The Silver Lining at Cadbury India's Chocolate Factory
23 May 2013
The work has been carried out at the company's Induri plant located in Pune, on the outskirts of Mumbai.
Having recently been acquired by Mondeléz International - an American multinational food and beverage conglomerate with its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois - a major refurbishment project was set in motion for Cadbury India's 40 year old Induri plant, with flooring highlighted as a critical focus of the overhaul amongst other improvements to facilities.
Around 7,000 square metres of Flowcrete Group's antimicrobial and seamless polyurethane flooring system, Flowfresh MF at 4mm, were selected for application across all corridors, as well as in the staff canteen, chocolate moulding areas and raw material storage rooms.
Another 1,500 square metres of a heavy duty alternative from the same range, Flowfresh RT, were applied at 6mm within the plant's oven crumb facility, which is subjected to extremely high temperatures and thermal shock conditions.
Both Flowfresh MF and Flowfresh RT contain a silver-based antimicrobial agent, Polygiene®, which destroys gram positive and gram negative bacteria on contact and remains active for the lifetime of the floor.
In addition, some 25,000 square metres of Flowcrete's wall coating system, Flowguard WB were applied across all wall and ceiling areas, as well as 2,500 meters of polyurethane coving to ensure a hygienic transition between the floor and wall.
The entire project represented a challenging undertaking for Flowcrete Group. Not only did the 40 year old plant host a wide variety of existing substrate conditions - ranging from Kota stone to damaged epoxy finishes - but the entire installation had to take place over a tight 12 day shutdown period.
Flowcrete Group's approved applicator M/S 3S Coatings Pvt Ltd dedicated a 120-strong skilled workforce to the project, which - divided into three teams - worked around the clock to deliver a fully operational facility on deadline for the chocolate giant.
Vivekanandan Margasahayam, Managing Director of Flowcrete India, part of the Flowcrete Group, said: "This is a very prestigious project for us, which demonstrates our ability to deliver the complete flooring solution in food and beverage environments."
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete India has offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi and is one of the four divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd.
Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial resin floor, wall and coving solutions as well as other specialist coating technologies. Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a subsidiary of RPM International Inc. and has international manufacturing facilities in Europe and Africa as well as Central and South East Asia.
Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe including; decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, fast curing systems, corrosion protection and self-levelling underlayments.
Flowcrete's ambitious and dedicated team, led by President Craig Brookes, is inspired by excellence in people, products and service as well as continual innovation and sustainable growth. Flowcrete continues to use its global expertise to introduce environmentally friendly, hygienic and aesthetically attractive floors to create a better and more sustainable world.