MIL is a Mumbai based company, engaged in the production of
fabrics for domestic market and garments largely for export markets. The company, promoted by four brothers of the Mandhana family, was incorporated in 1984 as Mandhana Textile Mills Private Ltd. It was engaged in the business of trading of fabrics. Subsequently, the company entered fabric processing and garmenting businesses and was renamed as MIL. In 2003, a seperation in the family led to the two elder Mandhana brothers separating and taking the garmenting business. The younger brothers, Mr Purshottam Mandhana and Mr Biharilal Mandhana (brother of Mr Purshottam), took control of MIL. They became the promoters of the company along with Mr Manish Mandhana (nephew of Mr Purshottam and son of Mr. Biharilal). After separation, the company set up new garmenting capacities and entered yarn dyeing and weaving segment. They also expanded the fabric processing capacities.
The company dyes yarn, converts cotton yarn into grey fabric and also processes grey fabric into finished fabric at its three facilities in Tarapur in Maharashtra. It also buys fabric which is dyed, texturised and provides various finishes like stone finish, oil repellant, water repellant, peach finish, silicon finish etc.
The company has 1.8 million kg of yarn dyeing capacity, 18 million m of fabric weaving capacity and 20.4 million m of fabric processing capacity at Tarapur in Maharashtra. In addition, it has forward integrated into garmenting, with two units in Bangalore and a smaller unit in Mumbai, having an aggregate capacity to produce 3.9 million pieces per annum.
For 2007-08, the company's total income and net profits were Rs. 4,084.6 million (Rs. 2,416.6 million in 2006-07) and Rs. 322.4 million (Rs. 194.3 million in 2006-07), respectively. The operating margins of the company in 2007-08 have expanded to 18.7 per cent from 16.7 per cent in 2006-07.
MIL aims to raise approximately Rs. 950-1000 million by this proposed public issue of 3,775,000 equity shares (1,258,333 warrants convertible into shares after 18 months) of face value Rs 10. The company plans to utilise the proceeds to partly finance the expansion of its yarn dyeing capacity to 3 million kg per annum, its weaving capacity to 30 million m, its processing capacity to 51.6 million m and its garmenting capacity to 14 million pieces per annum.
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