February 3, 2016:- M/s Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd., inaugurated its toothbrush production unit in Sri City on Wednesday. Mr. Fabian T Garcia, Chief Operating Officer, Global Innovation & Growth, Europe/South Pacific, Colgate Palmolive unveiled the plaque and declared the plant inaugurated signalling the start of commercial production in the presence of Mr. Issaam Bachaalani, Vice President, Colgate Palmolive India & South Asia, a host of board members and global executives of Colgate-Palmolive. Dr. P. Krishnaiah, IAS (Retired), Chairman, APIIC, Mr. Ravindranath
Sannareddy, Managing Director, Sri City, senior executives of various industrial units in Sri City and several other invitees from the industry and business have attended the ceremony.
Addressing the gathering Mr. Garcia said,”I am happy to inaugurate Colgate’s very first toothbrush production unit of India in Sri City. For the past eight decades Colgate has been serving India with its high quality oral care products. The strong relationship and the trust of generations of consumers, built over decades of operations in India, made Colgate as ‘most trusted brand’ for the past five consecutive years.”
Commenting on the occasion Mr. Ravindranath Sannareddy said,”Colgate-Palmolive revolutionised oral care with innovative products and has emerged as ‘most chosen’ brand in India. We feel honoured to have Colgate-Palmolive’s very first toothbrush unit in India at Sri City.”
The Sri City unit of Colgate-Palmolive, which was built in a 25 acres of land, and commissioned in a building of 16000 sq. m area, was set up at a an investment about Rs. 450 crore in nineteen months. It has an annual production capacity of 220 million pieces of toothbrushes. The company proposes to expand the unit for increasing the annual production capacity to 600 million. The company offers employment opportunity for 1200 people.
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd. was incorporated in 1937 as a fully owned subsidiary of its US based parent company – Colgate-Palmolive, a $17.3 billion multinational company that serves people in more than 200 countries. Colgate-Palmolive (India) is involved in the production of various kinds of consumer products in the categories of oral care, personal care, household care, surface care, and skin care products.