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The industrial city of Ludhiana, located in the fertile Malwa region of Central Punjab is otherwise known as the "Manchester of India". Within the precincts of this city is located the Corporate headquarters of the Vardhman Group, a household name in Northern India. The Vardhman Group, born in 1965, under the entrepreneurship of Late Lala Rattan Chand Oswal has today blossomed into one of the largest Textile Business houses in India.

At its inception, Vardhman had an installed capacity of 14,000 spindles, today; its capacity has increased multifold to over 10 lacs spindles. In 1982 the Group entered the sewing thread market in the country which was a forward integration of the business. Today Vardhman Threads is the second largest producer of sewing thread in India. In 1990, it undertook yet another diversification - this time into the weaving business. The grey fabric weaving unit at Baddi (HP), commissioned in 1990 with a capacity of 20,000 meters per day has now increased to 1.5 lacs meters per day. It has already made its mark as a quality producer of Grey poplin, sheeting, shirting in the domestic as well as foreign market. This was followed by entry into fabric processing by setting up Auro Textiles at Baddi and Vardhman Fabric at Budhni,Madhya Pradesh. Vardhman Fabrics having a spinning capacity of 105 tonnes per day, the weaving capacity of 3.5 lakh meter and the processing capacity of 1.8 lakh meter fabric per day. The unit has its own captive power plant having a capacity of 24 MW, 4 Lakh 90 units per day. Today the group has 1300 shuttleless looms and has processing capacity of 115mn meters fabrics/annum.

In the year 1999 the Group has added yet another feather to its cap with the setting up of Vardhman Acrylics Ltd., Bharuch (Gujarat) which is a joint venture in Acrylic Fibre production undertaken with Marubeni and Exlan of Japan. The company also has a strong presence in the markets of Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, UK and EU in addition to the domestic market. Adherence to systems and a true dedication to quality has resulted in obtaining the coveted ISO 9002/ ISO 14002 quality award which is the first in Textile industry in India and yet another laurel to its credit.

It was in the year 2006 that another unit Vardhman Yarns was setup in Satlapur in the year 2006 with 60,000 spindles and at present is running more than 3 lacs spindles with the yarn manufacturing capacity of 145 MT/Day.

Later in the year 2009 Vardhman Textiles Limited entered into a joint venture agreement with Japan based Nisshinbo Textiles Inc. by the name Vardhman Nissihinbo Garments Company Limited. Nisshinbo is a world class textile manufacturer with comprehensive operations including spinning, weaving, knitting, finishing and sewing. The total manufacturing capacity of the project is 1.8million pieces per anum. The major domestic and international buyers include Raymond, Arrow, UCB, Aeon, Tokyo shirts, Hirose and Chaps.


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