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Kalyan Silks

Kalyan Silks
Private
Industry Textiles
Successor T.S. Pattabhiraman
Founded 1909
Founder T S Kalyanrama Iyer
Headquarters Thrissur, Kerala
Area served
South India, Dubai
Key people
T.S. Pattabhiraman
Products Textiles
Revenue IncreaseRs 1300 crore
Owner Kalyan Group
Number of employees
4,500
Website [www.kalyansilks.com]

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


Activities

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


Major Subsidiary

Kalyan Hypermarket

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.

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Kalyan Silks, Kannur