Allahabad Canning Ltd. is the pioneer of canned fruits and vegetables in India and is a premium
food company of repute. It was established in 1959 by one of the largest and most dynamic
industrial groups of Dr K. K. Birla.
The company under the chairmanship of Shri C. S. Nopany consists of a board of directors with eminent personalities of India who guide the company management on strategic issues to keep it on a higher growth path.
The day-to-day operations of the company are managed by a team of professional managers under the leadership of Shri C. Venugopal, President Allahabad Canning Ltd.
The company manufactures and markets canned fruits, vegetables and food products like jams, squashes, crushes, vegetable sauces, juices and breakfast cereals under the brand MORTON since 1959.
Late 18th century in France when the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, concerned about keeping his armies fed, offered a cash prize to whoever could develop a reliable method of food preservation.
Heat sufficient to destroy microorganisms is applied to foods packed into sealed, or "airtight" containers. The canned foods are then heated under steam pressure at temperatures of 240-250° Fahrenheit (116-121° Celsius).
Minimizing transportation keeps costs down as well as ensuring that food, especially fruits and vegetables, are packed when the flavor is greatest.
The canning process was developed to preserve food safely and for long periods of time. Once
the food is packed into a can, the can is heated to a temperature which kills all known
This production is carried out under strict hygienic conditions and under the supervision of qualified food technologists. The R&D department here is always striving to develop new products and packaging to provide the utmost satisfaction to customers. FSSAI license no.: 10012051000 404
We have appointed Carrying and Forwarding agents in almost all of the state capitals of India who feed the market by supplying the materials to our distributors and dealers.
The procurement of raw material is from various places of India, e.g mangoes from Andhra, Telengana and Tamil Nadu; cherries from Srinagar; litchis and maize from Bihar; pineapples from Karnataka and West Bengal.
The Plant has a total area of more than 50,000 square meters, covering area of 9,822 square meters and open and green belt area of 39,604 square meters. The rest is roads and paved area of 2,254 square meters.
The brand Morton is distributed to more than 75,000 outlets (direct + indirect) across 500+ cities. This is through 15 CFAs and 3 mother depots; 70 super-stockists, 200 direct stockists and 350 sub stockists.
Morton is a prominent modern trade and E-commerce store like Reliance, Amazon, Big basket etc. Morton is also purchased and used by all prominent 5000 Horeca segment customers like 5-star hotels and Institutional segments like Police canteens, Defence establishment and Navy stores. Indian Army has been one of our key customers for a long time and we feel proud to serve the defenders of our nation.
Whether you’re well into May or well into December, whether it’s the middle of the day or middle of the night, when you crave good food, you should get good food. And that’s what we intend to deliver. Having harboured the taste of real nature consistently for over a legacy of 60 years, we promise to serve you the best of what you truly deserve. By being in step with technology and attentive to modern demands, we promise to always deliver.