DRISH SHOES LIMITED is a 30+ year old company, that manufacturers and exports top quality finished leather, leather footwear, bags & accessories for Men ,Women and Kids and has a phenomenal track record of growth in turnover and profits.
The company boasts of its world class integrated manufacturing facilities for all manufacturing operations (raw skin to finished product ) involving latest imported machines from Europe housed in 400,000 sq. ft. of built up space.
The company is strongly focused on innovation, research & development and quality control and has devised a unique system of on-the-line quality control in which the entire workforce (right from the workers to the senior managers) participates in 100% quality checks.
The company’s most important asset is its work force of 2200 skilled workers and trained leather and footwear technologists. Besides this, DRISH also employs MBAs, C.As, qualified engineers, leather technologists and graduates in footwear technology, footwear and bag designers and constantly sends its personnel for technical training in India and abroad.
DRISH has state of the art tanneries at Nalagarh and Jalandhar manufacturing more than 1.3 million sq.ft. of leather per month. The tanneries are equipped with tanning & dyeing drums of various sizes giving it complete flexibility in dyeing lots from 5 sq.ft. to 5,000 sq.ft. in as many as 20 colors per day and can handle full chrome, semi chrome and vegetable tanning systems.
In the year 2013-2014, DRISH produced 13 million sq. ft. of leather, 860,000 pairs of shoes and had a turnover of USD 47 million. Its sole making unit is capable of making TPR, TPU and leather unit soles. The company has recently commenced production of leather small goods, bags and accessories.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
(MANAGING DIRECTOR)The company is run by professional promoters with solid industrial experience. Its Managing Director, Mr. IS Paul, is a merit scholar in M.Sc. and an M.B.A. from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. Prior to setting up DRISH Shoes Ltd., he served as a Manager (Foreign Business) for 7 years at Bank of India’s establishment in India and Europe and then set up a leather and shoe manufacturing unit in Jalandhar, becoming its first CEO.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
For the past 16 years, DRISH has received export awards from the Government nodal agency, Council of Leather Exports every year. The company is also a proud recipient of awards from The National Productivity Council and The Institute of Marketing and Management.
DRISH started its exports in 1988 by selling to one of the most discerning customers, Manz AG of Germany. At that time the company took the crucial decision of making only high quality products and based its entire strategy on the belief that it would be better to work for a few demanding customers rather than be lured by the attraction of doing low end large volume business. This helped in developing a system of very stringent quality controls and gave a very firm grounding of quality consciousness in every employee. With this focus on quality the capacities kept growing and today the production team can handle very high production rates and volumes without loosening its hold on quality.
DRISH exports 90% of its production to the toughest, most demanding, premium segment of Asian and European markets comprising of importers/manufactures like Manz and Fortuna in Germany, Mayoral, Zara Brands and Elcorte Ingles in Spain, Parpia in Singapore, New Concept and Join Push in Hong Kong, Equo and Assem in Holland, ABCD in Belgium and Andre in France.
DRISH specializes in making fine grain buff calf, cow calf and cow upper leathers in grains, suedes and nubucks. The leather used is mostly from skins of fallen animals, that is animals that have died a natural death. A big strength of the company is its ability to procure the best raw material available in the country. Being located in northern India, which is the source of buff calf and cow-calf skins, has contributed to the company’s ability to make international class leathers. This ability is further enhanced by the fact that all raw purchase is done under the personal attention of one of the directors of the company. Heavier leathers are imported from Europe.Our brand Chandi is the largest selling brand in buffalo calf in the world.
The shoes manufactured at DRISH cover footwear for
- CHILDREN: Top quality children’s shoes ranging from toddlers to teens’s.
- GENTS: Men’s formal and casual shoes.
- LADIES: Women’s comfort and formal shoes.
In shoes, the company started its production with Manz, a 115 year old brand selling gents formal and casual footwear in Germany. Today, DRISH exports some of the most expensive footwear out of the country.
All upper manufacturing is done in self owned or dedicated ancillaries, each making 400 to 800 pairs of shoes a day and specializing in different constructions and customers.
Along with its excellence in Cement lasted shoes the company has gained expertise in other constructions like California, San Crispino, Strobel, Cosy, Sacchetto and Waterproof shoes. DRISH has acquired special skills in handling children’s shoes in various constructions and is producing these for some of the best European brands. Fur lined and textile lined house shoes in Cosy construction is another specialty. DRISH has also mastered a unique technique of making waterproof shoes based on Sympatex and Water-Tex materials.
MANZ AND FORTUNA
The company is run by professional promoters with solid industrial experience. Its Managing Director, Mr. IS Paul, is a merit scholar in M.Sc. and an M.B.A. from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. Prior to setting up DRISH Shoes Ltd., he served as a Manager (Foreign Business) for 7 years at Bank of India’s establishment in India and Europe and then set up a leather and shoe manufacturing unit in Jalandhar, becoming its first CEO.
Initiatives and achievements in the year 2014
In Nov. 2014 the company has launched an online brand Paul Drish exclusively for the U.S. Market, which is a first of its kind effort by an Indian company. The brand is a global evolution of the legacy of Drish and serves as a platform to sell high end leather shoes and bags in the U.S. market via the online channel.
ACCU FOOT SIZE MOBILE APP
Drish Shoes has also developed a mobile app that accurately determines the length and width of your foot merely from taking a picture of your foot with your smart phone (iPhone or Android). The width of the foot leads to the foot girth and hence the foot size. The entire exercise takes less than 2 minutes to calculate your foot size.The company has already applied for registration of a patent of this unique app, first of its kind in the world, that accurately determines the foot size.To know more about this app please visit ACCU FOOT SIZE.
VERTICAL FORWARD INTEGRATION
The company has just concluded a large vertical forward integration in leather manufacture and its finishing. It has established, a state of the art plant, again first time in India, to upgrade leathers into high fashion fantasy leathers using patent finishes, foils, embossing, roller printing and digital photography.
SECOND LARGEST EXPORTER OF LEATHER & LEATHER PRODUCTS
In year 2013-2014 the company was the second largest exporter of leather and leather products in Northern Region of Council of Leather Exports.