Arvind Ltd. and JCB India Ltd. announced a partnership to introduce protective, smart, comfortable, and stylish ready-to-wear industrial uniforms, what the companies claimed is the first of its kind to offer co-branded protective wear and industrial uniforms for India’s workforce.
The partnership will enable the duo to tap core sectors like healthcare, pharmaceuticals, iron & steel manufacturing, mining, automobiles, defence, armed forces, and construction, among others. The product range will be made available through Arvind and JCB India’s distribution network and point-of-sale locations across the country, a press statement said.
Arvind will complement JCB India’s safety shoes business with its value-added protective wear and personal protective equipment (PPE) product basket, which includes coveralls, dungarees, rain wear, and balaclavas.
These products are fire-resistant, chemical-resistant, and shock-resistant, and possess other such properties that serve to protect factory workers, fire fighters, construction crew, soldiers, healthcare professionals, and security personnel from the harsh operating environments that their respective jobs entail.
Ashish Kumar, CEO – Advanced Materials Division & Arvind Envisol, Arvind Limited said extending textile manufacturing beyond fashion and into areas like safety and protection, is one of the areas the company is focusing on. “This partnership will leverage JCB’s market presence with Arvind’s textile manufacturing capabilities to provide industrial wear that will meet the highest standards of safety and protection,” he said.