India’s ethnic snack-food giant Haldiram’s Nagpur, is on a growth track, opening its own manufacturing facility for long shelf-life dairy products. Setting up a massive dairy facility, with an investment of over Rs 100 crore, the company is looking to expand its footprint from its existing markets of Maharashtra, Goa and Chhatisgarh.

SIG, a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic carton packaging, has been chosen to help expand its business offerings by leveraging the company’s pioneering filling machines for aseptic carton packs. For the first time, the company has invested in its own manufacturing set up for filling products into aseptic carton packs and the company is supplying a high-speed CFA 1224 filling machine for combiblocXSlim carton packs. The filling technology offers excellent flexibility with multiple volume offerings, making it an ideal choice. Furthermore, the high-speed filling machine, able to fill 24,000 carton packs per hour, provides sufficient capacity to expand and grow over the next few years.

Commenting on the partnership, Sushil Agarwal, director at Haldiram’s Nagpur, said, “SIG offered us state-of-the-art technology with full flexibility of nine volume sizes on one filling machine, all at high speed. This gives us a lot of options to pack a variety of products in a huge number of different packaging formats and sizes. And even more, the elegant, slim carton packs are very attractive and stand out on the shelf.”
Starting from co-packaging its products through contract manufacturers, Haldiram’s Nagpur now aims to launch an even wider range of ethnic dairy and non-dairy products, leveraging on its existing retail network and distribution capabilities.”

Neeraj Agarwal, marketing director at Haldiram’s Nagpur, said, “Our brand Haldiram’s is a household name, associated with great quality and fantastic products. With SIG, we know that we will be able to extend this in a big way into the ethnic beverages category. We will be able to introduce beverages that consumers really enjoy, in the right sized packaging that suits different consumption occasions.”

The product offerings will include buttermilk under the name Matka Jhatka, sold in 200 ml combiblocXSlim carton packs, along with Aam Panna, Jal Jeera, a variety of Lassi products.

Vandana Tandan, country manager for SIG India, said, “We are really excited about working with Haldiram’s Nagpur. Their ambition to create differentiated products has perfect synergy with SIG’s filling system, which allows maximum flexibility. We believe that with Haldiram’s, we will introduce some really innovative products and grow together in this exciting category of ethnic beverages.”