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Cheviot Company (CCL) was incorporated on December 27, 1897 as Delta Jute Mills Company Limited (DJML). Subsequently, the name of DJML was changed to Budge Budge Amalgamated Mills Limited(BBAML), whose name was further changed to Cheviot Company Limited(CCL).
The company is engaged in the manufacturing of Sacking bags(for packing Food grains),Sacking Cloth, Hessian cloth & Bags,Decorative Fabrics - Jute and Jute blendedYarn of 3lbs to 36lbs,100% Jute and also Jute blended with other Textile fibres.
The company is the part of Cheviot Group of companies. The group has marked its presence in jute, yarn, tea and leather segment.
The Jute Mill of the Company is located at 19, Mehta Road, Budge Budge in District 24 Parganas of West Bengal. CCL has been a producer of traditional jute products like sacking and hessian. It is to the credit of the Company that while in the 1980s many jute companies fared quite indifferently, the Company managed to retain a healthy growth and went ahead with the modernization of their manufacturing facilities.
A new unit was set up at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh in 1986 for the manufacture of HDPE/PP laminated and unlaminated woven sacks and fabrics. The nineties saw the manufacture of high-value diversified yarns and fabrics. Fine yarns are exported to Belgium, U.K., Germany, U.S.A., Holland and other countries. In 1993 the Company expanded its manufacturing faciities to include special quality yarns.
In 1996, the company set up a 100% EOU near its said jute unit at Budge Budge for the manufacture of jute specility fabrics.
Again in March’03 the company set up another 100% EOU unit at Sector II, Falta Export Processing Zone, Falta, West Bengal, adding another feather to its cap, for its increasing focus on exports. CCL today has emerged as one of the leading manufactures and exporters of fine jute yarn.
The Cheviot Company Limited was accorded Export House status in 1995, exports constituting 70% of its turnover. It was awarded ISO 9002 Certification by the Bureau of Indian Standards in 1996, signifying consistently high quality of its products. It was commissioned as an Export Oriented Unit in 1997. Cheviot has now carved a niche for itself in the non-traditional and high value market segments.
The company focuses on Export which constitute more than 70% of its total turnover.
Cheviot Company Ltd. is planning diversifications into non-jute products in a bid to overcome losses accrued through its jute businesses. The company will also be looking at more non-traditional jute products as part of its future diversified product mix.