AN INSIGHT INTO THE INDIAN FOOD INDUSTRY

International Foodtec and PacEx exhibition held in Mumbai in September

AN INSIGHT INTO THE INDIAN FOOD INDUSTRY

Lock Inspection Systems recently participated at the International Foodtec and PacEx exhibition held in Mumbai in September, an event which marked the formal launch of the INSIGHT range of metal detectors to the large and progressive Indian market.

Although the overall economic outlook for India is not as ‘shiny’ as it once was, the food manufacturing, processing and packaging sectors are all continuing to ‘fire on all cylinders’, with the industry as a whole expected to record year-on-year growth of 12-13% from 2011 into 2012. There are many factors behind this growth, but at the forefront remains the changing patterns of how tens of millions of young, urbanised, middle class and increasingly affluent Indians now want to buy and consume their food, which is in turn creating significant developments in how this food is presented and sold to them.

Lock and our local partners Vedic Pac-Systems Ltd. have been heavily involved in supplying metal detection solutions to the Indian food industry for over a decade now, and on the evidence of Foodtec PacEx, a bright future remains ahead of us too with ever increasing numbers of food producers, both local and multinational in origin, in the process of expanding their operations, whether it be building new plants, constructing new lines, modernising / automating their machinery or attracting new export customers.

Lock’s proven technology backed up by Vedic’s excellent support also continues to set the benchmark in terms of metal detection performance and consistency, particularly when compared to those on offer from many local machinery suppliers in India - many of the leading food manufacturing groups are therefore now choosing to reject their lack of reliability in favour of ‘Locking in’ a customised, cutting-edge solution from Lock.

In addition, Vedic have now developed a test facility in India where existing and potential new customers can send samples of their products for trial, allowing them to see for themselves the high levels of performance and accuracy that the Lock INSIGHT metal detector range can deliver.

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