Kolkata-based liquor manufacturer Pincon Spirit (PSL) will look at an investment of nearly Rs 400 crore towards expansion over the next 18 to 24 months.
While Rs 120-odd crore will be from internal resources, the remaining Rs 280 crore will consist of a mixture of bank loan and market borrowing.
Market borrowing will primarily include issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) to the tune of Rs 40 crore. The NCD issue might happen by this fiscal.
“We are looking to expand our operations and come up as a pan-India player. Investment plans have been lined up in this respect,” Kuntal Chatterjee, Chief Operating Officer, Pincon, said on the sidelines of the launch of its Jamaican rum and orange-flavoured gin.
Investment will mostly include setting up of a packaging facility at its Rajarhat unit on the north-eastern fringes of the city.
This apart, investments will be required for setting up of two new facilities – a greenfield project in Kharagpur (some 130 km from the city) and towards the acquisition of a new unit at Burdwan (110 km from here). Both these units will be for country spirits.
Pincon at present has two units in Bengal – one at Rajarhat, and an acquired facility near Madhyamgram (North 24 Parganas).
Apart from Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) that includes whiskey, rum, gin, vodka and beer, PSL is also into country spirits.
Nearly 60 per cent of the BSE-listed company’s revenues are from sales of IMFL, country spirit and edible oils (its FMCG segment). The remaining 40 per cent of its revenue is from traded (liquor) brands.