This state-of-the-art facility is set to manufacture Coca-Cola beverages, bringing a wave of economic development and job opportunities to the region.
The SLMG Beverages Plant at Trishundi, near Amethi, was inagurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, marking a significant milestone in the region’s industrial landscape and bringing a wave of economic development and job possibilities to the region.
SLMG is to invest over INR 700 Crore in this project, which will employ nearly 650 people directly and indirectly in the area. SLMG Beverages, a flagship company of the Ladhani Group, is a significant Coca-Cola franchise bottler in India.
Speaking at the inauguration, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, said, “the State of Uttar Pradesh is transforming into the most preferred investment destination in India. I would like to congratulate SLMG Beverages for opening its new state-of-the-art facility and for continuing to leverage the growth potential and abundance of UP. Through this investment, we are glad to hear about the Coca-Cola Company’s commitment and positive long-term outlook for India.”
On this occasion, Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs, and Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Amethi, was also present.
The Trishundi bottling plant is poised to play a pivotal role in meeting the growing demand for Coca-Cola products, in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh. The Trishundi plant is a fully automated bottling plant with 06 lines including a line that produces ASSP (Affordable Small Sparkling Pack) which has been specifically introduced for India and has a plastic reduction of approx. 35% in the 250 ml pack. The lines will produce beverages in sparkling, juices, and water categories offering a range of sustainable packaging solutions.
S.N Ladhani, Chairman and Managing Director of SLMG Beverages, said, “When Coca Cola re-entered the Indian market 30 years ago, we produced the first Coca-Cola bottle in India and are proud to continue The Coca-Cola company’s legacy and widen our reach to consumers across the region. We are grateful to the Govt of Uttar Pradesh for ensuring there is utmost ease in doing business in the state under the dynamic leadership of chief minister Yogi Adityanath.”
SLMG Beverages currently has seven plants spread across Uttar Pradesh and it bottles more than 4 crore bottles per day (approximately).
Sundeep Bajoria, Vice President, India Franchise, Coca-Cola India stated, “The Coca-Cola system continues to believe in the India growth story which is the fifth-largest market for Coca-Cola globally and presents a compelling landscape for the beverage industry. The inauguration of SLMG’s facility in Trishundi exemplifies our commitment towards sustainable, long-term business growth contributing towards the national economy. The investments being made by SLMG are one of the steps towards laying the groundwork towards our goal of expanding capacities, and our leading portfolio of brands that positions us to win in the marketplace.”
Taking a step towards creating a circular economy, SLMG Beverages recently introduced 100% recycled PET (rPET) bottles for Original Coca-Cola in pack sizes of 250 ml and 750 ml. SLMG believes that sustainable practices are not only desirable, but entirely achievable and absolutely necessary as we move together towards creating a more environmentally conscious world. SLMG’s commitment to innovation and environmental responsibility is not only reshaping the beverage industry, but also setting a new standard for sustainable businesses.
SLMG recently announced that it will be spending close to 16 crores for acquiring 3000 electric vehicles to convert its existing ICE retail distribution fleet to EV’s.
SLMG Beverages, the flagship company of the Ladhani Group, stands as the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in India, an achievement backed by a remarkable partnership spanning over three decades. With a revenue of Rs 3,600 crore reported in 2022 and an anticipated closing of Rs 4,600 crore in 2023, the company’s trajectory exemplifies remarkable growth. In the financial year 2024, SLMG Beverages is set to reach an even higher mark, with the goal of attaining a staggering revenue of Rs 7,500 crore, and a visionary target of Rs 10,000 crore revenue in FY25.
The company’s extensive range of beverage products reaches more than 1.5 million outlets in UP alone, facilitated by a vast network of over 1,500 distributors, 8,000 spokes and an impressive 30 warehouses dedicated to ensuring the timely supply of its beloved beverages.