Swarajya Mag, January 27, 2022
After setting up toy cluster in Karnataka, Aequs Infra has started work on developing India’s first consumer durable goods cluster in state’s Hubballi.
Spread over 400 acres, the Hubballi Durable Goods Cluster (HDC) will aim to be an fully integrated, and self-sustaining ecosystem catering to the durable goods industry’s manufacturing infrastructure requirements, the company said in a statement on Thursday (27 January).
“The cluster will offer co-located capabilities and seamless access to manufacturing infrastructure and solutions from product design to product realization, and distribution and logistics to access to retailers and affiliates across the globe,” the company said in an official statement.
It will consist of nearly 4.5 million sq ft of factory area and other facilities.
“Common facilities will include Centres for Warehouse and Logistics, Skill Development, Free Trade Zone and MSME and Vendor zone along with WTO, STP, Power and water distribution within the Campus, Common Multi Amenity center housing Occupational Health Center, Creche, Canteen, Backup power, Transport facility and Dorms & quarters for the staff and workers,” the company said.
HDC aims to provide complete ease of doing business for consumer durable goods manufacturers at the Cluster and will offer all manufacturing solutions at one go.
Toy Cluster At Kopal
Belgavi-based Aequs infra is also setting up Koppal Toy Cluster (KTC) in Karnataka. The KTC will commence operations from March this year.
Spread over 400 acres, Koppal Toy Cluster has been designed to house an entire Toy Manufacturing Ecosystem to support toy manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors across the toy value chain.
The Toy cluster aims to brings together in-campus business support services, including social infrastructure and residential accommodation, to support the workforce.
The cluster will include raw material suppliers, shared infrastructure such as plug and play industrial sheds, research and development, design and prototyping, testing, training, quality certification, customs, ancillary industries and service providers etc.
According to Aequs Infra chairman and CEO Aravind Melligeri, six toy and toy-component makers have signed MoUs with Aequs Infra while another three players, including Viscon Polymers, manufacturer and exporter of custom rubber moulded products, have started construction of their production facilities at KTC.
This article first appeared in Swarajya Mag