Pune: Minister-President of the Government of Flanders, HE Geert BOURGEOIS, led an economic delegation of 55 Flemish Companies, yesterday, Sunday, April 24, 2016, to inaugurate the expansion of the Pune [Ranjangaon] facility of Puratos – a Belgium headquartered, international group specialized in producing bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients.
A global group with local subsidiaries in 63 countries, Puratos’ products are manufactured in more than 55 plants, spread over 4 continents, and sold in over 100 countries.
The delegation was among the largest from the region of Flanders to visit India so far. Their visit to Puratos was to highlight the journey and success story of Puratos in India and particularly support its expansion plans for the Indian market. The Flemish Companies visiting Puratos along with the Minister-President of the Government of Flanders learnt about Puratos’ presence and accomplishment within the Indian sub-continent.
Mr Dhiren Kanwar, MD – India, Area Director – South Asia, Puratos said, It is a matter of immense prestige for Puratos India to have the foundation stone laid for the extension of our current facility at Ranjangaon in the hands of MP HE Geert Bourgeois. We are also grateful to have his support in formalizing the future expansion of Puratos India.
This will incorporate new technologies that are not used by any other ingredient manufacturers in India yet.
Stating that confidence of Flemish companies in India was growing, Minister-President MP HE Geert Bourgeois said, “It is our commitment to strengthen business relationships, tie-ups and collaboration between Indian & Flemish businesses. We are also looking to meet several Indian investors who either have presence in Flanders, Belgium or are looking to make a market entry in Europe, Flanders in particular”.
The Official delegation comprised of VIP’s such as the Minister President, Chief of Staff, 2 Cabinet Members, FIT CEO, Belgian Ambassador to India, Consul General in Mumbai, and the Trade Commissioner in Mumbai.
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