February 21, 2023

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SAJU MOHAN: starting successful narrow fabric units

Saju Mohan, Nenmara, Palakkad

Initially he started his career as an employee with a salary of Rs. 600 per month.  And today he is the provider of job for 70 odd persons with his units producing technical textile products.

After obtaining a diploma in mechanical engineering, Saju Mohan of Nenmara, Palakkad, boarded the vehicle to Tirupur in search of a job.  Joining the firm as an employee, he rose in 10 years to head the unit. 

In 1997, he started a firm of his own in Bangalore to produce narrow fabrics.  After successful operation for many years, in 2013 he came back to his hometown and started a modest unit in a thatched extension to his own house at Nenmara. Elastic, handle belts, tapes, pet leaf, furniture elastic etc. were the products of this venture.  As the company’s prospects improved, he started another unit at Pezhumpara.

However, during Covid pandemic the company’s operation had to be halted. As even monthly repayments of loans were difficult, he modified the machinery to produce masks loops.  Then the demand for this product soared and production had to be done round-the-clock to meet it.

As nano fabric products found markets in Europe and US, he started a third unit at Ayyappanpara.  A fourth unit for the production of raw materials is also in the cards.

The company 70 employs which includes about 50 women.  Every year family tours are arranged by the company for the employees.

His wife is Jyoti.  His eldest daughter and son-in-law run the unit at Bangalore.  The second daughter is planning to follow the footsteps of her father after doing MBA.


A.Mujeeb Rahman (text), Mathrubhumi,  January 1, 2023 



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