From right to left–
Dr. H K Desai (GM Production, Amul)
Dr. K Rathnam (MD, Amul)
S K Kulkarni (OSD)
Sadhana Naik (CEO, Khed City)
M V Krishna (CFO, Khed City)
Prasad Lahane(Head Marketing Khed City)
India 17th August, 2016: Amul – The Taste of India, India’s No. 1 Milk Producer will be setting up a state-of-the-art Ice Cream manufacturing facility at Khed City, Pune. Dr. K Rathnam, Managing Director – Amul Dairy, signed a MoU with Khed Economic Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. (KEIPL) on 30th July 2016.
Khed City is one of India’s Smart Emerging Industrial Townships in Pune District, being developed over 4,200 Acres by Khed Economic Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. (KEIPL), a Joint Venture company between Kalyani Group and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC).
Amul – India’s pride, brought white Revolution, the biggest Co-operative movement in Dairy sector. Visionaries like Late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Late Morarjibhai Desai, Late P.M Lal Bahadur Shastri, Late Tribhvandas Patel and Late Dr. Kurian had contributed immensely to this Dairy Co-operative movement in Gujarat. It is the backbone of Small and Middle level farmers.
“Pune is our largest market for Amul Ice-Cream and currently there is a supply shortage. We wanted a quick set up in and around Pune, and obviously, Khed City qualifies as our preferred destination. We have got around 11 acres land in Khed City for our new dairy plant. The facility is planned to commence its operation in twelve to eighteen months with an estimated investment of over Rs. 120 Crores”,said Dr. K. Rathnam, Managing Director – Amul Dairy.
“Investment of Amul in Khed City is a matter of pride for us. “Quick Set up” is our tag line. This ready-to-move Industrial Townshipis one of Pune’s key industrial locationsthat houses 39 esteemed industrial clients, includingMars International India Pvt. Ltd., one of the world’s biggest Chocolate Manufacturerfrom USA, JSW MI Steel Service Center Pvt. Ltd. from Japan, Hyosung T&D India Pvt.Ltd. from South Korea, Gedia India Automotive Components Pvt. Ltd., Linnhoff India Pvt. Ltd., Lenze Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd. all from Germany, Hira Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & Maico Ventilation Pvt. Ltd. from Dubai etc. Khed City is a true testimony of Kalyani Group’s commitment to this sector and our ability to deliver results on the ground.Certainly Amul would bring revolution in socio-economic state of Khed Tahsil”, said CEO KEIPL.
Amul will manufacture ice cream and other Milk products in Khed City. Presence of Amul in Khed City, Pune will give immense boost to the Make in Maharashtra campaign and strengthen the rural economy further. The direct beneficiaries of which will be farmers associated with animal husbandry for producing milk. The local milk producing farmers will now have access to nationwide established market. They will get benefit from the veterinary services extended by Amul and also have access to high milk yielding fodder made available to the participating farmers through the co-operative.
About Kalyani Group
Kalyani Group, established in mid 1960s, is an Indian multi-national with high technology, engineering & manufacturing capability across several critical sectors such as Automotive, Power, Oil & Gas, Rail & Marine, Construction & Mining, Aerospace, etc. With end-to-end capability and manufacturing footprint across India, Germany and Sweden the Group has an annual turnover of USD 2.5 billion. Guided by visionary leadership of Mr. B. N. Kalyani, Group Chairman, with strong emphasis on market leadership through technology and it's over 10,000 strong engineering global workforce, the group today is a market leader in all its respective business segments.