Pioneer Chicory is an off spring of the "Family PAGALAM" which is involved in the
Indian Chicory business now for the past 70 years. The company is headed by its
current CEO Mr.Pagalakumar RAJAMANICKAM who is the 3rd generation to continue this
family business. During the late 1940's & early 1950's chicory was not cultivated
in India.So the FAMILY was active in importing roasted chicory from European Companies
and distributed the same to Indian coffee companies. Later in the late 1950's the
family imported chicory seeds from European Companies and started cultivation trails
in the south India & Western India. Also the family established its first roasting
factory in the south of India in the name & style of SPRING HAVEN & CO. in 1957.
Later on one another roasting factory was established in the West of India in the
name & style of PAGALAM & PAGALAM in 1971.After which the family also become a serious
player in the importation of the Chicory seeds from European Companies.