Textiles maker Arvind Ltd is planning to invest Rs 500 crore per annum for the next 4-5 years with an aim to double revenue from its textile business to Rs 12,000 crore. The company is in the process of de-merging its brands and engineering businesses into separate entities.
“In the last five to six years, we have not put much capital in the textile business. We are very excited about textiles... we see tremendous growth opportunities... This capex will take the business from a single digit growth rate at present in to double digit growth rate. We are planning to double our textile business from Rs 6,000 crore to Rs 12,000 crore in five years time. We plan to invest Rs 500 crore every year for the next five years to expand its textile business,” Arvind Executive Director Kulin Lalbhai said.
The company will fund the expansion from internal cash flows.
“We are looking dramatic ramp up in garmenting (making garments from fabrics) from 10 per cent at present to 50 per cent over time. A big chunk of this planned investment will be for garmenting”, he added.
The company is also looking at developing 3 large garment clusters in Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Each of these clusters will employ 4,000-8,000 workers. It already has a cluster operational in Ethiopia in Africa, which the company uses to reach out to America and European markets.