ABOUT MORBI – THE CERAMIC CITY

//ABOUT MORBI – THE CERAMIC CITY

ABOUT MORBI – THE CERAMIC CITY

Morbi is a town of Rajkot district (Gujarat) in India. Before 10 to 11 years Morbi was seen as a remote place of Gujarat with limited resources. Today, it caters to the 15% of the world’s ceramic requirement. Major products of this ceramic city are Ceramic Tiles, Ceramic Sanitary Wares, Ruffing Tiles, Wall Clocks. In 2012 Morbi emerged as worlds leading manufacturer & major hub of Digital Tiles Industries. Also emerging center of New industries like Poly-pack, Packaging, Laminates etc…

Industry

Morbi produces 70% of the country’s gross ceramic production and 5% of the world’s needs, [3] around 80% of the country’s Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) production and is the largest producer of wall clocks in India.

There are around 600 ceramic units with production worth Rs. 40 billion (Rs. 4,000 crores) annually. The main products are ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles, floor tiles, glazed wall tiles, luster wall tiles, sanitary ware, porcelain tiles, spartek tiles, glaze tile, roofing tiles and mosaic tiles. Morbi’s ceramic factories belong to small and medium scale units which together comprise the largest ceramic production in India. Varmora, Sunheart and Silventa are the major producers of ceramic wall, floor and vitrified tiles.

A major industry in Morbi is clock manufacturing. Ajanta Clocks, Samay Clocks, Sonera Industries and Sonam Quartz are the world’s largest clock manufacturers and lead the clock manufacturing industry. The majority of these companies’ workforce are females from neighboring villages. Clocks are manufactured and sold both nationally and internationally, with major international shipments to the Middle-East and East Asia.

A paper mill produces a wide range of paper products and some paper craft.

Transportation

Morbi can be reached by road from Ahmedabad in approximately 4.5 hours via: 1. National Highway 8A via Limbadi and Chotila – approximately 232 km 2. State Highway 7 via Viramgam and Dhrangadhra – approximately 200 km Buses are run by the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation and private travel companies.

The nearest railway station is in Wankaner Taluka of Morbi district, from which one can get trains to many major cities of Gujarat and other states. To reach Morbi by air, the nearest airports are about 62 km away in Rajkot and 247 km away in Ahmedabad. Air India and other airlines run regular flights from Mumbai to Rajkot and Mumbai to Ahmedabad.

There are various connecting flights to Ahmedabad from all Indian cities and frequent buses are available from Ahmedabad.

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