Amenity building of Campco to be inaugurated on Jan 21

Amenity building of Campco to be inaugurated on Jan 21

The new amenity building of the Campco chocolate factory in Puttur will be inaugurated by Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu on January 21.

Addressing a press meet here on Tuesday, Campco president S R Sathishchandra said that the amenity building, with a total area of 42,000 square feet, has been built at a cost of Rs 13 crore. It has three floors with one cellar. The amenity building is added to the factory to meet the present international food safety standards and zoning of food processing area as per FSSAI standards. The new building has a process lab for testing quality of chocolates, cocoa beans, areacanut, office of co-packers and finishing chocolate packing unit as well.

The chocolate factory has an annual production capacity of 23,000 MT. As many as 800 workers/staff work in three shifts in the factory. Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D V Sadananda Gowda will unveil the bust of founder president of Campco Varanashi Subraya Bhat on the occasion.

Master godown

Sathishchandra said that the foundation will be laid for a master godown for arecanut, rubber and pepper processing at Kavu in Puttur. The building will come up at a cost of Rs 19 crore. The proposed built up area of the master godown is 1 lakh square feet. The pepper processing unit is proposed to have cold storage in 30,000 square feet area. It will also house the administrative office. The godown will have modern technology concepts like mechanised machinery, conveyors, fork lifts, pallets etc.

Premium chocolates

Campco MD Suresh Bhandary said that in order to capture the market for premium range chocolates, Campco will introduce a premium assorted gift box containing four variants of pure chocolate products viz 'Dietier dark chocolate' a sugar free chocolate, 'Milk marvel,' a milk chocolate, 'Milk n Milk,' a white chocolate with rice crispies and 'Funtan' a dark chocolate, on the occasion.

In reply to a query on windmills commissioned by Campco at Chikkodi and Hoovinahadagali, Suresh Bhandary said that three windmills are generating 47 lakh units of power per annum while Campco requires 68 lakh unit. The windmill has reduced CAMPCO's dependency on the State grid for operating the cooperative's chocolate factory at Puttur.



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