Manufacturing Strengths

Manufacturing Strengths


Godfrey Phillips India is a company that has always believed in investing in the best international technology, processes and certifications. For us, that is the key to producing excellence, day after day, year after year. And when the products exceed expectations, the market responds positively.
Godfrey Phillips India has state- of- art manufacturing facilities at Rabale (Navi Mumbai) and two units in Ghaziabad (near Delhi). Our factories have a Six Sigma culture and continually undertake a significant number of Six Sigma projects for quantum improvements each year.
Our facilities have some of the best machines, processes (including TQM, Haichi-Ban, 5S, Kaizen Teian) and the top certifications in the world, as well a strong commitment to the environment, which has won us multiple awards across locations.


Godfrey Phillips India’s newest cigarette manufacturing facility, the Rabale plant in Mumbai is a state-of-the-art factory, which can produce up to 65 million cigarettes a day, and over 36 tons of Cut Filler per shift. It is the first cigarette facility in India with ASRS – Automated Storage and Retrieval System for raw materials. With ‘World Class Manufacturing’ as its mission, the plant has technology partners like Phillip Morris, G.D., Comas, SMC, Luwa, Forbes Marshall, Honeywell, Miebach, Nefab, Kaesar, and the Haulotte Group. The Rabale plant uses a whole host of TPM processes and its list of certifications include ISO9001:2008 and is also accredited with ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System. Rabale is will also acquire ISO 14000 and OSHAS systems by 2015-16. It has also won a number of awards and recognitions, and is the first cigarette manufacturing plant in India to receive a Gold rating from the IGBC.



Our production facility at Guldhar in Ghaziabad, is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and processes. It was awarded the prestigious FICCI Quality Excellence Gold Award for Manufacturing in the year 2014.
It is also the first cigarette-manufacturing unit in India, and the second in the world, to have has been accredited with a Social Accountability (SA) 8000:2001 certification. Industry accreditations such as the ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO 14000 are further proof of the impeccable delivery systems and processes here.


A green field project set on 2.5 acres of land, Godfrey Phillips India’s chewing products plant in Ghaziabad became operational in 2012. It has high-tech Swiss machines from Buhler, with a capacity for cutting 1500 kgs of betel nut per hour, and high speed Topack machines from Japan for packing the different variants of Pan Masala produced here.
The plant has advanced R&D operations in-house, where the key feature of the product was developed – elimination of Magnesium Carbonate, a banned substance. Accredited with ISO 22000, and complying with FSSAI’s norms, this unit has Zero Discharge of effluents.


Some of the Recognitions that Godfrey Phillips India has received in recent years include :

  • Guldhar Factory won the most prestigious Greentech Environment Gold Award in 2017.
  • Guldhar Factory once again won the Gold Award at NAMC by IRIM in 2017.
  • Guldhar Factory has been selected for national level and won the AIOE –FICCI Award for the best Industrial Relations in 2017.
  • Guldhar Factory won the Greentech Safety Platinum Award in 2017 – for the second time in a row.
  • Guldhar Factory won first prize in “Excellence in Suggestion Scheme Contest 2015” by INSAAN.
  • Guldhar Factory bagged the prestigious Chanakya Award by GMA.
  • Chewing Factory Ghaziabad won the best Food Safety Award of ASSOCHAM’s “10th International Food Processing Summit & Awards, 2017 under Food Safety.
  • Rabale Factory also won the Vasundhara Award 2017 by Govt. of Maharashtra for remarkable Environment Performance.
  • Rabale Factory has been awarded with first prize by INSAAN for Excellence in Suggestion Scheme Contest- 2016 at Jamshedpur, 27th National Convention.
  • Gudlhar Factory won the Gold Award in the prestigious FICCI Quality Systems Excellence Award for Industry 2016 ( Large Category)
  • The Guldhar Factory won the Gold Award at NAMC by IRIM in 2015-16
  • Guldhar Factory also won the Greentech Safety Platinum Award for the past two consecutive years along with the Gold Award for the Greentech Environment Award 2016
  • Guldhar Factory once again won second prize in Excellence in Suggestion Scheme Contest 2016 by INSAAN
  • Ghaziabad Chewing Factory received the Gold Award for Quality Excellence in Fame India Excellence Award 2016
  • Rabale Factory won Gold Award at the Annual Greentech Environment Award and the Greentech Safety Award of 2016.
  • Rabale Factory won First Prize in Excellence in Suggestion Scheme Contest 2016 by INSSAN.
  • Rabale Factory has  been awarded with the Greentech Environment Gold Award 2015
  • Rabale also won the Silver Award at the prestigious IRIM Global Manufacturing Competitiveness in 2015
  • Rabale Factory won the Gold Award at the Greentech Safety Awards, 2014
  • Guldhar Factory has won the Gold Award at Greentech Safety Awards four years in a row – in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • The prestigious FICCI Quality Excellence Gold Award for Manufacturing in the year 2014 was won by Guldhar Factory
  • The Greentech Foundation Gold Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, followed by the Platinum Award in 2014, for Outstanding Achievement in Environment Management was awarded to Guldhar Factory. These are the most coveted awards in the corporate world for outstanding achievements in the field of Environment Management
  • The Indian National Suggestion Scheme Association (INSSAN) awards was won by our manufacturing facility for a record 15 consecutive years for best suggestions/ideas during the various conventions held on different topics and places
  • The Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Product Innovation, 2007 was won by Four Square brand
  • The Golden Peacock Award for the Best Product Innovation in the year 2003 was won by Tipper brand, and we won again in 2006 for Innovative Product and Service. Tipper has also won the Silver medal at the Monde Selection Brussels, World Selection of Quality, 2006
  • The coveted PFFCA (Paper, Film & Foil Converters Association) Star Award was won by our premium King Size cigarette Jaisalmer for the pack design and was felicitated for its excellence in design, development and packaging creativity
  • The Golden Peacock award for Innovative Packaging was also won by our North Pole brand in 2005