INDIA – UFlex Limited, a pioneer in the manufacturer of aseptic liquid packaging in India has announced plans to double its aseptic plant’s production capacity from 3.5bn to 7bn packs per annum.
The expansion will be implemented by Asepto, UFlex Limited’s aseptic liquid packaging division which is based in the Indian sate of Gujarat.
Asepto packages are designed to deliver user convenience, easy opening and optimal shelf life to products like Juices, Non-aerated Alcoholic Beverages and highly perishable liquid consumables like Milk and other Dairy products.
According to a statement from UFlex, the capacity is expansion being undertaken in the company’s plant in Sanad, Gujarat, will be completed within the next 10 months.
UFlex says that the expansion was informed by the new contracts it had got from clients and an increasing demand for the company aseptic packaging laminates.
Commenting on the expansion, Ashwani Kumar Sharma, President & CEO, Aseptic Liquid Packaging Business, UFlex Ltd., said, “I am excited that our team and state-of-the-art facilities we have are well-positioned to respond to the increasing demand for our services and innovative technology in aseptic packaging.”
Sharma further noted that they have been working on taking Asepto globally, adding that the “expansion takes a leap to enlarge the brand’s horizons to different continents and reflects Asepto’s strong position in the marketplace and positive outlook for the future”
UFlex says that the first phase of expansion will focus on adding new machines to the existing line.
These include the Gallus printing line which has progressive features, loaded with sophisticated technologies that make it extremely efficient.
In addition to increasing the capacity, the company has also added Doctoring Line and over 8 new tools/formats as part of its expansion.
Once the commissioning of the project is complete, the company says it would take bold steps to expand its foot print globally.
Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman and Managing Director of UFlex Ltd., said, “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.”
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