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LIXIL opens first manufacturing facility in India

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati(AP) 

Japan's to today inaugurated LIXIL's ceramicware at in Andhra Pradesh's West

This is the Japanese company's first manufacturing facility in the country, set up at a cost of Rs 400 crore under the "Make In India" initiative, and will provide employment to 400 people, according to

The state-of-the-art plant has a production capacity of one million units that could be scaled up to two million units a year.

"This facility will be a zero water discharge plant, which is a first in the industry in We are also building capacities for zero discharge of solid waste inside the plant," Mohan said.

LIXIL aimed to capture 15-20 per cent market share and lead the local ceramics market in the next three years, he added.

"The government of is fully supportive of 'Swachh Bharat' for improving sanitation and hygiene through its ODF projects. Enterprises and private companies synchronise well with government efforts and LIXIL leads such a movement," the said on the occasion.

The investment by LIXIL will contribute to the local economy and "Make in India" initiatives, he added.

LIXIL will also support the Skill initiative by inducting 150 ITI student trainees under the National Employability Enhancement Mission (NEEM).

Deputy (Home) N China Rajappa, N Amarnath Reddy, LIXIL President and and other Japanese officials attended the event.

Earlier in the day, the led a Japanese delegation to N Chandrababu Naidu in Amaravati and evinced interest in investing in different sectors in the state.

A CMO release said the asked the Japanese to establish knowledge-based companies that provide employment.

He said Japanese language would be introduced in universities in the state.

accompanied the visiting delegation.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 17:20 IST