Mumbai's Zodiac Clothing has acquired Niriyat-Sam Apparels' clothing division for an unspecified amount.

Zodiac is likely to transfer the manufacturing section of Niriyat-Sam - which has one of the biggest ready-made suit making facilities in India - to Bangalore.

This would boost its potential for manufacturing trousers, and help lead to expansion into jacket manufacturing.

Zodiac currently has three shirt-manufacturing units in Bangalore.

Niriyat-Sam will now market its formal wear under the Zodiac name, and casual wear will be under the new Zod brand.