Forward’s new shoe factory
is on the outskirts of Chennai, close to the International airport.
The site covers 40,000 sq.mts with a covered area approaching
The factory layouts were
designed by a German specialist consulting firm with the aim of
reaching the best-of-European productivity levels.
First production started at
the beginning of February 2008, and over the following 2 years the
factory will build up to a capacity of 10,000 pairs a day.
The factory is made up of 5
halls and a Customer Centre.
Hall 1 will be for upper production and will house 5 cut /
stitch lines producing 1,500 pairs of upper per day and with a
facility for 300 pairs of samples per day. Hall 2 will be a central material
store for the Forward Shoe Division. Halls 3 and 4 will house 10
state-of-the-art marking lines producing 10,000 pairs of shoes per
Hall 5 will be a finished goods store.