1) The definition of 'manufacturing process' includes packing ..... or adapting any article or substance with a view to its use, sale, transport, delivery or disposal. So the operation is covered, the only question that remains is whether you have employed 10 or more person and uses power (even for lighting purpose) or otherwise it is twenty or more workmen in such a premise.
2) The definition of factory is any premises where a manufacturing process is carried on and deploys the preceribed strength of workmen (as above). So such premises are factory though outwartdly it may not have any signs of being a factory (like a chimney or slanting roof)
3) Standing Orders Act is applicable if it meets the prescribed manpower strength as per the State Act.
4) To answer the query, more information is needed.
26th February 2019 From India, Mumbai
Could you please shed light on whether simply assorting and repacking of finished products would amount to manufacturing. (Like an amazon only packs products but doesn't manufacture them. Will Amazon also fall within the definition of a Factory)
28th February 2019 From India, New Delhi
But, in your case as the packing, branding and labeling of the manufactured products in Company’s name is done at your warehouse, the interpretation that the place would come within the scope of manufacturing process holds weight and accordingly the consequence would follow.
1st March 2019 From India, Mumbai