BYADGI, India, May 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Mane Kancor, a global leader in spice extraction and manufacturing of natural ingredients, announced the launch of its new manufacturing facility in Byadgi, Karnataka. The facility, situated on approximately 50 acres of land, marks a significant expansion for the company and falls under the esteemed Make-In-India program initiated by the government of India.

Jean Mane, President Mane Group, lighting the inaugural lamp in the presence of Dr. Geemon Kora, Executive Director and CEO of Mane Kancor

The new manufacturing facility in Byadgi, located in the prime growing belt for high-color varieties of chilli, incorporates cutting-edge technologies and a continuous extraction process that ensures best process efficiencies. The advancement allows Mane Kancor to increase its production capacity fourfold, strengthening its position as a key player in the industry.

One of the notable features of the facility is the inclusion of a supercritical fluid extraction plant that utilizes carbon dioxide as an extraction medium. The environmentally friendly process not only aligns with Mane Kancor’s commitment to sustainability but also ensures organic compliance.

Jean Mane, President of Mane Group, expressed his excitement about the expansion, stating, "Our vision is to streamline bulk production at a single location to simplify processes and management. This new facility not only increases our production capacity by fourfold but also generates a 50 percent rise in direct employment. Furthermore, it provides opportunities for more than 10,000 people, including farmers, across Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. With the facility occupying just one-third of the available land in Byadgi, we have ample room for future expansion."

The expansion project aligns with Mane Kancor’s plans announced during the company’s Golden Jubilee celebration in 2019. With an investment of over 200 crores as Foreign Direct Investment, the parent company Mane aims to strengthen its presence in India. Mane, the world’s fifth largest flavor and fragrance house headquartered in France, considers the Byadgi facility its largest manufacturing site in India.

Dr. Geemon Korah, Executive Director and CEO of Mane Kancor, highlighted the significance of the new facility, stating, "Our new plant not only supports the development of scientific manufacturing techniques but also allows us to incorporate cutting-edge technologies into our business continuity strategy. With a focus on segments like natural colors, natural antioxidants, and personal care ingredients, this expansion enhances our capabilities and positions us for further growth."

The environmentally conscious site reflects Mane Kancor’s strategy of establishing manufacturing facilities closer to growing regions. In addition to chilli, the Byadgi facility has the capability to process a wide range of raw materials, including rosemary and other spices. The expanded bandwidth enables the company to increase throughput volumes and introduce innovative products. Notably, the facility also implements a zero waste management system, converting biomass generated during production into fuel for boilers and utilizing gas from effluent treatment in the industry canteen. The treated water is repurposed for irrigation purposes.

Mane Kancor Ingredients Private Limited, formerly known as Kancor Ingredients Limited, has a rich history in the spice trade dating back to 1857 in Kochi, the spice capital of the world. As a subsidiary of the France-based Mane Group, one of the largest flavor and fragrance companies globally, Mane Kancor continues to revolutionize the industry with its expertise in spice extracts and natural ingredients.

About Mane Kancor:

Mane Kancor Ingredients Private Limited, a subsidiary of Mane Group, is a pioneering company specializing in global spice extraction and the manufacturing of natural ingredients. With a rich heritage dating back to 1857, Mane Kancor remains committed to innovation, sustainability, and providing high-quality products to its customers worldwide.



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