Once constructed, this SIG aseptic carton plant will support the production of up to four billion SIG aseptic packs annually.
SIG, a Swiss packaging solutions provider, has laid the groundwork for its first aseptic carton plant in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The company expects to invest roughly INR 880 Crore over several phases, eventually increasing its production capacity to 4 billion packets per year. Future investments are expected to increase capacity even more, reaching up to 10 billion packs per year.
SIG, founded in 1853 and headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland, has invested in cutting-edge production equipment for printing and finishing aseptic carton packs. To meet the diverse needs of food and beverage makers and customers, the company will ensure that all packaging adhere to stringent environmental, quality, and safety standards.
These investments will help SIG equip the plant with the latest technologies while meeting all the necessary safety, environmental, and quality standards. The factory will be established to the same design and scale as SIG’s other facilities in Suzhou, China, and Querétaro, Mexico.
At the ground-breaking ceremony, Samuel Sigrist, CEO SIG, said, “The Indian market is transforming, leading to an increase in demand for sustainable aseptic packaging solutions. With our aseptic carton plant in India, we will be even closer to our customers and serve them in the best possible way. We are drawing from the insights and experience we have gained over the past five years of our presence in India. The new plant is a testimony of our unwavering commitment to our customers and belief in the prosperous future of India’s food and beverage industry. It is our next big milestone in delivering innovative, high-quality, and sustainable packaging solutions for this diverse country full of opportunities.”
Vandana Tandan, Head of Markets India and Bangladesh SIG, added, “India’s exponential growth positions it as one of the most prominent markets for us, especially with the tremendous potential we see in the dairy and juice segments. We have accordingly decided to set up our 10th aseptic carton plant globally in India in the western city of Ahmedabad. With this new state-of-the-art facility, we will cater to the demands of our customers even more promptly and efficiently. The facility will be fully functional by 2025, creating 300 jobs in the region. It aligns with the country’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.”
SIG entered the Indian market in 2018 and rapidly expanded its business nationwide. Headquartered in Gurgaon (Haryana), the company is already working with some of India’s leading juice and dairy players. Preliminary construction started in September 2023. The Ahmedabad-based facility will be fully functional by 2025. The plant is expected to reach a production capacity of up to 4 billion packs per year and to create hundreds of jobs for the local communities.