India: Mahindra inaugurates table grape packhouse in Nashik
Mahindra Agri Solutions (MASL) on Wednesday inaugurated its new table grape packhouse in Nashik, which it describes as a "one of its kind" in India.
The facility was inaugurated by Dr. Pawan Goenka, managing director of Mahindra & Mahindra.
It covers 75,000 square feet, has 12 precooling chambers, 280 metric tons (MT) of cold storage capacity, and can pack 90MT of grapes per day.
Mahindra has over 14 years of experience in grape harvest and post-harvest management and today it is one of the leading exporters of the fruit from India.
It said the new packhouse will be instrumental in maintaining the freshness of the grapes along the supply chain.
“The inauguration of this modern Packhouse is another significant step for our Agri Business. This facility is a testament to the ‘Make in India’ initiative and will further the cause of Delivering FarmTech Prosperity by helping Indian growers meet stringent global quality standards," said Goenka.
Ashok Sharma, CEO of Mahindra Agri Solutions said: "We are delighted to bring this state-of-the-art packhouse for all the stakeholders in the grape value chain. This model facility will go a long way in building the confidence of international customers.
"With avant-garde refrigeration, processing and packing technology, this packhouse will enable us to ensure the highest quality supplies as per global standards.”