May 04, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lankan apparel exporter Brandix has opened a 1,000-acre ‘Apparel Park’ in India to serve as a hub for manufacturers and suppliers in the south Asian region, a statement said. The facility near the eastern Indian port city of Vishakhapatnam when fully occupied will accommodate up to 20 apparel manufacturing plants, three fabric mills, eight accessories manufacturers and a finishing plant.
Brandix said the Apparel City supports large scale knitting, garment manufacture, finishing, printing and embellishments with common facilities, including a centralized logistics facility.
“It will link global brands, manufacturing operations and service providers in a synergistic convergence that will consolidate the South Asian region’s strength as a major apparel hub,” the statement said.
Brandix’s philosophy is to be the preferred sourcing hub of South Asia in line with its overall objective of being a global competitor equipped with both vertical as well as geographical spread, said Ashroff Omar, Brandix group chief executive.
The facility links apparel and related ancillary manufacturing firms in Sri Lanka and India, and provides economies of scale critical