P&G to set up a new manufacturing unit at Sanand, plans to hire more than 30% women
Procter & Gamble (P&G), American multinational consumer goods, plans to invest more than 50 billion rupees to set up a health and wellness product manufacturing plant in Sanand, Gujarat.
The company will hire more than 30% of women as part of its new employees for the next project, sources reveled.
According to TOI report, the company has finalized Sanand as the location for its new manufacturing plant and has informed the state government that it will manufacture health and wellness products for sale in stores. The company will move its major business from Indonesia to Gujarat and gradually invest in the state’s business over the next three years.
Manoj Das, Deputy Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office (ACS) and responsible for ACS in the industrial and mining sectors, confirmed the development. “Already based in Gujarat, P&G has approached the government and proposed an investment of Rs 5 billion in wellness and healthcare product factories,” said Das.
“Procter & Gamble has finalized a parcel of Sanand. The company has informed us that it plans to develop Gujarat as an international hub and to move its major business from Indonesia to Gujarat.” He said.
“The expansion of P & G in Gujarat further strengthens India’s global image as an industry-friendly state,” Das said.
In India, Procter & Gamble pledged Rs. 50 crore contribution towards COVID-19 vaccination of over 5 lakh Indians to be carried out in partnership with government and local authorities. This equates to vaccinations for 100 Indians for every P&G India employee.
The company is also covering the cost of vaccinations for its 5000 employees and their immediate family members and extending support through the continued donation of products and in-house produced personal protective equipment (PPE) to aid frontline and essential workers in India.