The MSME sector of India is one of the biggest contributors to the nation’s GDP and the export markets, with a 30 per cent and 50 per cent share respectively. Digitising these factories, Lal10 claims to be the largest cloud-export house from India to the world. This expansion is in line with the start-up’s strategy to leverage technology and transparent supply chains to unleash the latent potential of these MSMEs for global trade.
It is opening offices in Varanasi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Indore, Jaipur, and Noida, all of which are close to the country’s major centres for textile production. These centres are at the mouth of manufacturing, where the company will digitise these textile factories.
The supporting regional offices will be empowered with a Production Manager who will head operations, a Quality Control Manager who will be responsible for uniform product quality as per global standards and the Catalogue Manager who will look after up-skilling the manufacturers and teaching them how to ‘come online’ and reap the benefits of economies of scale in raw material and finance sourcing, efficient inventory management while being updated on global design trends.
Maneet Gohil, CEO and Co-Founder, Lal10 said in a statement, “With such huge global demand for textiles, Indian MSMEs have enormous potential to grab a larger share of the export market. There is an immediate need to enable more textile hubs from India to plug this demand and provide a large assortment of products. The traditional Indian textile hubs are only contributing to domestic markets.”
“We are leveraging technology to map these factories on production, streamline processes for quality and design and make the systemic changes which were due for Indian manufacturing to go global. Tech built to support our regional operational expertise at the satellite offices is helping us build for scale. We will be the largest export house from India in a span of the next 18 months,” Gohil added.
Currently, there is a huge discrepancy between the few big exporter belts of the country and the rest of the MSMEs which have tremendous production capacity but lose out due to systemic inefficiencies which are easily addressed through transparent technology solutions.