Hyderabad, India – Shree Malani Group has invested in a greenfield site in Khorda, in the Indian state of Odisha for a PU foam manufacturing facility. The new site will serve the eastern, central and northeast markets of India. The new plant will complement the company’s existing INR650m facility in Khorda, which became operational September 2021.
Explaining the need for a second site in the region, Siddharth Malani, managing director, Shree Malani Foams said: “[there is a] good business and manufacturing atmosphere in Odisha, [strong] demand for our mattresses and [it’s a] good geographic location to serve the east India market.”
Already installed on the new site is a multiflex foaming line supplied by Hennecke, with 30m long block handling system, which can be expanded to 60m.
Malani said: “This new plant produces foam under the Cenflex brand name, while the older plant producing mattresses under Centuary brand [has been] functioning [for the] last seven years.”
Demand could see the company expand its Khorda plant capacity at some time in the near future. “Not immediately, maybe in next one or two years,” said Malani.
Shree Malani Group operates multiple foam and mattress manufacturing sites under two subsidiaries in the southern and eastern Indian states of Telangana and Odisha.
Shree Malani Foams division's Unit 1, at the group’s Hyderabad headquarters, has annual capacity to produce 9,000t of foam and 300,000 mattresses. And Unit 2, the new Khorda facility, has an annual capacity for 3,000t of foam.
Another three plants operate under the Centuary Fibre Plates division with Unit 1 and Unit 2 in Hyderabad each with an annual capacity of 200,000 mattresses. Unit 3 at Odisha opened in November 2015 with annual capacity for 200,000 mattresses.