Hyosung Corporation of South Korea, the largest global spandex producer, is likely to invest around Rs. 3,000 cr in a manufacturing facility in Maharashtra, a top government official said. The project will be set up in Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC), a Greenfield smart industrial city being developed across 10,000 acres, as part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), the official said.

“Hyosung Corporation is likely to invest around Rs. 3,000 cr in a manufacturing facility in Maharashtra. In the first phase of the project, the company will invest Rs. 1,250 cr and the State Government will soon take a decision on its request to allot 100 acres land near Aurangabad,” the official told. “Work on the project will begin in April this year and the production is expected to start in May next year,” the official said. The land cost would be around Rs. 120 cr and the company has already paid around five per cent of the amount, he said. Around 1,000 jobs are expected to be generated in the first phase of the project, the official said. During his visit to South Korea in September 2017, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had met Hyosung Corporation president H S Cho. Hyosung Chairman and CEO Cho Hyun-joon will be attending the ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ investor summit in Mumbai, the official said.

Hyosung, a leading chemical and technological textile company, had then evinced an interest in investing in spandex manufacturing for the textile sector, the official said. Hyosung Corporation feels that India is a key focus market for the company, which is working with several leading Indian players in the textile field, he said. The market size for spandex yarn in India is estimated to be over 1,500 metric tonne this year and the growth of Indian spandex market has been over 10 per cent between 2014 and 2015, he said.