Coffee company CCL Products revealed plans this week to open new agglomeration and packaging plants at its SEZ facility in Chittoor, India as part of a $20 million expansion project, several Indian news organizations reported.
The firm will invest $12 million to add the new assets to the Chittoor site and $8 million to boost capacity at a facility operated by CCL in Vietnam, according to coverage by the Economic Times. Company officials told the newspaper that a new freeze-drying plant recently came on line in Chittoor.
Once completed, the agglomeration plant will have a capacity of 3000 tpa and the packaging plant will produce 2000 tpa, noted the Times of India.
CCL’s investment coincides with the launch of the firm’s Continental Coffee brands in India, the Business Standard said. The company current earns 93% of its revenue through exporting coffee to markets around the world.
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