Packaging Business

at a glance.

ITC's Packaging & Printing Business is the largest value added converter of paperboard packaging in South Asia. It converts over 70,000 tonnes of paper, paperboard and laminates per annum into a variety of value-added packaging solutions for the food & beverage, personal products, cigarette, liquor and consumer goods industries.

The Division, which was set up in 1925 as a strategic backward integration for ITC's Cigarettes business, is today India's most sophisticated packaging house. State-of-the-art technology, world-class quality and a highly skilled and dedicated team have combined to position ITC as the first-choice supplier of high value added packaging.

The Division supplies value-added packaging to ITC's various FMCG businesses. Its client list includes several well-known national and international companies like Nokia, Colgate Palmolive, Pernod Ricard, Diageo, British American Tobacco, Philip Morris International, Agio Cigars, UB Group, Tata Tetley, Tata Tea, Reckitt Benckiser, Radico Khaitan, Akbar Brothers, Surya Nepal, VST Industries, etc.

With three packaging factories at Tiruvottiyur near Chennai (in the South), Munger in Bihar (in the East), and Haridwar (in the North of India), the Company offers a comprehensive product range in packaging backed by its packaging expertise over the decades and cutting edge technology making it truly a "One stop shop for Packaging".

For trade enquiries, please write to
Exports & Tobacco Packaging : Vasudha.Narasimhan@itc.in
Carton Board & Flexible Packaging : debraj.chatterjee@itc.in

Carton Board Packaging

ITC occupies a leadership position in catering to the needs of the liquor, mobile phones & food. ITC offers a range of value additions for carton board packaging such as UV offset printing, Foil Stamping, Embossing, Window patching & lined cartons, etc.

Flexible Packaging

Flexible Packaging is an area of high growth, supported with investments in technology and equipment from world class suppliers. ITC offers a completely integrated solution for laminates from Pre-press, In-house Blown Film, Cast film, Extrusion Lamination, Hot Melt Coating, specialty pouching and bag making. This is backed by in house cylinder making and pre press support.

Tobacco packaging

ITC offers a range of products line including flip top boxes (Square, Round, Beveled and Pillow Pack Hinge lids etc), Outers, Soft Cup labels, Pack inserts, Printed cork tipping, printed overwraps, inner frames. ITC makes value added shoulder boxes for cigars and cigarettes. ITC supplies packaging for over 80 billion cigarettes a year domestically, and supplies packaging for 15 billion cigarette sticks a year for the export market to leading tobacco majors.

Innovation & New Product Development

ITC has enhanced the value of some of the most favoured brands with superior look-and-feel packaging, using the best raw materials and process combinations, and an in-house pre-press Design Centre.

A Product Introduction Process team pioneers packaging innovations. The team uses a unique process to pilot the client's packaging through its manufacturing system. Specifications are evolved based on clients' needs based on which a variety of packaging solutions is generated. The efficacy of the packaging is tested simulating the client's factory conditions. ITC has contemporary laboratories for its 3 product lines for testing packaging requirements.

Green Packaging

ITC Packaging has pioneered offering of Green Packaging which includes usage of raw material from sustainable sources and conversion of the same in a facility which is 100% powered by renewable energy (Wind Energy). This clean energy initiative along with the other sustainability initiatives helps the Packaging Business to significantly contribute to ITC being a carbon Positive, Water Positive and Solid Waste Recycling Positive Company.

AWARDS

ITC's Packaging business has won numerous awards for its quality, environmental management systems and product excellence:

  • ITC Packaging received the Dow Innovative Packaging Award, 2019

  • The Business was awarded 'Printing Company of the Year' by PrintWeek India, 2019

  • The Tiruvottiyur and Haridwar units are 'Grade A' BRC/IOP certified for global standards in packaging and packaging materials

  • The Tiruvottiyur unit ranked no. 1 in the CII-Southern Region EHS Excellence Awards for FMCG packaging, 2019

  • The Business was named 'Green Printing Company of the year 2018' and 'Packaging convertor of the year' by Print Week, 2018

  • The Haridwar unit received the 'Shreshtha Suraksha Puraskar' awarded by the National Safety Council of India, 2018

  • The Haridwar unit also won the 'National Safety Award' by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, 2018

  • The Tiruvottiyur unit received the 'CII-SR EHS Excellence Award', 2018

  • The Haridwar unit was adjudged first runner up in the National Safety Competition organised by CII Institute of Quality, 2017

  • The Haridwar unit received the CII North Zone award for '5S excellence', and the Munger unit the 'Suraksha Puraskar' from the National Safety Council of India, 2016

  • The Tiruvottiyur unit received the CII 'Excellent Energy Efficient Unit' award, 2015

  • The Haridwar unit received the National Safety Council Award and CII North Zone for '5S Excellence', 2015

  • The Munger Unit received the National Safety Council Award and CII Eastern Zone Award for 'Safety, Health and Environment Excellence', 2015

  • The Business won 4 'World Star Awards' from the World Packaging Organisation, 2014

  • It also won 4 'Asia Star Awards' from the Asian Packaging Federation, 2014

  • The Packaging & Printing business was also given 17 'India Star Awards' by the Indian Institute of Packaging for excellence in packaging solutions, 2014

  • The Business won a 'World Star Award' from World Packaging Organisation, 2013

  • The Business received six 'Asia Star Awards' from Asia Packaging Federation

  • The Business received eleven awards instituted by the Indian Flexible Packaging & Folding Carton Manufacturers Association for excellence in packaging solutions, 2013

  • The Business won three 'World Star Awards' from the World Packaging Organisation in 2012

  • The Business won a 'Golden Peacock Award' instituted by Institute of Directors for innovative product / services, 2012

  • The Haridwar unit received the '13th Annual Greentech Environment Award' in the Silver category, 2012

  • The Munger unit won the 'Suraksha Puraskar' at the National level from National Safety Council, 2012

  • The Munger unit won an 'International Safety Award with Merit' from the British Safety Council, 2012

  • The Business won two 'World Star Awards' from the World Packaging Organisation, 2011

  • The Business got thirteen awards instituted by the Indian Flexible Packaging and Carton Manufacturers Association for excellence in packaging solutions, 2011

  • The Business won 20 'India star' awards in printing in several categories instituted by the Indian Institute of Packaging for excellence in packaging, 2010

  • The Chennai unit was awarded the 'Globe of Honour' by the British Safety Council for Environment Management, 2010

  • The Chennai unit was awarded a 'National Water Management' Award by CII for being an excellent water efficient unit, 2010

  • Units at Chennai, Munger and Haridwar received the '5 Star Rating' for safety from the British Safety Council, 2010