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Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company

BSE: 500020|NSE: BOMDYEING|ISIN: INE032A01023|SECTOR: Textiles - Processing
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Company History - Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company
 - The company was incorporated on 23rd August, 1879 at Mumbai. It  Was manufacturing cotton textile goods, non-woven fabrics and DMT. Operations other than spinning and weaving are bleaching, dyeing, printing, mercerising, sanforising, tebilizing, Hecowa and other finishings.
 - The company entered into an agreement with Tootal Broadhurst Lee. Co. Limited, Manchester, for the technical know-how and use of their  patented crease resistant and minimum ironing processes under which  the  company was permitted to brand its goods with marks Tebilized and  Tebilized Double. In the following year, negotiations were
concluded with Heberilein & Company of Wattil, Switzerland, for the right to use their Hecowa finish on processed goods.
 - In February, the scheme of amalgamation of the Nowrosjee Wadia Ginning & Processing Company Limited, with the company was approved  by the Mumbai High Court with retrospective effect from 1st October,  1967.
 - 2,89,129 Bonus shares issued in prop. 1:5.
 - 3,46,955 bonus shares issued in prop. 1:5.
 - A letter of intent was received for the manufacture of 60,000 tonnes of dimethyl terephthalate (DMT). An agreement was entered into with  Hercofina of USA, for the purchase of equipment and machinery and
 for  technology and technical service.
 - A new company under the name P.T. Five Star Industries, Ltd. was incorporated in Indonesia.
 - The Company also entered into a Technical Services Contract with their Indonesian company under which it was to be paid 2% of the net  sales.
 - During July/August, 20,81,729 Bonus shares issued in prop. 1:1.
 - 3,33,334 No. of Equity shares allotted to debenture holders upon conversion of debentures at a premium of Rs 5 per share.
 - During May/June, the Company offered 8,00,000/15% secured redeemable non-convertible debentures of Rs 100 each on rights basis to the equity shareholders, and to the holders of the 12% non-convertible debentures.
 - The Company installed 2 open-end spinning machines, 3 auto coners, 7 high speed combers, 1 hot air stenter and some jiggers in the processing house in Mumbai.
 - A caustic recovery plant was installed.  The Company agreed to take up 40% equity in an integrated textile project to be set up in Bandung in collaboration with an Indonesian company.
 - 2 new Blow Room lines with cards, 7 auto coners and 48 new Air-jet Weaving machines were installed.  At the processing house, in Mumbai, some Polywool processing machinery and new fusible interlining machines were also installed.
 - The Company submitted revised proposal for the foreign collaboration for the expansion of capacity of DMT to 100,000 TPA.
 - The Company entered into a contract with 20th Century Foods Pvt. Ltd. of Singapore to render technical services to Thulhiriya Textile Mills (Sri Lanka) a Government owned textile mill of Sri Lanka, having 1,30,000 spindles and 560 looms.
 - The Company installed a blow room line with high production cards, 6 open-end spinning machines, 16 sulzer weaving machines and 2 auto coners at its manufacturing mills.  Additions to the processing machinery included a chairless mercerizer, energy efficient stenter, a soaper, a singeing machine and 3 yarn dyeing units.
 - 112,41,980 Bonus Equity shares issued in prop. 1:1.
 - The Company installed 2 blow room lines, 15 trutzscher cards, 4 laxmi reiter cards, 12 high-speed draw frames, 6 combers, 2 sizing machines, 1 hot flue drying machines and 6 open-end spinning machines.
 - The Capital Equipment installed included 72 air jet weaving machines, 8 trutschler cards, 9 draw frames, 5 open end spinning machines, 6 autoconers, 1 warping machine and 2 sizing machines.
 - On 2nd December, the Company launched the Euro Issue in the international markets.
 - During May/June, the Company offered 47,21,632-15% secured non-convertible debentures (NCD) and/or secured premium notes with zero interest (SPN) of Rs 200 each with 2 detachable warrants attached to each NCD/SPN as follows:
 - (i) 44,96,792 NCDs and/or SPNs for the equity shareholders of the Company in the proportion of 1 NCD/1 SPN for every 5 equity shares held (all were taken up);
 - (ii) 61,568 NCD and/or SPNs to the holders of the 15% secured non-convertible debentures (1986 series), at the rate and in relation for their existing holding of 15% secured redeemable non-convertible debentures (only 32,077 NCDs/SPNs taken up) and
 - (iii) 1,63,272 NCDs and/or SPNs to the employees of the Company (only 85,610 NCDs/SPNs taken up).
 - The Company would issue 2 detachable warrants for the holders of NCDs/SPNs after the NCDs/SPNs are fully paid-up.  Each warrantholders would have a right to apply for and be allotted a first equity share of the Company upon payment of Rs 60 per share between the date of allotment of the NCDs/SPNs and 6 months therefrom and a secured
 equity share on payment between 18 months and 36 months from the date of allotment of the NCDs/SPNs.
 - The NCDS would be redeemed at par at the end of the 8th year from the date of allotment thereof or at the option of the Company at par but not before the end of the 5th year from the date of allotment in part or full.
 - The principal amount of the SPN of Rs 200 each would be repaid in 4 equal annual instalments of Rs 50 each together with a premium of Rs 60 per SPN at the end of the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th years from the date of allotment of the SPNs.
 - 99,41,999 No. of equity shares allotted as follows: 54,34,782 No.  of equity shares underlying GDRs on 17.1.94, 32,43,085 shares allotted against 1st warrant attached to NCD on 11.2.94, 12,64,132 shares issued on 11.1.94 against 1st warrant attached to NDCs/SPNs.
 - 6,94,508 shares allotted as follows: 81,349 shares allotted at a prem. of Rs 50 per share against 1st detachable warrant on 1st July to shareholders 13,159 shares at a prem. of Rs 50 per share issued on 1st November against 1st detachable warrant to shareholders.  6,00,000 shares allotted at prem. of Rs 65 per share to promoters on excercise
 of 1st warrant on 26th December.
 - Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company Ltd., the largest manufacturer of DMT, is increasing its capacity from 1,12,000 tpa to 1,45,000 tpa.
 - 54,52,086 shares allotted consequent upon exercise of conversion Rights allotted to equity warrants issued on Right basis to shareholders and GDR warrants.
 - The volume of DMT division grew from 1,34,540 tonnes to 1,43,586 tonnes despite a 6 weeks shutdown in the first half of the year.
 - 31,000 shares exercise of GDR warrants during the year.  17,84,544 No. of equity shares allotted against 1st and 2nd Detachable warrants which were issued alongwith 15% Right Non-convertible debentures. 7,433 shares allotted on exercise of warrants.
 - The Company introduced three new brands for Home collection.
 - The volume of DMT produced also came down to 1,37,666 tonnes, due to a fire which took place in April.
 - 606,299 No. of equity shares issued on conversion of equity warrants issued on a rights basis to shareholders/promoters.
 - The company has introduced various projects in its mills to improve the quality of yarn and fabric and reduce rejects.
 - Bombay Dyeing is the largest supplier of DMT in the country with a capacity of 1.60 lakh tonnes per annum.
 - The Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Ltd has signed an agreement with NSDL to get its equity share admitted for dematerialisation.
 - Bombay Dyeing signed up with fieldstone Cannon of the US to setup a 50:50 joint venture to make terry towels.
 - Textiles and petrochemicals firm Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company Ltd has shut down its DMT plant after a fire broke out on August 9.
 - The company plans to shut down the operation at the DMT plant for a couple of days the following week owing to internal technical problems. The company produces almost 14,000 to 15,000 tonnes of DMT a month. The DMT plant has a capacity of 1.65 lakh tonnes per annum.
 - The Company introduced two new brands viz princeton and Forest Hills in Apparel and Tulip and Harmony in the home collection segment almost seven years after the launch of its Vivaldi brand.
 - Bombay Dyeing has become the latest entrant into the depository with the signing of an agreement to get its equity shares admitted for dematerialisation process began as Bombay Dyeing's share registrar and transfer agents are already networked with NSDL.
 - The Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Ltd has signed an agreement with NSDL to get its equity share admitted for dematerialisation.
 - Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company Ltd has entered into a long-term contract for export of 15 per cent of its DMT production.
 - Bombay Dyeing has been affected by depressed prices of the DMT and stagnant performance of the textile sector.
 - Bombay Dyeing, flagship of the Wadia group, is shortly launching two independent, stand-alone brands in the casual and formal-wear category in a bid to make inroads into the higher segment of the men's garment market.
 - Bombay Dyeing has called off its proposed terry towel joint venture project with the US-based Fieldcrest Cannon.
 - The Company has closed down its Spinning unit in Jamnagar, Gujarat with effect from July 29, and a Voluntary Retirement Scheme has been offered to the 425 employees.
 - The company has informed that, Mr.S.S.Kelkar has retired as ED of the company w.e.f. close of business on 31.07.01. He will, however, continue as an ordinary Director of the company w.e.f. 01.08.01, and Mr.Ness N. Wadia has been appointed as Dy.Managing Director of the company w.e.f. 01.08.01.
 -Company buys back its equity shares of face value of Rs.10 each from the open market.
 -Board declares to pay an interim divident of Rs.1/- per share 
 -The Board of Directors approve for the proposal of financial restructuring of the company.
 -Downsizes the employee strength by 700 employees during the financial year in its restructuring strategy.
 -Acquires 51% stake in Proline India for a sum of Rs.4 cr 
 -Changes its Readymade Garment Business to Proline India Ltd. 
 -Ninu Khanna appointed as Managing Director of Bombay Dyeing.
 -Stake increased by 1.75% by its promoters.
 -Bombay Dyeing & Mfg Co. Ltd informs that the Board of Directors of the Company at their meeting held on June 11, 2003 have appointed Mr. S Ragothaman as an additional Director of the Company.
 -Unveiles new media campaign. The `Gladrags' model is the new face of Bombay Dyeing. The tagline reads, `Bring style home.'
 -Voluntarily delists the Company's Equity Shares from MSE.
 -The promoter's equity stake  stands at 43.19 per cent, slightly more than last fiscal's 42.58 per cent. Spread over two fiscals.
 -Director, Mr K F Rustamji passes away on Mar 02 2003.
 -The board approves for voluntary delisting of the company's equity shares from stock exchanges.
 -In pursuant to RBI Two Way Fungability of ADR's/GDR's circular, company enters into an agreement with Citibank NA.
 -Special court decides not to auction the company's shares held by Harshad Mehta.
 -Delisted shares from Delhi Stock Exchange.
 - Bombay Dyeing unveils 150 new designs in bed and bath linen and home towel category
 -Nickleodeon,ties up with Bombay Dyeing for a merchandising arrangement
 - Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Ltd has informed that Mr. Vinita Bali has been appointed as Additional Director of the Company w.e.f. April 30, 2009.
 -Bombay Dyeing has launched 'Aroma Rich', its range of fragrant bed linen.
 -Bombay Dyeing has launched  a new range of bedsheet called E Magic with properties of Vitamin E
 -Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Ltd has recommended a dividend of Rs. 3.50
 -Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Ltd has recommended a dividend at the rate of Rs. 5/-
 -Company has splits its Face value of Shares from Rs 10 to Rs 2
 -Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Ltd has recommended a dividend of Rs  1/-  per equity share of Rs. 2/- each to eligible members. -Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company recieved Brand leadership Award in Retail Sector (Merit) 2013. -The company wins Brand Revitalization Award 2013.
 -Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Ltd has recommended a dividend of Rs.0.80 per equity share of Rs. 2/- each for the year ended March 31, 2014.
 -Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Limited (BDMC) has acquired 4.32% of equity share capital (2,24,400 equity shares) of Archway Investment Company Limited(Archway) from minority shareholders. By this acquisition, Archway has become wholly owned subsidiary of BDMC.
-Bombay Dyeing to enter in to E-Commerce.

Source : Dion Global Solutions Limited
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