Waterbase goes Live with SAP ERP

Chennai, India – April 11, 2016The Waterbase Limited, the pioneer in Aquaculture Industry in India, today announced the successful implementation of SAP ECC 6.0 ERP to strengthen its operations. The company has chosen SAP to restructure, automate and integrate its business processes to improve its operational efficiencies across all business verticals. PwC has been the implementation partner. The Company has achieved to Go Live, in a short span of 6 months.


The Waterbase Limited is a part of Karam Chand Thapar group (KCT group) and is the leading manufacturer of high quality shrimp feed in India. The Company is currently focused on manufacturing shrimp feeds and processing & export of shrimps. The Company’s manufacturing and processing facilities are located near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.


Speaking on the occasion Ramakanth V Akula, CEO, The Waterbase Limited, said, “We have been growing steadily since past several years. We needed a strong ERP to support our strategic growth plans, the right technology that can help us to cut costs, become more efficient and grow through innovation. SAP ERP was a natural choice given their proven track record and expertise in integration. I am glad we went for the ‘Go-Live’ as scheduled, despite the setback caused by Chennai and Nellore floods. SAP will give us real time information for timely decision making and for better business analytics.  With this implementation we will have visibility across the enterprise while seamlessly integrating our business processes, this will result in improved efficiencies and better controls”


Arnab Basu, Technology Consulting Leader, PwC, said, “PwC is proud to assist The Waterbase Limited in its SAP implementation initiative. This is a ‘One of its kind’ implementation in aquaculture industry, enabling The Waterbase Limited to transform its business operations as well as become scalable and agile.  Several business benefits are expected to accrue out of this SAP led transformation. We are thankful for the support extended by Karam Chand Thapar group and The Waterbase Limited Management, the dedication from the Project team allowed an on time ‘Go Live’, defying the Chennai floods. We would like to congratulate The Waterbase Limited for this grand success and look forward to being part of the future transformation journey of the KCT group.”



About The Waterbase Ltd

The Waterbase Ltd. (TWL) is the Pioneer in Aquaculture Industry in India. The Company is currently focused on manufacture of shrimp feed and processing of shrimp for export. TWL operates an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Shrimp Feed Mill which is located near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.

Promoted by the Karam Chand Thapar Group, TWL owns several popular brands of shrimp feed that are of high quality, freshness, appropriate calorific value and rich in nutrients. Its shrimp feed brands enjoy strong acceptance in the shrimp farming community in India. Its processed shrimp is marketed across Europe, Japan and in the USA.

Over the last two decades, the Company has played a key role in spreading scientific shrimp farming in India and has provided training and support in farming techniques to several thousands of farmers across the Country. The Company’s R&D efforts are focused on enhancing the quality and efficiency of feeds to meet differing farming requirements of aqua culturists.

TWL is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange of India (Scrip Code 523660). Over the 5 years ending FY15 it enjoys a Revenue CAGR of 61.22%.

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