A Global

Diversified

Conglomerate

Hirdaramani is a pioneering global apparel manufacturer. We provide integrated apparel design, production and supply chain solutions to premium international brands. With a strong focus on ingenuity, enduring relationships and regional agility, our team of specialists partner with clothing companies to deliver trend leading products to their customers.

Today Hirdaramani is a global enterprise with a diversified network spanning 55,000+ associates, six countries and multiple industry sectors - Apparel, Renewable Energy, Leisure, Retail, IT and Financial Services.

At Hirdaramani, we do the right thing. We always have. It's about making good decisions today that benefit everyone in the long-term. Our future-focused integrity got us to where we are today and will ensure we have an enduring positive impact on the world.

History

A Legacy Built on Making a Difference.

Hirdaramani has a long history of trailblazing the Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing industry. The legacy began in the early 1900s when at the age of 16, Parmanand Hirdaramani setup the first Hirdaramani retail clothing store in Fort, Colombo. Since then, we've always been first. Entrepreneurs at heart, we continue to use our innovative vision and ingenious thinking to bring creative solutions to our partners, ensuring together, we're always one step ahead.

Milestones

2019

Hirdaramani achieves Net-Zero status for GHG Emissions from energy across all its factories in Sri Lanka.

2018

Hirdaramani launches Stage 1 of the Suryadhanavie Rooftop Solar Project, with 21,000 solar panels installed across facilities in Sri Lanka

2017

Opening of ‘The Hub’, the company’s dedicated Shared Services Operations Center

The official opening of Hirdaramani Garment PLC – Ethiopia in Hawassa Industrial Zone

2016

Hirdaramani Industries Mullaitivu is ceremonially opened by H.E. The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Hirdaramani launches new Brand Identity

2013

Launch of Chatham Luxury Sri Lanka’s first ever multi-brand luxury watch boutique

Hirdaramani hosts Group Wide Talent Show and a documentary on the show is televised

2012

Hirdaramani 'Mihila' becomes First Apparel Factory in Asia to be certified CarbonNeutral®

Hirdaramani opens a Factory in Vavuniya

The Group’s Finance BPO & Shared Services Business – H Connect is launched

2010

First project with VidullLanka (Pvt) Ltd in sustainable power generation using Hydro-electricity

First Wind Energy project launched, in partnership with Akbar Brothers and Debug Computers

2009

‘Mihila’, the Groups first Eco Factory opens for operation. Mihila is also awarded LEED Gold status from the US Green Building Council

2008

Launch of the Long Island Clothing Co (LiCC)

Launch of H One Pvt Ltd venturing into the IT sector

2005

The Group acquires all shares in Desmondspencer held by Desmonds & Sons (UK) to form the Hirdaramani – Mercury Apparel Cluster

2003

Investment in Hilton Colombo Residence, a modern multi-story serviced apartment hotel and shopping complex

2000

Hirdaramani Industries Ltd is relocated from Maharagama to Kahathuduwa

Hirdaramani Group head office relocates to World Trade Centre, Colombo

1998

A new factory and a state-of-the-art washing plant are established at the Seethawaka Industrial Park

1997

Second investment in hotels - Taj Exotica, Bentota

1996

Ocean Lanka is set up in partnership with Fountain Set, Hong Kong, to manufacture knitted fabric

1994

First Factory Established in Vietnam

1992

Two more manufacturing facilities are established - Ceylon Knit Trend Ltd, Eheliyagoda and Hirdaramani Industries Ltd, Kuruwita

1987

Mercury Garments is established in the Katunayake Free Trade Zone to manufacture outerwear and other garments

1986

The Group’s first investment in hotels: Taj Airport Garden Hotel, Seeduwa

1984

Establishment of Comtextile in Bangladesh, specializing in woven tops and bottoms for men, women and children

1978

Hirdaramani Garments Ltd. is set up in the Katunayake Free Trade Zone to manufacture and export woven apparel

1974

Ceylon Knit Trend Ltd. is established to manufacture knit garments for the export market

1954

Hirdaramani Industries Ltd. launches the manufacture of shirts under the brand name ‘Popular’ as well as the large-scale manufacturing of towels

1946

Hirdaramani Ltd. is born - Retail stores are setup in Colombo and Kandy to sell garments, textiles, carpets and jewelry

1900

Mr. Parmanand Hirdaramani begins business with a retail store in Fort, he introduces ‘same-day tailoring’ to meet the requests of passengers on ships that docked in Colombo

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