Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the third production unit of FMCG Emami Limited in the state. The production unit is expected to cost around Rs 300 Crore.
The new plant, the largest production facility of Emami in India, will generate direct employment for 1,000 youth, said R S Agarwal and R S Goenka, joint chairmen, Emami, in a press release.
The company has two other plants in Abhoypur and Amingaon and have been instrumental in providing direct employment to nearly 2,000.
The unit has been set up over 34 acres and has a total planned floor area of over 50,000 sq metre. It has the capacity to produce 1.1 lakh mt annual personal care and healthcare items.
While the total production capacity of the company in India is at present 1.63 lakh mt per annum, the launching of this new unit will increase the same to 2.73 lakh mt, the release said.
Glad to inaugurate Emami Limited's new plant at Pacharia in Kamrup district of Assam. pic.twitter.com/tTQVQ2oeNQ
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) November 14, 2017
With this production unit located at Pacharia near Guwahati, the number of total production unit of Emami group has risen to eight.
The other facilities are located in Amingaon, Abhoypur (both Assam), Pantnager (Uttarakhand), Kolkata (West Bengal) and Dongri (Maharashtra), Masat (Dadra and Nagar Haveli) and Vapi (Gujarat), the company added.
The company has one overseas unit in the neighboring country of Bangladesh.
Emami is the flagship company of the diversified Emami group, which has interest in FMCG, cement, newsprint and packaging board, edible oil and bio-diesel, healthcare, pharmacy retail, realty, solar power and contemporary art, among others.