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Tetra Pak opens EUR120m plant in Chakan for Indian beverage, dairy industry

DBR Staff Writer Published 30 May 2013

Tetra Pak, a Switzerland-based packaging giant, has opened a new €120m processing and packaging plant at Chakan, near Pune in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

The plant is designed to meet the growing demand for Tetra Pak processing and packaging solutions across India, South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Tetra Pak president and CEO Dennis Pak Jönsson said that the Indian dairy and beverage industry shows belief in the company.

"Investing in this factory demonstrates our strong commitment to supporting our customers to meet growing consumer demand in the region," Pak added.

The new plant is equipped with advanced packaging material production technologies.

It also includes a straw production unit, a processing systems workshop, a filling machine renovation and a technical training academy.

Tetra Pak hopes that the new plant will increase the packaging material capacity to 8.5 billion packages per year, with the potential of scaling it up to 16 billion packages.

The Chakan plant also contains a product development and innovation center with a laboratory, a pilot processing plant and a pilot packaging plant to meet the product formulations and development needs of customers.