Universal Udyog on an expansion mode
Jan 12 2017 , Kolkata
The edible oil manufacturer will foray into palm, sunflower and rice bran oil
At present, the company has two plants- one at Belgharia industrial estate in West Bengal and another at Agra in UP. It packages mustard oil and soya oil at these two plants, which are marketed under Universal brand name.
Singh said that buoyant over the growing demand for its products, the company has now decided to come up with a new manufacturing unit at Jhansi, for which the company has already acquired 20 bigha of land there. Besides, the company will also put up two new packaging units- one at Dankuni near Kolkata and another at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, he said.
He said that the new crushing-cummanufacturing unit at Jhansi will come
up over the next 12 months along with a large warehouse for storage of the raw materials.
“At present our overall capacity at our two existing manufacturing units stand at 1600 tonne per day. We have lined up plans to take this capacity up to Rs 5000 tonne very soon. At present we are producing only mustard oil and soya oil. If things move the way we have visualised, we will start producing palm oil, sunflower and rice bran oil within the next three months. We will be importing crude palm from Malaysia,” said Singh.