The Dwarkadas Group today is one of the leading trading houses with interests in diverse products like cotton, cotton waste, Cotton yarn, synthetic fiber, plastics and various kind of machinery, among others. Of these, cotton constitutes our core business both in domestic as well as international trading.
is an export & import company belonging to the Dwarkadas Group of Companies. The Dwarkadas
Group has been in the cotton trade for more than 50 years and was founded by late Mr. Dwarkadas Sekhsaria. Since then the Group has been expanding at present is being managed by :
Mr. Aditya J. Sekhsaria : 48 years, Proprietor with an experience of more than
30 years in the field. He has been successful in giving impetus to the Group's thrust in local and global markets.
was set up in 1948 and is one of the leading and oldest commodity companies in India. Over the years it has developed competence in trading of various agricultural commodities and allied products. From a small scale trading firm the group has grown into a large trading house with an annual turnover of Rs. 200 crores (approximately $50 million US ). The group's core strength lies in its dedicated and experienced staff of 100 people functioning through a well established network of branches in all major commodity growing states with the corporate office in Bombay. The working is professional with a high degree of autonomy at the branch levels. It has been dealing in raw cotton for the last 50 years. In 1998 the company celebrated its Golden Jubilee. Since 1948 it is dealing in ginning, importing, exporting and local trading of various commodities, like raw cotton, oil seeds, cotton waste, fiber, yarn, cotton linters etc. It has its own ginning factory and oil plant doing ginning and pressing of cotton and crushing various types of seeds to extract oil. It supplies all types of cotton from all over the world to leading textile mills all over the world. We give below a brief profile of the group's existing and proposed activities.
: Raw cotton has been the backbone of the group's trading activity since the very inception and it continues to be the main trading activity. India is the third largest producer in the world and perhaps the only country which produces cotton ranging from short staple to extra long staple. 90-95% of India's cotton production is consumed within
India. The domestic cotton market value in 1995 - 96 is estimated to be over 2.7 billion US $. The group companies are engaged in cotton merchandising to the leading spinning mills in
India. Traditionally, the activity included purchasing full pressed bales of cotton for supply to textile mills in
India. In recent years, apart from a quantum leap in spinning technology, spinning and weaving activity is being shifted to countries like
India with raw material and cheap labour availability, which has resulted in spinners placing more emphasis on the raw material and requiring even tighter specifications. This emphasis on quality, combined with the group's philosophy to ensure the highest standards of quality control commensurate with the parameters of the market, has been the prime motivator in the company's move into establishing its own offices in the cotton producing states and further expand its activities in the domestic market as under :-
The Group is actively involved in trading and ginning of cotton in the domestic markets supplying raw cotton of different growths / varieties to the domestic spinning mills. The annual turnover is about 2,00,000 bales dealt with clients as follows :
DCM GROUP OF MILLS - HISSAR
INDO RAMA GROUP OF MILLS - INDORE / NAGPUR
KRISHNA GROUP OF MILLS - GUJARAT
BHILWARA GROUP OF MILLS
ASARWA MILLS - AHMEDABAD
ARUNODAYA GROUP OF MILLS
HANIL ERA TEXTILES LTD.
GOKAK MILLS - MUMBAI
PRAKASH COTTON MILLS
WELSPUN TERRY TOWELS
VARDHMAN GROUP OF COMPANIES
NAHAR FIBRES GROUP OF COMPANIES
Modern Terry Towels
The Group has its own branches and agencies at all the important cotton producing centers in the country, headed by highly experienced managers who are dealing in cotton trade for more than 20-25 years.
The Group employees more than 150 person's in its offices situated all over India of which nearly 25% constitutes cotton graders.
International :-On the international front, the Dwarkadas Group. is one of the leading exporters & Importers since past 50 years dealing with various countries like Pakistan, Egypt, Australia W. Africa , Uganda.
China & U.S.A. etc. Some of Our international clients are
from Europe, Japan, Russia etc as follows :-
Goenka Impex S.A/ S.A Goenka - Geneva
Jess Smith & Sons - USA
Memphis Cotton Co. Ins- USA
Al Cotton Trading & Exports Co. - Egypt
Port Said Cotton Export Co. - Alexandria
Edkawi Trading Trust Co.- Egypt
S. S. International - Karachi
Symtake Corporation- Taiwan
Alexandria Cotton Company - Egypt
Modern Nile Cotton Company - Egypt
Uganda Cotton - Uganda
Cottex Co. Greece
Mambo Commodities - West Africa
Societie D'Importation - Syria
Sineximco Pvt Ltd - Singapore.
Texuna International - London