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The CLIMAFIX Summit is India’s largest climate startup summit, organized by EAI & Energy Consortium – IIT Madras. Ankush J of Oatey shares his thoughts on Low Carbon Agri & Food at CLIMAFIX Summit 2022, Nov 22, 2022, at the IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai.

The session was moderated by Anjani Bansal, Global Brain (Watch their presentation – here)

Other panel participants were:

Vasudev Vangara – Viswambhara (Watch their presentation – here)

Ramesh G – Way2Grow (Watch their presentation – here)

Hemali Gala – Nomou  (Watch their presentation – here)

Nagarajan S – Made from Plants (Watch their presentation – here)

Surraen Sundhar – Aana Crop Solutions Pvt Ltd (Watch their presentation – here

In a world increasingly concerned about health, sustainability, and ethical consumption, one brand stands out for its commitment to offering healthy, tasty, and sustainable food choices without compromising on quality. Oatey has embarked on a journey to revolutionize the dairy industry, offering plant-based milk alternatives that not only address health concerns but also contribute to a more sustainable future. In this blog, we’ll delve into the essence of their journey, detailing Oatey’s mission, strategies, successes, and aspirations.

Mission and Values:

At the core of Oatey is a mission to disrupt the dairy industry by providing alternatives that are not only delicious but also environmentally friendly and ethically sourced. The company firmly believes in the power of plant-based nutrition to promote health and wellness while reducing the carbon footprint of food production. Values of quality, sustainability, and compassion guide every aspect of the business, from product development to customer engagement.

Addressing the Dairy Dilemma:

The dairy industry is facing numerous challenges, from environmental degradation to animal welfare concerns. Oatey seeks to address these issues by offering plant-based milk alternatives that provide all the nutritional benefits of dairy without the negative impacts. The importance of detoxing from dairy is emphasized, highlighting the presence of antibiotics, hormones, and carcinogens in traditional dairy products. By offering alternatives that are cholesterol-free, soy-free, and lactose-free, Oatey empowers consumers to make healthier choices for themselves and the planet. 

Product Innovation and Market Potential:

Oatey’s commitment to product innovation and market potential is central to its success. The company has developed a range of plant-based milk alternatives, including oat milk and millet milk, that cater to diverse consumer preferences. The products boast superior taste, quality, and nutritional value, making them a compelling choice for health-conscious consumers. With a focus on affordability and scalability, Oatey has positioned itself for rapid growth in the burgeoning dairy alternative market.

Strategies for Success:

Oatey’s journey has been marked by strategic initiatives aimed at driving growth and market penetration. The company has employed a multi-faceted approach to expand its reach and impact, from leveraging online platforms to engage with consumers to forging partnerships with B2B clients. The team plays a pivotal role in executing the growth strategy, with dedicated professionals leading key functions such as product development, distribution, and marketing.

Celebrating Milestones:

As Oatey reflects on its journey, the company takes pride in the milestones achieved. From securing positive reviews and ratings to witnessing exponential growth in sales, Oatey has made significant strides in a relatively short period. The success is attributed to the unwavering support of customers, partners, and team members, whose belief in the mission has fueled the company’s momentum.

Future Outlook:

Looking ahead, Oatey remains committed to transforming the food industry through innovation, sustainability, and compassion. The company sees immense potential for growth in both domestic and international markets, driven by evolving consumer preferences and increasing awareness of the environmental and health impacts of conventional dairy products. With a clear vision and a dedicated team, Oatey is poised to make a lasting impact on the world of food and nutrition.

Oatey’s journey has been nothing short of remarkable. From humble beginnings to becoming a leading player in the plant-based food industry, they have stayed true to their values and vision every step of the way.


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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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