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Amul, India’s No. 1 Milk Producer, Khed City

Amul, India’s No. 1 Milk Producer, to set up their Ice Cream Manufacturing facility at Khed City, Pune

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Amul – The Taste of India, No. 1 Milk Producer will be setting up their Ice Cream manufacturing facility at Khed City, Pune. Dr. K Rathnam, Managing Director – Amul Dairy, signed a MoU with Khed Economic Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. (KEIPL) on 30th July 2016.

Khed City is one of India’s Smart Emerging Industrial Townships, in Pune District, being developed over 4,200 Acres by Khed Economic Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. (KEIPL), a Joint Venture company between Kalyani Group and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC).

Amul – India’s pride, brought white Revolution, a biggest Co-operative movement in Dairy sector. Visionaries like Late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Late Morarjibhai Desai, Late P.M Lal Bahadur Shastri, Late Tribhvandas Patel and late Dr. Kurian had contributed immensely to this Dairy Co-operative movement in Gujarat.  It is in fact the backbone of Small and Middle level farmers.

“Pune is our largest market for Amul Ice-Cream and currently we are short in our supply. We wanted a quick set up in and around Pune, and obviously, Khed City qualifies as our preferred destination. We have got around 11 acres land in Khed City for our new dairy plant. The facility is planned to commence its operation in twelve to eighteen months with an estimated investment of over Rs. 120 Crores”, said Dr. K. Rathnam, Managing Director – Amul Dairy.

“Investment of Amul in Khed City is a pride for us. “Quick Set up” is our tag line.  This ready-to-move Industrial Township is one of Pune’s key industrial locations that houses 39 esteemed industrial clients, few of which are Mars International India Pvt. Ltd., a biggest Chocolate Manufacturing Company in Asia from USA, JSW MI Steel Service Center Pvt. Ltd. from Japan, Hyosung T&D India Pvt. Ltd. from South Korea, Gedia India Automotive Components Pvt. Ltd., Linnhoff India Pvt. Ltd., Lenze Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd. all from Germany, Hira Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & Maico Ventilation Pvt. Ltd. from Dubai etc. Khed City is a true testimony of Kalyani Group’s commitment to this sector, our ability to deliver results on the ground. Certainly Amul would bring revolution in Socio-Economic state of Khed Tahsil”, said CEO KEIPL.

Amul will manufacture ice cream and other Milk products in Khed City. Presence of Amul in Khed City, Pune will give immense boost to the Make in Maharashtra campaign and strengthen the rural economy further. The direct beneficiaries of which will be farmers associated with animal husbandry for producing milk. The local milk producing farmers will now have access to nationwide established market. They will get benefit from the veterinary services extended by Amul and also have access to high milk yielding fodder made available to the participating farmers through the cooperative.

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Excellent Engineers extended plant to come up at Khed City

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Khed City is soon becoming a hub of industries from the Engineering sector. After various domestic & multinational industrial houses like Linhoff India, SVIL Automation, Progressive Tool Works (and many more) already having invested here, comes yet another investment from Excellent Engineers. Excellent Engineers is a Pune based engineering company and the plant at Khed City will be an extension to their existing business.

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Incorporated Food Services set to open up industrial canteen at Khed City

Incorporated Food Services set to open up industrial canteen at Khed City

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Khed Economic Infrastructure Pvt Ltd signed a Memorandum of Association with Incorporated Food Services (IFS) on 05.2.16. IFS is slated to open up industrial canteen at Khed City which will deliver nutritious & hygienic meals to ease out the life of factory workers, daily wage labourers as well as the managerial staff employed at Khed City. IFS would be the third in the food category business to set up its facility at Khed City, the first one being US chocolate manufacturer Mars followed by Numen India.

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Hyosung T&D India Pvt Ltd in process to setup a manufacturing facility in Khed City.

Hyosung India to set up manufacturing facility in Khed City.

Hyosung T&D India Pvt Ltd in process to setup a manufacturing facility in Khed City.

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Hyosung T&D India Private limited a subsidiary of the South Korean major Hyosung Corporation has selectively zeroed on Khed City near Pune, Maharashtra to set up its green-field manufacturing facility in India adhering to India Governments new national program Make in India.

The company will produce high voltage gas insulated switchgears and related accessories using state of art technology for domestic markets & thus contributing in enhancement of the electrical transmission efficiency and reliability. Hyosung has leased about 14 acres of land to set up its project and plan to go in production by June, 2016.

Khed City has been promoted by Khed Economic Infrastructure Limited (KEIPL), a joint venture between Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and companies of the Pune based Kalyani Group. MIDC holds 26 per cent of the equity capital in KEIPL while 74 per cent is held by Kalyani Group companies. The project is being developed on 1705 ha of land which is in KEIPL’s possession.

Hyosung has chosen Khed City as the most suitable location for establishing its facility as it offered a quick start up opportunity in terms of encumbrance free land, connectivity from all important logistic points, excellent infrastructure at project site, availability of power, water, effluent treatment facilities, trained and skilled manpower etc. Khed city holds environment clearance from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India and therefore is in a unique position to provide investors with a “plug and play” opportunity to set up their manufacturing facilities.

Government of India’s “Make in India” and “Ease of doing Business” initiatives coupled with the State government’s strong “Make in Maharashtra” pitch have contributed in Khed city gradually witnessing increased economic activity. There is marked step up in construction activity which is manifest in the presence of large number of ready mix and batch mixing cement plants, bitumen pre mix plants, cement pre casting units etc. on the project site. In addition communication facilities in the area are fast being established as is evidenced from a growing number of mobile towers being set up by various cellular service providers. Clearly the eco system being created in Khed city promises to make it a prominent manufacturing destination in Maharashtra.

Some of the major companies who are already engaged in setting up their units at Khed city include MARS India Limited, JSW MI Steel, Lenze Mechatronics, Linnhoff India, Hira Technologies, Maico Ventilation and several others. All these units will contribute in providing entrepreneurial and employment opportunities to the local population.

So far Khed city has been able to attract investments to the tune of over Rs. 1000 crores The project is being developed as an integrated industrial park. Local people from the villages of Nimgaon, Dawdi, Kendur and Kanersar from where the project area was acquired have significantly benefitted from development works and opportunities that have been allocated to them by units that are setting up their facilities in Khed city. With investor interest continuing to grow, the local population has much to gain as project development gathers more steam.

Hyosung T&D’s choice of Khed city for its manufacturing facility is an indication of the project emerging as a preferred destination for manufacturing investments. Another US based multinational MARS is already in advanced stages of constructing what will be the largest chocolate manufacturing facility in Asia. With several other global and domestic companies choosing to locate their facilities in Khed city the project is poised to catalyse large investments in Maharashtra and become an entrepreneurial and employment generating hub in the state.

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Mars International ltd signs up for its India facility at khed city

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Mars International India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, has announced it is on track with plans for its first chocolate factory in India.

Mars, Incorporated intends to invest Rs.1005 crores (over $160 million) in the new factory at khedcity, Pune. It is designed to deliver Mars’ quality products to the consumer and positively impact the communities within which they operate by providing local employment opportunities and community engagement program.

The project is expected to generate direct employment opportunities for over 200 people and indirect employment opportunities to over 1000 people. The plant will produce Mars’ world renowned brands Snickers™ and Galaxy™ to cater to the growing chocolate demand across the country.

MV Natarajan, General Manager, Mars International India, said, “This initiative reiterates our continued commitment to India. The chocolate industry in India is growing at nearly 20% every year and we see this as a huge opportunity to expand our chocolate portfolio in the country in the coming years. Pune is an investor friendly and progressive city and we are delighted to deepen our commitment to India with our investment of Rs.1005 crores (Rupees one thousand and five crores) there. The climate, geography, talent availability, proximity to port, therefore to raw material and the proximity to demand cluster, makes Pune one of the most viable locations for chocolate manufacturing. Our khedcity plant is planned to be completely eco-friendly and a LEED GOLD certified facility. This will boost our production capacity and efficiently support the growing demand for Mars chocolates in India.”

Mars Chocolate Khedcity Pune

Signed copy of the MOU being exchanged between Mr Apurva Chandra, Principal Secretary, Deptt of Industries, Govt of Maharashtra and MV Natarajan, GM, Mars Chocolates India. People watching from the left Mr Devendra Phadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr Subhash Desai, Minister of Industries, Govt of Maharashtra, Ehab AbouOaf, Regional President, APAC, Mars Chocolate.

About Mars international India Pvt. Ltd:

MARS International India Pvt. Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of MARS, Incorporated. In India, Mars operates in two categories, a Pet care manufacturing and marketing business; and a Chocolate importation and marketing operation. The chocolate segment has its corporate office in Gurgaon, New Delhi. The pet care business is based in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh with its corporate office in Hyderabad. MARS India is presently engaged in manufacturing pet food under its global brands PEDIGREE® and WHISKAS®.

MARS India chocolate portfolio includes:

  • SNICKERS®
  • GALAXY®
  • MARS®
  • Bounty®
  • Twix®

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned business with more than a century of history and some of the best-loved brands in the world including M&M’S®, PEDIGREE®, DOUBLEMINT® and UNCLE BEN’S®. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars has more than $33 billion in sales from six diverse business segments: Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience. More than 75,000 Associates across 73 countries are united by the company’s Five Principles: Quality, Efficiency, Responsibility, Mutuality and Freedom and strive every day to create relationships with stakeholders that deliver growth we are proud of as a company.

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