July 24, 2017
Asia's largest milk production facility being built in India
AmulFed Dairy (formerly Mother Dairy) of India is set to open a new milk powder plant in Gandhinagar in the state of Gujarat next year.
When completed, the plant will be the largest skim milk powder and dairy whitener plant in Asia, according to the plant builder, GEA of Germany.
The plant, which is scheduled to begin production in 2018, aims to produce 150 tonnes of skim milk powder and 120 tonnes of dairy whitener/baby food per day.
The plant will process around 90,000 litres of milk per hour to produce multiple value-added products. AmulFed already has two milk powder plants in the same location. Together they make AmulFed the largest plant in Asia at a single location.
The new plant features GEA's most advanced safety system and uses hygienic architectural design principles to make it one of the most advanced GEA has built to date.
It will be designed to operate in fully automated mode. This includes the powder production, conveying, storage, packing, final packed product conveying and a complete management information system.
"We will provide AmulFed with a hygienically superior plant that will deliver peak performance", said Abhay Chaudhari, GEA country managing director, India Cluster.
"The AmulFed milk powder plant at Gandhinagar will not be just the largest in Asia but it will also be the most environment-friendly," he added.
AmulFed Dairy, a unit of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation, markets its milk and milk products under the Amul brand and its baby milk powder under Amul Spray.