Asvini was founded in 1976 by D. Chandrasekaran, Selvam Chandrasekar’s father. In the beginning, the company had 25 employees and produced 75 tonnes of shrimp per year. The shrimp were caught in the sea. Since then, Asvini has grown to around 3,800 employees. The company produces around 17,200 tonnes of shrimp annually, which are exported to China, Japan, Canada, Europe and the USA. Nowadays, the shrimp come from aquacultures. Asvini is responsible for the processing – peeling, freezing and packaging – of the shrimp.