Sky Tex, a textile manufacturing unit established by Prabhu, began its journey exactly as the troubles started to show off but as Prabhu notes, all that mattered for the company was quality, service and fair business practices that made its path of survival and success smoother over the years.
In an exclusive interview with SupportBiz, Prabhu talks broadly about his business, the industry and lot more:
Edited excerpts from the interview:
The origin of Sky Tex and its market position today:
We were established in 2007 and to put it in simple terms, Sky Tex currently serves a wide range of customers in various industries. Sky Tex has grown to this level, managed to survive the Tirupur industry’s breakdown and has become one the leading professional uniform manufacturers in the country with sheer commitment to our values such as - quality, good service and fair business practices throughout these years.
What are the business models of Sky Tex?
In a nut shell our services covers the following main areas;
- Uniform Manufacturing
- Apparel & Accessories Sourcing
- Promotional Merchandise
- Social Compliance Auditing
- Factory Evaluation
- Quality Inspection
Who is your target customer?
- Corporate sector
- Educational intuitions
- Work Wears
- Promotional Wears
Where do you get your products manufactured? What is the process?
We have an in-house garment manufacturing facility. We are backed up by a strong and sound infrastructure that enables us in developing superior quality products through the use of hi-tech machinery.
Our strength in the manufacturing spectrum can be listed out as:
- Experienced professionals
- Robust infrastructure
- Quality monitoring unit
- Leading market prices
- Timely delivery of consignments
We undertake the whole process of garments manufacturing from designing to fabric selection, functional testing, client approvals, measurements, cutting, stitching, inspection, packing and delivery.
What is the employee strength and the annual turnover of the company?
We have 26 employees and our company makes an annual turnover of Rs 2 crore.
The future business prospects/plans?
We want to be a complete work wear solution providers and we wish to create a vertically integrated work wear company for Europe and other major markets across the globe.
What are the real problems the industry facing now?
Although there was a setback in exports due to recessions in US and Europe, the industry has managed it with the domestic market requirements .Of late, exports have picked up in a healthy way. Apart from such incidental problems, the industry is facing serious labour crisis and power deficiency.
What do you think is the future of textile industry in Coimbatore/Tirupur?
Having all the necessary on date infrastructures in place, Coimbatore and Tirupur have a strong hold in textile industry. As a result, our textile industry has a very bright future.