Givaudan has officially inaugurated a new flavours manufacturing facility in Pune, India. The CHF60 million plant is the company’s largest investment in India.
The new 40,000 square metre facility will enable Givaudan to meet growing demand from customers in the food and beverage and health care segments. The facility will also complement the company’s existing plant in Daman, strengthening its capabilities in liquids compounding, powder blending, emulsions, process flavours and spray drying for the India, Nepal and Bangladesh markets. Givaudan expects to employ about 200 people at the new site.
The new facility is also making important contributions to Givaudan’s Climate Action Agenda by becoming the Company’s first Zero Liquid Discharge site, which ensures all waste water is purified and recycled at the end of the treatment cycle. Energy efficient LED lighting technology has also been fitted throughout the site to reduce CO2 emissions and plans are under development to incorporate solar panels, contributing towards Givaudan’s 100% renewable energy target. Over 1,100 trees have also been planted to support the preservation of the local ecosystem.