Hindustan Foods Limited unveils Ice Cream plant in Uttar Pradesh
A new product category, a new factory, a new milestone has been added to the portfolio of Hindustan Foods Limited. While the ice creams plant located in Sandila, 60kms from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh has been operational for the past few months, it was formally inaugurated on Tuesday, 23rd August 2022.
HFL Sandila is the 26th factory in The Vanity Case Group of Companies, built over 8.4 acres land, to manufacture 20,000,000 litres of ice creams and frozen desserts every year in the formats of sticks, cones, cups, tubs, party-packs, sandwiches, twisters and more.
The plant employs state of art technology, digitally driven manufacturing meeting UL global category and safety standards, with a first of its kind installation of prefabricated glass fused tanks, environment friendly ammonia based refrigeration system, Freon systems for cold storage to minimise power consumption, and it runs on agricultural waste biomass fuel for the boilers making the site carbon neutral.
The plant employs 100% work force from local communities, employing 38% women at present with a desire to drive self-sustenance and improved standard of living, and transforming lives through upskilling.
HFL is creating a natural ground water pond in Sandila, covering 2.5 hectares, with a reservoir capacity of 75,000 cubic meter, with an undertaking to conserve water and employ rain water harvesting - to reuse water, recharge bore wells and maintain water table levels, while also protecting the habitats of flora and fauna in the region.
HFL has pledged to channel its CSR towards the Girl Child, focussing around her health, hygiene and education, and make studying better at Government schools in and around the town of Sandila.
Hindustan Foods Limited now on the #TheNext500 list
Hindustan Foods Limited is now on the Next 500 list of most successful Emerging Companies. HFL was honoured with two awards at Fortune India’s The Next 500: Breaking New Frontiers event last Friday, 24th June 2022 – the best performing emerging company in the FMCG sector and Rising Star award.
The awards were given away by Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways & Union Minister of Ayush, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Union Minister of State for Culture. Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog delivered the keynote addresses as Guest of Honour.
HFL expands their business into OTC Healthcare and Wellness
Hindustan Foods Limited has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Reckitt Benckiser India Pvt Ltd. to acquire the entire issued Share Capital of Reckitt Benckiser Scholl India Private Limited. This marks HFL’s entry into fast growing OTC Healthcare and Wellness segment as a contract manufacturer.
The plant is an EOU inter alia into manufacturing and supply of foot care products. The facility adheres to GMP norms and is MHRA [UK] approved. All employees of the factory will be retained and HFL is expected to leverage the potential by expanding site utilisation and capacities and thus increase the share of business for foot care products worldwide from this site. The Factory would continue to act as third-party manufacturer for Reckitt and its affiliates in India and abroad.
The project is the 5th under the HFL banner in FY22. Earlier this year, HFL invested in a Greenfield ice creams project in UP, a detergent bars and bath soaps plant in Hyderabad, a sports shoes manufacturing factory in Chennai, and a surface cleaning liquid products plant in Silvassa.
At Vanity Case, We Care
Most of our footwear orders were suspended by our international customers. We tried to be resourceful while in the tight spot we were in. Skilled workers at our Puducherry facilities were re-skilled, and equipment put to good use. We soon started making double-layered face masks at our shoe making units and shipped these to our own works and to others who needed them.