UFlex, India's leading multinational flexible packaging and polymer science company and the first Indian manufacturer of aseptic liquid packaging, has announced to double its aseptic plant’s production capacity from 3.5 bn to 7 bn packs per annum, in Sanand, Gujarat. The capacity expansion will be completed within the next 10 months approximately.
The expansion is in response to the new contracts and increasing demand for the company's aseptic packaging laminates.
Ashwani Kumar Sharma, President & CEO, Aseptic Liquid Packaging Business, UFlex, said, "Asepto expansion is part of the growing need for aseptic packaging and I am excited that our team and state-of-the-art facilities we are well-positioned to respond to the increasing demand for our services and innovative technology in aseptic packaging."
Once the commissioning of the project is complete, the company would take steps for global expansion. Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman and MD, UFlex, said, "Asepto has now grown and entering into its next phase of life cycle with the first expansion plan announcement. This expansion of production capacities is our natural progression, addressing our rapid growth in the aseptic liquid packaging space, and stepping strong footsteps into the global arena. Asepto is taking one step at a time, and that's the best way I foresee to imbibe growth approach in the given global economic scenario."
The first phase of expansion will focus on adding new machines to the existing line i.e., the best-in-class new generation Gallus printing line (M/S Heidelberg Web Carton GmbH) from Germany. The new-age machine has progressive features, loaded with sophisticated technologies that make it extremely efficient and sound in operation. The machine prints at a speed of 500MPM (Meters Per Minute).