Recently, Furniture Design & Technology (FDT) team visited Vasai, one of Maharashtra’s biggest industrial hubs located in the western suburbs of Mumbai in Palghar district and tried to know how Vasai is emerging as one of the major hubs for modern and modular furniture market.
The eastern part of Vasai is highly industrialized with small and medium scale manufacturing units which are producing a wide range of products and catering to the needs of many industries and entrepreneurs in the entire region. Vasai has close proximity and connectivity to Mumbai. This has led to its rapid infrastructural, industrial and economical development.
More than 1,000 industrial units are spread across Navghar, Gokhivare, Fatherwadi, Dhumal Nagar, Waliv, Golani Naka, Hira Industries, Richard compound, Naik Pada, Bhoidapada, Waliv Phata, Sativali and Gaurai Pada in eastern side of the Vasai and well connected to Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway and Papdy Industrial area in Vasai (west). The Papdy Industrial area located in western part of Vasai is settled and organized in a more methodical manner than industries located in the eastern part. Although the industrial area in Vasai (W) is very small as compared to the eastern part, but the roads, public & business utilities and other related infrastructure are well equipped in the Papdy Industrial area. Approximately 80 to 100 small and medium industrial units are running in this only industrial area of Papdy in Vasai West.
Both the eastern and western areas make Vasai as one of the main and nearest industrial hubs for Mumbai. For the last few years, this industrial area is booming as one of the biggest manufacturing hubs for regular and modular furniture, allied components including hardware and furniture accessories.
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