Godrej Cons to construct a manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu
By siliconindia | Thursday, 10 August 2023, 02:14:37 PM IST
Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) stated that it has agreed on an MoU with the state government of Tamil Nadu to build a manufacturing facility near Chennai, making an investment of Rs 515 crore over the course of the next five years. It will serve as a manufacturing hub for brands such as Cinthol, Godrej Expert Rich Crème, Godrej Selfie Shampoo Hair Colour, and Goodknight. "With the establishment of this facility, we will create over 400 job opportunities in Tamil Nadu. This facility aims to have an inclusive and gender-balanced workforce. Our plan is to employ 50% of women for this facility along with 5% of employees from LGBTQ and people with disability (PWD) communities,” said Nisaba Godrej, Executive Chairperson, GPCL.
M. K. Stalin, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, said, “This development holds great promise as it is set to have a positive impact on our local economy by generating employment opportunities and driving our state's industrial growth.” The upcoming facility will be located in Thiruporur Taluk, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu. This strategic choice guarantees access to crucial southern markets and facilitates meeting requirements in neighboring regions.
“The investment of Rs 515 crore over the next five years is in line with GCPL’s long-term strategy to participate in India's growth journey actively and our unwavering commitment to deliver affordable best quality and innovative products to consumers,” said Nisaba. He said, this facility aims to have an inclusive and gender-balanced workforce. “Our plan is to employ 50% of women for this facility along with 5% of employees from LGBTQ and people with disability (PWD) communities.” GCPL is committed to building a best-in-class innovative factory that will be Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified within the investment period, said the company. The upcoming facility will utilize energy-efficient technologies, implement waste reduction strategies, and be equipped with solar roof panels, ZLD, and zero landfill practices, the company mentioned in the statement.
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