Ludhiana-based Gurman Clothing is going for backward integration as well as upgradation of its existing infrastructure.
Currently manufacturing shirts, the company is planning to start its fabric manufacturing for cotton trousers. More on this, Puneet and Gurman Sodhi, Directors, Gurman Clothing, shared “We are exploring Baddi (Himachal Pradesh) for fabric mill as we need 20,000 sq. yards space for this facility. We have the plan to initially install 48 advanced powerlooms. The project is expected to start in next one year.”
Investment regarding fabric mill will be around Rs. 20 crore while upgradation will cost about Rs. 1.5-2 crore. Though the company is using branded stitching machines, they are not upgraded as per the latest technology, so now all of its 350 stitching machines will be upgraded in next 1 to 2 months.
Talking about backward integration, the duo added, “We had monopoly in casual shirt manufacturing, especially in Ludhiana, but now competition is increasing day by day as there are hundreds of firms offering the same product category. So, besides offering more new products, we have to bring newness also in our existing products as we are focusing now on value addition too.”
They further averred “We also explored denim and recently met various denim mills’ representatives and discussed things in detail. Despite all challenges, we are expecting 20 per cent growth in the current fiscal. We are hopeful that our efforts will be fruitful for our long-term vision,” concluded Puneet and Gurman.