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Technology: Sudarhas invested in the latest technology and equipment procured from major suppliers/distributors for stitching (JUKI), light duty Over Lock Machine (FDM), regular Flat Lock Machine (FDM), steam iron table (Toniy) and end cutting machine (Eastman). The complement of this modern equipment helps maintain high quality standards.

Machines: Sudar has invested in 700 normal, manually-operated tailoring machines (300 for shirts, 100 for trousers, 100 for knitted hosiery and 100 for ladies garments). It has 200 finishing machines as opposed to other companies who do it manually. The result is that it takes SGL a few seconds to complete one particular operation as compared to other companies who take relatively more time. The Company invested in 700 stitching machines in the FY2011

Experience: Sudar's promoter has been engaged hands-on in the business of garment manufacture since 1992. His rich experience helped him grow the Company from scratch to a multi-crore organisation.

Supply chain management: Sudar procures raw material directly from fabric manufacturers and authorised distributors. The Company follows ERP process, an advance logistics system leading to superior inventory control. This helps in effectively servicing the requirements of distributors and multi-brand outlets.

Plant location:Sudar's plant is located in the prime industrial zone within a drivable distance of less than 100 km from Mumbai and at less than 80 km from the present international airport and at less than 35 km from JNPT Port at Nhava Sheva. The proposed development of our new airport at Ulwe would further bring our plant nearer to the airport. The cluster of villages around our plant location offers required local man power for operating our plant on regular basis without interruptions. The plant is easily accessible by road from New Mumbai within 30 minutes via express highway.
Strong customer base: Sudar has a strong Indian customer base comprising export houses and local branded product operators. Over a period of time, it has built a track record in quality product manufacture, timely delivery and superior price-value.

Rich experience: Sudar has a 25-member team with at least 15 years of textile industry experience.

Dedicated teams: Sudar has a dedicated team for each garment segment (collars, cuffs, among others), enhancing productivity.

Capacity utilisation: In the garment industry, the capacity of the plant is directly dependent on the skill and application of the labour force. Even though the best of the manufacturing facilities are incorporated in Sudar, yet, we have been in a position to achieve an average manufacturing capacity of 54000+ garments during the year 2011-12 on monthly basis as against our target achievement of around 45000 garments. This capacity was achieved by utilising around 60% of our installed capacity. During this current year, the Company is set to increase its manufacturing capacity by 25% by increasing the productivity and also bringing in around 70% of installed machineries by employing new labourers after training.

Trained workers: Sudar workers undergo comprehensive and thorough training, including hands-on orientation around sophisticated equipment. A separate set of 30 machines with ancillary supportive machineries are kept aside for training the labourers.

Asset age:Sudar has invested in cutting-edge equipment. Nearly 90 per cent of the Company's equipment is less than three years old.

Exports: Nearly 60 per cent of the Company's output is exported (indirectly through export houses), leveraging on the existence of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust only 30 km away.

Labour cost: Nearly 60 per cent of Sudar's labour has been attracted from regions proximate to the Company's location; the cost of the Company's labour is 40 per cent less than in Mumbai.

Product mix: Sudar manufactures men's wear, women's wear, children's wear and knitwear. During the year 2012-13, the Company envisages to enter into industrial uniform sector, mainly focused on export market. In the industrial uniform category, the product shall comprise of industrial coveralls of various models, specially designed for oil fields and electro-mechanical industries and shall also include branded specially designed uniforms for taxi drivers, courier companies, hotels and hospitals among others.

Captive embroidery unit: Sudar's captive embroidery unit addresses the growing needs of the fashion-conscious populace, resulting in value-addition. These machineries shall play a very vital role in the development and manufacture of industrial uniforms, wherein stitching of company names and logos would become a mandatory requirement of our proposed clients.

Zero bad debts: Sudar has no bad debts on its books as it works with credible customers.

Proprietary brands: Sudar owns proprietary brands like ‘Glory to Glory' and expects to launch brands like ‘St. Paul' and ‘Majesty' during the next couple of years.

Dedicated lines: Sudar commissioned dedicated lines for large customers, resulting in committed orders and revenue visibility.

High volumes: Sudar has one of the largest capacities for garment manufacture in Mumbai and other surrounding regions, resulting in a preference among Mumbai-based garment exporters.

Good relationships with customers: In line with the policy guidelines declared by the management, Sudar has established very strong customer relationships with very few customers, who have been associated with it for over a decade. Instead of relying on many new customers with variable garment requirements, the Company found it essential to operate its capacities with few good customers, who have stood by the Company in enabling it to achieve the set targets.