Fabric and garment maker Bombay Rayon Fashions has opened a new integrated textile unit on the Doddaballarpur Apparel Park near Bangalore in a bid to expand its international customer base in the US and Europe.

The facility has the capacity to dye yarns, weave 100,000 metres a day and produce 22,000 garments a day using machinery imported from around the world.

The expansion takes the company's total installed capacity to 50m metres a year of fabrics and 64,000 garment pieces per day.

With the "expansion of garment capacity, negotiations are on with other premium labels in international market," said chairman Mr Janardan Agrawal in a statement.

Established in 1986, Bombay Rayon has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Bangalore, Navi Mumbai, Silvassa and Sonale, along with product development, design and sampling facilities.
 
The company is currently planning to expand its fabric manufacturing capacity to 120m meters a year and take its garment output to 150,000 pieces per day, as well as setting up its own retail stores.