Amul to increase milk processing capacity with new facility in India
India’s Amul dairy brand maker Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) is planning to establish a new dairy processing facility in Kolkata, West Bengal.
This forms a part of GCMMF's strategy to invest around INR50bn ($803.7m) to ramp up milk processing capacity during the next three years.
The proposed dairy facility will see around INR2.5bn ($40m) in investment.
GCMMF MD Sodhi was quoted by The Economic Times as saying: "We have received 16 acres a few kilometers away from Kolkata and necessary approvals from the West Bengal government.
"It will serve Kolkata and its vicinity with fresh produce such as milk and lassi, and processed products such as ice cream and butter for the East."
With a capacity to process close to 10 lakh liters of milk every day, the facility will produce milk, lassi, yoghurt, butter and ice cream.
The operations at the dairy facility are expected to begin in the next 15 months.
Currently Amul has 51 plants across the nation, of which 40 are located in Gujarat.
The milk processing capacity of the company is expected to increase to 320 lakh liters per day from the current 230 lakh liters of milk per day in the next three years.
Image: Currently Amul has 51 plants across the nation. Photo: courtesy of Notnarayan / Wikipedia.