Shahi Exports announces joint venture with Taiwan’s Little King Global

Shahi Exports announces joint venture with Taiwan’s Little King Global

This collaboration marks the birth of a state-of-the-art processing unit for synthetic performance fabrics strategically located in Shimoga, Karnataka.

Shahi Exports, the apparel manufacturer and exporter, announced a joint venture with Little King Global, one of Taiwan’s premier synthetic sportswear fabric manufacturers. The joint venture is a part of the company’s expansion roadmap. This collaboration marks the birth of a state-of-the-art processing unit for synthetic performance fabrics strategically located in Shimoga, Karnataka. The venture will also boost employment in Shimoga, making Shahi one of the largest employers in the manufacturing sector in this region.

The production line is set to be fully operational by the end of this year, boasting an impressive initial production capacity of 500 tons per month. This capacity is slated to double in the future, reaching an ambitious 1000 tons per month.

Ramalingam T, CEO Knits Division at Shahi Exports, said, “This is an important step for us to expand our footprint and focus on enhancing our product portfolio. Our partnership with Little King Global is not just a venture but a commitment to our customers, assuring them access to the very best in class when it comes to synthetic fabrics. Our goal is continual improvement and relentless focus on product development as we continue growing and increasing the scale of operations. We also aim to contribute toward boosting employment generation across the country.”

With technology and expertise directly from Little King Global, a company revered for over four decades of experience and accredited by major sportswear brands, the Shimoga facility is poised to set a new benchmark in fabric manufacturing. Little King Global’s innovative prowess is renowned, with its flagship innovation center in Taiwan emphasising relentless advancement, from fibers and yarns to varied knitting and processing techniques.

Bruce Liao, Vice President, Little King Global added, “Our mission is to be a world-class partner in supplying sustainable, functional fabrics for brand customers. Shahi is well known for its ESG framework, worker well-being initiatives, and innovation in the textile and apparel industry. With the global supply chain shift and the rise of India’s manufacturing trend, we should leverage the best resources from advanced technologies, economical production, and talent for our Shimoga plant.

Once the plant is operational, we will offer recycled, responsive, and resilient services for our valued customers.”

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