Eslight International To Distribute JCT Textile Products In Canada
JCT, the flagship company of India-based conglomerate Thapar Group, has been supplying product including cotton, blended fabrics and performance fabrics to global brands including adidas®, Columbia Sportswear, Esprit, Nike, PUMA®, Reebok and United Colours of Benetton. It has a garment-making facility that caters to European markets, and markets its Tyrock domestic brand of outdoor-inspired apparel through showrooms in India. The company received ISO 9001 accreditation for its textile division in 1996, and claims to have been the first textile manufacturer in India to offer organic cotton fabrics.
According to JCT, it is currently focused on increasing its operations in North America, with an initial target of developing relationships with Canadian brands. Canada is a new market for its products, and through its alliance with Eslight, JCT is engaged in preliminary discussions with some key large uniform and industrial apparel manufacturers.
"Eslight has been sourcing various products in [Asia] for its customers in Canada since 2005," said Samir Thapar, executive vice chairman and managing director, JCT Ltd. "Their extensive professional relationships, knowledge of products available in the region, coupled with solid knowledge of our product offerings, gave us an opportunity to formally secure this relationship and a distribution partnership for JCT Limited in the rapidly growing Canadian market."
In addition to textiles, Eslight, led by Founder and CEO Ashlee Dubreuil, has a focus on energy-saving lighting including light-emitting diodes. The company is a subsidiary of Canada-based Monroe Industrial Inc., which also does business in the coal and electrical sectors.
July 31, 2012