Manjushree Technopack launches new greenfield plant in Silvassa

Strategic investment to forge better relationships with customers

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Sanjay Kapote, chief executive officer of Manjushree Technopack inaugurating the new plant
Sanjay Kapote, chief executive officer of Manjushree Technopack inaugurating the new plant

Manjushree Technopack, one of India’s largest rigid plastics packaging companies, and backed by Advent International, recently announced the launch of a new greenfield plant in Silvassa in Western Indian. The new plant has a capacity of 10,000 MTPA. The company has committed an investment of more than Rs 100 crore for the same. The plant will cater to diverse sectors of clients including FMCG, lubricants, agrochemicals, and paints.

For MTL, the new plant is a strategic investment that is expected to help forge better relationships with existing customers and pave the way for acquiring new customers. Silvassa has a strong presence of plastics, textiles, FMCG, chemicals, and other industries. Dadra and Nagar Haveli district contributes to a 28% share of India’s plastic production and is the epicenter of filling units of brands that extensively use rigid plastic packaging. Brands like Castrol, Proctor & Gamble, Hindustan Unilever, Marico, Nivea, and others have a huge presence in and around Silvassa. MTL can now leverage the proximity to such large companies to accelerate its business in the West.

The Silvassa plant will focus on the production of plastic containers and bottles for a diverse range of food and non-food segments. The plant is extensively equipped with extrusion blow molding technology, which is best suited for packaging products like shampoo bottles, surface cleaners, toilet cleaners, lubricants, paints, and fertilizers.

Announcing the launch of the new plant, Sanjay Kapote, chief executive officer of MTL said, “Western India will play a critical role in our growth and we are estimating 10% of MTL’s business coming from this region. With the launch of the new plant at Silvassa, we will bolster our relationship with the scores of brands that are active in the region. Like Silvassa, we aim to be present in more manufacturing hubs across the country in the next 4 years as part of our growth strategy.”

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