Chennai: Hatsun Agro Product Ltd.(HAP), a prominent private sector dairy company in India, with brands ‘Arokya’, ‘Hatsun’, ‘Arun Icecreams’, “Ibaco” has declared commercial production at its recently set up modern greenfield dairy processing plant in Solapur, Maharashtra.
The plant is the 19th manufacturing location for HAP that has a network of plants in four states of Tamil Nadu, AP, Telangana and Karnataka. The fully automated dairy plant, one of the technologically superior plants in the country is set up in 72 acres of land for 130 Crores in Solapur district in Maharashtra. The plant pursues the latest design philosophy and has specialized imported equipment from Germany to process 6 lakh litres of milk per day (LLPD). The vehemence of the design is on employee safety, product hygiene and making products of the finest quality. HAP has moreover set up a water pond inside the factory premises for harvesting rainwater to the tune of 1.25 crore litres. This is a first in the region and the water saved can be fully treated and utilized for multiple purposes.
Hatsun Agro Products Ltd will manufacture Milk, Curd, Butter Milk, Chaas, Lassi, yoghurt and Shrikhand at the new plant. HAP will market them under prestigious household brand names – ‘Arokya’ and ‘Hatsun’. The total milk processing capacity of HAP now stands at 52.50 LLPD across all its manufacturing locations in 5 states.
HAP aims to produce a diversity of products at this Solapur facility and will provide over 3,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities in the state. Besides, the setting up of this plant will benefit onboard dairy farmers to the mainstream network and will increase the income of over 75000 to 90000 dairy farmers in Maharashtra. HAP intends to deliver considerable assistance to farmers with access to the best technology, farm inputs, animal husbandry services, specialized cattle feed and direct credit to their bank accounts for their milk supply.
Speaking on the same, RG Chandramogan, Chairman, Hatsun Agro Product Ltd, “HAP is glad to commence production in the state of Maharashtra. Maharashtra is a versatile state that offers excellent growth oppurtunities for the dairy industry and HAP envisages the plant to strengthen its foothold and provide a gateway of further growth in the western region. HAP’s strength is superior quality dairy products that are trusted by millions of Indian households. We see a robust demand for dairy products and we are glad to bring our quality dairy products to lakhs of households in Maharashtra. HAP stays ahead of the curve in terms of automation, quality & hygiene standards and always sets new benchmark for dairy products”