Dairy packaging major increases production in Punjab

By RJ Whitehead

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Related tags: Tetra pak, India

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A border town in Punjab has played host to the opening of a Rs1bn (US$14.9m) fully-integrated aseptic beverage manufacturing facility. 

The plant at the International Mega Food Park in Fazilka, Punjab, is the second to be operated by Schreiber Dynamic Dairies, with support from Tetra Pak.

India’s market for aseptic beverages is showing exponential growth, but there still is a lot of untapped potential​,” said François Salamon, president of Schreiber International, the American dairy giant. 

This along with the government’s support in developing food parks has given us the impetus to invest in a second facility. We are confident that with Tetra Pak we will continue to build strong relationships with beverage manufacturers, as we have in the past, to offer consumers safe and high quality products​.”

In 2004, Schreiber Foods acquired 51% stake in Dynamix Dairies to form Schreiber Dynamix Dairies.

It is India's first dedicated contract packer for foods and beverages in Tetra Pak cartons to partner leading food and beverage players like PepsiCo, Nestle, Danone, Britannia and Hector Beverages.  

Aseptic beverages offer products with lengthy shelf-lives without the need for refrigeration or preservatives. Currently, brands like Tropicana, Nestle and Paper Boat are processed and packed in SDDPL's plant at Baramati, Maharashtra.

With our existing plant at Baramati running at full capacity, this new integrated facility not only increases our production capabilities, but also gives us a geographical advantage to cater to consumers in North India who account for 50% of the country’s aseptic beverage consumption​,” said Amitabha Ray, managing director of Schreiber’s Indian joint-venture. 

We are proud to extend our 20-year partnership with Tetra Pak, that has allowed us to offer end-to-end solutions to our customers. With growth of over 23% over last year in contract packaging, we are confident that this new facility in Punjab will provide an exciting opportunity for more companies to enter this sunshine sector​,” he added.

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