South India’s Manchester to warehousing hub: what lures Flipkart, Amazon, and Reliance to Coimbatore

Ever since the days of the Raj, Coimbatore has been known as the Manchester of south India, thanks to its numerous textile mills fed by the surrounding cotton fields. The city that’s also home to flour mills, foundries, and several small-and-medium enterprises, has been largely dependent on traditional godowns for storage of finished products.But that’s changing.Tamil Nadu’s most industrialised city after Chennai has emerged as an excellent

( Originally published on Jun 03, 2021 )

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