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 #2120  by truthspeker
 July 6th, 2011, 3:29 pm
This thread for the Industries and Industrial development of in and around Madurai, except IT related. For IT related, we have a separate thread.
 #3241  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:46 am
Madurai, which is known to the world as a Temple City has a real strong industrial background. The TVS group's growth which looks really massive started from their establishment in Madurai dates back to the year 1911. They have their units of TVS Tyres (Srichakra tyres), ZF Electronics TVS, TVS InterConnect Systems (TVS ICS), Firestone TVS, Sundaram Brake Linings, Sundaram Fasteners ltd, Sundaram sewing needles, Sundaram textiles, TVS Rubber. And none could forget the Madura Coats which was involved in Coat and fabric production and their world known brands Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Peter England, Allen Solly, Byford and San frisco. Now, they do produce only sewing threads here. TAFE Tractors have their plant here near Vadipatti. Fenner ltd that has been acquired by JK Tyres has 3 of their plants in Madurai and surrounding areas for manufacturing Industrial belts. PRP Granites and exports is a real big industry in Madurai. One could find numerous small and medium scale industries in SIPCOT and SIDCO of Kappalur, K.Pudur, Urangaanpatti and Nilakottai region. And we come across many industrial news then and
there which shows that the investors are interested to invest in Madurai.

Why Madurai?

Madurai is located in South Central part of Tamil Nadu that has good connectivity by Road, Rail and Air.

Roads :

* 4 laned Madurai to Chennai (The Capital city of Tamil Nadu, a hub) National Highway (NH 32) via Tiruchi (Another emerging Tier II of Tamil Nadu).

* 4 laned Madurai to Bangalore (The IT Capital of India) National Highway (NH 44) via Dindigul, Karur and Salem (Important industrial Tier II of Tamil Nadu).

* 4 laned Madurai to Kanyakumari (The Southern tip of India) National Highway (NH 44) via Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli (Another emerging Tier II of Tamill Nadu also called as 'Oxford of South India').

* 4 laned Madurai to Tuticorin (A major port and an emerging Power hub of Tamil Nadu) National Highway (NH 38).

* Madurai to Kochi (Major port in the Indian state of Kerala) National Highway (NH 85) via Theni. (Four laning process is going on)

* Madurai to Rameswaram via Manamadurai, Paramakudi and Ramanathapuram National Highway (NH 87).

* Madurai to Thondi National Highway (NH 85) via Sivagangai.

* Madurai to Quilon via Tirumangalam, T. Kallupatti and Rajapalayam(A cotton town), Shencottah (gateway to Kerala) National Highway (NH 744)

Road map of Madurai to other Indian cities is as shown below :


Source : edited from google maps

Railway :

Madurai has good connectivity as far as railway is concerned. It has Broad Gauge railway connectivity to almost all the corners of India via important towns and cities and will always be a busy Junction handling more than 40000 passengers per day.

Source for the last statement : http://www.dinamalar.com/News_Detail.as ... 46&Print=1

Koodal Nagar station of Madurai is a station that handles goods and has a Rail side warehouse complex and also an inland container depot by CONCOR. Goods could be sent by trains to Tuticorin and Karaikal ports from here.

Source : http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/ind ... 754498.ece

More about Madurai CONCOR : http://www.concorindia.com/terminal.aspx?tid=135&id=19

Air :

Madurai has a nice airport with its new integrated terminal building and runway length 7500 ft enabling landing of A320s and 747s and runway expansion for length 12500 ft for landing Jumbo aircrafts is in the cards with land acquisition fast progressing. It is soon to become an International Airport with a dedicated Cargo Complex from CONCOR.

For photos of the new Airport terminal : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost. ... count=3169

Photos courtesy : Sundar/AllAboutMadurai.com
With the Madurai Airport set to soon operate international flights, CONCOR will also set up an air-cargo complex here.

Source : http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/ind ... 754498.ece
This is used for exporting goods such as Granite, fruits, Jasmine and other flowers, textiles, auto parts, etc.
Sea :

As said early, Madurai has a Major port Tuticorin in the vicinity less than 135 kms connected by a nice 4 laned National Highway and also railway line via Vanchi Maniyachi. Apart from that it has nice connectivity to an emerging port Karaikal by railway and also by road. Also it is connected to ancient ports such as Thondi via Sivagangai by road also. It has connectivity to Major port of Kerala city Kochi via Theni by road also.

Madurai - A nice region to invest and rely upon :

Madurai has a organized pattern of Industrial growth also it has oppurtunity for becoming a hub with scope for all kinds of industries be it Automobile, Chemical, Agro based, Textile, Logistics, Information Technology, Energy and what not? (You can include everything)

So, the main objective of this thread is to showcase the industrial developments in Madurai and its surrounding areas both by words as well as photographs.

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 #3242  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:46 am
The TVS Group started to take off all over India after their establishment in Madurai in 1911.
The TVS Group was established in 1911 by Shri. T V Sundaram Iyengar. As one of India's largest industrial entities it epitomizes Trust, Value and Service.

Today, there are over thirty companies in the TVS Group, employing more than 40,000 people worldwide and with a turnover in excess of USD 4 billion.

With steady growth, expansion and diversification, TVS commands a strong presence in manufacturing of two-wheelers, auto components and computer peripherals. We also have vibrant businesses in the distribution of heavy commercial vehicles passenger cars, finance and insurance.

Source : http://www.tvsmotor.in/group.asp
Their Corporate office for some of its divisions is in West Veli Street of Madurai.

Source : http://www.tvsiyengar.com/contactus.aspx

Below are the pictures of that building.

Complete view of that building :

A close view :

A straight view :
 #3243  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:46 am
The Madurai to Melur stretch has the presence of Firestone TVS in it which is a Joint Venture for production of Air springs in India. This plant is in Vellarippatti in Madurai to Melur road. Set up in the year 2007 to 2008.

Now, let us see a news article regarding this plant :
The US-based Firestone Industrial Products Inc, part of the Bridgestone group, and Sundaram Industries, a member of the TVS Group, have joined hands to set up a joint venture to manufacture and market air springs in India. This is the first of its kind joint venture for air springs in India. The two partners propose to set up a dedicated, state-of-the-art green field facility to manufacture air springs in the temple city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. The joint venture plans to have a wide marketing network to cater to OEMs, Indian Railways and after-market customers.


Source : http://www.financialexpress.com/news/fi ... n/219840/0
Below is the photo that have been taken from the Madurai to Tiruchi NH.


A close look :


When we (Me and Madurai Gilli) headed out there, we were able to see some land clearing going on and we hope that they are expanding operations here.
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 #3244  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:49 am
The next industry in the same stretch is TVS Tyres also known as TVS Srichakra tyres. This is one of the oldest units of TVS in the region and now looks modernised and with more number of units which could have been started recently.

Now, some details regarding their plant from their website :
TVS Srichakra is one of the leading two and three wheeler tyre manufacturer in India rolling out over 11 million tyres per annum. Part of US $ 2.2 billion largest Auto Ancillary group TVS, founded by Sri. T.V.Sundaram Iyengar, TVS Tyres lives upto the rich heritage and strong value system of the parent company.

Incorporated in 1982, the company manufactures a complete range of Two and Three wheeler Tyres and Tubes for the domestic market and Industrial Pneumatic tyres, Farm & Implements Tyres, Skid steer tyres, Multipurpose tyres, Floatation tyres etc. for the export market, at its state-of-art manufacturing facility at Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Spread over an area of 2.5 lakhs sq. mts, the manufacturing unit at Madurai employs over 2000 people.

TVS Tyres is one of the major suppliers to all leading original equipment manufacturers namely TVS Motors, Hero Honda, Bajaj Auto and Yamaha Motors and has a strong network of over 2050 dealers and 23 depots across the country to cater to the after market. The company is a global player, exporting to USA, Europe, Africa, South America and South East Asia.

Accredited on 1996 with ISO 9001 certifications, TVS Tyres adopted strong quality standards from its inception and these benchmarks were further strengthened with the certification of ISO 14001, ISO 9001-2000 and TS 16949. The company has other practices like Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Techniques in place to abide by their high quality standards. TVS Tyres was also the winner of the prestigious TPM Excellence Award in 2003 and TPM Consistency Award in 2005.

Source : http://www.tvstyres.com/profile.asp
Photo of their entrances to a part of their unit :


Photo from their website :


The aerial view of TVS Firestones and TVS Tyres from Google Earth :


Website : http://www.tvstyres.com/
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 #3245  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:49 am
The PRP Granites and exports is a big industry in the Madurai to Tiruchi stretch and it sprawls over a big area of land there in the National Highway. This company is well known to the world for its granite business and to the Madurai people through the big stall they put during the TNCCI Exhibition showcasing their products.

Below is the detail about their granites cutting and polishing industry from their own website.
PRP Exports is the well established leading PRP Group which is based in South India. Combining traditional skills and acumen with cutting edge technology, the group has carved a niche on its own. PRP Exports is a 100 % business oriented unit and the largest granite processing unit in India. Our experience in the field of Granite Business is more than a decade and we are renowned for the quality of our dimensional granite blocks. Perfection, Reputation and Product range with quality consistency has been the hallmark of PRP's growth and sustained leadership in the field of Granite Business.
Our granites have found wide acceptance in the Global market and is exported to Europe, America, Middle East, Australia, South Africa and South East Asian countries and Asia Pacific.

Source : http://www.prpexports.com/en/about-us/company-profile/
Now, the below pictures were taken from the Madurai to Tiruchi National Highway.

The complete overall view :


A zoomed view of one of their units :


A nice photo of their industry from their website :


Source for the last photograph : http://www.prpexports.com/en/about-us/company-profile/

Industry's website : http://www.prpexports.com/

One could find numerous granite cutting and polishing industries in the Madurai to Sivagangai road in small and medium sizes and this is one of the main industrial process carried out here which employs many local and people from Assam and other states of India and the industries make use of Madurai Airport and Tuticorin port for exporting their finished products.

Address of their industry from their website :
Therkutheru village,
Melur Taluk,
Madurai district - 625122

Source : http://www.prpexports.com/en/contact-us/
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 #3246  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:50 am
This unit of TVS, ZF Electronics TVS which manufactures electronics switches, sensors and controllers is also present in the National Highway of Madurai to Tiruchi in Vellaripatti near Melur opposite to the TVS Tyres and Firestones.

Details of the industry from their website :
ZF Electronics TVS (India) Private Limited with its manufacturing facility in Madurai offers quality precision micro switches, application support and value added solutions to industrial, consumer durable, automotive, IT Segments. ZF Electronics TVS also markets advance performance keyboards and key modules (for mechanical keyboards) manufactured by ZF Electronics GmbH. Germany. ZF Electronics TVS enjoys the confidence of its customer with major share of switch supplies and continued focus on ‘on time delivery’

ZF Electronics TVS works in close partnership with their customers, supplying products that are ‘best in class’. We engineer and manufacture our products to the highest standards to meet customer expectation. In industries and environment that are constantly evolving and demanding, ZF Electronics TVS has remained a trusted partner in the development of innovative switching solutions.

To meet the needs and challenges of ever changing customer requirements, ZF Electronics TVS has begun gearing up to offer electronic products and solutions. The driving force behind the Company through the decades has always been its quest for excellence.

Source : http://www.zftvs.com/company.asp
Factory & Marketing Head Office

Madurai-Melur Road,
Madurai - 625 122.

Phone (0452) 2420218, 2420208, 2420215
Mobile 9345203678
Fax (0452) 2420382
Email contact@zftvs.com, starson.j@zftvs.com

Source : http://www.zftvs.com/contactus.asp
Unfortunately, we were not able to take pictures of the plant from the road.
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 #3247  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:50 am
Aurolab is a unit of the well known Arvind eye hospital of Madurai for its eye surgeries. This unit manufactures eye surgery equipments. It is located in the Karuppayoorani area that is in Madurai to Sivangagai road.

Some details of their industry from their website :
Aurolab, based in southern part of India, is an integral part of the Aravind Eye Care System. It manufactures a wide range of high quality ophthalmic consumables such as intraocular lenses, surgical sutures, pharmaceutical products, surgical blades and equipments. Though its primary focus is on ophthalmic segment, Aurolab is diversifying into related health care areas where its existing capabilities can be leveraged, such as cardiovasular sutures, microsurgical hand sutures, antiseptics and disinfectant solutions, spectacle cleaner etc. Aurolab’s growth and product development criteria are driven by societal needs for high quality products at affordable prices. All Aurolab products are manufactured on efficient production lines with strict quality assurance measures that comply with US FDA, EU GMP, WHO GMP norms. Aurolab’s products are exported to 130 and more countries worldwide, with focus markets like India, Africa, Latin America, Central America and Southeast Asia. Aurolab envisages entering European and other developed markets on the strength of its product quality and as a strategic means to cross subsidized products in needy markets.Source : http://www.aurolab.com/aboutus.asp
Address from their website :
No: 1 , Sivagangai Main Road
Veerapanjan, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone : + 91 - 452 - 2446100
Fax : + 91 - 452 - 2446200

Source : http://www.aurolab.com/contacts.asp
Below are the photos of their industry we took from the Madurai to Sivagangai highway :




And this below image is from their website :


Website : http://www.aurolab.com
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 #3248  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:51 am
Sundaram Fasteners is one of the oldest industries of the region and it is in the Madurai to Tuticorin Highway. Below is the information from their website.
Sundram Fasteners Limited is a part of the US $5 billion TVS Group, headquartered in Chennai, India. The Company has established a track record of leadership over 40 years. With a diversified product line, world-class facilities in 4 countries and motivated team of talented people, Sundram Fasteners has become a supplier of choice to leading customers in the automotive and industrial segments worldwide..

The product range consists of high-tensile fasteners, powder metal components, cold extruded parts, hot forged components, radiator caps, automotive pumps, gear shifters, gears and couplings, hubs and shafts, tappets and iron powder. Over the years, the Company has acquired cutting-edge technological competencies in forging, metal forming, close-tolerance machining, heat treatment, surface finishing and assembly.

Manufacturing locations are supported by engineering and design personnel working on new product design and development. Understanding the global nature of business and the need to provide quality products on “just in time” basis to customers, the company has established supply chain logistics networks spanning several continents.
At Sundram Fasteners, growth is a natural outcome of total adherence to three core operating principles: customer orientation, total quality and ethical business practices.

Source : http://www.sundram.com/aboutus.php
Sundaram Fasteners Madurai plant manufactures the following :

* High Tensile Fasteners
* Powder metal
* Cold Extruded Parts

Source : http://www.sundram.com/indiamap.php

Now, photos took from the outside. The lighting was not in our favour at that time, so kindly excuse.


A closer look :


Map showing their plants' location in India :

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 #3249  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:52 am
This LPG Bottling plant is in the Paarapathy area in Madurai to Tuticorin National highway. They have one of their few bottling units of India and one of their offices here. Below is the data that is available in their website.
The flagship company of the group SHV Energy is a world leader in trade and distribution of LPG with over seven decades of LPG experience. SHV have been setting the industry standards, helping to formulate legislations, developing new products, new uses for LPG and promoting safety over the years.
Source : http://www.supergas.com/aboutus.htm

The picture of their plant's entrance could be found in the photograph below.

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 #3250  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:53 am
This is another bottling plant of the few from IOC and could be found in the existing ring road from Kappalur to Uthangudi.

Since, I was able to take its picture from above a bridge and zoomed, the quality is less.

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 #3251  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:53 am
One of the oldest industries of the region that manufactures brake linings for Honda, Maruti and all kinda four wheelers. This is located 2 kms in the road that branches in the left from the Madurai to Tuticorin National highway.

The below is the data from their own website :
Established in 1976 as a joint venture with a world famous friction materials manaufacturer, Sundaram Brake Linings (SBL) is now a fully Indian owned company manufacturing automotive, non-automotive and industrial friction materials. SBL products are extensivley used in commercial vehicles, passenger cars, tractors (agricultural) and motor cycles.

SBL has Four manufacturing plants with two plants dedicated exclusively to manufacturing asbestos-free brake linings and pads. The combined production capacity of all four manufacturing plants exceeds 1.2 million brake blocks per month. SBL also manufactures Asbestos-free Woven Clutch Facings, Disc Pads, Flexible rolls, and insitu Bonded Shoes

All manufacturing plants are strategically located near major Indian ports to improve the turnaround time in servicing global customers.

SBL exports to more than 69 countries catering to the after market needs of international applications like Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Scania, Renault etc. SBL is also the preferred supplier to some of the well known axle manufacturers as original equipment

SBL is a ISO / TS 16949 and ISO-14001 certified company. SBL products have been tested to meet European ECE-R90, American FMVSS 121, Australian ADR 35/38, South African SABS 1506 requirements besides the Indian IS 11852.

SBL has the singular distinction of being the first friction material manufacturer in the world to win the coveted Deming Application Prize for practising Total Quality Management (TQM). Besides SBL, the other group companies that have received the Deming Application Prize are Sundaram Clayton Limited, TVS Motor Company Limited , Brakes India (Foundry Division) and Lucas - TVS Limited.

TQM, TPM and Lean Manufacturing systems are practised to achieve world class standards. Environmentally and socially responsible, SBL assures total health protection to its employees.

Source : http://www.tvsbrakelinings.com/aboutus.html
I was not able to take photographs of it but I have posted below some of the photos available from their website.




Website : http://www.tvsbrakelinings.com/index1.html
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 #3252  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:53 am
One of the old industries of the region found in Kappalur area in the Madurai to Virudhunagar National Highway. The following data is from their website.
Thiagarajar Mills, as we are now known, came into existence in the year 1936 with the aim of providing the very best for the cotton yarn industry. There are 3 spinning mills in India, all of which are dedicated to the production of three distinct count groups - Fine Count Combed Cotton Yarn, Hosiery Yarn & Coarse Count Combed Cotton Yarn.

We also hold the unique distinction of being among the first in India to install and operate ComforSpin K44 spinning machines for manufacturing Compact Yarn.Our success over the years finds reflection in the fact that we are one of the largest manufacturer and exporter of 100% Indian Cotton Yarn.

It is not a laurel that we rest upon; for us, it is a reminder of the faith invested in us by our invaluable clientele, a faith that we have to continually endeavor to live up to…

Source : http://www.tmills.com/profile.html
and the details of the products they produce here are as below from their website again.
We are manufacturing a wide range of ring spun yarn on conventional & compact spinning machines. Single and double in the count range of 16s to 140s. We also manufacture 100% cotton yarn on OE-Schlafhorst machines. The count range to 6s to 10s.

Our special initiatives are focused towards eliminating contamination that occurs naturally. FR 900 Clearers are installed on autoconers. We specialize in a range of 100% cotton yarn spun out of Indian extra-long staple cotton, Egyptian Cotton and US PIMA Cotton. The contemporary machinery makes sure our customers get the best of the very best.
All the above cotton yarns are contamination cleared & wound on Schlafhorst / Savio AUTOCONERS.

A range of Two Fold & Multifold cotton yarn made on TFO / DD Twist.

Gassed Yarn is our specialty.

Source : http://www.tmills.com/products.html
Address of their location :
Address :

Madurai- 625 008,
Source : http://www.tmills.com/contact.html
The pictures of their units we took are as below :

View of their tower from Ringroad from Uthangudi to Kappalur :


View from the Madurai to Virudhunagar National Highway :


Website : http://www.tmills.com
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 #3253  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:54 am
TAFE has one of its manufacturing facilities in Kalladipatti near Vadipatti in the Madurai to Dindigul 4-laned National Highway since 1987. The following information is from their own website.
TAFE is a US$ 1.3 Billion tractor major incorporated in 1960 at Chennai in India, in collaboration with Massey Ferguson (now owned by AGCO corporation, USA). TAFE acquired the Eicher tractors business, its engine plant at Alwar and transmissions plant at Parwanoo through a wholly owned subsidiary “TAFE Motors and Tractors Limited in 2005.

A member of the Amalgamations Group of Chennai, this company has four plants in India involved in tractor manufacturing at Mandidheep (Bhopal), Kallidaipatti (Madurai), Doddabalbur (Bangalore) and in Chennai and a new overseas plant in Turkey.

Apart from being among the top three tractor manufacturers in the world, TAFE is also involved in making diesel engines, gears, panel instruments, engineering plastics, hydraulic pumps, plantations and passenger car distribution through other divisions and wholly owned subsidiaries.

TAFE Motors and Tractors Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of TAFE, which was set up in 2005 when TAFE acquired Eicher tractors, the Eicher engines plant at Alwar and the Eicher transmissions plant at Parwanoo. The company manufactures the Eicher brand of tractors at its plant near Bhopal at Mandidheep, diesel engines at its plant at Alwar and transmission components at Parwanoo. The Eicher brand of tractors has a distinguished heritage of 50 years in India. Known for its unique distinction of offering a range of both air and water cooled tractors, its tractors span the 20 to 60 HP segment and have been well received in this segment. Their less than 30 HP range has commanded market pre – eminence in this segment. The diesel engines from its Alwar plant find a variety of automotive, genset and industrial applications including the telecom and retail sectors. The transmission unit at Parwanno serves in house needs as well as to other OEMs including TAFE.

Source : http://www.tafe.com/company_profile.html
Photos took from the Madurai to Dindigul NH are as below :




Below are photos (but, less sized ones) of their plant in Madurai from their own website :










Source of the small photographs : http://www.tafe.com/mu_maduraiGallery.html

And they have an information center in the Madurai to Theni National Highway before the Madurai Kamaraj University which is in the picture below :


Below is the location of TAFE tractors plant marked black in Map :


Website of TAFE : http://www.tafe.com/index.html
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 #3254  by madurakarenda
 January 17th, 2012, 10:55 am
We found this on our left in the Madurai to Tuticorin National Highway very near the Madurai Airport. Looks like they have started logistics business here. I googled for more data and for their website. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find them but the linkedin website gave details about its Director Mr. V. Krishnamoorthy and it could be found in the below link.
http://in.linkedin.com/pub/dir/+/Krishn ... rea,-India. We took snap of it and it is as below.

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