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MTR Foods to invest Rs 200 crore on capacity expansion

Firm plans to expand network in Karnataka and Andhra; opens online store to sell 140 products in Bengaluru initially

BS Reporter  |  Bengaluru 

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Ltd, the Bengaluru-based food products firm owned by Norwegian company Orkla, plans to invest Rs 200 crore to expand capacity to meet growing demand for its products.

MTR, which unveiled its new brand identity with a contemporary logo, expects the investment to be spread over three years. The firm plans to expand its distribution across Karnataka andd Andhra Pradesh. At the same time, MTR has opened an online store to sell over 140 products to consumers first in Bengaluru and expand to other cities.

It has tiedup with Fedex to deliver its ready to eat food products to consumers.

"As a brand we needed to change to reflect who our key consumers are today. While the new brand identity better represents where the company is today, our detailed growth strategy will make MTR ready for the future," Sanjay Sharma, chief executive officer at said on Tuesday.

The firm already sells its products through hyper local commerce portal such as and

Orkla acquired MTR, a Bengaluru family-run business reputed for its hygenic and quality products in 2007, among the first large foreign investments in the Indian food business. Since then, it has invested Rs 230 crore in the company. The additional investment would be met through internal accruals, Atle Vidar, Executive Vice President and CEO, said.

First Published: Tue, May 03 2016. 17:20 IST