Lavazza has its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Sri City SEZ at Tada in SPSR Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. Lavazza is the world leader in the coffee market and it plans to develop India as its second largest coffee market in the world, replacing France. India ranks fifth with annual coffee sales of 800 tonnes.
The Italian firm, which has presence in over 90 countries has invested over Rs125 crore in the facility with an initial capacity of 1,100 tonnes. The new facility is expected to have production capacity of 1,400 tonnes in the second year and 1,600 tonnes in the third year. The facility will not only meet the requirements for the Indian market, but will also become a manufacturing hub for the subcontinent and Asia Pacific. The 115-year-old company sells 60,000 to 70,000 tonnes of coffee in Italy every year. Lavazza is the sixth largest coffee roaster in the world.
The Sri City facility will replace the existing one at Chennai, which was launched in 2007 with an annual production of 960 tonnes. In the recent past, Lavazza acquired Barista Coffee Company Limited and Fresh & Honest Café Limited, India’s leading coffee vending and retailing company in 2007. Baritsa Lavazza presently has 200 coffee shops in the country while Barista Crème is present in over 30 locations. Fresh & Honest Café Limited has 3,000 coffee vending machines in 22 cities of India.