BHUBANESWAR, SEPT 29, 2021
Air conditioning and commercial refrigeration major Blue Star Limited’s newly formed wholly-owned subsidiary, Blue Star Climatech Limited, today announced that the Company is in the process of setting up a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Sri City in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh.
The Company performed Bhoomi Pujan and laid the foundation stone at the site today.
The Company plans to invest Rs 550 crore over the next few years on this Plant spread over an area of 20 acres, in a phased manner. This Plant will be highly automated and will ensure that the products manufactured are globally competitive. The Company is also planning to acquire IGBC Gold Rated Green Building certification for this Plant. The construction of the first phase of 30,000 square metres is likely to be completed by July 2022. The facility will be operational by the second quarter of FY2022-23, and will primarily manufacture room air conditioners with a maximum capacity of 12 lakh units per annum.
Leveraging the PLI scheme by the Indian Government, Blue Star Climatech has filed an application for manufacturing of Heat Exchangers and Sheet Metal components at this facility in Sri City.
The Plant is located closer to Southern ports and this will enable speedy and efficient logistics management for the Company. Besides, the setting up of this Plant will benefit the local communities in and around its vicinity as it is expected to create employment opportunities for around 1500 people.
Commenting on the development, Blue Star Limited Managing Director B Thiagarajan said, “Setting up of this Plant is a part of our strategic initiative to significantly scale up our manufacturing operations by investing in world-class, Industry 4.0 manufacturing facilities.
“Aligning ourselves to the ‘Make in India’ initiative and by leveraging on the PLI scheme by the Indian Government, we intend to manufacture certain components in-house at this facility. A firm believer in Aatmanirbhar Bharat, we are well on our trajectory to become one of the largest Indian manufacturers in the AC&R industry.”