If there is anything that has taken Nellore international after SHAR and prawns (aqua culture), it is Sri City SEZ. Sri City (Satyavedu Reserve Infracity Pvt. Ltd.) is South India’s largest private sector multi-product Special Economic Zone (SEZ). It is located at Tada near Sullurpet. Spanning an area of 7000 acres, it provides international class industrial infrastructure to companies wanting to setup manufacturing units. It is attracting thousands of crores of investment into Nellore.
As recently as Nov-2011, the Chief Minister of AP has participated in the ground breaking of 10 units and dedication of 20 operational units and 13 units under construction . International and Indian companies such as Hunter Douglas, Unicharm, NHK Spring, Aisan, Kusakabe, EagleBurgmann, Tattva Energy and Mohan Mutha witnessed the ground breaking ceremony. The companies are from diverse businesses such as Auto Components, Building materials and Light manufacturing. Premier educational institutions IFMR and CBS were amongst them. Japanese conglomerates such as Kobelco Construction and Kobelco Cranes, Italy’s VRV Group & Lavazza, Thailand’s Rockworth-Al Reyami, US based Control Components Inc. and Bahrain based BFG were among the leading Industries located at Sri City.
If Pulicat lake is attracting birds like flamingos, pelicans across borders. Sri City(which is situated just opposite to the lake) is attracting both foreign and Indian companies. One look at the customer list of Sri City tells you how many international companies are making Nellore as their home in India. At this rate, it could well become the pride of Andhra Pradesh. Let us all wish good luck to Sri City. Incidentally Mr Ravindra Sannareddy who is from Nellore is the co-founder of Sri City.