Mondelēz inaugurates plant in Andhra Pradesh


Mondelez India Foods, part of the $30 billion Mondelēz International, recently inaugurated the first phase of its largest manufacturing facility in Asia Pacific in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, India. This milestone builds on the company’s nearly 70-year history of manufacturing in India and providing millions of consumers with delicious products every day.
Set up with an investment of $190 million the plant will annually produce approximately 60,000 tonnes of India’s favorite Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate to start. By 2020, the multi-category food campus is expected to reach an annual capacity of 2,50,000 tonnes and create close to 1,600 jobs.
Inauguration was held in the presence of N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh; Daniel Myers, Executive Vice-President, Integrated Supply Chain, Mondelēz International; Maurizio Brusadelli, EVP & President, Asia Pacific, Mondelēz International; Oscar Rangel, Vice-President, Integrated Supply Chain, Asia Pacific, Mondelēz International; and Chandramouli Venkatesan, Managing Director, Mondelez India Foods and several other dignitaries.
Chandrababu Naidu said, “We’re delighted that one of the world’s largest food companies has invested in Andhra Pradesh and set up its largest facility in Asia Pacific in our state. This investment is symbolic of the facilities, infrastructure and support that Andhra Pradesh can provide to companies in the state. Mondelēz International’s investment in Sri City has brought in world-class technology and manufacturing capability, creating jobs and strengthening communities. The company already has a significant commitment to this state andhas been partnering with farmers to grow cocoa in Andhra Pradesh for the last two decades.”
“We are building a world-class manufacturing footprint that meets the needs of our consumers today and tomorrow,” said Myers. “We’ve already invested in 40 efficient and flexible manufacturing ‘Lines of the Future’ globally and are building our ‘Sites of the Future’ at strategic locations like Sri City to accelerate the growth of our power brands around the world.”
“India is a priority market for us, and we continue to invest behind our brands, routes to market and people to drive sustainable growth. As a $30 billion global snacking powerhouse, Mondelēz International is putting its scale and resources behind our commitment to this country not only through our investment in manufacturing but also behind our brands, our route to market and our talent. We are bullish about India and see this country as a huge opportunity. We are investing today and building capacity for tomorrow,” said Maurizio Brusadelli, EVP & President, Asia Pacific, Mondelēz International. “This is a great example of the government’s ‘Make in India’ policy, creating jobs and bringing in world-class technology. Our multi category manufacturing site will serve both India and regional markets and will help us build on our long history of success in India. We would like to thank the government of Andhra Pradesh and Sri City for their support,” said Chandramouli Venkatesan, Managing Director, Mondelez India Foods.
Spread over 134 acres, the new Sri City site will operate state-of-the-art Lines of the Future and follow high-performance work systems to drive production efficiencies, save energy, reduce emissions and promote community involvement. In addition to Andhra Pradesh, the company also operates manufacturing plants in Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.

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