India: Packaging Tetra Pak India Committed to 'Making in India & Making for India' Since 1997
The Make In India Week (Feb 13 - Feb 18) in Mumbai witnessed fascinating display of design, innovation and sustainability from some leading manufacturing companies in India. In addition to other companies, Swedish companies have a prominent presence in the industry and hence 18 companies participated enthusiastically in the event and showcased some world class technology, projects and methodology in their vibrant Swedish pavilion.
Mumbai/India – The Swedish Pavilion was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi and senior government officials and industry leaders. The Tetra Pak India stall at the Swedish Pavalion showcased how we ‘Make in India, Make for India and Care for India’ – reinforcing our continuing commitment to deliver unparalleled food safety while minimizing impact on environment (through our sustainability initiatives); and underpinned by technology that makes milk and beverages accessible in hard-to-reach areas, without the need for preservatives or refrigeration. We received a good inflow of visitors a good mix of high level dignitaries, notable luminaries and industry experts like visits from Indian Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley, and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, and Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping were some of the noteworthy visits to Tetra Pak India stall.
The iconic Tetra Pak 'Make In India' lion was unveiled by Kandarp Singh, Managing Director, Tetra Pak South Asia Markets, Harald Sandberg, Swedish Ambassador to India and Banashree Bose Harrison, India's Ambassador to Sweden.
In the backdrop of Make In India Week, the highlight for Tetra Pak India was the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's visit to the state-of-the-art facility at Chakan along with other Swedish dignitaries. Prime Minister Löfven addressed senior Government officials and the media “Tetra Pak’s factory here in Chakan is ‘World Class’. This is the largest site (for Tetra Pak) outside of Sweden, showing how important India is in the context of the Swedish economy. I was pleased to learn that this building has won the ‘Green Building’ certification and also a Food Safety award. With products manufactured at this site, the company is able to transport milk and other foods to consumers and communities even in the remote parts of this huge country, and I cannot find a better example of ‘Make in India and Make for India’. Tetra Pak’s strong commitment to environment and sustainability ensures that cartons are collected and recycled, which contributes to the ‘Clean India’ (Swachh Bharat) initiative. To sum up, this factory is an excellent example of what ‘Make in India’ can be, and let us continue to build on the relationship between Sweden and India”
“It was a privilege to have Prime Minister Löfven and other senior delegates from the Swedish and Indian governments visit our facility." said Kandarp Singh, Managing Director of Tetra Pak South Asia Markets.