Textile and apparel firm S Kumars Nationwide Ltd today (17 June) said it has set up an acquisition unit to drive its growth in international markets.

The company says it is also studying potential acquisition opportunities in Europe and North America.

Key targets are firms operating in fashion and design led activities rather than low cost commodity lines, which would generate business opportunities for S Kumars' garment, home textile and high value cotton divisions.

The holding and acquisition unit, SKNL International, will be based in the Netherlands.

Until now S Kumars Nationwide has focused on sales in the domestic Indian market, which have helped build the recognition and market share of brands such as Reid & Taylor.