28.01.2017 - 31.01.2017 — Hall: 1.1 Stand: J 47
V&M is a family run Company which was set up in 1995 a little over a year after Col Anil Chawla retired from the Army. Mrs Suman Chawla is the proprietor of the Company and effectively handles day to day affairs.
V&M has, over the years, developed a vast and varied expertise in the manufacture of a wide range of leathergoods.
The Company was started with two employees to execute an order for 500 bags received from Germany by a friend who exported cotton garments. The experience encouraged the formalisation of the Company. Since then it has exported leathergoods to USA, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, Australia, Denmark, Japan and Singapore. In the process the Company has now over 300 employees and a pool of versatile manpower trained like its founders by their own experience within the Company.
We have reached an export turnover of over $ 3 million in the last financial year.
We have ploughed back most of our profits into modern machinery with the result that we have been able to blend the traditional craftsmanship for which India is famous with the quality enabled by modern machinery.
We have a strong team of designers that is encouraged to experiment with all sorts of media in combination with leather and with various techniques. This has resulted in an ability to find solutions to all kinds of developments and specifications from our buyers.
We have long standing relationships with our buyers some of which go back upto 18 years.
We ensure our labour is well looked after and we are a member of the SEDEX, UK. We meet the ethical and social requirements of all our buyers some of whom have independent inspections done through internationally reputed agencies.
We have a 19000 sqft facility at the Industrial Model Township at Manesar.We have purchased 10500 sq meters of land in Rajasthan Industrial Area for the further growth and have readied a unit of another 25000 sq feet there. We are on the cusp of a major expansion and there is more scope of expansion further down the line.
We are fully aware of, and comply with safety standards such as REACH, California Proposition 65 and comply with other standards such as EN71 Part3, necessity of keeping our metal components nickel free and lead free while our dyes do not contain Azo based materials.
We are extremely conscious of the need to protect the environment. Besides other steps as part of the war against global warming we have recently set up a 10 KW Solar Plant at our Manesar Facility.
The Company manufactures a vast range of leathergoods which cover most items except garments and shoes. The approach has been to do creative rather than mass manufacture work and it is with that in view that we have trained our workers to be versatile rather than specialists. This has, however, been achieved without compromising on quality with the result that we have had remarkable continuity of work with our buyers all these years.
We work mostly in genuine leather and have a versatile product capability. 95 % of our products are exported to the USA, UK and the EU.
While leathergoods has been our main field of activity we have welcomed work in other mediums when our buyers have so demanded. In fact our product that made it to the Vogue ‘must have’ category was a textile and natural fibre bag made to meet the requirement of our German buyer who designed the item.
V&M constantly ploughs back bulk of the profits into expanding and widening its machinery base which enables it to improve quality and also to introduce innovative techniques such as laser engraving and printing on leather including digital printing.
We have built a large machinery base and have sufficient machinery capacity to quickly double our production. We have a pool of our former workers who are always looking for an opportunity to work with us in our plant once more.
From some of our buyers we receive design spec sheets, while some come and design with us. Other buyers select from products created by our own design team.
One of our strengths is that we can find sampling and production solutions to most ideas sent to us.We have a strong design and sampling team that constantly produces new products.
All our work, except for some very highly specialized processes, is done inhouse and we have developed our machinery base accordingly.
At the Manesar facility we have added a number of new machines imported from Italy and Japan so that we further improve our quality and range.
We are honoured to have had long term relationships with our buyers.
V&M is growing fast and in a position to expand the product line. We are also in a position to add more buyers but we are proceeding steadily rather than rapidly. We want to give personal attention to all our customers in all aspects.
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