About Us

our story

Our story began in 1989 when our founders, Mr & Mrs Murugesh SK, established City Spice Mills & Trading with a vision of providing premium quality international spices to the local market. The brand “Spice Lady” was created and quickly became a household name.

With the company’s steady growth, we became aware of the need for a name that better reflected our commitment, values, and target market aspirations. As such, in 2003, we renamed ourselves to Dhanalakshmi Mills & Trading, introducing a more distinguished brand, DHANAS

Since then, our company has experienced remarkable growth, with an increasing customer base and high-volume production capabilities. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality export spices to some of the most reputable organisations in Singapore, including hotels, restaurants, catering companies, and more.

From humble beginnings, we have risen in the spices industry here in Singapore to become a trusted source of premium ingredients for gourmet spices. Our goal is to further extent our success worldwide – all while preserving our commitment towards providing superior quality products at an affordable price and taking part in sustainable initiatives for better engagement with the community around us.

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Our Founder

Mr. Murugesh SK

The story of our founder, Mr Murugesh SK, is nothing short of inspirational. Born in Singapore in 1950, he was a man with a keen eye for perfection from a young age. After completing his higher education in 1967, he began working in the automobile industry, where he quickly rose to the position of Senior Quality Controller.

However, Mr Murugesh SK’s ambition and enterprising spirit would not be confined to the automotive industry alone. In 1980, at the young age of 30, he started his first entrepreneurial journey with City Environmental Services, which serviced the construction and marine industry in Singapore.

Mr Murugesh SK’s thirst for new opportunities and challenges did not stop there. In 1989, he spotted a potential opening in the food & beverage industry, which would lead him down an entirely different path. With his wife, Mdm Dhanaletchumi AR, by his side, they both ventured into the export spice manufacturing industry, hence City’s Spice Mills & Trading was born.

Mr Murugesh SK’s boldness and ambition in pursuing this new venture paid off, and soon the brand “Spice Lady,” under the guidance of Mdm Dhanaletchumi AR, was launched. Their entrepreneurial journey together has been nothing short of inspiring, and they continue to lead the company with the same passion and commitment to excellence that has marked their journey from the very beginning.


At our core, our mission is to deliver excellence in everything we do. With a shared commitment to this goal, we are dedicated in providing our customers with a range of blended and raw authentic spices, services that meet the highest quality and standards.
We believe that food safety and quality should not be compromised, which is why we take great care in sourcing and producing our products. Our commitment to excellence also extends to our staff and partners, as we believe that their success and well-being are critical to our own.


Our vision is to expand our reach and bring our products to customers around the world, envisioning a future where our brand is synonymous with quality, innovation, and reliability. We believe that through strategic partnerships and collaborations, we can achieve this vision and share the unique flavours of our gourmet spices with consumers around the world.

Our Values


We are committed to delivering premium-quality, filler-free, sustainably sourced international spices. Each product is meticulously crafted without any artificial additives or preservatives ensuring the highest level of quality and natural ingredients.


We endeavour to innovate and stay ahead of the curve by developing new and exciting spice mixes, exploring new flavour profiles, and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the gourmet spice industry.

Customer satisfaction

Here at DHANAS, we truly value what matters most: the customer. As such, we strive to offer nothing, but top-notch service and products tailored to individual needs. We encourage open communication with all our customers to collect feedback and continuously improve our service standards.


We strive to promote responsible and sustainable practices throughout our supply chain, from sourcing to packaging.