India-based Textile conglomerate Arvind Ltd. has partnered with JCB India in a bid to launch ready-to-wear industrial uniforms. The company is claiming it to be the first of its kind protective wear for India’s workforce.
Reportedly, according to the collaboration terms, the product assortment will be made available via Arvind and JCB India’s distribution network and point-of-sale locations across the country. The partnership will help both the involved parties to tap the country’s sectors such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, iron & steel manufacturing, mining, automobiles, defence, armed forces, and construction, among others.
“Extending textile manufacturing beyond fashion and into areas like safety and protection is one of the areas we are focusing on. This collaboration will leverage JCB’s market presence with Arvind’s textile manufacturing capabilities to offer industrial wear that will meet the highest standards of safety and protection.” – Ashish Kumar, CEO, Advanced Materials Division & Arvind Envisol, Arvind Limited
Arvind will act as an addition to JCB India’s safety shoes segment with its product range, that include coveralls, dungarees, rainwear, and balaclavas. Notably, these offerings are fire-resistant, chemical-resistant, and shock-resistant.
“In India’s rapidly growing occupational safety and health market, we look forward to working together to create a market presence for value-added protective wear and personal protective equipment.” – Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO, JCB India