New Delhi -– Sheela Foam has restarted production at its foam and bedding site in Jalpaiguri after India's High Court quashed an order from a local authority to shut the plant.
The West Bengal Pollution Control Board had insisted that Sheela close the plant, but was overruled by the court in Calcutta. The company is now trying to meet the board to discuss the situation.
Production at the plant was halted between 18 and 24 February. Sheela said it met its commitments with product from South and North Indian plants.
According to filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange, the site contributes 6% revenue to the total turnover of Sheela’s Indian operations. ‘We are making arrangements to service the impacted distribution from our other facilities,' the filing said.
When contacted, Sheela Foam confirmed the development. ‘There will be no customer supply issue or expected revenue loss,' it said. Product is being supplied from other Sheela units.
Sheela Foam is a leading manufacturer of mattresses in India, marketed under the Sleepwell brand. It operates five foaming plants, with 123 kT/year capacity. It also has 11 mattress manufacturing facilities in India.