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In a largely unorganised packaging market, Manjushree Technopack has managed to create a niche of its own

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The Bangalore-Mysore Expressway is popularly called the NICE (Nandini Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises) Road and for most of the 111-km stretch, the name does seem befitting. If it was good enough for Lewis Hamilton to race his Formula One racing car in 2011, it was good enough for us too. On a Monday morning we made our way on the expressway to the industrial area of Bidadi, which houses manufacturing facilities of Toyota and Bosch, to see the spanking new manufacturing facility of Manjushree Technopack. If you haven’t heard about the company, you’ll surely know its key customers — Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestlé, Unilever, Cadbury and Tata Tea — for whom it makes PET bottles and preforms.