Aditya Birla Retail and Fashion Ltd (ABFRL) will set up an apparel manufacturing unit at Bhubaneswar in Odisha, with a capacity of 2.5 million pieces per annum.
The foundation stone for the unit was unveiled by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik. Addressing the gathering the CM, applauded the Aditya Birla Group for this initiative.
“We are proud to bring the manufacturing of apparels for our premium brands like Louis Philippe, Van Huesen, Allen Solly and Peter England to Odisha as part of ‘Make in Odisha’ initiative,” Ashish Dikshit, business head of ABFRL said.
The ABFRL Bhubaneswar unit is the first manufacturing unit outside Bangalore. “Our unit will have the capacity of 2.5 million pieces per annum and generate employment for about 1,600 people, most of whom will be women,” he added.
Among others, Prassana Patsani, the MP of Bhubaneswar, Ananta Narayan Jena, the Mayor of Bhubaneswar, MLA Priyadarshi Mishra, Satish Pai, the MD of Hindalco, R.Swaminathan, the COO of ABFRL, Raviee, the AVP of ABFRL, the senior dignitaries of the Aditya Birla Group company were present during the foundation stone laying ceremony.
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