Swiss flavours and fragrances company Givaudan has opened a manufacturing facility in Pune, India, which is built with an investment of Sfr 60m ($59m). The plant is reported to be Givaudan’s largest investment in India and reflects its commitment to leverage growth potential in the Asia Pacific region.
The 40,000m² facility has been designed to produce flavour and taste solutions and help Givaudan to meet the demand from customers in food, beverage and health care segments.
The flavours and fragrances manufacturer intends to create 200 jobs at its facility.
Additionally, the facility is expected to complement the company’s existing plant in Daman and strengthen its capabilities in liquids compounding, powder blending, emulsions, process flavours and spray drying for consumers in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Givaudan CEO Gilles Andrier stated that they are delighted to open this world-class flavours manufacturing facility in Pune as the latest example of Givaudan’s long-term heritage and commitment to India and our strategic focus on the high growth markets of Asia Pacific.
There has been tremendous growth in the food and beverage industry in India and a sustainable growth in this market has been seen. Given this rapid transformation, we need to be agile to address the needs of these markets and this new manufacturing facility in India is designed to cater to this.
Equipped with LED lighting technology to reduce carbon emissions, the facility is expected to make important contributions to the company’s Climate Action Agenda. It is also the company’s first Zero Liquid Discharge site, which ensures that all waste water is purified and recycled at the end of the treatment cycle.