Generations Change, But Quality Never Does
Historically, our roots go to tailoring and then later on to trouser manufacturing. Ranjit Garments has expanded from its original 10,000 square feet purpose built factory with 20 staff to a total of four buildings totalling about 100,000 square feet of floor space with 500 staff altogether.
But there’s a lot more to the story than a few numbers… here’s our evolution:
- Narotamdas Karsandas Solanki established one of Fiji’s pioneering tailoring outlets.
- The Solanki-made apparel becomes highly sought after by locals and expatriates alike, including many diplomats and heads of government throughout the Pacific region. The King of Tonga even gave it his stamp of approval for its top quality and personalized customer service.
- Narotamdas’ grand-nephews, Ranjit and Ramesh Solanki together established Narotam Garments for the Fiji market with 100-120 staff.
- Ranjit starts a new business venture, Ranjit Garments Ltd (RGL) with the aim of manufacturing trousers and shorts for the domestic market.
- His wife, Meenakshi Solanki, was also instrumental in the set-up of the business and 20 people were employed.
- Ranjit Garments enters the Australian and New Zealand export markets.
- Ranjit Garments enters the US market making skirts and Jeans for department stores like Walmart and K-Mart.
- Ranjit Garments enters the UK/Europe markets.
- Ranjit Garments is awarded contract to supply Spotless Services, a publicly listed company in Australia, with all garments for Spotless commercial laundries ranging from shirts, dust coats, trouser to coveralls and aprons.
- This marked a major shift for Ranjit Garments into work wear safety apparel. We are still supplying garments for Spotless 20 years on.
- Ranjit Garments obtains order to make uniforms for volunteers of Sydney Olympic Games 2000. The order was given through Bonds Industries (Aust) and involved making 150,000 pcs trousers and 20,000 blazers for people volunteering during the Olympic Games in Sydney.
- Ranjit Garments initiates another major shift towards uniforms and PPC.
- Ranjit Garments today, is owned and managed by Kalpesh Solanki and Sachin Solanki.
- Expansion plans progress, refinement strategies continue to be promoted and most importantly, the century-long Solanki family commitment to quality, service and value remains intact.