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   Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited   


Tamil Nadu News Print and Papers Ltd., better known as TNPL the country’s largest non-wood based paper maker was established in the early 80’s at Pugalur near Karur. It is acknowledged as the world leader in the technology for manufacture of newsprint from bagasse  which became operational from January 1996. The production of news print and paper have been raised from 90000 tonnes to 180000 tonnes per annum.

It is the most Modern paper mill in the country with an unique bagasse handling and pulping system, multifuel boilers, mechanized finishing section and a sophisticated R & D center. The TNPL’s 6.8 metre wide paper machine from the U.K. designed for maximum, operational since 1985, producing quality news print and printing and writing paper.

TNPL produces 230,000 tons of Printing & writing paper and consumes 1 million tones of bagasse every year.

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   Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd.   

Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd

Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd was formed 1962 to cater to growing demands of cement in the country. The manufacturing unit located at Puliyur, Karur District, in Tamilnadu commenced production in April 1968. Apart from cement, the Chottinad House is today engaged in activities as diverse as granite, engineering, silica, garnet, information technology, steel & textile trading, horse breeding, plantations, shipping, transportation, stevedoring, clearing and forwarding and logistics having a combined turnover of Rs.8500 million.

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   Textile Trade   

Textile Textile Textile

On the international textile map, Karur has become synonymous with handloom “made-ups” as Tirupur in the hosiery product. The weaving industry came to Karur from Kerala and has earned a reputation for its high quality handloom products today. Exports of handlooms from Karur began on a modest scale with just 15 exporters in 1975 and today Karur has hundreds of exporters. The handloom products being exported have been broadly classified under three heads – Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom furnishing items. Some of the handloom made-ups exported from Karur are Bedspreads, Towels, Floor rugs, Tea towels, Napkins, Aprons, Kitchen towels, Pot holders Plate mats, Bath Mats, Tea mats, Curtains, Pillow, Quill covers, Shower curtains etc., The products are exported to Europe, U.S.A., Japan, Canada, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa and the Scandinavian countries among others. The handloom industry in Karur generates nearly an annual turn over of Rs.2000 Crores (400 million dollars a year) through direct and indirect exports of textile goods. The development of export as a major trade has led to the enormous growth of other allied industries like handloom and power loom weaving units, dyeing and bleaching units, tailoring, packaging units etc. The handloom and its allied industries provide direct and indirect employment to over two lakh persons.

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   EID Parry Ltd.   

Sugarcane Sugar

India is the world’s largest producer of sugar. Parry’s pioneered sugar production in India. In 1842, the Company set up India’s first sugar factory at Vandipalayam. Since then, they have maintained the edge in the industry through advanced technologies. At Pugalur, Karur the company has one its manufacturing units apart from Nellikuppam, Pettaivaithalai and Pudukkottai. The factory at Pugalur has a capacity of 4000 TCD.

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   Bus Body Building Industry   

Bus Body Building Industry

District is very famous for its Bus Body building industry. In and around Karur, there are several small and large industries catering the need within Tamil Nadu as also Outside the state. Karur is a renowned centre for bus building industries. This is a unique feature of Karur and almost 90% of south Indian bus bodies are being built here. The total business is estimated to be around Rs.250 crore per annum.

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