At present, we have 2 (two) strategically-located processing facilities in the coastal belt of the state of Andhra Pradesh, which is a major hub for shrimp farming in India. We believe that the proximity of our processing facilities to aqua-farms provides us with a significant locational advantage, and enables us to obtain a regular supply of quality raw material.
Palakole Unit: Our Palakole unit is owned and operated by our Company. It commenced commercial operations in Fiscal 1992 it had a processing capacity of 8,002.50 MTPA. We process both Ready-to-Cook and Ready-to-Eat products at this facility, which has two block freezing lines and two IQF lines, of which one IQF line is connected to a cooking line, and a cold-storage capacity of more than 750 pallets. The unit is located in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, which is close to the ports at Kakinada and Visakhapatnam.
Vetapalem Unit: Our Vetapalem unit is owned and operated by our Subsidiary, namely Aquatica Frozen Foods Global Private Limited. It commenced commercial operations in February 2016, it had a processing capacity of 5,197.50 MTPA. We currently process Ready-to-Cook products at this facility, which has three block freezing lines, one IQF line and a cold-storage capacity of more than 1,200 pallets. We expect that our installed capacity at our Vetapalem unit will be enhanced to 8,745 MTPA. This unit is located in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, which is close to the ports at Krishnapatnam and Chennai.