Start-up team: APP’s India project will source material from its Indonesian operations

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas has confirmed plans to build a 1.2m tpy printing paper, tissue, and packaging board production facility in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India.

The site in Dherand village is expected to come online in 2025, subject to positive outcome of a feasibility study and permitting process.

A feasibility study is currently being undertaken by APP to ensure the facility “meets operational requirements.”

It would then be ramped up to full production in 2027.

APP said the project would be of strategic importance for its operations in Indonesia, and the plant would source its material from Indonesian operations.

The company would also invest $1.2bn to develop the facility.

An APP representative said: “The India Project is a strategic way forward for us to support our operations in Indonesia while marking our presence in the Indian market which offers bright prospects with its strong growth.”