GSK invests Rs 864 crore for its new facility in India

On November 14, 2013, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced that it will be investing Rs 864 crore (£ 85million) in building its new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in India.


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Talking about the investment, Sir Andrew Philip Witty, CEO, GSK, said, "GSK is a long-standing investor in India and we fully support the government in their efforts to increase access to affordable medicines and to improve healthcare. This new facility will substantially increase the capacity of our manufacturing base and enable us to bring more medicines to the people of India."

Mr Witty, who was on a visit to India yesterday, further added that, "The location of the new factory hasn't been finalized, however, the lead site will be in Bangalore."

In this regard, GSK is expected to partner with local design and construction companies to build its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

When complete, the new facility will make pharmaceutical products for the Indian market at the rate of up to eight billion tablets, and one billion capsules a year, said the company's press release.


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