P&G India to Invest ₹2,000 Crore in Gujarat Export Hub
Procter & Gamble India ( P&G India ), a leading consumer goods company, has unveiled plans to invest ₹2,000 crore in the establishment of a state-of-the-art personal healthcare manufacturing facility in Gujarat. This new facility, located in Sanand and spanning across 50,000 square meters, will become P&G India’s ninth plant in the country. The plant will focus on the production of well-known brands such as Ariel, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Oral-B, Pampers, Pantene, Tide, Vicks, and Whisper.
The investment aims to bolster P&G India’s presence in the global healthcare market, with a particular emphasis on the production of digestive wellness products. According to a company statement, the facility will be operational in the coming years and is poised to serve as an export hub for P&G’s global operations, catering to consumers worldwide.
In addition to its strategic importance, the new manufacturing unit is expected to generate numerous direct and indirect employment opportunities, providing a significant boost to the local economy.
During a meeting with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, P&G India CEO LV Vaidyanathan announced this major investment. The establishment of the new facility will strengthen P&G’s existing manufacturing capabilities in India and represents the second significant investment by a multinational corporation in the Indian fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector in the past year.
The forthcoming plant will leverage cutting-edge technology and embrace the principles of Industry 4.0, ensuring the production of superior products in the digestive wellness domain. It will feature state-of-the-art equipment, including advanced vision systems for quality checks, robotic machinery for material handling, and operator cockpits, among others.
Notably, the investment will be carried out through an unlisted private company and will have no impact on the listed public companies of the P&G group in India, as stated by the company.
This development comes on the heels of Nestle SA’s recent announcement in September, revealing its plans to invest ₹5,000 crore in India over the next three and a half years. Nestle aims to accelerate its core business operations and capitalize on emerging growth opportunities in the country’s thriving food and beverage sector.
About P&G India:
P&G was established more than 180 years ago as a humble soap and candle enterprise. Presently, we stand as the largest global consumer goods company, housing renowned and reliable brands that contribute to making life a tad easier through small yet significant means.
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