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Yakult Danone to set up 8 acre manufacturing unit in Rai

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New Delhi, Apr 17 (UNI) Yakult Danone India Pvt Ltd, the subsidary of Yakult Honsha and Group Danone, is planning to set up an 8 acre manufacturing facility in Rai near Sonipat in Haryana.

''The new unit will produce the company's fermented milk drinks and will be set up in an area of 8 acres, at the Food Park in Rai Industrial Estate, developed by Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC),'' Yakult Danone MD Kiyoshi Oike said.

The installed capacity of the plant, which will start production in 2007, will be 1 million bottles per day, achieved over four phases.

''Rai, Haryana is an ideal location for this venture as it provides excellent infrastructure facilities, access to the big market of Delhi, and strong support from HSIDC and the state government of Haryana,'' Mr Oike said.

Group Danone is the world's leading dairy company while Yakult is a leader in Probiotics since 1935, with its bacteria enriched fermented milk drink 'Yakult' selling close to 25 million bottles everyday in 27 countries and regions.

UNI MP RA HT1745

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