Alltech, a leading global animal nutrition solution provider, has opened a manufacturing plant in Pune, India, with a production capacity of 25,000 tonnes per year
According to Alltech, the plant is the largest organic trace mineral plant in Asia.
Dr Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech, said, “Pune is one of India’s fastest-growing cities. With a cosmopolitan population of more than five million people, proximity to the port and speedy development, this was an ideal place for us to serve our customers in a more efficient way.”
“The Chakan industrial area is considered as one of the best,” noted Dr Aman Sayed, managing director of Alltech India and regional director of South Asia.
“The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation has developed this area, which stretches 246 ha, with basic as well as high-grade-quality facilities. More than 750 large and small industries, including a number of automobile component manufacturers, are based in the area.”
The Pune facility was designed to cater to the local market, South Asia and Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe as well. The plant spans a total area of 132,000 sq ft and employs 50 full-time team members. The Pune facility features modern scientific technology and utilises advanced quality systems.
“The plant is equipped with features such as natural gas as its energy source for reducing carbon emissions, fire hydrant systems ensuring safety, and segregated docks for raw material and finished products, enabling free movement of vehicles and clear demarcation and traceability of material in and out of the facility,” said Sayed.
“We have a fully-fledged lab for testing our raw materials and finished goods internally, ensuring that they meet our quality standards and guarantees before being shipped out to customers,” said Raghu Saraki, quality manager South Asia. “We are required to follow the Alltech® Quality System and our Alltech Q+™ programme, ensuring the quality, safety and traceability of every batch of product manufactured here.”
The Alltech Quality System (AQS) is recognised throughout the feed industry for its stringent standards. AQS delivers the same level of quality assurance and traceability in each of Alltech's geographical markets, based on standardised processes designed to meet and exceed other third-party systems of certification as well as global regulations.
Alltech further noted that 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.