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ITC to set up its second noodle manufacturing plant in Kolkata
The Economic Times - 28 May 2012

ITC has set up its second manufacturing unit for Sunfeast Yippee Noodles in Kolkata in partnership with city-based Keventer Group. The proposed Rs 50 crore plant with a capacity to manufacture 50 tonnes of instant noodles per day will be the second such plant for noodles in the country.

The technology for the plant is sourced from Japan and Taiwan and is capable of packing 450 packets per minute.

"This investment is part of ITC's overall plan for developing West Bengal's economic capacity through our vibrant and high quality driven foods business," says Kurush Grant, executive director at ITC Ltd.

"West Bengal has been home to ITC's headquarter for over a century, and we have also established several manufacturing plants that create value for the state. ITC's packaged food products with brands such as Aashirvaad, Sunfeast, Bingo! and Yippee! are gaining market share," said Grant.

Keventer also announced its plans to set up a food safety laboratory in its Kolkata facility at an investment of Rs 35 crore. The laboratory will operate under the name of Edward Food Research and Analysis Centre and is an approved project by the ministry of food processing industries.

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