National, 7th August, 2019: Katerra, design and technology driven global construction company, broke ground on its first fully integrated off-site manufacturing plant at Hyderabad today. Projected to get completed by March 2020, the factory will deliver 8 million square feet of building components every year through robotic assembly line production. The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Ash Bhardwaj, President Asia and Middle East, Katerra, Nejeeb Khan, Head Design & Business Strategy in India, Katerra and Ravi Bhat, Head of Operations, India and Middle East, Katerra.
After setting up factory campus at Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu and a movable onsite factory in Lucknow, this will be Katerra’s second state-of-the-art, automated factory in India. The factory will help bring Katerra’s unique global technology solutions to construct residential projects, commercial office buildings, hotels, malls, hospitals, schools and industrial parks across Telangana State.
Commenting on the ground-breaking of the factory, Ash Bhardwaj, President Asia and Middle East, Katerra, “Today, every other MNC wishes to have their presence in India which indicates that there will be huge requirement for offices and tech parks across the country in the coming years. Apart from our factory at Krishnagiri near Bangalore, we now have a factory in Hyderabad to service our clients in the Southern part of India. Going forward we have plans to invest in setting up factories in the Mumbai-Pune region in the later part of the year, followed by a plant in NCR to cover the North market.”
Katerra’s cutting-edge technology offers a diverse range of benefits in the construction space as the end products are durable, sustainable, better designed with speedy process and precision.
Sharing his insights on the need for technology driven construction in India, Nejeeb Khan, Head Design & Business Strategy in India, Katerra, “Across the globe, Data Driven Design, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA), Modular Construction, Offsite Manufacturing, Intelligent Buildings and Construction Software are gaining prominence in order to construct faster and better structures. Through Katerra, we are introducing such new and innovative solutions in India that need to be adapted to cater to the country’s growing demand for overall infrastructure development. ”