FMCG Britannia to set up largest plant in Maharashtra

India’s leading FMCG Britannia Industries would set up its largest plant in Maharashtra in a food park at Ranjangaon. “We are planning to set up our largest plant at the Ranjangaon food park in Maharashtra”, chairman of Britannia Industries Nusli Wadia told shareholders at the company’s AGM here on 07 August 2017. Mr. Wadia said the park would have the largest biscuits manufacturing plant with six lines, along with cake.

He said that the proposed JV plant with Greek company Chipita would also be located there, adding that it would on stream from June 2018. Mr. Wadia said that the company was also planning to set up a diary project at the food park with a capacity of seven lakh litres per day. Relating to the Chipita JV, he said Indian consumers would be introduced to a new variety of croissants. The focus of the company would be “investments on new products and cost reduction.

Over the last three years, the company had been able to increase market share. The net profit in first quarter had risen despite a tough year due to demonetisation. The rural growth had been in “double digits”.

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