Mars Inc, a worldwide producer of confectionery, pet food, and various other food items, has declared an investment of INR 800 crore to initiate the second phase of expansion for its facility located in Telangana.
Mars Petcare, the segment dedicated to pet food and pet healthcare under Mars Inc, operates a facility in the Siddipet district. This plant, established with a fixed capital investment of INR 200 crore, produces renowned pet food brands like Pedigree and Whiskers.
As per an official statement, this recent declaration increases Mars Inc’s cumulative fixed capital investment in the state from INR 200 crore to INR 1,500 crore. A delegation from the Telangana State, headed by Industries Minister K T Rama Rao, held a meeting with Sekhar Krishnamoorthy, the Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Pet Nutrition at Mars Inc in New York, as mentioned in the release.
Considering the swift expansion of the pet food market in India, Mars has indicated their intention to initiate the second phase of expansion for their Siddipet plant.
The Telangana government and Mars Inc have reached a mutual agreement to form a wide-ranging partnership aimed at introducing endeavors to enhance pet care and pet nutrition within the nation. The discussion during the meeting also encompassed potential collaborations, including the establishment of an extensive foundation for Mars Inc in fields like Research and Development, digital transformation, agricultural supply chains, innovation, and sustainability.
A separate release said Omnicom Group, a renowned global media, marketing, and communications company, will be setting up a large Global Capability Centre here, which would create over 2,500 new employment opportunities. The release said Rama Rao and his delegation met with Omnicom’s leadership team at New York on Thursday, it further said.