Sunday, 26 March 2017
ASEPTO All Set to Start Operating by April 2017, confirms Uflex MD Ashok Chaturvedi
Flex packaging giant, Uflex is ready to capture another area of packaging specialization with ASEPTO, a dedicated brand introduced for sterile packing of liquid products. The aseptic package manufacturing unit is all set to start operating by April 2017. ASEPTO is built on 21 acres of land in Sanand, Gujarat out of the 72 acres owned by Uflex. The remaining land owned by the packaging giant is secured to be used for expanding existing business in the future, including ASEPTO. Around 250 employees are expected to join the liquid packaging unit once it becomes functional.
Uflex is in the business of flex packaging since 1985, and has evolved as a multinational firm over these years with global presence in about 140 countries. Over the years, the company has gained perfection in the area of manufacturing packages for beverages, snacks, and confectionary items. ASEPTO will be its first attempt at providing liquid packaging with the initial concentration on items like juices, dairy products, and other viscous products like sauce.
A total investment of more than Rs 1,500 crore has gone into the ASEPTO project. Out of the total investment, Rs 580 crore were used only in setting up ASEPTO, while the remaining amount will be used for further modernizing the manufacturing process and on research and development. Modernization will be done in terms of introducing the latest technology for flex packaging solutions.
A growing urban population and rising demand for convenience food and technology is responsible for the initiation and growth of aseptic flex packaging. The aseptic packaging technology ensures that food items are packed in sterilized packets and sealed in a sterilized atmosphere too.
The industry of aseptic packaging is forecasted to experience the greatest of demands from beverage manufacturers during 2020. Ashok Chaturvedi-led Uflex is already riding high on the packaging business for solid, viscous fluid, semi solid, powder, and granule material.