Bombay Dyeing is a leading business group of India. Here is a brief profile and history of Bombay Dyeing Group.

Bombay Dyeing

Bombay Dyeing is one of India's largest producers of textiles. The daily production at Bombay Dyeing exceeds 300,000 meters of fabrics and it has a distribution chain consisting of 600 plus exclusive shops spread all over the country. Bombay Dyeing, exports to advanced countries such as USA, countries in European Union, Australia and New Zealand, and its sales turnover is more or less equally divided between National and International markets. Apart from the textiles, Bombay Dyeing also deals in the chemicals.

Bombay Dyeing is part of the Wadia Group, which is more than 250 years old. Wadia Group initially ventured into the area of ship building, and more than 355 ships were designed and built by the Group. As the industrialization grew in the 19th century, so did the trading, and new opportunities for business. In the late 19th century, Bombay was one of the major cotton ports of the world. Nowrosjee Wadia sensed an opportunity in India's mushrooming textile industry and on August 23, 1879, Bombay Dyeing was founded in a humble redbrick shed. Since then, Bombay Dyeing has grown into one of India's largest producer of textiles. The company also diversified and pioneered the manufacturing of various chemicals.

Companies of Bombay Dyeing Group:

The Bombay Dyeing Mfg. Co. Ltd: Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co. Ltd is India's leading producer of textiles.

go Air: go Air is a low-cost carrier promoted by Bombay Dyeing Group.

Bombay Dyeing - DMT: Bombay Dyeing - DMT is the largest manufacturer of Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) in India. DMT is a raw material for the manufacturer of Polyester fibre, film, filament & yarn and engineering plastics.

National Peroxide Ltd.: The company is a pioneer and leader in India in peroxygen chemicals.

Bombay Burmah Trading Corpn Ltd: The company is engaged in plantations and produces tea, coffee, cardamom, black pepper and rubber.

Britannia Industries Ltd: It is the largest company in the Indian Food processing industry. Its product range includes Breads and Cakes.

Wadia BSN India Ltd: The company was set up in 1994 through tie-up between the Wadias & Groupe Danone. It plans to introduce packaged foods from the Danone's international range.

Formica India Division: The company produces high grade industrial laminates for the electronic, electrical and other industries.

B.R.T Ltd: The company produces textile machinery accessories. It is the market leader in ring, ring travellers, open end rotors and opening roller-spinning machinery accessories for cotton and synthetic yarns.

BCL Springs Division: BCL Springs Division is the second largest producer of precision springs. It is a trusted brand in the automobile, consumer durable, electrical, textile & ammunition industries.

Afcoset Balances Division: Market leader in laboratory weighing equipment in India.

Afco Industrial and Chemicals Ltd: Product range includes battery chargers, DC systems, Inverters & converters, static voltage regulators & heat sinks.

Dental Products of India: Largest manufacturer of consumable dental products.

Medical Microtechnology Ltd: Manufacturer of high precision titanium ophtalmic micro surgical instruments.

Instruments Orthopaedics: Market Leader in Orthopaedic implants, instruments and equipment in India. Its range includes various implants for the hip, knees, and several types of screws, nails, plates and prostheses.

Gherzi Eastern Limited: Gherzi Eastern Limited is a joint venture public limited company between Bombay Dyeing Group and Gherzi Organisation, Zurich (Switzerland). The company was formed to provide consultancy services in the field of textile industry. Today, the company has diversified its services in the field of Transportation / Highways, Bridges / Flyovers, Environment, Townships, Housing, Urban development, Water and Waste Water Engineering, Tourism, Hotels, Industrial projects and other infrastructural projects.

Note: The above information was last updated on 21-07-2007