Our History

The Waterbase Ltd., established in 1993, is a leading manufacturer and exporter of prawn feed, shrimp, and crab & fish processing machinery.

Waterbase is promoted by the ‘Karam Chand Thapar (KCT) Group’, a highly diversified portfolio of businesses with interests in sectors ranging from coal, infrastructure, real estate, manufacturing to renewable energy. Founded in 1929 by the late Karam Chand Thapar, the KCT Group has consistently striven to provide the highest level of service to international and domestic clients – and Waterbase is committed to not only continuing that legacy, but building on it.

Waterbase exports shrimps in different forms to quality conscious markets of Japan, USA and Europe - IQF, Block Frozen and Cooked. The company’s processing plant is FDA listed, EU approved and processing is as per HACCP guidelines.

It is the Waterbase’s mission to provide the highest level of customer service and satisfaction by promoting sustainable aqua-culture development in conjunction with long-term eco-friendly practices.

Today, shrimp farming continues to expand in India. With rapidly increasing demands many companies now have expanded to other coastal states like Orissa and West Bengal on the east coast and Gujarat on the west coast and in the south to Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. In 2014, India exported $3.5 billion worth of white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei); by 2015, the forecast is for $5 billion.