Sri Lanka Brandix opens apparel export hub in India

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