1. Albonair Germany
2. Ashok Leyland Limited
3. Harita Seating Systems Limited
4. International Tractors Limited (SONALIKA)
5. JCB Limited
6. SAME DEUTZ-FAHR India (P) Limited
1. Haryana Supplies and Disposals, Haryana
2. Public Health Department, Punjab
3. Punjab Council of Science and Technology, Punjab
POP, Signage and Display Stands:
1. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
2. Bharti Airtel Limited
3. HFCL Infotel Limited
4. Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages (P) Limited
5. Motorola India (P) Limited
6. Oxigen Group
7. Radico Khaitan Limited
8. Reliance Communications Limited
9. Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication International AB
10. Tata Teleservices Limited
11. Universal Dairy Products (P) Limited (Creambell)
12. Vodafone Essar Company
13. Voltas Limited
Toys, School Furniture and Play Ground Equipment:
1. Akash Ganga Township (Ratia)
2. Alpine Eco Society (Bangalore)
3. Amity International Schools
4. Bachpan Group of Schools
5. Bharti Public Schools
6. Bhatnagar International Schools
7. Bijendra Public School, Purnia (Bihar)
8. Bluebells Group of Schools
9. CMR Public School (Bangalore)
10. DAV Group of Schools
11. DAV Police Public School (Hisar)
12. Delhi Public School
13. First Step Child Care Kathmandu, Nepal
14. Greenfields Nursery School (New Delhi)
15. Holloway Primary School CME (Pune)
16. Jain Public School (Rewari)
17. Kangroo Kids
18. Larsen & Toubro Club (Ahmednagar)
19. Marktech (Bangalore)
20. Mother’s Pride
21. New Era Public School (Delhi)
22. Oasis High School (Hyderabad)
23. Old Soochna Kendra (MCD Park) (Alwar)
24. Pathways Schools
25. Planet Kids(Allahabad)
26. Ramprastha Greens (Ghaziabad)
27. Richmond Park, DLF-IV (Gurgaon)
28. Ryan Group of Schools
29. S.D. Public School (Ambala & Noida)
30. Saligao Traders (Goa)
31. Shemrock Group of Schools
32. Soma New Towns (Fatehabad)
33. Swiss Cottage School (Gurgaon)
34. The Banyan Group of Schools
35. Treasure Island Resort (Lonavala)
36. Windows Play & Nursery School (Noida)
37. Zee Interactive Group of Schools
Purform – World’s largest selling plastic Mannequins brand enters India,ties-up with OK PLAY INDIA LIMITED, to be a global production hub for Purform
2nd July, 2008: PURFORM of New Zealand the world’s largest selling plastic mannequins brand – known internationally for pioneering the concepts of mannequins today announced its entry in the burgeoning Indian Retail & Fashion Industry. Purform has entered into an exclusive Marketing, Technical & Manufacturing Agreement with OK PLAY INDIA LIMITED - India’s leading plastic molding company. As per the long term agreement between both the companies, OK Play will manufacture & market Purform range of mannequins in India, while Purform will provide the technological support to the Indian partner. This agreement is in addition to another long term off-take agreement between both the companies, whereby Purform will shift its entire production to OK Play in India & outsource its requirement for the international markets from them.
Announcing India entry of PURFORM, Mr. Maurice Purdy, Managing Director, Purform said, “India has been ranked 2nd by AT Kearney in a Global Retail Development Index of 30 developing countries and with close to 12 million retail outlets the country has one of the highest retail densities worldwide. Under such circumstances, it becomes one of the most lucrative markets for any international brand to be present here. Purform being the largest selling international brand has already a standing in the Indian market also, so we decided to harness the vast potential that Indian Retail/ fashion & Apparel market offers."
Commenting on the tie-up with OK Play India Ltd, Mr Maurice elaborated, "After Purform decided to enter the Indian market, we were on a look-out for a local partner and OK Play was the obvious choice for various reasons. The association with OK Play is like coming together of two like minded companies with the objective of leveraging each-other’s strengths. A strong manufacturing base with a high technically competence pan India distribution network are OK Play’s major strengths and availability of these two from day one is a wining proposition for any international brand trying to set its foot in the Indian market. OK Play also has the much-desired experience of high quality plastic rotational moulding and manufacturing of state of the art products. All these factors make OK Play an ideal choice for PURFORM as its partner in India.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rajan Handa, Managing Director, OK PLAY INDIA LIMITED said, “It’s a momentous occasion for us as we are entering into a relationship with the world’s largest selling plastic mannequin’s brand. The fast increasing purchasing power & the appetite of Indian consumer for apparels & fashion products offers vast potential for PURFORM products in India and we are confident that the strong fundamentals of the PURFORM brand supported by our strong distribution network across the country will replicate PURFORM’s international success story here in India also.”
“Mr Handa further highlighted, “We will manufacture the entire range of mannequins here in India, with PURFORM providing us the latest technology & moulds etc. Our engineers will be working with PURFORM’s R & D team to adapt and customize these products suitable to the Indian as well as global markets.”
The outstanding features of all this mannequin is set out in the following points.Durability: Compared to existing market products which are made of fiberglass. They won’t damage, break or chip and don’t have to send for repairs. Making for quick & easy dressing within the store. All the materials used are 100% recyclable.
Our mannequins are light weight and maintenance free which makes them more durable and long lasting. They need not to be replaced very frequently there by saving retailer’s investments in buying new mannequins frequently. This gives better return on investments to our customers.
Commenting on the huge potential of the mannequins business in India Mr Handa disclosed, “Over the past couple of years there have been sweeping changes in the general retailing business, mainly in apparel retailing, which once a strictly made-to-order market for clothing has changed to a ready-to-wear market and mannequins are an integral part of today’s apparel retail business. More than 50% of the bigger players in the retail segment in the coming years are apparel and lifestyle brands who are our target customers.”
As the retail sector is booming, the spotlight is slowly shifting from the product to the place of action where the art of visual merchandising starts and mannequins come into the limelight. According to market studies done by OK Play, in today’s scenario mannequins are the most successful sales format for retailers & helps in increasing sales by a minimum of 10 -30%. OK PLAY will initially manufacture over 20 different types of mannequin to suit the requirements of the retailers - Full length (Male/Female), three fourth (Male/Female), Kid mannequins and also a variety of body sections -Heads, legs, hands and just torsos are made and can be customized to cater to the needs of a specific clothing display.
The Indian Retail Industry is estimated to be around USD 180 billion and expected to touch USD 450 – 500 billion by 2010, out of which organized retail, which is 3% of the whole retail industry currently, is in turn pegged to grow to $64 billion by 2015 from the current size of US$ 7.5 billion.
OK PLAY is now diversifying into several product categories like outdoor playground equipment, auto products, children furniture, mannequins, delivery boxes etc. For this the company is setting up three new projects in Bawal (Haryana), Ranipet (Tamilnadu) and in Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), with a cumulative investment of Rs. 70 crore in addition to utilizing its existing facilities at Sohna (Haryana). Land has already been acquired in Tamil Nadu & Haryana and commercial production is likely to start by the end of the financial year 2008-09.
About OK PLAY INDIA LIMITED
OK PLAY, a listed Public Limited Company, is one of the leading plastic molding companies in India. Recognized as the leader in the field of Rotational Moulding, OK Play is today the largest manufacturer of plastic molded toys, playground equipment and furniture for children.
The company is also into the manufacture of a range of automotive products and a range of POP products. The company’s state of the art manufacturing facilities situated at Sohna, Haryana, has the latest generation equipment for all processes including product design and mould development .
The company has an extensive nation wide network of distributors and dealers through which it distributes its products.
It is now on an ambitious expansion program and is entering into the manufacturing and marketing of outdoor playground equipment, mannequins and delivery boxes.
The company is in the process of setting up manufacturing facilities at Bawal (Haryana), Ranipet (Tamil Nadu) and Baddi ( Hiachal Pradesh) at a capital outlay of Rs. 70 crores.
Purform has evolved from three generations of mannequin makers, dating back to 1938 when Austin Purdy founded Purfex Display Models at his parent's house in Mt Eden.
Despite these modest beginings Austin developed a reputation for quality and new ideas and made the company grow exponentially. His son Maurice and grandson Benjamin continue to introduce new innovations and technologies into the global mannequin market and Purform is today the largest manufacturer of plastic molded mannequins in the world.
This includes the move away from fibreglass to rotationally moulded high density plastic resulting in one of the world's most durable mannequins range. These are not only tough but also stylish in their simplicity. Many aspects of the retail buyer’s behaviour have been incorporated in their design in order to optimise display impact and maximise apparel sales.