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  • One of the few companies in 1930s to start spinning and weaving facilities in addition to full-fledged facilities for dyeing, bleaching, finishing and mercerising
  • Amongst the foremost textile units in the country
  • Reached 1600 million metres of denim per year in 1991 and became the third largest producer of denim in the world

Started in 1931 by three brothers, Mr Kasturbhai Lalbhai, Mr Chimanbhai Lalbhai and Mr Narottambhai Lalbhai, with a share capital of Rs 2,525,000 (US$ 41,957*), Arvind Mills was set up with the aim of manufacturing high-end superfine fabrics in India.

The company has carved out an aggressive strategy to verticalise its current operations by setting up world-scale garmenting facilities and offering a one-stop shop service, by offering garment packages to its international and domestic customers. With their growing global footprint, Arvind has carved a niche with brand names like Arrow, Flying Machine, USPA, New Port, Mega Mart, and The Arvind Store.

Today, Arvind Mills has diversified into other major segments such as fabrics, garments, advanced materials, chemicals and dyes, retail, engineering, real estate, sustainable agriculture, and telecom.



2014 Buys 49 per cent stake in Calvin Klein in India and also sets up joint venture (JV) with Goodhill Corporation of Japan for launch of formal suits
2012 Signs distribution agreement with Billabong and also acquires India operations of Debenhams, Next, Nautica
2011 Sets up JV for marketing Tommy Hilfiger brand
2008 Expands presence in the brands and retail segment by establishing MegaMart
2000 Establishes garments exports division ‘Lifestyle Apparels’

Updated: June, 2014

Textiles and apparel exports from India are estimated to increase to US$ 65 billion by 2016-17 from US$ 40 billion in 2013-14.
x IBEF : India Brand Equity Foundation