OVER THE YEARS…

The promoters of the company, Mr. Madhusudhan Jhunjhunwala, the Chairman and Mr. Krishna Jhunjhunwala, the Managing Director, have had a long association with the textile sector which dates back to the 1960s.

Beginning with trading, their involvement in the textile industry evolved over the years from fabric weaving to establishing a focus on specialized & value added yarns and threads.

1993

Sarla Polyester Private Limited (SPL) was formed

with the status of a 100% Export Oriented Unit (EOU).

1994

Converted into a public limited company

1995

Established its first manufacturing unit in Silvassa

at the Amli Piparia Industrial Area for polyester textured yarn.

SPL was listed on Bombay Stock Exchange Limited (BSE).

1996

Established an in-house dyeing plant in Vapi, Gujarat

1997

Introduced its second core product

Nylon textured / twisted and dyed yarn.

1999

Shifted focus from commodity yarns to providing customers with value added products

SPL introduced a slew of new products in the forthcoming years beginning with covered yarns. Amongst the first to produce and market air covered and conventional covered rubber/spandex yarns from India, today, SPL has the largest facilities to manufacture covered yarns in India.

2000

Expanded product portfolio to sewing thread

2004

Established 2nd manufacturing unit in Silvassa

to house increasing production capacities.

2005

Received Award for ‘BEST EXPORT ORIENTED UNIT’

(SSI Category – Textile & Textile Product) by Export Promotion Council for EOU &SEZ Units.

2006

A change in the company’s name from Sarla Polyester Limited to Sarla Performance Fibers Limited (SPFL)

to indicate the expansion in company’s operational activities from commodity products to multiple specialized products along with company’s changing philosophy of professionalism and diversification in the similar segments.


Established its 1st joint venture overseas in Honduras, Central America under the name Savitex S.A. de C.V.


Set up a spinning plant for conversion of nylon chips into high tenacity nylon 6 and nylon 66 industrial yarns. With this, SPFL became one of the first companies to establish manufacturing of specialized high tenacity threads which can be utilized in a wide range of applications.

2007

Created Sarla Overseas Holdings Limited (SOHL),

a wholly owned subsidiary as a separate investment arm for the company.


Crossed the 100cr Sales Mark.


The company’s shares were listed on the National Stock Exchange of India(NSE).


Expanded production capacities and facilities in Silvassa with the addition of 2 new building units.

2008

New Product Introduction: Bonded Threads

a range of specialty threads for high-end applications of the export market.


Received Oeko Tex Certification.

2009

Established a marketing subsidiary in Portugal, Sarla Europe LDA

to service customer requirements of the European Region. This helped the company strengthen its foothold in the European market.


Marked its foray into Wind Power Generation in an effort to create a more sustainable global environment.

2010

Large scale expansion of Dyeing Plant

2012

Incorporation of SarlaFlex LLC

A 100% subsidiary of SPFL in South Carolina, USA for the manufacturing and marketing of yarn to the USA and neighbouring markets.

2013

Manufacturing of Nylon 66 high tenacity yarn

Being the first to manufacture this niche specialised product in India, this historic step and achievement marks our entry into the top textile companies of the world having unique product offerings.

2014

ISO 9001: 2008 certified company

In recognition of the stringent quality management systems which the company has put in place over the years, SARLA has received this distinction on June 3rd 2014.

2015

SME Business Excellence Awards

An Award winner for the Textile & Garments-Mid Corporate Sector 2015.

The EPCES [Export Promotion Council for EOU & SEZs] Award for “The Best EOU (other than MSME) unit”

was awarded to Sarla on 30th November, 2015 under SEEPZ-SEZ in the product group category, Textile and Textile Products for its outstanding Export Performance in the year 2012-2013.

2018

A third time winner at the SME Business Excellence Awards

SPFL won the Award for the Textile & Garments-Mid Corporate Sector, 2018.