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ABOUT
AVT
GROUP

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OUR STORY

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.

What sets AVT apart is our ability to identify opportunities, quickly diversify and emerge as a leader in our chosen business areas.

Our passion for new initiatives, commitment to quality, emphasis on ethical business practices and preference for long-term business partnerships, has enabled us to not only create world-class businesses, but also become one of South India's most respected family enterprises.

A.V. Thomas Leather
And Allied Products Pvt. Ltd.

A.V. Thomas Leather & Allied Products was incorporated in 1977.  With 23 manufacturing units comprising of 100,000 square meters of floor space and more than 6500 employees, we are one of the leading leather accessories manufacturers globally. Having reputed professionals who manage our production facilities, we have grown from modest beginnings to what is today a prodigious business for us.

We have a strong emphasis on product development and design with a well-equipped Design Centre for Leather Goods. We manufacture a diversified range of leather products both conventional as well as handcrafted. 

 

Our in-house tanning is supported by 20 leather technicians and we produce 100 leather finishes each season in various colorways.​ We produce a wide range of vegetable-tanned and chrome-tanned leathers from which we make men's and ladies accessories. We are committed to environmental sustainability along with state of art technology to achieve Industry 4.0.

With an annual turnover of US$ 58.60 million, we have been consistently winning the best leather goods exporter award for the last few years, given by the Government of India,

As leading global manufacturers, we believe in creating the finest products for the best companies out there. We’re committed to designing, crafting, and assembling the supreme merchandise on the market.

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VISION

We believe our first responsibility is to our customer, to the single individual who buys our product. 

 

In meeting our customers’ needs, everything we do must be of a high quality and each individual product must get our special attention. We must constantly strive to reduce our costs and ensure that we always offer good value for the money we receive.

We are responsible to our employees and we must respect their dignity and recognize their merit. They must have a sense of security in their jobs. Compensation must be fair and adequate and working conditions must be clean, orderly and safe. Employees must feel free to make suggestions and complaints. There must be equal opportunity for employment, development and advancement for those qualified. We must provide competent management, and their actions must be just and ethical creating an environment, which fosters excellence.

We are responsible to the communities we live and work in. We must be good citizens, play an active role in improving civic amenities, and bear our fair share of taxes. We must maintain in good order the property we are privileged to use, protecting the environment and natural resources.

 

Our final responsibility is to our shareholders. Business must make a sound profit and our shareholders must realize a fair return. The profit we make will give us the freedom to shape our future, to experiment with new ideas to pursue innovation with vigour. New equipment must be purchased, new facilities provided and new products launched. Reserves must be created to provide for adverse times.

 

These principles are not easy to fulfill but they cannot be ignored. They have seen us through difficult times and are the real explanation for our success and the formula for our future.

MEET THE TEAM

Mr. Raja Babu

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Habib Hussain

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Krishnaswami M R

Chief Information Officer

Mr. Noel Philips

Vice President - Sales and Operations

U.S.A Office

Mr. Hariharan K

General Manager - Finance

Mr. Zulfiqarali Kamal

General Manager - HRD

Mr. Ranganathan V

Vice President - SLG

Mr. Srinivasan P A

General Manager - Special Projects

Mr. Sachin Mendiratta

General Manager - Merchandising

Mr. Suresh T

Vice President - Belts

Mr. Varughese George

General Manager - Planning & Production

Mrs. Garima Singh

Creative Head  

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