KPR Group, Coimbatore is engaged in textiles, Sugar, Wind & co-Gen Green power and Education. The flagship company, KPR Mill Limited, is one of the largest vertically integrated apparel manufacturing companies in India producing high quality yarn, knitted fabric and readymade garments for domestic and export sales. KPR mill has ten ‘State-of-the-art’ production facilities and windmills in Tamil Nadu. Green power from windmills (62mw) meets about 60% of the power needs. The 2014-15 turnover is Rs.2,566 croes with about Rs.800 croes (30%) Export of garments & Yarn. The Mill employs over 12,000 and over 80% the personnel are from rural Tamil Nadu. Shares are listed in NSE/BSE with over 7000 shareholders.
KPR Mill has been continuously investing in Tamil Nadu since 1995 because of ease in doing business such as conducive labour polices, peaceful political scenario, availability of transport infrastructure/land/power (except for the occasional shortages caused by spurt in industrial growth in the State) State Government support in the form of IFST loan, Capital subsidy, investment promotion subsidy, leasing of sipcot Land, dedicated power supply lines etc. During 2014-15, KPR Mill established yet another state of the art garment manufacturing facility near Coimbatore with an investment of over Rs.70 crores creating employment for about 1.300 personnel. More investments creating jobs for about 4.000 are in the pipeline.
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