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Alpla opens two additional plants in India

27. July 2010

ALPLA India Pvt Ltd., group company of the EUR 2.2 billion privately-held Austrian plastic packaging global leader, ALPLA, inaugurated two more plants for the manufacture of plastic bottles and caps in India, taking the total number of plants set up by them in India to six.

Alpla India Private Ltd., the first FDI in Himachal Pradesh in 2006, inaugurated its 6th plant in India and 2nd in Baddi. The Honorable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal was the Chief Guest and Mr. Guenther Lehner, Chairman and CEO of ALPLA presided over the well attended function held on the premises of the brand new plant in Baddi.

Alpla's new Baddi plant will serve the growing client list in India including GSK, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, J&J, P&G, Cadbury, Amway, Emami, Godrez and others and will have state-of-the-art blow molding, two color injection molding and systems that would allow it to meet BRC- IOP norms for food safety standards.

Mr. Vagish Dixit, Managing Director of Alpla India, explained that Alpla India which started with an investment of Rs 25 crore in Baddi, has now invested over Rs 150 crore in India reflecting the confidence of Alpla Global Board in India as a potentially attractive business destination. Alpla India aims to produce over 2 billion bottles and caps in 2011 and has market leadership in this segment.

Alpla India has brought some of the most cutting-edge technologies for the first time in India prominent amongst them being bi-injection cube technology platform for 2 color caps and high speed and top-end quality blow molding for bottles. These are the same technologies that Alpla uses in Austria, Germany, England and USA.

Mr. Guenther Lehner Chairman of Alpla Board expressed his satisfaction at the growth in India. He explained that India, China and other Asian destinations hold great promise for the future growth of Alpla and that with continued emphasis on strong leadership development, it would be possible to consummate additional growth opportunities in the future. He also explained how Alpla is globally very active on sustainability and carbon foot print reduction.

Earlier in the week on 12th July, Alpla India had also thrown open its 5th plant in Pashamylaram near Hyderabad to serve growing customer requirements in the South of India.The Pashamylaram site is situated in Andhra Pradesh, about 50 KM from Hyderabad Airport and 40 KM from Secunderabad Railway Station. The plant is located on 10 acres of land with proposed built-up area of 6000 sq. mtr.