AgriNation News Network
Mumbai. 2 April 2018
Mumbai : Tata Chemicals’ project at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh being developed with an investment of Rs 275 crore is expected to be ready by 2019, a top company official said.
The company has already bought the land and started the construction of the plant.
“We expect full commercialisation will be after product qualification, which can take a few months, running us into post summer 2019,” R Mukundan, managing director and chief executive officer, Tata Chemicals said.
Mukundan said the plant is being constructed for the most stringent pediatric segment but the company may not just sell to pediatric.
“Once we set a plant for pediatric, it can go straight from normal adult food to pediatric food to even animal feed. Part of these are also used by shrimp farms, which has good demand in the domestic market,” he said.Mukundan pointed out that the bulk of these products are targeted for overseas markets and the company has put distributors across the world to market the products.
Meanwhile, the company’s sale of phosphatic fertilizer is also proceeding on schedule, according to him, and as on date and it has received the approvals for transfer of land and other conditions precedent which are part of the deal.
The consumer business is going to be the growth driver for the company going forward, according to Mukundan.
Tata Chemicals’ specialty chemicals business today is over Rs 2,000 crore in terms of turnover, while the consumer business is also moving beyond Rs 2,000 crore at this stage.