November 14, 2018

Tata Global Beverages to set up tea packaging unit in Gopalpur Industrial Park

— Signs LOI (letter of intent) with Tata Steel Special Economic Zone

Bhubaneswar: Tata Global Beverages (TGBL) has signed an LOI with Tata Steel Special Economic Zone (TSSEZL) for setting up a tea packaging unit with 36 million kilogram capacity in Gopalpur Industrial Park. The LOI exchange took place between SS Malhotra, vice president, operations, South Asia, TGBL, and Ashish Mathur, managing director, TSSEZL, on November 12 at Bhubaneswar during the Make in Odisha Conclave 2018. Present on the occasion were N Chandrasekaran, Tata group Chairman, TV Narendran, CEO and managing director, Tata Steel, and other senior officials of the company.

From left: TV Narendran, CEO and managing director, Tata Steel; Ashish Mathur, managing director, Tata Steel Special Economic Zone; N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons; and SS Malhotra, vice president, operations, South Asia, Tata Global Beverages, at the signing of the letter of intent between Tata Global Beverages and Tata Steel Special Economic Zone

The tea packaging plant will cater to TGBL’s Indian market and is scheduled to be operational by 2020. It will be operated by a third-party operator nominated by TGBL. On full capacity, the plant will generate an employment for approximately 650 persons. The total investments envisaged for the plant is nearly Rs100 crore.

Gopalpur Industrial Park is located on National Highway 16 near Berhampur, and is just a 2-hour drive from Bhubaneswar. With plug-and-play infrastructure, multi-modal logistics connectivity, ready environmental clearance and clear land title, Gopalpur Industrial Park is emerging as the preferred investment destination of India. At present, a 55,000 TPA ferro-chrome plant by Tata Steel, a defense manufacturing unit by Sure Safety Solutions and a metal-based manufacturing unit by BS Minerals are operating in the industrial park. TSSEZL has been engaging with other potential investors across the country and abroad, and expects to firm up agreements with some of the companies shortly.