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Ambadi Enterprises Limited, unfurls the World’s Largest Apron

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(Free Press Release) Ambadi Enterprises Limited one of the entity of The Murugappa Group made a generous attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Today in an event at YMCA grounds, Nandanam, Chennai it unfurled the World’s Largest Apron measuring 340.7 sq. meters

Ambadi Enterprises Limited, unfurls the World’s Largest Apron


      

Chennai, June 22nd, 2011: Ambadi Enterprises Limited, a part of the USD 3.8 billion Murugappa Group, one of India's leading business conglomerates, today unfurled the World’s Largest Apron in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. The Apron was unfurled at YMCA grounds, Nandanam, Chennai.

The World’s Largest Apron measuring 340.7 sq. meters including Body, Pocket, Bib and Tie Apron is 25 meters in height and 22 meters wide and weighs over 100Kg. The original apron was made using 718mtrs of 20sx20s sheeting grey fabric, 52.00mtrs of printed fabric in 50 inches width which took nearly 8 hours to print and dry on a table. 636 mtrs of bleached fabric for cutting took 182 man days of effort from 26 women workers. The stitching team took nearly 40 man days to put this apron together.

After stitching, the Worlds Largest Apron’s dimensions are:

Body - 236.4 sq. mtrs

Pocket - 16.4 sq. mtrs

Bib - 8.0 sq. mtrs

Tie - 80.0 sq. mtrs

TOTAL - 340.7 sq. mtrs

About Ambadi Enterprises Limited

Ambadi Enterprises Limited, a part of the USD 3.8 billion Murugappa Group, is one of India’s biggest exporters of Textile Fabrics, Home Linen and Floor Coverings. The Company merges traditional skills with modern technology to create novel home furnishing products that demand a premium in the world market. Ambadi offers a wide range of floor coverings like carpets, dhurries, rugs, shaggys and mats. The other products with textile madeups are kitchen linen, curtains, drapes, cushion/pillow covers, quilts, bed/table spreads, runners, napkins, etc. Some of the key customers of Ambadi are Target, Williams – Sonoma, Kymo, and Crate & Barrel amongst others.

Ambadi is first in the Indian industry to get all its factories certified for ISO 9001:2008 and SA 8000: 2008. It also has the rights to use the RUGMARK and the WOOLMARK labels. Ambadi has Okeo Tex and GOTS certification. The Company has five production centres and exports to 22 countries across the globe.

For more information, visit www.ambadi.in.

About Murugappa Group:

Founded in 1900, the Rs. 17051 Crores (USD 3.8 billion) Murugappa Group is one of India's leading business conglomerates. The Group has 29 businesses including eight listed Companies actively traded in NSE & BSE. Headquartered in Chennai, the major Companies of the Group include Carborundum Universal Ltd., Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd., Coromandel International Ltd., Coromandel Engineering Company Ltd., E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd., Parry Agro Industries Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.

Market leaders in served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilizers, Plantations, Construction, Bio-products and Nutraceuticals, the Group has forged strong joint venture alliances with leading international companies like Groupe Chimique Tunisien, Foskor, Cargill, Mitsui Sumitomo and Morgan Crucible. The Group has a wide geographical presence panning 13 states in India and 5 continents.

Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Gromor and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The organization fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 32,000 employees. For more details, visit www.murugappa.com

View the panoramic view of the World’s Largest Apron and its event photos in the adjacent link http://www.flickr.com/photos/themurugappagroup/

For further information, please contact:

Vinitha Charles

Deputy Manager, Group Corporate Communications

Murugappa Group
Mobile: 96771 96711




Ambadi Enterprises Limited, unfurls the World’s Largest Apron

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