Alltech, the global leader in animal nutrition, has officially opened its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Pune, India on 27th October, 2018.The opening ceremony was joined by more than 150 stakeholders from animal industry, this plant is designed to satisfy the needs of Alltech’s customers in the region and will be the largest organic trace mineral plant in Asia.
Alltech India, started its office in 2001 and its production operations in India in 2004 in Bengaluru. Over the years, the company has grown twenty-fold, serving poultry, dairy, aqua feed millers and farmers to improve their efficiency and profitability
“When we outgrew our plant capacity in 2016 and decided to expand our business and invest in a bigger plant, Pune was the first choice,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, President and CEO Alltech. “Pune is one of India’s fastest-growing cities. With a cosmopolitan population of over proximity to the port and speedy development this was an ideal place for us to be able to cater to our customers in a faster and more effective way.”
The Pune facility was designed to cater not only to the local market, but to South and Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe as well. The plant spreads over a total area of 132,000 square feet, this will be 101st manufacturing facility for Alltech globally.
“The dream of Make in India is now a reality”. said Dr. Aman Sayed, managing director of Alltech India and regional director of South Asia.
“We have a fully-fledged lab for testing our raw materials and finished goods internally, ensuring that they meet the quality standards and guarantees before being shipped out to customers,” said Raghu Sarakki, quality manager South Asia. “We are required to follow the Alltech® Quality System and our Alltech Q+™ (Quality Plus) program, ensuring the quality, safety and traceability of every batch of product manufactured here.” The facility will soon obtain certifications such as ISO22000:2005 (for food safety management), FAMI-QS certification (for European food standards) and ISO14000:2015 (for environmental management).
While addressing the audience Dr. Mark said Alltech intends to continue investment, follow its ACE Principle and job creation in the future while contributing to development as part of its efforts to strengthen its business foundation in this emerging market.