Ori­ent Craft Inau­gu­rates New Unit in Jhark­hand

Tex­tile Min­is­ter Sm­riti Irani & CM Raghubar Das Inau­gu­rates the Unit

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Ori­ent Craft Lim­ited, re­cently started op­er­a­tions at a new gar­ments fac­tory it has set up in Irba, about 25kms from Ranchi. The fac­tory was in­au­gu­rated in the pres­ence of chief min­is­ter Raghubar Das and union tex­tiles min­is­ter Sm­riti Irani. It is Jhark­hand’s first gar­ments man­u­fac­tur­ing unit. The Irba unit has 225 knit­ting ma­chines with full fa­cil­ity to train, man­u­fac­ture, fin­ish and pack. It has an op­ti­mum ca­pac­ity of 2 lakh gar­ment pieces a month and em­ploys 900 work­ers, all trained in the unit. The com­pany eyes a turnover of Rs 50 crore in the first year of oper­a­tion be­fore its mega unit in Hot­war in the same state with cu­mu­la­tive em­ployee strength of over 10,000 turns op­er­a­tional by the end of March 2018.

“This project is just a be­gin­ning. We have a big vi­sion to cre­ate em­ploy­ment for al­most 15,000 peo­ple in the state in one year,” the chief min­is­ter said.

Also, the unit has work­ers can­teen of­fer­ing qual­ity food for healthy be­ing. “This plant will be a game changer; lead­ing Bri­tish brands have en­dorsed this plant and its lat­est fash­ion clothes will be man­u­fac­tured at this plant. Jhark­hand’s tal­ent will go across the world!! More­over, all the work­ers come from Jhark­hand, from near-by ar­eas, have been trained in last few months and now ready for well-paid dig­ni­fied job,” said Sud­hir Dhin­gra, CMD, Ori­ent Craft.

Ori­ent Craft is In­dia’s lead­ing gar­ment ex­port house that has pres­ence in gar­ment de­sign, man­u­fac­tur­ing, and ex­ports. It’s a fore­most pi­o­neer that carved out an early op­por­tu­nity of estab­lish­ing cloth­ing ex­ports busi­ness out of In­dia dur­ing the early 1970s. What started from hum­ble be­gin­nings is to­day a INR 2000 Crore en­ter­prise, that

This plant will be a game changer; lead­ing Bri­tish brands have en­dorsed this plant and its lat­est fash­ion clothes will be man­u­fac­tured at this plant. Jhark­hand’s tal­ent will go across the world!! More­over, all the work­ers come from Jhark­hand, from near-by ar­eas, have been trained in last few months and now ready for well-paid dig­ni­fied job

boasts of sup­plies to 40+ in­ter­na­tional global brands (in­clud­ing GAP, Polo, and Marks & Spencer’s), from 25 fa­cil­i­ties span­ning four states (Delhi, Haryana, Ra­jasthan, and now Jhark­hand), em­ploy­ing 33000+ strong work­force, pro­duc­ing 3 Lakh gar­ments daily and ship­ping across the globe.

The com­pany started pi­lot project within 4 months of mo­men­tum Jhark­hand with sup­port of govt., its clear poli­cies, and quick de­ci­sions and ap­provals. Ori­ent Craft’s 4 skill train­ing that have al­ready been run­ning across state for eighth years now.

The in­au­gu­ra­tion of the pi­lot project is merely a small step to­ward grand vi­sion; Ori­ent craft, is com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing 12,000 15,000 jobs in 1 year in Ranchi. Next big step is In­dus­trial Park in Khel­gaon, Hot­war. It will have ca­pac­ity for 20-30 man­u­fac­tur­ing units, us­ing 12-14 lakh sq ft of fac­tory space, spread in 25 acres, that will be fully de­vel­oped an oper­a­tion in un­der 3 years. This park will be able to gen­er­ate upto 25000 new em­ploy­ment. As a flag bearer, Ori­ent craft will com­mis­sion its own 4 lakh sq ft fac­tory at this park. In first phase, 2000 new jobs will be cre­ated by Jan end, and nearly 8000 new jobs by March end. All th­ese devel­op­ments will cre­ate ‘re­verse mi­gra­tion’ for youth of

Jhark­hand who will not have to go to ci­ties for jobs, and face ex­ploita­tion.

Jhark­hand is an emerg­ing gar­ment man­u­fac­tur­ing hub of In­dia and has good po­ten­tial for em­ploy­ment gen­er­at­ing do­main. The up­com­ing in­dus­trial park at Hot­war, which is sup­posed to be com­pleted by 2020 and aims at cre­at­ing 25,000 new jobs. The Hot­war Park is spread over 25 acres and will have a ca­pac­ity of host­ing 25-30 ap­parel fac­to­ries cov­er­ing nearly 14 lakh square feet of fac­tory area.

CM raghubar das with tex­tile Min­is­ter sm­riti irani in­au­gu­rat­ing the ap­parel unit of Ori­ent Craft in Jhark­hand

sud­hir dhin­gra, CMD, Ori­ent Craft

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