Secrets of Delhi-NCR exporters ruling the market
In Indian apparel industry many new entrants are mushrooming but they are very small and have small levels, of operations without proper systems and technologies. To these, some of the companies of this industry which have medium and large infrastructure are indeed an inspiration. Concept Clothing, CTA Apparels and Matrix Clothing are some such distinct names that have carved a niche for themselves and are constantly on the growth path despite the plenitude of challenges that they face every day. Team StitchWorld unearths the challenges these ‘organized’ apparel manufacturing organizations are facing despite having presence in the industry for more than a decade, being equipped with 1,500-2,000 sewing machines, and how they are still acing it with a high level of professionalism.
The apparel export industry in India needs to delve into the rapidly changing production approach to meet the global standards. Gurgaon (NCR)-based apparel export house, Concept Clothing Pvt. Ltd., came into existence in 2007 when Sanjay Mehta along with his brother Vikram Mehta started export business with the establishment of an entirely new state-of-the-art production unit. “Over the years, we have changed in terms of our production capacity, as regards our quality standards and also in reference to upgradation of technology,” informs Sanjay Mehta, Director, Concept Clothing. The unit manufactures ladies’ dresses, skirts, tops and kidswear with the help of 1,500 sewing machines.
The smartest way forward for Delhi-NCR based apparel manufacturer Matrix Clothing is that it is positively hitting the bottlenecks through its strong Industrial Engineering and Production teams, resulting in rapid acceleration of the company’s growth. The company manufactures men’s polo T-shirts and women’s fashion garments. Established in 1980, Matrix possesses a total of 1,800 SNLS sewing machines by Brother and Juki. “Inspiring and leading the apparel industry through integrity, innovation, collaboration and operational excellence, is our mission and vision,” says S. Ganesh, Chief Operating Officer, Matrix Clothing.
The Noida-based manufacturer and exporter, CTA Apparels, is eyeing to tighten its sourcing even more to stand tall and continue its long-held supremacy in this highly cost-sensitive apparel export business. “Not to lose margins is a challenge for the apparel manufacturers, but increasing it through continuous improvements is an even bigger challenge. We accepted both these challenges to stay profitable,” expresses Mukesh Kansal, Chairman, CTA Apparels Pvt. Ltd. Established in 1993, CTA manufactures woven garments such as ladies’ tops and blouses and has a set-up of 2,000 sewing machines in-house.