The textile division of India’s biggest private sector enterprise the `2.5 lakh crore (US $49 billion approximately) Reliance Group is India’s largest manufacturer-exporter of suiting fabrics. Headquartered in Ahmedabad, it produces over two crore (20 million) metres of cloth a year. It exports to most of the leading international brands in the clothing business while its iconic brand Vimal is entrenched in the Indian pysche.
The late Dhirubhai Ambani founded Reliance
as a textile company and started his first textile mill at Naroda near Ahmedabad in Gujarat in 1966.