Food Packaging Tetra Pak Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Factory at Pune
Tetra Pak has announced the inauguration of its latest world-class factory at Chakan, near Pune, in India. The plant is designed to meet growing demand for Tetra Pak processing and packaging solutions across India, South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Pune/India – The €120 million (INR 700 crore) facility marks a significant milestone in Tetra Pak’s increasing presence in the Indian subcontinent. Tetra Pak President and CEO, Dennis Jönsson said, “Tetra Pak started its market operations in India 26 years ago with a strong belief in the country’s growth potential. In 1997, we inaugurated our first factory here. We appreciate the trust and belief that the Indian dairy and beverage industry has in Tetra Pak. Today, India ranks among our fastest growing markets. Investing in this factory demonstrates our strong commitment to supporting our customers to meet growing consumer demand in the region.”
Managing Director, Tetra Pak South Asia Markets,Kandarp Singh noted, “Today’s young urban consumer and the growing middle class are shaping and transforming the Indian food and beverage industry. Being ahead of the curve, Tetra Pak is geared to meet the growing demand for food safety and convenience. Today’s consumer looks for nutritious and healthy products in a convenient packaging format, something that Tetra Pak is well equipped to deliver.”
State of the Art Production Plant for Food Packages
Spread over 45 acres, the new Tetra Pak plant employs the most advanced packaging material production technologies and equipment in the world. Amongst various other facilities, the new plant will have a straw production unit, a processing systems workshop, a filling machine renovation and a technical training academy. The localisation of these processes will greatly increase responsiveness to market demands.
It will also house a Product Development and Innovation Centre, which will have a laboratory, a pilot processing plant and a pilot packaging plant to meet the product formulations and development needs of customers.
Production Capacity Doubled for Tetra Pak's Pune Site
The new plant doubles production capacity of Tetra Pak packaging material to 8.5 billion packages per year, with the potential of scaling it up to 16 billion packages. It also hopes to achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, reflecting its extremely high standards of energy efficiency, environmental performance and occupant well-being.