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L T Foods commences operations at its rice processing plant in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Capital Market |  Jun 29, 2017 10:37 AM IST

Makes investment of USD 15 million with capacity of 60,000 tonnes

L T Foods commenced operations its first rice processing plant in Europe at Rotterdam, Netherlands. LT Foods has made an investment of USD 15 million in the plant with initial capacity of 60,000 tonnes and scope for further expansion in the future. The Company plans to make its most popular 'Daawat' brand a household name in Europe using raw material from India. The move will benefit 5000 farmer families in India with brown rice supply increasing from India.

LT Foods plant is the first rice processing plant by any Indian foods brand in Europe. LT Foods plans to expand its geographical footprint in important markets of Europe and UK through this plant by increasing its sales from the current 5,000 tonnes to 60,000 tonnes over the next 3 years.

The Company would be manufacturing a wide range of rice including popular varieties like Basmati, Thai, Jasmine and American rice from the new plant. Rotterdam, which is popularly known as the gateway to Europe will be a critical geographical location as it will give the Company easy access to the whole of Europe and UK for its expansion plans.

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