ORIGINS by Mahindra World City inaugurated in Chennai 

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Chennai, April 27, 2019: Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited (‘MLDL’) today announced the inauguration of ORIGINS by Mahindra World City, Chennai located on the NH16 growth corridor near Ponneri. ORIGINS, Chennai was inaugurated byH.E. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India, in the presence of senior officials from the Tamil Nadu government, Mahindra Lifespaces and Sumitomo Corporation of Japan. Padma Shri Ar. C N Raghavendra, Chairman, IGBC Chennai Chapter and Managing Director, C.R. Narayan Rao Consultants, presented the IGBC certificate to ORIGINS, Chennai at the inauguration ceremony held earlier today.

ORIGINS, Chennai has been developed in a 60:40 joint venture between Mahindra World City Developers Limited (‘MWCDL’), a subsidiary of Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited, and Sumitomo Corporation. Mahindra World City Developers Limited and Sumitomo Corporation have together committed to invest approximately Rs. 1000 Cr. in developing ORIGINS, Chennai, which is expected to create direct employment for about 7000 persons when fully operational.

Phase 1 of ORIGINS, Chennai spans around 300 acres and is ready for business with all approvals in place. ORIGINS, Chennai will enable faster go-to-market for businesses via world-class plug-and-play infrastructure, strategic location advantages and a range of value-added services. The target customer base for ORIGINS, Chennai comprises companies in the engineering, food processing, automotive, logistics and aerospace sectors, among others.

Yanmar Group, an over 100-year-old Japanese business conglomerate and manufacturer of diesel engines and Nissei Electric, a leading Japanese manufacturer and trader of optical fiber products and electrical components, are both establishing their first manufacturing facilities in India at ORIGINS, Chennai.

Ms. Sangeeta Prasad, Managing Director and CEO, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. said, “It is gratifying to see our vision of a future-focused and sustainable industrial cluster come to life. ORIGINS, Chennai provides a holistic business ecosystem designed to create employment opportunities and drive long-term socioeconomic growth supporting the Make in India vision. We are proud to have Sumitomo Corporation as our partner in our journey of industrial development in Tamil Nadu.”

Mr. Tsutomu Akimoto, Managing Executive Officer and General Manager, Infrastructure Business Unit, Sumitomo Corporation, said, “First of all, I sincerely welcome Yanmar Group and Nissei Electric to ORIGINS, Chennai. Tamil Nadu is one of the most promising destinations for Japanese investments in India and I strongly believe that ORIGINS, Chennai can enhance the state’s attractiveness as an innovation and manufacturing hub. Sumitomo Corporation is committed to making relentless efforts to contribute to ‘Make in India’, and realize prosperity and dreams for all people of Tamil Nadu through our industrial park business.”

ORIGINS, Chennai is directly connected to the Golden Quadrilateral and is about 35 km away from Chennai city. Companies operating at ORIGINS, Chennai have convenient access to Chennai port, Ennore Port and Kattupalli Port – all within a 30-km radius. Kavaraipettai and Ponneri railway stations are located about 5 km away from ORIGINS, Chennai and will facilitate ease of commute for those employed at the industrial cluster. Businesses based out of ORIGINS, Chennai will enjoy all the benefits of clear land titles; in-house expertise in operations and security; and a range of business support services including fulfilment centres, an industrial kitchen, warehousing facilities, logistics support, banks and food courts.

ORIGINS, Chennai incorporates environment-conscious features and smart solutions, in line with Mahindra Lifespaces’ focus on sustainable industrial infrastructure development. Planned initiatives include solid waste management with 100% segregation and minimum 60% composting; 100% wastewater treatment to reduce potable water use by 28%; a tertiary water treatment plant of 1.2 MLD capacity; 100% rainwater harvesting to recharge groundwater; tree-covered roads and pathways to mitigate urban heat island effect; public greens and open spaces; enhanced walkability via pedestrian pathways and bicycle lane infrastructure for healthy last-mile connectivity. LED lighting will illuminate internal road networks and ensure energy-efficiency.