Kanagala Factory, Belgaum (KFB)

Orgin & History

The Kanagala plant in Belgaum in the state of Karnataka commenced operations with the production of condoms in 1985 using Japanese technology. This unit underwent diversification in 1992 with the tabletting facility for birth control pills - Mala-D/N and the formulation and tabletting of Saheli (Centchroman) the indigenous, non-steroidal once-a-week pill. The tabletting of Emergency Contraceptive pills started in 2003. Commercial manufacturing of women healthcare products commenced in 2006. KFB has also added a state-of-the-art formulation plant – UNIPILL Block in 2012. The Plant has gained Prequalification (PQ) status from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the manufacturing of Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg 1.5mg, an oral contraceptive Pill.

To address the menstrual hygiene needs of women, a new Sanitary Napkin manufacturing facility with a capacity to produce 400Mn pcs of Sanitary napkins per annum became operational in 2013. The manufacturing unit has GMP and quality management systems (QMS) like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 13485.