SSL-TTK. a joint venture between UK-based SSL International Plc and Chennai-based TTK-LIG Limited, has set up manufacturing and warehouse facilities near Chennai at an investment of Rs 25 crore for 'Scholl' brand of footcare products.
The Scholl footcare range of products would include treatments for common foot ailments such as corns and calluses, a range of insoles, other shoe-comfort products, foot files and accessories as well as specialist skincare creams.
The plant has been set up over an area of 25,000 sq ft and the warehouse facility over 35,000 sq ft on a 10 acre plot at the Sipcot Industrial Estate at Irrungattukottai,.
T T Jagannathan - iyengar chairman, TTK Group. said in a company release that the plant would initially employ 200 people and manufacture a range of footcare products both for international and Indian markets.
SSL-TTK also operates a licence agreement with Bata India to manufacture and distribute its range of Dr Scholl footwear.
The company's Research and Development unit, which has been set up at Ticel Bio-Park, Chennai.