Six months after the plant went into operation--in May 2018--the company announced that it would increase capacity from 15 million pieces to 45 million pieces per year. Today, Canopus has three fully automated machines. To serve all types of requirements around the world, the company introduced Z-fold with and without interlock, one machine solely designed for Z-fold or C-fold with cross fold facility to serve beauty care five pieces to 30 pieces, as well as single or double pieces with five-fold small pouch to carry easily. The single wipe pouch serves airlines, travel, five-star hotels, conferences, etc. Currently the company has its own brand, Canopus, which is well received in India.
The factory is situated at Harohalli, KIADB Industrial Area, Ramanagara District, in a 12,000 square foot manufacturing facility.
Part of Canopus’ strategy to stand out from the competition is to launch innovative products that Indian consumers haven’t seen before. One of these products is sports wipes, furniture/glass cleaning/ multipurpose wipes, as well as eye glass cleaning wipes which the company says no other company has introduced to the Indian wipes market.
“We can manufacture at competitive rates and produce flushable wipes with GD4 certification,” says Ashok. Kulkarni, consultant for technical textiles. “We can make biodegradable wipes. Currently we have 22 variants to serve the world market, and water and chemical content will remain intact for a longer period without drying. Our quality of product and packaging will be the standout point of our company. Very few companies in India adhere to REACH, INCA, ECHA, EUP, INDA and EDANA standards. Our wipes will be affordable, the best quality and easily available in the nearest stores.”