India-based textile and apparel company Arvind Limited proclaims the launch of its biggest garment manufacturing hub in Gujarat. Two facilities have commenced operations at Bavla. One more unit will be opened in the weeks to come.
The units, set up with an investment of Rs. 350 crore, will enhance production capacity of the company by 3 million garment pieces per month and generate revenues worth Rs. 1,000 crore.
“At present only 10% of the fabrics we produce are converted into garments. Our aim is to convert 50% of our fabrics into garments over the next 5 years. The Bavla facilities are a step in this direction. These facilities will also contribute to the company’s foray into performance and functional wear (active wear) and synthetics,” Sanjay Lalbhai, Chairman and Managing Director of Arvind, averred.
The textile company is developing three large garment clusters in Gujarat, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh. Each of these clusters is expected to employ over 10,000 workers.
“Setting up of the garmenting hub by Arvind is a progressive development for the state of Gujarat. These facilities will help in creating employment opportunities for inclusive development of the state. The state government, through the new garment policy, aims to attract Rs. 1 lakh crore in investment and create 10 lakh jobs in the next five years,” Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said.