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Balaji Wafers to set up new production facility in Indore

Investment for the project to be around Rs 400 crore

Vimukt Dave  |  Ahmedabad 

Balaji Wafers

Rajkot-based snacks maker Private Limited is setting up a new production facility at in

The company plans to invest about Rs 400 crore in a phased manner in the next two or three years.

"As part of our expansion, we acquired land in some months back. Construction work is going on and it will be over within the next year and a half," said Keyur Virani, director, Private Limited.

The initial production capacity of the new plant will be 1,500 kg per hour for wafers and other snacks and gradually, output will be doubled based on the requirement.

The setting up of a production unit in is part of the company's plan to tap markets in the North Indian market.

Virani said, "With this new plant, we will be able to cater to Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and surrounding areas. The new plant will manufacture all the products of Balaji."

enjoys around 65 percent market share in western Indian snacks market and is present in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Rajasthan and some parts of

Its turnover exceeds Rs 1,200 crore in 2013-14 and the company expects Rs 1,600 crore turnover by the end of current financial year.

Talking about the investment for the project, Virani said, "It is a Rs 400 crore project and we will manage fund through our internal sources and from banks. Investment will be done in a phased manner. First, we will invest about Rs 200 crore to set up the plant and its machinery and in the second phase, another Rs 200 crore will be spent for various other requirements."

The company had invested about Rs 100 crore and installed two production lines at its plant in Rajkot in 2014. It also doubled its production capacity at Valsad plant in 2013.

First Published: Tue, March 10 2015. 20:59 IST