Amcor starts operations of a new manufacturing plant in Bharuch, Gujarat, India to meet the growing demand for Unilever’s laundry products in India.
Unilever has signed an agreement with Amcor, the global packaging leader, to build and equip the state-of-the-art Bharuch plant.
Michael Zacka, president of Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific, said, “Across all home-care categories, consumers in India are choosing products with packaging that provide them with the most convenience.” He further added, “The site brings new-technology flexographic printing to the India market, and will be “a centre of excellence for product development and sustainable packaging solutions.”
The new 8,000-square-metre plant is producing packaging for Unilever with three lines that will run 24 hours a day, producing flexible packaging using advanced flexographic technology.
Henk Sijbring, Vice President, Packaging Procurement, Unilever, commented, “This is the culmination of several years of strong collaboration and business growth between Unilever and Amcor. The hub model, and the innovative ways of working it enables, is the first of its kind in packaging for Unilever and represents another significant commitment in this long-term partnership. The hub will enhance the capabilities of both companies to further delight consumers with market leading sustainable and innovative packaging solutions.”.
Unilever and Amcor have resolved to make all their packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. The companies want to increase the use of recycled content in plastic packaging and to work with others to drive up recycling rates around the world.
Amcor’s broad, global environmental program, which sets ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy and water use is reflected in Bharuch plant for the company’s 200 locations around the world.