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|Founder||T S Kalyanrama Iyer|
|South India, Dubai|
|Revenue||Rs 1300 crore|
Number of employees
Kalyan Silks is an Indian textile retailer. It was started in 1909 in the city of Thrissur. It is now the world’s largest silk saree showroom network with 28 world-class showrooms spread across Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman. Mr. T. S. Pattabhiraman is the Chairman and Managing Director of the group. The company introduced India’s first branded bridal silk saree, Saugandhika, and was the first textile retailer to create in-house brands.
Kalyan Silks has a thousand looms powered by two thousand weavers. There are design centres and production units across the country. Products include Saugandhika, India’s largest selling branded saree, and Featherlight, India’s most colourful lightweight bridal saree.
Kalyan Silks also owns India’s largest wholesale textile showroom located at Thrissur. The group has 4,500 employees and a turnover that exceeds Rs 1300 crores.
|1909||Inception in Thrissur|
|1992||First showroom opens in Thrissur|
|1998||Wholesale division opens at Thrissur|
|2001||Flag ship showroom opens at Palace Road, Thrissur|
|2006||Largest silk saree showroom opens in Cochin|
|2007||Expands to Palakkad|
|2010||First showroom in North Kerala, Kozhikode opens|
|2011||Expands to Kannur|
|Kottayam is added to the network in Kerala|
|UAE’s first showroom opens in Karama, Dubai|
|2012||Opens first showroom in Bengaluru, beginning the expansion in South India|
|Seventh showroom in Kerala opens in Thiruvalla|
|UAE’s second showroom opens in Sharjah|
|2013||Tamil Nadu’s first showroom opens in Erode|
|UAE’s third showroom opens in Abu Dhabi|
|Launches in Thiruvananthapuram|
|2014||UAE’s fourth showroom opens at Meena Bazaar, Dubai|
|2015||Launched at Thodupuzha, Kunnamakulam & Attingal in Kerala|
|2016||Opens the first showroom in Oman at Muscat|
|2018||Second showroom in Trivandrum opens at Mall of Travancore|
|Opens its 28th showroom in Chalakkudy, Thrissur
In 2016, Kalyan Silks Group ventured into consumer retailing by opening a hypermarket in South India. The first outlet in the chain was in Cochin, Kerala’s commercial capital, followed by the flagship store in Thrissur, which is the biggest in the state. Kalyan Hypermarket has a turnover exceeding Rs 100 crores and plans to expand across South India.