Hyderabad: Kolkata-based Skipper Limited, a flagship company of the SK Bansal Group, on Friday, inaugurated their first PVC pipes manufacturing unit in south India in Hyderabad as a part of their plans to increase their production capacity to one lakh tonnes per year.
The unit, which has already started its operations with a 100-plus workforce, has the capacity to produce 6,000 metric tonnes per annum of polymer pipes - plumbing and agricultural combined – occupies nearly 2.25 acres of land in Medak district near Bollaram, Jinnaram Mandal.
Skipper Ltd, which had not much presence in south India till now, will now use the Hyderabad unit as their base of operations in this region. The company’s ambition to increase their production capacity to one lakh tonne a year, which was announced at the time of the launch of their factory in Ahmedabad last year, seems to progress well with expansion plans to pick up the pace. So when quizzed about the reasons behind selecting Hyderabad, Devesh Bansal was quick to point out the ease of doing business in Telangana as their primary reason behind their selection. He said, “Our confidence for the state of Telangana and the city of Hyderabad has been a tremendous driving force behind our manufacturing scale-up.”
While Siddharth Bansal hinted at looking forward to the Telangana government’s plan for a strong irrigation and water grid project as central to their business plan.