US-based $17.3-billion multinational oral care company Colgate-Palmolive on Wednesday inaugurated its first Indian toothbrush production unit in Sri City, an integrated business park located some
55 km off Chennai. The unit, under the wholly-owned subsidiary, Colgate-Palmolive (India), was built on 25 acres at an investment of about Rs 450 crore. It has an annual production capacity of
220 million pieces of toothbrushes. The company proposes to expand the unit for increasing the production capacity to 600 million. It provides employment opportunity to 1,200 people.