Yogi Adityanath inaugurates Berger Paints' Rs 1,000 crore manufacturing unit in Sandila, UP

Yogi Adityanath inaugurates Berger Paints' Rs 1,000 crore manufacturing unit in Sandila, UP

The new plant has a total installed capacity of 33,000 KL/MT per month

  • By ICN Bureau | March 06, 2023

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated Berger Paints India’s largest manufacturing unitat Sandila, Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh. The plant commenced commercial production on 6th February, 2023. Present on the occasion were Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi, Minister of Industrial Development, Export Promotion, NRI & Investment Promotion, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh; Durga Shankar Mishra, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh and Mayur Maheshwari, CEO, UPSIDA along with the senior management of Berger Paints.

In its 100th year of operations in India, Berger Paints invested over Rs.1000 crore in Uttar Pradesh to set up its most modern and completely automated paint manufacturing unit. The new plant has a total installed capacity of 33,000 KL/MT per month consisting of 15,000 KUMT of water-based paint per month and 4,800 KL/MT of solvent-based paint per month apart from construction chemicals and putty.

The plant will facilitate manufacturing of a diverse range of products which in turn is expected to enhance the profit margins in the upcoming quarter for the company. Strategically located and spread across a massive area of 37 acres, the factory has immediately created hundreds of direct and indirect employment opportunities in the state.

The impact of the manufacturing unit in the industrial area of Sandila has been manifold. The area is witnessing huge growth - right from building roads, starting transport services to availability of essential services. Berger Paints has consistently participated and invested in education, health, and other initiatives in and around its various manufacturing locations to improve the quality of life of the local community.

One of the significant features of the Sandila unit is the installed solar panels which can power the entire factory on days when weather conditions are ideal.

Abhijit Roy, Managing Director and CEO of Berger Paints Ltd. said, "It gives me immense pride to announce the launch of Berger Paints' largest manufacturing unit in India, located in Sandila, Uttar Pradesh. It took us more than 61 lac manhours to complete the massive unit. While producing a vast range of products, the plant happens to be a zero-liquid-discharge plant and can be run entirely on solar power. While the team faced a lot of obstacles, starting from the Covid waves to the extended monsoons, however that didn't deter the team's spirits. Given the situation back then, we ensured that we provided a safe environment to all our on-site workers and tied up with the Government of Uttar Pradesh to conduct mass vaccination drives for the locals of UP. As an organization, we have always believed in supporting diversity and equal opportunity in employment and this factory stands as testimony to the same. Therefore, the colourant and stainer sections of the factory are managed and operated solely by women. With the launch of this factory, we aim to employ the youth of UP at large and give a boost to the economy of the state."

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