Mane Kancor has inaugurated its largest manufacturing facility in Byadgi, Karnataka, India. The momentous event was jointly led by Mr. Jean Mane, President of Mane Group, and Dr. Geemon Korah, Executive Director and CEO of Mane Kancor. Spanning across approximately 50 acres of land, the new facility will not only provide additional job opportunities but also create indirect prospects for numerous individuals, including farmers.

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While talking about the features of the new facility Mr. Jean Mane elaborated, ‘‘Our vision is to consolidate the bulk production in a single location to simplify processes and ensure efficient management. We are all the more glad about the launch as it will raise the production capacity of the company fourfold along with a 50 percent rise in direct employment. Also, the new facility will be generating opportunities for more than 10,000 people including farmers across four states – Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. Interestingly, the new plant occupies just one-third of the land in Byadgi. Hence, our scope for expansion is higher.’’

The recently established facility in Byadgi, which is renowned for its cultivation of vibrant chilli varieties, aligns with the Make-in-India initiative by the Indian government. This state-of-the-art facility incorporates cutting-edge technologies and a continuous extraction system to guarantee optimal process efficiencies.

Additionally, the facility is equipped with a supercritical fluid extraction plant that utilizes carbon dioxide as a more environmentally friendly extraction medium. This greener process is also compliant with organic standards.

Speaking at the launch event, Dr. Geemon Korah, Executive Director and CEO of Mane Kancor said, “Mane Kancor was the first company to set up a spice extraction unit in India, in 1969.  Today, we have the new infrastructure covering 150,000 square feet around 50 acres of land, in Byadgi. The new plant supports both the development of our scientific manufacturing techniques and the addition of cutting-edge technologies to our business continuity strategy thereby stretching our manufacturing potential. Our focus on segments like natural colours, natural antioxidants, personal care ingredients and so on will be enhanced with the new addition.”

In accordance with the company’s strategy of establishing manufacturing facilities near agricultural areas, the site in Byadgi is a fully eco-friendly facility. In addition to chilli, this facility has the capability to process a wide range of raw materials, including rosemary and various spices.

The facility also boasts a notable feature: a zero waste management system. All biomass produced during the production process is effectively transformed into fuel for the boilers, while the gas generated from the effluent treatment is utilized in the industry canteen. Furthermore, the water derived from the effluent treatment serves the purpose of irrigation.

As a part of the expansion plans announced during the Golden Jubilee celebration of Mane Kancor in 2019, the Byadgi unit is being expanded through the establishment of a completely new greenfield project.

With an investment exceeding INR 200 crores as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Mane, the parent company and the fifth largest flavor and fragrance house globally headquartered in France, has established the largest manufacturing site of Mane Kancor at Byadgi in India.

Established in 1969, Mane Kancor Ingredients Private Limited, previously known as Kancor Ingredients Limited, has a rich heritage in the spice trade dating back to 1857 in Kochi, renowned as the spice capital of the world. Pioneers in the realm of Spice Extracts, the company is a subsidiary of the Mane Group, a global leader in the flavor and fragrance industry, based in France.


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