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|Founder||T S Kalyanrama Iyer|
|South India, Dubai|
|Revenue||Rs 1300 crore|
Number of employees
The most colourful story in the history of silk dates back to 1909, when Kalyan Silks was born in the small town of Thrissur . More than a century later, Kalyan Silks has become the world’s largest silk saree showroom network with 28 world-class showrooms spread across Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, the UAE and Oman. Mr. T. S. Pattabhiraman is the Chairman and Managing Director of the group. Under his leadership Kalyan Silks has been able to add at least one new showroom to their network every year. He is also credited for redefining silk trade through innovative concepts that include introducing India’s first branded bridal silk saree, “Saugandhika” and being the first textile retailer to create in-house brands
Today, Kalyan Silks prides itself on facilities nobody else can match. Over 1000 looms powered by 2000 talented weavers. Full-fledged design centres and production units spread across the country. A team consisting of talented designers. It’s this kind of unmatched infrastructure facilities that help Kalyan Silks bring the finest collections at the lowest prices. No wonder, most innovative products in textile retailing come from the stable of Kalyan Silks. Saugandhika, India’s largest selling branded saree and Featherlight, India’s most colourful lightweight bridal saree, are the classic examples of how Kalyan Silks blends tradition and trend with amazing ease.
Kalyan Silks also owns India’s largest wholesale textile showroom located at Thrissur. The group is powered by 4,500 employees and has 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 growing network in Kerala|
|UAE’s first showroom opens in Karama, Dubai|
|2012||Opens first world class 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 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 one of the finest hypermarkets in South India. The first outlet in the chain was opened in Cochin, Kerala’s commercial capital, followed by the flagship store in Thrissur, which happens to be the biggest of its kind in the entire state. With a turnover exceeding Rs 100 crores, Kalyan Hypermarket is all set to redefine consumer retailing by expanding its network across South India and bringing big savings to millions throughout the year.