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Kalyan Silks

Kalyan Silks
Private
IndustryTextiles
SuccessorT.S. Pattabhiraman
Founded1909
FounderT S Kalyanrama Iyer
HeadquartersThrissur, Kerala
Area served
South India, Dubai
Key people
T.S. Pattabhiraman
ProductsTextiles
RevenueIncreaseRs 1300 crore
OwnerKalyan Group
Number of employees
4,500
Website[www.kalyansilks.com]

Kalyan Silks is an Indian textile retailer. It is a subsidiary of the Kaylan Group holding company. 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.

Activities

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


Major Subsidiary

Kalyan Hypermarket

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.

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