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Herman Miller opens production unit in India

The facility in Bidadi, Karnataka, to feed cities in the South and West of India

Bengaluru: American furniture maker Herman Miller, renowned for having designed the “office cubicle" opened its first production facility in the country on Wednesday to cater to demand for office chairs and desks from local clients in India.

The facility in Bidadi, Karnataka, opened on Wednesday to feed cities in the South and West of India–the company’s largest markets in the country.

“India is one of our fastest-growing market in Asia. We want to be...more accessible for the local market," said Jeremy Hocking, vice president for Asia Pacific at the company. The company will locally procure and source materials from India and build a supply chain capability to service the market.

Hocking declined to share investment committed towards the 5,600 sq feet facility that will for now churn out 2,000 chairs a week and 1,000 tables. The facility will employ 150 people.

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