Arvind Limited, along with its subsidiaries, is involved in manufacturing, supplying, and exporting textiles throughout the globe. Textiles, Branded Apparels, Arvind Internet and Engineering, are the different segments. The company is manufacturing Denim branded jeans; jerseys, piques, ribs and interlocks with woven and knit fabrics, yarn-dyed, auto stripers, and jacquards and stretches. Production of long clothes, dress materials, and blouse materials using cotton, polyester viscose etc. are carried in the firm.
Engineering process equipment is provided by the company, along with heat exchangers, pressure vessels, reactors, columns/towers. The firm develops the technology that centrifuges for oil and gas, petrochemicals, and fertilizers and pharmaceuticals sectors. The company manufactures fabrics and garments that are fire-resistant, work wears, filtration products, conveyor belt fabrics, coated products, and glass fabrics and structural composites. Arvind Limited was founded in 1931 and Ahmedabad in Gujrat, is its headquarter.
About Company Information:
Arvind Limited is amongst India’s largest textile and apparel retailer companies. The company is a pioneer of denim brand in India. The manufacturing facilities of the company are at Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Gandhinagar in Gujarat, Pune in Maharashtra and Bangalore in Karnataka. Three brothers Kasturbhai, Narottambhai and Chimanbhai, incorporated the company as Arvind Mills Ltd. in the year 1931. The company introduced itself amongst the foremost textile units in the country by 1934. Being able to bring globally accepted fabrics such as Denim, yarn-dyed shirting fabrics & wrinkle-free gabardines to India for the first time in 1986, the company recognized itself as the milestone kisser in the nation’s textile business. In 1987, bringing international shirt brand Arrow to India, the company introduced retail outlets for it. Developing a plant to manufacture electronic telephone exchanges (EPABX), Arvind Mills marked its footprints in the electronics market in 1985.
In the financial year 2001-02, the company introduced 2036 and 38 new Spindles and Stitching Machines respectively. In 2003, seven more Stitching machines were introduced. The shirts manufacturing capacity of the company was increased from 2.4 million pieces to 4.8 million pieces per year in the financial year 2003-04. A Jeans Pant manufacturing centre was established in Bangalore with the installed capacity of 4 million Pcs per annum in March 2005. In 2005-06, introducing a new Denim collection the company targeted the markets of USA, Europe, Japan & Korea.
VF Arvind Brands Pvt. Ltd. had brought the wholesale branded apparel business of Arvind Fashions Ltd. on August 2006. Signing a license agreement with The Philips-Van Heusen Corporation, the company started to design, distribute and to retail of IZOD brand apparels in India, in March 2008. Investing $60 million, 30 million meters of the denim manufacturing plant in Bangladesh was launched by the company in September 2010. The company introduced the leading fashion brands throughout the globe such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, Ed Hardy, Hanes, Nautica and Elle in India in 2011. On September 2012, Arvind Lifestyle Brands acquired British fashion retailers Debenhams and Next and American Lifestyle brand Nautica in India from Planet Retail.
In 2014, a global recognition was given to Arvind’s subsidiary Arvind Envisol that provides wastewater treatment solutions, as it introduced Polymeric Film Evaporation Technology (PFET). In October 2016, Arvind Ltd. diluted 10% stake in its brand business, which raised the company by Rs.740 crore with the enterprise value at Rs.8000 crore.
On November 2017, Arvind Limited, the largest textile business in India, declared that it would discontinue the Branded Clothes and Engineering businesses from the parent company. On March 2018, Adient (NYSE: ADNT), which is a pioneer in automotive seating throughout the globe, and Arvind Limited decided to enter into a joint venture to form Adient Arvind Automotive Fabrics, for the production and sale of automotive fabrics in India. The current revenue of the company is Rs.10, 821 crores with an Operating Profit of Rs.965 crore at a margin of 8.92%.
How Arvind Ltd, is categorised as a Textile Sector, and Textile - Denim Industry :
The Indian textiles industry is extremely diverse. The hand-spun and hand-woven textiles sectors and the capital intensive modern mills sector make the textile industry more versatile. The Indian textile industry has the potential to offer a wide variety of products suitable to different market divisions, both within India and internationally.
Arvind Ltd is categorised as a Textile Sector, and Textile - Denim Industry. The largest component of the textile sector is the decentralised power looms/ hosiery and knitting sector. The strong linkage of the textile industry to agriculture (for raw materials such as cotton) and the tradition and ancient culture of the country in terms of textiles make the Indian textiles sector unique in comparison to the industries of other countries.
Arvind Ltd, Competitors and Sector Peers:
Aarvee Denims and Exports Ltd. AARDEN
Mittal Life Style Ltd. MITLIF
United Polyfab Gujarat Ltd. UNIPOG
Vinny Overseas Ltd. VINOVE