Dhirubhai H. Ambani
Founder Chairman Reliance Group
December 28, 1932 – July 6, 2002

Only Vimal – An Overview

The great visionary Dhirubhai Ambani founded Reliance as a textile company and led its evolution as a global leader in the materials and energy value chain businesses.

He is regarded as an icon for enterprise in India and epitomized the spirit: ‘dare to dream and learn to excel’.

The Reliance Group is a living testimony to his indomitable will, single-minded dedication and an unrelenting commitment to his goals.
The Naroda Manufacturing Division located near Ahmedabad, Gujarat, is RIL’s first manufacturing facility. This textiles and fabrics manufacturing facility manufactures and markets woven and knitted fabrics for home textiles, synthetic and worsted suiting and shirting, ready to wear garments and automotive fabrics.

The complex represents the largest investment in the textile industry at a single location. The Naroda complex is India’s most modern textile complex – a recognition bestowed by the World Bank.

In certain parts of the country, the fabric manufacturing complex, with the brand name Vimal, continues to be synonymous with Reliance Industries Ltd.

The umbrella brand Vimal later on became the iconic brand, Only Vimal and was one of the first textile brands to reach consumer eyes and ears in a huge way. Only Vimal is also regarded as the one of the first major retail chain of stores to be set up across the country.

The activities at Naroda complex, since its inception, have also witnessed substantial growth. Fabrics of various types – suiting, shirting, home textiles – are manufactured here. The most distinctive feature of Naroda complex is the varied product groups manufactured requiring different creative techniques are all housed under one complex. This feature of Naroda is without a parallel.

RIL Textile Division continues to maintain technological edge and continues to enjoy the status as one of the most modern, state-of-the-art textile plants in the country.

RIL Division is a vertically integrated plant consisting of both synthetic and worsted yarn manufacturing, weaving and finishing for catering to the fashion oriented requirements of men’s suits, trousers and shirts. The second thrust area, automotive furnishing consists of Jacquard weaving, knitting and finishing line.

RIL Division’s thrust has always been for qualitative production in a safe and environment friendly atmosphere.


We have been audited by some of our international customers for BSR before commencing business – this only shows our concern for the society around us


Group of Textile engineers constituting the Design Engr, Innovation Department and the Laboratory work in tandem to develop and commercialize various products for their customers


The innovation department works on different projects with specific goals to come out with specialized products.