Mane Kancor launched its biggest manufacturing facility on the 20 May at Byadgi, Karnataka, India. The new beginning was initiated jointly by Jean Mane, president, Mane Group and Dr Geemon Korah, executive director and chief executive officer of Mane Kancor. The facility, which spreads around 50 acres of land, will generate more employment and create indirect opportunities for many people, including farmers.
While talking about the features of the new facility Mane elaborated, ”Our vision is to consolidate the bulk production in a single location to simplify processes and ensure efficient management. We are all the more glad about the launch as it will raise the production capacity of the company fourfold along with a 50 percent rise in direct employment. Also, will be generating opportunities for more than 10,000 people including farmers across four states – Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. Interestingly, the new plant occupies just one-third of the land in Byadgi. Hence, our scope for expansion is higher.”
The new facility in Byadgi, the main growing belt for high-color varieties of chilli, will fall under the Make-In-India program of the government of India. The continuous extraction facility and the modern technologies incorporated here will ensure the best process efficiencies. Additionally, the facility contains a super-critical fluid extraction plant that uses carbon dioxide as an extraction medium. This is a much more greener process and is organic compliant.
“Mane Kancor was the first company to set up a spice extraction unit in India, in 1969. Today, we have the new infrastructure covering 150,000 square feet around 50 acres of land, in Byadgi. The new plant supports both the development of our scientific manufacturing techniques and the addition of cutting-edge technologies to our business continuity strategy thereby stretching our manufacturing potential. Our focus on segments like natural colours, natural antioxidants, personal care ingredients and so on will be enhanced with the new addition,” said Dr Geemon Korah, executive director and chief executive officer of Mane Kancor at the launch event.