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TIRUCHI: Thuvakudi-based BIDASS Industrial Services Association, a cooperative venture owned by 353 sub-contractors of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Tiruchi, to supply consumables to the member units, has completed a transaction with the Small Industries Development Corporation (SIDCO), Chennai, for starting a depot in Pudukottai district.
The BIDASS has been promised 0.25 acres for establishing the depot in the SIDCO Industrial Estate in Pudukottai. Through the new depot, the BIDASS hopes to fulfil requirements of the member units in Pudukottai doing works for BHEL's main plant in Tiruchi as well as its new plant in Thirumayam.
Similarly, another depot will be set up at Pudukkudi in Thanjavur district. The association has almost finalised the transaction for the land, its president K.M. Deivashegamani said on Sunday.
With the two new depots in the two neighbouring districts, the BIDASS will have six such facilities. Through its four existing depots at Mathur, Thuvakudi, Ariyamangalam and Tiruverumbur, the BIDASS has been catering to the need about 100 member units daily , according to the association secretary S. Sivasubramaniam. Consumables like welding coil, grinding wheel, and welding electrode are delivered at the doorsteps of the member units through 12 delivery vehicles, he said, adding that two more delivery vehicles would be purchased shortly. Each depot covers industries within a 10 km radius. With BHEL shifting its business module from the present conversion business to ‘with material' orders, the BIDASS is poised to deal in more raw materials. The association has plan to create a separate store house for dealing in paints, he said.
Also, the association intends to extend its oxygen manufacturing activity from its corporate premises in Thuvakudi to Mathur. There are two oxygen manufacturing units in the main office, and for starting another unit in Mathur, the association has already purchased land. To safeguard its member units , the BIDASS ventured into manufacturing the product from its own plant in 2005.
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