Dairy products maker Hatsun Agro Product Ltd has entered into a pact with Germany-based GEA for setting up its greendfield plant in Tamil Nadu. “Hatsun Agro Product is currently establishing an automated greenfield dairy project at Dharapuram near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. The company has contracted GEA to install it (the factory) on turnkey basis”, a company statement issued by GEA said. The factory, expected to become operational next year, would have a capacity to produce three lakh litres of milk per day in pouches and 1.50 lakh liter of curd, it said.
The manufacturing unit is expected to be fourth largest plant for the Chennai-based dairy maker. GEA would provide an RO plant for concentration of skimmed milk at the factory. It would also provide specialised equipment like homogenizer and flow components at the factory. “So far, GEA had been supplying components to HAP and it is a great pleasure to be able to partner HAP (Hatsun Agro Products) on their turnkey project”, GEA India Cluster, Country Managing Director, Abhay Chaudhari said. GEA a largest supplier for the food processing industry and to other industries, with consolidated revenue of Euro 4.5 billion in 2016, the release added.