Following in the footsteps of his father Shri B.G. Chitale, the visionary and founder of Chitale’s dairy business, Shri Raghunath Rao (Bhausaheb) Chitale laid the foundation of Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale in 1950. Like all other Chitale business undertakings, the enterprise made a humble beginning with a small manual unit run with the assistance of domestic help.
The enterprise began its operations in the heart of Pune city, in Bajirao road, which is now one of the biggest and largest selling outlets in Pune. The second outlet opened at Deccan Gymkhana, under the guidance of Shri N.B. (Rajabhau) Chitale, the younger brother of Bhausaheb. A dream inspired by Shri B.G. Chitale, has now been transformed into the most renowned and reliable name in India’s food and confectionary industry.
The company continues to distinguish itself by maintaining second-to-none quality levels, which has always been their hallmark. A dedicated workforce, along with technology and automation, ensures stringent adherence to quality parameters. Their products have been duly validated by industry experts (with HACCP certification).
In all, six manufacturing units work in close tandem to bring you a variety of ever-popular Chitale mithai, namkeen, and snacks. Of these, the unit located at Ranje Shivapur near Pune has two automated manufacturing lines specifically devoted to the manufacture and export of ‘Bakarwadi’, the Maharashtrian snack item which is known the world over for its unique taste and quality. Sweets like Gulabjamuns, Pedhas and Rasgullas are also manufactured here, on hi-tech machines imported from Japan. All Chitale products are manufactured with a ‘minimal manual intervention’ policy, to retain consistency in quality and hygiene.
A foundation strongly engraved in the ethos of quality, excellence and superior customer service has enabled the company to expand to international markets. The company currently exports its range of products to countries across the European Union, USA, South East Asia and Australia. The far-reaching appeal is evidenced through the increasing demand for its products in the international markets. A classic example of this is the very popular Bakarwadi, a quintessential Maharashtrian item that is loved not just all across India, but has captivated the imagination of culinary connoisseurs the world over. Having consistently delivered a tasteful, fresh and nourishing experience for more than five decades, the company has successfully crafted a brand identity that's truly unique!