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Indus Foods

Business bio 

Indus Foods offers a range of services across the food service, Manufacturing, Retail and Wholesale sectors, specialising in ethnic foods and exporting. The Company is a wholesaler of Asian Foods which include spices, tinned ingredients, oils and flours, fast food packaging, and housewares. The company serves around 5,000 retail and food service customers in total, with several of their customers ranked in the top positions on the Just Eat online ordering platform.


Loan Amount



Greater Birmingham and Solihull

Funding Need

Expand premises


Food and Beverage

“We are looking forward to modernising our warehouse and creating a manufacturing and production hub where whole spices will be prepared under our own brand label. We have some really exciting plans ahead and we are looking forward to working with the Maven team to grow the business.”

Tariq Areehy
Managing Director at Indus Foods

Growth and expansion

Indus Foods was founded in 1962, by the parents of main directors and shareholders. Having seen the gap in the market for ethnic foods, the first halal butchers and greengrocers was opened on Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, this being inside the famous “Balti Triangle”.

Following growing demand for spicy foods and associated ingredients, the wholesale business Indus Foods was formed in 1972. This business now serves a far-reaching distribution hub not limited to the Midlands.

According to the Institute of Export, in 2018 there was a 12% increase in the amount of spices being transported from India to the UK, this was predicted to rise in 2019, with the most popular cuisines being from Sri Lanka and Burmese, which both heavily use spices. Following distinct market opportunities, the Company is at the forefront of driving growth within the Independent Wholesale sector.

The loan will enable the business to refurbish and revamp their manufacturing units, extending their premises to allow for efficiencies in stocking holding, whilst creating a minimum of 4 jobs in the region.

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