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Elayaraja Kuppusamy

Candidate ID: 2299361

Career Summary

Having 18 years in the Beverage Industry, I offer extensive expertise in CSD, Juice, Water and Dairy products. I possess strong exposure to PET, CAN, GLASS, POUCH and TETRA PACK filling, showcasing a versatile skill in managing production, maintenance, quality, sourcing, man power and ware housing.

Skill Set

Plant manager, Factory Manager, Operations, manufacturing, CSD, Water, Juice, PET, Glass, Can, Production, maintenance, projects, procurement, warehousing, Carbonated soft drinks, hot filling, Blow molding, Preforms, water treatment, packaged drinking water

Professional Information

Total Experience : 18

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Engineering Graduates/PG

Job Function : Production / Manufacturing

Work Location Preference : UAE

Detailed Profile

Mob: +971 585867004 | |
Current residence: Dubai, UAE Visa type: Residence Valid till: 16/02/2025 UAE Driving License: Yes
Experienced Plant Manager adept at improving output, maximizing quality and boosting employee satisfaction with hands-on management style. Recognized as effective business manager and motivational leader. Successful manufacturing management career spanning 18 years. Excellence in deploying the applicable processes and practices across the organization. Proficient in counselling the team members, enhancing the quality of factory operation and incorporating superior techniques covering all levels. Articulate communicator with outstanding analytical abilities, problem-solving, decision-making and interpersonal skills
WORK EXPERIENCE Employer Designation Duration
MEA Water solutions LLC
Manager – Techno Commercial
Aug 2023 – Till Date Dongaco SA - Cotonou, Benin
Factory Manager
Jan 2018 - Nov 2022 ABIG - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Plant Manager
Feb 2015 - Nov 2017 Dansa Foods Limited - Lagos, Nigeria
Maintenance Head
Apr 2013 – Nov 2014 Dansa Foods Limited - Lagos, Nigeria
Plant Manager - PET
Nov 2011 - Apr 2013 Voltic Nigeria Limited, Sabmiller Plc., - Lagos, Nigeria
Production Manager
Mar 2010 - Oct 2011 Pepsico India Kerala, India
Quality Control Executive
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010 Parle Agro Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India
Quality Assurance Officer
Jul 2005 - Feb 2008
Current employer: MEA WATER SOLUTIONS LLC, Abu Dhabi – UAE Manager – Techno Commercial
Company Profile: MEA Water solutions, which is into water treatment, Effluent treatment and sewage treatment solution provider. MEA has mainly into design, supply, installation and maintenance services in United Arab Emirates.
Previous Employers: Dongaco SA, Cotonou, Benin Factory Manager
Company Profile: Dongaco SA, one of largest growing corporate in West Africa which is in to Food, Beverage, home products, packaging materials manufacturing and plastic & oil waste recycling. Consisting of 5 units in to operation and about 21 units in project stage with direct employees, indirect employees and foreign experts.
Products: Water - PET, CSD – PET and CAN, Juice - PET, Preforms, caps & CO2
Project: Green field project
- Beverage plant: 24000 BPH PET, 36000 CPH Cans, 12000 PPH pouches
- Preform plant: 500000 pieces or 12 tons/day
- Caps: 800000 caps/day
- CO2 manufacturing plant: 20 tons/day
- Waste plastics and oil recycling plant – up to 120 tons/day,
Scope: Machine selection, vendor selection, RM&PM sourcing, negotiation, Erection, installation commissioning, external technical support team coordination, manpower recruitment, training.
Reporting to: Managing director & Group Technical Director

Oversaw daily operations which includes production, maintenance, quality, procurement, warehouse and human resource functions along with projects of 72-hectare industrial complex.

Oversaw daily operations of CO2, Preform and Caps manufacturing.

Executed the new projects - Detergent, Oil refinery, Cosmetics, Soap, sack, Paper and waste plastic/oil recycling.

Managed personnel by implementing company policies, procedures, work rules, and disciplinary action.