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Bombay Dyeing names Lalpuria president

Mumbai, India – Longtime Indian sheet manufacturer Bombay Dyeing is readying a new state-of-the-art facility, eyeing New York showroom space, and preparing to step up its export efforts with the appointment in recent of industry veteran K.K. Lalpuria as president.

Lalpuria, who has spent the past four years as a consultant to the Indian home textiles industry, spent the previous 10 with towel giant Welspun, and as exports president was responsible for the manufacturer’s entry into the United States.

Like many other manufacturers in India, Bombay Dyeing is relocating its manufacturing from the city center to an industrial area outside Mumbai in Ranjangaon. The new continuous-process sheeting plant is currently in trial phase and is expected to begin production in September, Lalpuria said. Its capacity will be 5 million sheet sets per year.

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