Animal nutrition giant Alltech have expanded their Indian operation with the official opening of a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Pune.
The new plant, which will be staffed by 50 employees, has a production capacity of 25,000 tons a year and is the largest organic trace mineral plant in Asia.
Alltech India opened its office in 2001, with production operations in Bengalura starting 3 years later. But over the years, the firm has grown 20-fold and now serves poultry, dairy and aqua feed mills and farmers to help improve their efficiency and profitability.
Dr Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech, said Pune had been the first choice for the company because of its speedy development, port proximity and cosmopolitan population.
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Dr Lyons said Alltech intended to continue making investments in the region, creating jobs and following its guiding principle to develop safe solutions for the Animal, Consumer and Environment (ACE).
The Pune facility has been designed to cater not only for the local market but to South Asia and South East Asia. Australia and Europe. The plant spans a total area of 132,000 square feet and features modern scientific technology and utilises advanced quality systems.
Dr Aman Sayed, managing director of Alltech India, added: “The plant is equipped with features such as natural gas as its energy source for reducing carbon emissions, fire hydrant systems ensuring safety, and segregated docks for raw materials and finished products, enabling free movement of vehicles and clear demarcation and traceability of material in and out of the facility.”
The Pune facility marks another milestone in Alltech’s efforts to strengthen its position in the emerging Asian market. The firm opened its Nepal sales and support office in Kathmandu at the end of last month.