Nestle said it will ramp up its production capacity by investing around Rs 700 crore in two years to set up a new factory in Sanand, Gujarat to manufacture its range of popular instant noodles Maggi. Nestle India would soon.
The Maggi plant in Sanand would be Nestle India’s ninth in the country. It will generate employment for around 400 people, Nestle added.
Suresh Narayanan, chairman and managing director of Nestle India said, “In line with our commitment to ‘Make in India’, we will soon commence construction of our newest, and ninth factory in India, at Sanand, Gujarat. And this plant would be a ‘significant step’ in enhancing Nestle’s manufacturing footprint in India”
The company further added that half of the employees at its Sanand plant would be women.
Nestle India had set up its first plant at Moga in Punjab in 1961. The company has other units in Choladi (Tamil Nadu), Nanjangud (Karnataka), Samalkha (Haryana), Ponda and Bicholim (Goa), Pantnagar (Uttarakhand).In 2012, the company set up its eighth manufacturing facility at Tahliwal (Himachal Pradesh).