Servalakshmi Paper Ltd, engaged in the business of manufacturing printing and writing paper and newsprint, announced that the company has been certified by Forest Stewardship Council certificate (FSC) that guarantees that paper and wood products come from environmentally and socially responsible sources.
“We are happy to announce that our company through FSC certification will match the global standards required for produc-tion exports. The certification is not only a great encouragement but also an international recognition that will further help us to strengthen our exports by getting access to new environmental sensitive markets like US and Europe.” Said Mr. R. Ramswamy, Chairman & Managing Director of Servalakshmi Paper Ltd.
“Our mill being strategically located at 72 km away from Tuticorin Port enjoys the geographical benefits for exports, thereby reducing the inland transportation cost compared to competitors. The FSC certification is a step ahead to further strengthen our foothold in exports. Our company intends to market around 20% of the production as exports initially and then increase the same to 30-40% within 2 years of period. We will target Middle East, South Africa, Europe, USA and South East Asia” he further added.
Through this certification Servalakshmi claims to get an edge over 74 paper mills in operation in Tamilnadu, contributing to 40 per cent of South India’s production of paper and 12 per cent of India’s paper production.
Servalakshmi Paper Limited was incorporated in the year 2005 by Servall Group. The company carries the production through the production unit located at Kodaganallur Village, Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. The plant is located in an area covering about 340 acres of land that has a total production capacity of 90,000 tonnes per annum.
To ensure consistent availability of power, the company has installed a co-generation power plant with a capacity of 15MW to supply uninterrupted power and steam for their paper plant. The company is the first in India to go forPOMTechnology from Finland in Stock Preparation that saves energy and reduces production cost. The company has introduced Motor Control Centres (MCC) in complete plant which is maintenance free and the best communicating system for Distributor Control Systems (DCS) from Yokogawa and Quality Control Systems (QCS) from Honeywell for improving the productivity.