Infrastructure Sugar Plants
Sakthi Sugars Limited is one of the largest producers of white crystal sugar in the
country accounting for a capacity of 19,000 tons of cane crush per day (TCD).
The Sakthinagar Unit, a pioneer that introduced Mechanical Cane Harvester in the country, was established in the year 1964 at Sakthinagar in Erode District, Tamil Nadu with an initial capacity of 1250 TCD, scaling higher in stages, today, the Unit has consolidated its growth with an aggregate capacity of 9000 TCD.
The Unit is strategically placed in terms of its location. It is situated in the most favorable climatic zone of the country that hosts more than 35,000 acres of sugarcane cultivation, well irrigated by Rivers and Canals.
Nonetheless benchmarking its own records and operating all 365 days in an year , the Sakthi Nagar unit has recorded the highest cane crush of 22.35 Lakh M.T during 2006 –07 seasons. The plant achieved more than 1000 days of continuous cane crushing during 2004-07. With its excellence to repeat its success stories, the Unit has won the National Award for Exemplary Export Performance and has also won National Efficiency Award for many years. The Unit also has the distinct capacity of Raw Sugar Processing to produce high quality sugar using conventional equipments.
It was established in the year 1988 – 89 at Padamathur in Sivaganga District, Tamilnadu. It has an advanced infrastructure equipped with Auto Setting Mills and the technical know-how to process Raw Sugar.
The plant which was begun with a capacity of 2500 TCD has expanded to 4000 TCD. The plant recorded the highest cane crush of 10 Lakh MT in the 2007-08 Season.
The plant features
Some of the measures adopted by the Unit for energy conservation include.
The unit indigenously designs and develops farm implements viz., modified tumkur plough, Disc off Barrer, Roto Incorporator, ridgers for earthing up, Sakthi drip laying machine.
In the year 1994 at Dhenkanal, Orissa the Unit was established with an initial capacity of 2500 TCD. Its strategic proximity to the Paradeep Port gave the Unit the much sought after logistical advantage to the Unit helping it realize cost advantage in transportation of shipments during the Import & Export of raw sugar and white sugar. The plant has the infrastructure and technology to produce high quality sugar by processing Raw Sugar using conventional equipments.
It is one of the very few Sugar Plants in Orissa state operating for more than 120 days in a season.
In the year 1994 it pioneered the processing of raw sugar to produce high quality white sugar using conventional equipments in India.
The plant with the capacity of 3500TCD was instituted in the year 2007 at Poondurai Semur in Erode District,Tamilnadu.
In the Trial Season during 2007 the Unit crushed 711609 MT of Cane with an average recovery of 9.11 % which is a rare feat and a remarkable achievement in the national level. Subsequently it produced a laudable quantum of 1.21 Lakh qtls of 45 ICUMSA sugar which was exported.
The Unit also introduced Decanters for removing impurities from the juice as against Vacuum filters and also installed energy saving equipments to minimize steam consumption and loss.