Huntsman Textile Effects, the leading global provider of high-quality dyes, chemicals, and digital inks for textile-related industries, has been conferred the ‘Top exporter of the year’ award by the Gujarat Dyestuffs Manufacturers Association (GDMA).
The award, which recognizes excellence in direct exports of dyes and dye intermediaries from 2018 to 2019, was presented by Ranjeeth Kumar, IAS, commissioner, ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of Gujarat, at a ceremony in Ahmedabad recently, amid strict Covid-19 protocols.
“We are very pleased to accept this award and recognition from the apex body GDMA. It is a testimony for Huntsman’s contribution towards India and Gujarat’s export earnings and commitment towards playing an important role in the economic prosperity of the sector and the region where we operate,” said Kavishwar Kalambe, site director-Baroda, Huntsman Textile Effects.
Huntsman Baroda site focusing on various sectors
Huntsman operates a state-of-the-art global dyes and chemicals manufacturing unit in a designated industrial zone of Padra in Baroda, Gujarat. The facility is spread across 62 acres and offers direct and indirect employment to over 800 people.
The site is currently involved in a community outreach project with three surrounding villages, focusing on education, health, water and sanitation, and animal husbandry under CSR initiatives.
The GDMA is an apex body of all dyes and dye intermediate manufacturers in Gujarat, established in 1962. It represents 80% of the dyestuff manufacturers of Gujarat, contributing approximately 60% of the country’s total exports. These units have a combined turnover of about Rs 25,000 crore.
The dyestuff industries of Gujarat generate more than one lakh direct employment and 1.5 lakh indirect employment. The dyestuff industry generates approximately Rs 5,500 crore GST and around Rs 700 crore of income tax.