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AutoGen to build manufacturing plant in Khed City

AutoGen to build manufacturing plant in Khed City

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Another multinational company has planned to build its manufacturing facility at Khed City, Pune. Korean technology company AutoGen has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Khed City in the month of March. It is one of the most significant alliances in the Indian automotive industry.

The state-of-the-art manufacturing plant is spread over an area of 16,000 square meters. AutoGen plans to commence the construction of the factory in the next couple of months. Khed City’s world-class infrastructure is ideal for a company like AutoGen. Spread over a mammoth 4200 acres, Khed City is an emerging smart industrial city offering the best-in-class infrastructure. It is designed to maximise the potential of established as well as emerging businesses. The excellent connectivity gives an edge to companies. Khed City encompasses residential, entertainment and educational facilities ensuring high quality of life for the people working and living here.

As Pune is an established automotive hub, the management at AutoGen is confident of forging several partnerships in the next few months. It is already supplying hot stamping parts to Mahindra & Mahindra since 2014. From the year 2018, AutoGen plans to deliver the parts to (M&M) from its local plant in India.The reason AutoGen is grabbing attention can be attributed to the fact that it would become the first localized automotive component supplier for M&M.

As a company that believes in cutting-edge technology, AutoGen intends to offer incomparable products to its clients. Hot Stamping (also known as hot press forming) is an advanced technology which produces ultra-high strength steel ensuring high safety in the event of a vehicle collision and weight reduction for high fuel efficiency. The high strength steel is formed into complex shapes by high temperature heating about 900 °C and subsequent rapid cooling in a press forming process.

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Kalyani Group uses BIM to help Khed City become a new standard for enhanced infrastructure development

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“The dynamic change at the time of designing which generates more options and choose best of the proposals is always the key to the smart businesses. Autodesk provides this flexibility with end-to-end solution which keeps us ahead of the time.”
– Dr. Vivek Kale, Head – Geospatial, Kalyani Global

The project
Pushing nature out of the built environment has always been a practice. But the mindset is changing—the building fraternity has begun to look at nature as an inspiration for building design. Here is a project set to change this juxtaposed submission of ‘other environment’ to ‘built environment’, by achieving equilibrium with the surrounding nature—Khed City.

A joint venture between Kalyani Group, Bharat Forge and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Khed City is envisioned as a world-class community for scientific innovation and exceptional quality of life. The City, being developed in two phases, is conceived to be a place that nurtures a creative culture and promotes environmental stewardship to stimulate economic vitality.

Located approximately 2,100 feet above sea level, at the intersection between the Western Ghats and the Deccan Plateau, the site is predominantly on higher ground with an incredible view of the valley. The undulating and rugged topography in many areas makes it difficult and expensive to develop. Understanding the operating conditions of the site and establishing appropriate strategies to address those conditions were of prime importance to the developers. There was a need to create an urban context that not only synthesized the human need, environmental stewardship and economic viability, but at the Building a BIM city same time create a global model of urbanism where residents can live in harmony with nature.

Initiated within the framework of the then guidelines of SEZ development under a public private partnership, Khed City (envisioned to occupy about 5400 hectares (Ha) in all) is being developed in phases. The first phase of development underway accounts for 100 Ha as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) that will cater exclusive to export-oriented industries; about 110 Ha for Domestic Tariff Area and nearly 1500 Ha of Integrated Industrial Area including the residential services, commercial and residential services areas as well as more than 25 Ha allotted for rehabilitation and resettlement of the project affected community.

It will also act as the urban center that caters to the creative class – organized around public squares, plazas and bazaars, in a contemporary format, yielding an urbanism that is both dynamic and familiar, connected with residential neighborhoods. This in turn will offer a wide range of housing and commercial options.

The challenge
To ensure easy acquisition of such large tracts of land, non-agricultural and uninhabited stretches were chosen for the project, while keeping the environmental aspect in check. This, however, also brought in the inevitable challenge of the terrain, which mostly comprised of rough, undulating barren grass-land. To develop such a stretch of land, it was necessary to take aid of sophisticated technology, which would reduce the effort and time consumed in mapping.

In today’s environment it is necessary that pieces of technology being used must talk to each other and data from one product to another product must flow for the various stages from planning to maintenance. This should also maintain clarity, agility and continuity in its approval flow with an intelligent city model consisting 3D geospatial data, 3D building models, model based design of road network and provide bills of quantities at various stages with multiple design alternatives. It was also necessary to use dynamic technology which would complement the existing organizational workflow—from planning to maintenance of the city. The standard was set to use a blend of Building Information Modeling (BIM) & GIS systems to address the needs of the planning stages, final project delivery and the maintenance phase ahead.

The technology would be used across disciplines, which included town-planners, architects, hydraulic engineers, environmental engineers, design consultants, road engineers and structural engineers—and this made the need for interoperability and data copying without data loss a critical challenge.

The data includes 3D terrains, 3D building models from Revit, 2D GIS data, satellite images and CAD data. The decision was to make a repository of spatial and non-spatial data in a land database. With this data storage, the next stage was to go live on the Web services with spatial data, which provides flexibility in allotment, and easy ways to accurately maintain and access land data. The biggest challenge was to visualize the city with multiple design options and data from various sources that would help stakeholders take decisions based on proposal building exercises. Another determinant factor was Streamlining the complete design workflow. Image courtesy of Kalyani Group. cost-control due to the tight budgets and stringent technical guidelines.

The solution
The move toward a complete Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow on civil infrastructure projects requires a high degree of commitment. The change is significant, but the rewards far outweigh the initial investment and are compounded as your firm becomes more proficient.

Khed City BIM Workflow

Streamlining the complete design workflow. ________________________________________________________________________________


The challenging topography resulted in very high level of land grading, which would have seen costs spiral out of control at the start of the project itself, had it not been for Infrastructure Design Suite. This in turn meant that the plans had to be such, that the terrain features, which often included steep slopes on the boundaries of the acquired land, must be incorporated as an integral part of the developed landscape and not create a hindrance.

Khed City Enhanced Infrastructure Development

Typical cross section for 42m right of way road.


The challenging topography resulted in very high level of land grading, which would have seen costs spiral out of control at the start of the project itself, had it not been for Infrastructure Design Suite. This in turn meant that the plans had to be such, that the terrain features, which often included steep slopes on the boundaries of the acquired land, must be incorporated as an integral part of the developed landscape and not create a hindrance.

Khed City uses BIM for enhanced infrastructure development

Typical cross section for 42m right of way road.


Khed City University Campus

University campus.


Khed City Residential areas contemporary format

Residential areas built in contemporary format.


Khed City Main Street Format

Rendering of the proposed mixed used main street.


Khed City Planning and Design Workflow

Downtown or city center organized around public squares, plazas and bazaars.


Complex jobs like grading, road design, utility design, clash detection and early visualizations were done using Map 3D, Civil 3D, Infraworks, Navisworks and 3ds Max Design, which are all a part of the design suite. “The support provided by the team at Autodesk was unparalleled—they were the backbone of helping us deploy the technology platform across various teams involved. The visualizations along with the engineering data created in the Suite are stunning and conveys the design intent in much effective way to the stock holders and to the common people”, said Yogesh Zope (CIO, Kalyani Group) Pune, India.

The primary road block and concern faced by the lead team was interfacing with the external agencies and government organizations. Their latency and resistance to technology had to be overcome by scaling down the outputs from the platform to their level of working. For this, the lead team had to learn the language of the town-planners and contractors. Now the challenge was to get everybody on the same plain and start grading a rough, undulating terrain. Publishing the data on the web and sharing with the key set of people was resolved by Infrastructure Map Server. The strong, dynamic Web GIS platform held large data like satellite images, DEMs, contour maps and complex land data. It helped manage viewing options on the fly and file sharing with the various teams. This server based solution was key to help internal and external teams track the progress of project and land management across the stake holders.

Integration of Map 3D software has helped to improve quality, productivity, and asset management. Khed City will be the first ever integrated township with precision planning, thanks to the Kalyani Group, which believes strongly that technology is a cost that yields manifold return. It is expected to attract investments of about 25,000 crore and generate 120,000 new employment opportunities. In short a huge asset to the country and to the state.

“One interesting aspect of recent technology advancement is the ability and capacity of different and diverse systems, data, platforms, processes and services to efficiently and effectively work together brings forth. Khed City is a landmark project, and with this comprehensive solution from Autodesk for our planning, designing, building and infrastructure management, it is all set to become a new exemplar for enhanced infrastructure development,” said Dr. Vivek Kale (Kalyani Global) Pune, India.

Khed City Processing Zone Design

The Processing Zone will provide the base for employment focused on export-oriented non-polluting industries and R&D facilities.


About Kalyani Group
The Kalyani Group, established in mid-1960s, is an Indian multi-national with high tectonology, engineering and manufacturing capabilities across several sectors such as Automotive, Oil-&-Gas, Locomotive, Marine, Aerospace, Construction and Mining, With footprints across India, Germany, Sweden and China, the Group has an annual turnover in excess of Rs. 12,000 crores (~> US$ 2.0 Billion); and a market capitalization of its listed entities exceeding Rs. 15,000 crores. The Kalyani Group with a strong emphasis of market leadership through technology; has Joint ventures with FAW Corporation (China) Arvin Meritor (USA), Carpenter Tech (USA), Hayes Lemmerz (USA), Gerdau SA (Brazil). Guided by visionary leadership of Mr. B.N. Kalyani (the Group Chairman) the 13,000 strong engineering workforce globally, the Group is a market leader in all its respective business segments. Virtually every automobile manufactured in the world has at least one component having a “made by a Kalyani Group (often its flagship, Bharat Forge Ltd) company” marking.

Kalyani Global Engineering Private Limited (KGEPL) is a “Kalyani Group Company” engaged in the development of Industrial Projects, Infrastructure, SEZ and Renewable Energy. Founded in 1985, Kalyani Global established its credentials by undertaking mission-critical Design, Erection & Commissioning of projects and industrial infrastructure within the Kalyani Group across India. KGEPL are expanding scope of business to turn-key projects offering Design & Engineering, Civil & Structural, Erection & Commissioning services to Industrial Infrastructure, Power & Mining Sector to become a major player in the massive buildup of global infrastructure.


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Private firm forges new hope for Khed ITI

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Bharat Forge has invested almost Rs 10 crore in Khed ITI and have developed a new building

A government-private partnership in the field of industrial training has brought about transformation of Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Khed, a small town in Pune district.

The institute at Khed never thought of transforming in to state of the art workshops and laboratories but partnership with Bharat Forge has led forging ahead of Khed ITI in a matter of 10 years.

The ITI which used to have intake capacity of 76 now trains 650 students every year. Khed ITI used to have only five trades but now it has 13 trades like turner, machinist, grinder, tool and dye making, electrician, welding, fitting, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic, electronics, and tailoring course, which is specially for girl students. There are three courses including instrument mechanic, electrician, electronics mechanic for tribal students.

Waman Kothekar, the Principal of Khed ITI said that two new courses of painter general and computer operator and programming have been introduced recently. Kothekar informed that Bharat Forge has invested almost Rs 10 crores in Khed ITI and have developed new building, workshops and laboratories which are state of the art. He informed that almost all the students are employed even before the final examination.

Kothekar informed that there is 100 per cent placement for engineering trades and 30 to 40 per cent of students from service trades like refrigeration and air condition mechanic, tailoring, computer operator are self employed.

Dr Deepak Kapoor, the Principal Secretary to the Department of Skill Development informed that there are 1.17 lakh students in ITIs in the state and they are being imparted training with the help of state of the art facilities made available by the Corporate companies. Other than this, Kapoor said, “There are 2,061 vocational training partners who are working with the government for imparting non-technical training to youngsters between the age group of 15 and 45 years. They are imparting various skills to 1.28 lakh persons in the state and 57 per cent of these are women.”

Speaking about ITI’s he said that there are 55 thousand ITI pass outs who got jobs as apprentice last year and the number would increase this year.


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KHED CITY, Pune – India’s Emerging Smart Industrial City

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“Khed City”- Industrial Township, one of India’s Smart Emerging Industrial Cities located in close proximity to Pune. Spread across 4,200 acres of land with best-in-class infrastructure, Khed City is being developed by Kalyani Group in partnership with Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC).

In this planned city where the basic infrastructure is already provided for an initial phase that spans over 1,000 acres results in quick setup time for manufacturing units and therefore accelerating the industrial growth.
Khed City provides options of both Special Economic Zone land and Domestic Tariff Area land, therefore, eligible units can enjoy fiscal Incentives offered by both Govt. of India as well as Govt. of Maharashtra.

Khed City has been chosen by 40 industrial houses, of which 14 are operational and 26 are under various stages of execution. Few of our esteemed international and domestic clients are from Mars (USA), JSW-MI (Japan), Hyosung (South Korea), Linnhoff, Lenze, Gedia (Germany), Hira, Maico (Dubai), Sandhar, Alicon, Kalyani Groups etc.

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KHED CITY won best display award in MAHATECH, 2017

KHED CITY won best display award in MAHATECH, 2017

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We are delighted to let you all know that the very first event of the year, Mahatech 2017 has been successfully carried out by team Khed City.

Our endeavour has always been to gain maximum exposure for Khed City through events like MAHATECH and we must say that this event, being one of the biggest trade events in Pune region has always been the right platform to showcase our product. Our stall attracted maximum footfalls and I feel more than happy to inform you that Khed City was also honoured with “Best Display Award” at Mahatech this year.

It was a great show of team work, I congratulate team KHED CITY and wish all the best for a great year ahead.

Attached are a few glimpses of the event, same also shared on social media.

We urge you all to like, comment and share khedcity images and posts to increase its reach and help generate maximum visibility.

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Amul, India’s No. 1 Milk Producer, Khed City

Amul, India’s No. 1 Milk Producer, to set up their Ice Cream Manufacturing facility at Khed City, Pune

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Amul – The Taste of India, No. 1 Milk Producer will be setting up their Ice Cream manufacturing facility at Khed City, Pune. Dr. K Rathnam, Managing Director – Amul Dairy, signed a MoU with Khed Economic Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. (KEIPL) on 30th July 2016.

Khed City is one of India’s Smart Emerging Industrial Townships, in Pune District, being developed over 4,200 Acres by Khed Economic Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. (KEIPL), a Joint Venture company between Kalyani Group and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC).

Amul – India’s pride, brought white Revolution, a biggest Co-operative movement in Dairy sector. Visionaries like Late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Late Morarjibhai Desai, Late P.M Lal Bahadur Shastri, Late Tribhvandas Patel and late Dr. Kurian had contributed immensely to this Dairy Co-operative movement in Gujarat.  It is in fact the backbone of Small and Middle level farmers.

“Pune is our largest market for Amul Ice-Cream and currently we are short in our supply. We wanted a quick set up in and around Pune, and obviously, Khed City qualifies as our preferred destination. We have got around 11 acres land in Khed City for our new dairy plant. The facility is planned to commence its operation in twelve to eighteen months with an estimated investment of over Rs. 120 Crores”, said Dr. K. Rathnam, Managing Director – Amul Dairy.

“Investment of Amul in Khed City is a pride for us. “Quick Set up” is our tag line.  This ready-to-move Industrial Township is one of Pune’s key industrial locations that houses 39 esteemed industrial clients, few of which are Mars International India Pvt. Ltd., a biggest Chocolate Manufacturing Company in Asia from USA, JSW MI Steel Service Center Pvt. Ltd. from Japan, Hyosung T&D India Pvt. Ltd. from South Korea, Gedia India Automotive Components Pvt. Ltd., Linnhoff India Pvt. Ltd., Lenze Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd. all from Germany, Hira Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & Maico Ventilation Pvt. Ltd. from Dubai etc. Khed City is a true testimony of Kalyani Group’s commitment to this sector, our ability to deliver results on the ground. Certainly Amul would bring revolution in Socio-Economic state of Khed Tahsil”, said CEO KEIPL.

Amul will manufacture ice cream and other Milk products in Khed City. Presence of Amul in Khed City, Pune will give immense boost to the Make in Maharashtra campaign and strengthen the rural economy further. The direct beneficiaries of which will be farmers associated with animal husbandry for producing milk. The local milk producing farmers will now have access to nationwide established market. They will get benefit from the veterinary services extended by Amul and also have access to high milk yielding fodder made available to the participating farmers through the cooperative.

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Maharashtra Government’s Go Green Initiative

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Maharashtra embarked on its ambitious 2 crore tree plantation mission in the city on Friday, 1.7.16. Khed City contributed towards the mission by planting 143 saplings within its project boundaries. KEIPL team also participated in a joint plantation activity of 200 saplings at Nimgaon village and 100 saplings at Dawadi village. The initiative was a part of “Vanamahotsav 2016-17” and officials confirmed that burning environmental issues like global warming, climate change and environmental conservation acted as the catalyst.

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