Alltech officially opened its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Pune, India, on Oct. 27. This facility’s production capacity of 25,000 tons per year will make it the largest organic trace mineral plant in Asia.
Alltech India opened its office in 2001, with production operations in Bengaluru, India, beginning in 2004. Over the years, the company has grown twenty-fold, serving poultry, dairy and aqua feed mills and farmers to improve their efficiency and profitability.
“When we outgrew our plant capacity in 2016 and decided to expand our business and invest in a bigger plant, Pune was the first choice,” says Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. “Pune is one of India’s fastest-growing cities. With a cosmopolitan population of over 5 million people, proximity to the port and speedy development, this was an ideal place for us to serve our customers in a more efficient way.”
In addition to catering to the local market, the Pune facility will also serve South Asia and Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe as well. The plant spans a total area of 132,000 square feet and employs 50 full-time team members. The Pune facility features modern scientific technology and utilizes advanced quality systems.
“We have a fully-fledged lab for testing our raw materials and finished goods internally, ensuring that they meet our quality standards and guarantees before being shipped out to customers,” says Raghu Saraki, quality manager South Asia. “We are required to follow the Alltech® Quality System and our Alltech Q+™ (Quality Plus) program, ensuring the quality, safety and traceability of every batch of product manufactured here.”
The Alltech Quality System, or AQS, is recognized throughout the feed industry for its stringent standards. AQS delivers the same level of quality assurance and traceability in each of Alltech's geographical markets, based on standardized processes designed to meet and exceed other third-party systems of certification as well as global regulations.
Alltech intends to continue making investments within the region, creating jobs and following its guiding ACE principle, referring to the company’s commitment to develop safe solutions for the Animal, Consumer and Environment, Lyons says.