Food processing firm Himalya International today said that it has started commercial production at its Gujarat unit.
“First unit of food processing plant set up at Vadnagar in Gujarat has started commercial production,” Himachal Pradesh-based firm said in a statement.
The Gujarat unit will grow and process 10,000 tonnes of mushrooms, 40,000 tonnes of appetisers and fries, 50,000 KL of yogurt and cheese and 100 million cans of soups per annum.
The company is eyeing Rs 500-crore revenue from the new facility by 2014. It also aims to tap the growing demand for natural food products in domestic and international market.
“We expect to generate revenue of Rs 500 crore by 2014 from the new facility. Our aim is to tap the growing demand for natural food products in domestic and international market which is preferred more by consumers nowadays,” Himalya International Chairman Manmohan Malik said.
The plant, which has been set up in 12-month span, has provided direct employment to around 2,000 skilled and other category workers.
Himalya International operates as a frozen food company. The firm manufactures and sells mushrooms, vegetables, cheese, yogurt, appetisers, snacks, and sweets, as well as baby potatoes and buffalo cheese.