the Country. Our major Objective of such Programmes are to develop the Farmer’s farming Knowledge and its applications based on the FAB (Feature, Advantages & Benefits) for their better productivity.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Acsen, Being a Responsible Organisation for Its Mother Earth Protecting Socially & Environmentally, It Strives Continuously to develop the Community towards sustainability through People Programmes & Environmental Programmes.
Acsen Fundation, a Trust formed by Acsen Board Members, actively involves in executing the above said Programmes.

People Development Programmes

Acsen believes in educating needy people to the next level to make the better person in the society. Towards this objective, the foundation supports many persons to obtain graduation and become employable.







Environmental Programmes

Acsen has taken up a Project of Desilting the Manivizhundan Lake, near Attur and completed the same in a war footing phase before the rainy season started. Now the Lake is full of safe water to the benefit of Local community People.



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