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  • Britannia strengthens its manufacturing capacity, invests Rs. 94 Crore to increase production capacity in Odisha

    Published on July 23, 2021

    India’s largest Bakery Foods Company, Britannia Industries Limited announced the expansion of its manufacturing plant in Khordha, Odisha to keep up with the growing demand for bakery products and packaged food. The company is investing Rs.94 crores to add 2 new manufacturing lines that will increase its production capacity by nearly 85%, to 65,000 metric tonnes from the current 35,000 metric tonnes per annum.

    The new capacities in Odisha will be operational by October, 2022 and enable the company to increase production of its core brands including Marie Gold, Vita Marie Gold, Tiger Glucose and Good Day, while adding variety to its portfolio. The new capacities will adhere to stringent quality and safety protocols at the plant. As part of its commitment to embed sustainability into its business operations and improve its environmental profile, the plant will focus on water neutrality or zero water discharge and reduce and recycle waste from its operations.

    Varun Berry, Managing Director, Britannia Industries, said, “We continue to scale-up capacities to balance growth across key markets and further deepen our reach across the country. The expansion in Odisha will enable us to cater to the growing demand within the state and strengthen our presence in the eastern parts of the country.”

    The facility in Odisha currently employs 700 people and after this expansion the company will additionally employ up to 450 people taking the total number to 1150. The new manufacturing lines will feature fully automated processing and packing lines, as well as the latest warehousing infrastructure to optimize supply chain and quality management