Betul Oil Plans Expansion at its Solapur Plant
Business Wire IndiaBetul Oil Limited, central India’s largest solvent extractor, edible oil refiner, manufacturer and trader of de-oiled cakes, animal feeds, specialty ingredients and developer of hybrid seeds, is increasing its capacities at its Solapur plant. BM Trada has certified that the quality management systems of Betul’s plant at Solapur meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.
Betul Oil set up the first solvent extraction unit at Betul, Madhya Pradesh in 1981 with a total solvent extraction capacity of 30,000 TPA (100 TPD) and over the years the company set up two additional units at Satna, Madhya Pradesh and Solapur, Maharashtra.
The Solapur plant has the following capacities:
- Solvent extraction capacity of 97,500 TPA (325 TPD).
- Refining capacity of 36,000 TPA (120 TPD).
- Soya lecithin capacity 1,500 TPA (5 TPD).
- Expellers capacity of 30,000 TPA (100 TPD).
- Cattle feed unit with a capacity of 30,000 TPA (100 TPD).
- Hybrid seed and research and development centre
- Oil seeds warehousing facility of 25,000 MTs
- 2,000 MTs oil tank farm
Betul Oil has a Cattle feed unit with a capacity of 30,000 TPA (100 TPD) at Solapur, and the company caters to the nearby dairy and poultry farms, located in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. This unit is strategically located near the highly concentrated poultry belt and allows Betul Oil to greatly reduce its distribution costs.
At the same campus, Betul Oil also has Solvent extraction capacity of 97,500 TPA (325 TPD), Refining capacity of 36,000 TPA (120 TPD), Soya lecithin capacity 1,500 TPA (5 TPD) and Expellers capacity of 30,000 TPA (100 TPD).
Raw materials such as soybean, sunflower, safflower, cotton seed, maize germ, sal seed and kokum seed are easily available in the geographical vicinity of Solapur. The close proximity to JNPT port at Mumbai allows transfer of imported soya degummed oil for refining and transfer of Betul’s products to the said port for export at lesser costs. Betul also has the flexibility to transport its products from the Solapur Unit either by road or rail which aids logistics.
“We intend to increase our existing capacities at Solapur Unit by expanding our edible oil refinery from 36,000 TPA (120 TPD) to 90,000 TPA (300 TPD) and our cattle feed unit from 36,000 TPA (120 TPD) to 90,000 TPA (300 TPD). The idea is to continue enhancement of the company’s capacities to meet the increasing demand for our products,” said Mr.Kaushik Daga, Director, Betul Oil.