Founded in 1925 as a plantation company, AVT (A. V. Thomas Group) is a family owned, professionally managed group of companies with its headquarters in Chennai, India.
In 1925, a young Indian entrepreneur, Alfred Vedam Thomas, bought 100 hectares of grassland in Pasuparai, Tamil Nadu, considered completely unsuitable to grow tea. At a time when plantations were strictly under the jurisdiction of the British, A.V. Thomas went on to not only transform Pasuparai into one of the highest yielding tea plantations in the nation, but also to become the first Indian to own a plantation company. Thus the AVT Group was born.
With this entrepreneurial spirit, AVT ventured into multiple new business areas to meet rapidly changing needs in India and beyond. In addition to plantations, the company's portfolio now includes Consumer Products, Natural Food Ingredients, Nutraceuticals and Leather Products.
A.V. Thomas Leather & Allied Products Private Limited, part of The AVT Group is the largest small leather goods manufacturer in India, producing high quality hand crafted leather goods. The product range includes bags, belts, portfolios, shoes and wallets.
We manufacture a wide range of leather goods for a number of brand names of repute in the United States, Europe, the Far-East and Australia.