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Mon, 20 Nov 2017

Northeast Today

Sonowal Opens Emami’s Largest Production Unit in Assam

Sonowal Opens Emami’s Largest Production Unit in Assam
November 14
20:28 2017

Emami Limited, the Indian FMCG major’s, 3rd manufacturing unit at Pacharia was formally inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Located at Pacharia in the Kamrup district of Assam and spread over 34 acres of land, the new plant of the Company is the largest production facility of Emami Limited in India.

This new facility of Emami Limited is a world-class facility which isdesigned to spread over a total planned floor area of over 50,000 sq.mt for atotal productioncapacity of 90,000 MTPA.Raw material for the plant will be sourced both from indigenous and overseas locations as per the requirement. Total investment incurred for the new facility is over Rs 300 cr.

The Pacharia unit of Emami Limited is a GMP compliant facility equipped with international standard technology, which includes hi-end robotic machineries like automatic high-speed packing machine, automated tracking and monitoring systems, hi-end HVAC system, and the like, which have been procured from the best of international industrial vendorsacross the world.

The new unit with its state-of-the–art storage and handling facility will cater to all the distribution channels of Emami Limited spread across India. It is an energy efficient manufacturing plant with integrated energy management system, automated manufacturing process and material management, advanced data communication platforms and process friendly green environment.

Speaking on the occasion of the plant inauguration, R.S Agarwal and R.S. Goenka, Joint Chairman, Emami Group said, “Assam has been our favourite destination for the past many years. We already have two of our units located at Abhoypur and Amingaon in Assam prior to the new Pacharia unit.”

“We are thankful to the State Government of Assam for all their assistance extended to us for setting up our three plants over the years. Our future investments would be in line with the market demand and Assam, being an investor friendly destination, would always remain a preferred manufacturing location for Emami.”

Emami Limited has 8 manufacturing units across India including the new Pacharia unit. Facilities are located in the states of West Bengal, Assam, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli. The Company has 1 overseas unit in Bangladesh.

Speaking on this occasion, Sarbananda Sonowal congratulated Emami for making a significant contribution to the industrialisation of Assam with the setting of another new plant.

Alike Emami, he urged all other investors to come to Assam and invest in the State. He further said that Assam will welcome all investors with a free mind and an open heart. He also expressed his happiness to have a home-grown company like Emami in Assam which today has earned a global reputation to reckon with.

Assam Finance Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that, Emami’s setting up of 3 units in Assam is proof in itself of the bond that it shares with the State. Emami being a diversified business conglomerate, Dr. Sarma also urged the Group to consider Assam as an investment destination beyond FMCG manufacturing. He applauded Emami for promoting local employment and establishing a very healthy industrial environment in the region.

On this occasion, Assam Commerce and Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said that Assam is the gateway to South East Asia and holds a lot of potential for business investors. He also informed about Assam ranking 4th among the States in India for ease of doing business. He thanked Emami for setting up its new manufacturing unit in Assam.

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