Indian Packaging Co. to Invest in US Plant

Posted on April 12, 2011 @ 09:12 am

New Delhi-based packaging company Uflex Ltd., has announced it will invest about $180 million to set up a plant in Kentucky, as part of its strategy to increase proximity to major markets worldwide.

The company "will be investing about USD 180 million in phases in the project. This will be Uflex's first manufacturing facility in the US," it said in a statement.

The company will make PET films in the Kentucky plant.

"The global demand for flexible packaging films is rapidly increasing and we need to make investments to meet future demands," Uflex Ltd. Chairman and Managing Director Ashok Chaturvedi said.

Commenting on the issue, Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear said that projects like this are helpful in providing jobs in the state as well as bringing investments to the tune of millions of dollars.

Uflex, a Bombay Stock Exchange listed company, is undertaking various green and brown field expansion projects adding manufacturing lines for new product categories across facilities in countries Egypt, Mexico and India.

With plans of new manufacturing lines and corresponding investments, the company is aiming at achieving USD 1 billion revenue by 2012 financial year, it added.

The company's clients include Unilever, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Colgate, Palmolive, Nestle, Gillette, Ranbaxy, ITC, Tata Tea, Britannia, Dabur and Haldiram, among others.