LUDLOW JUTE MILLS Calcutta (India)

Business overview

Ludlow Jute Mills was established in 1921, as the only American owned jute mill in India. It was taken over by Mr. S. S. Kanoria in 1977. Ludlow has been a pioneer in the jute industry, having been responsible for many innovative jute products. It introduced for the first time in the world products such as cotton bagging, soil saver, webbing, jute mesh/scrim, carpet backing and many others. Now it is one of the leading jute mills in the country, manufacturing and exporting a wide range of products under the LUDLOW brand name to countries such as U.S.A., U.K., Belgium, Holland, Germany, Turkey, Japan, France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Israel, etc. In 1994 Ludlow Jute Mills got ISO-9002 certification for its entire range of products. It is the first composite jute mill in the world to have achieved this distinction. "Rocks have been shaken from their solid base but what shall move a firm and dauntless mind." Ludlow, which has remained in the forefront of product innovation and technological breakthroughs was built by Ludlow Corp. Of the U.S.A on the bank of the river Hooghly at Chengail in Howrah district of West Bengal. Besides its leadership status in the industry, Ludlow happens to be the only jute mill in India built by the Americans. The mill was purchased by S.S Kanoria group, one of India 's leading diversified business houses in 1977. Not only has the new management been making adequate investment in modernization and installation of specialized equipment, but it also has heralded the introduction of a number of value added products as the blending of jute with other natural/manmade fibres. Ludlow won the distinction of being the first jute mill in the world to get ISO-9002 certification for its entire range of jute products. Naturally, Ludlow products find great favour with buyers all over the world. Ludlow has always been in the forefront of the Indian jute industry with innovative products. Equipped with state-of-the art machines from preparatory to finishing sections and manned by a highly skilled workforce, Ludlow has developed products like Jute Mesh/Scrim for Roofing Felt, Agriculture, Horticulture and Webbing for Furniture Industry, Rubber Bonded jute cloth for Landscaping, special fabrics for Furnishing and Apparel, Soil Saver known as Geo-textile and Carpet-backing Cloth. Ludlow products set the quality benchmark for the industry. Continuous modernization, focus on high value added products and strict quality control are some of the outstanding features of Ludlow, which exports nearly 45 percent of its production. The care for quality and after sale service has made the Ludlow brand equity strong. What makes Ludlow different from the rest in the industry is that from the very beginning it has zealously promoted a quality conscious culture. The culture is ingrained among all sections of Ludlow employees.

Industry Textiles
Business Type Manufacturers & Exporter/Importer
Establishment Year 1921
Firm Type Proprietorship
Expand Level International

Products & Services

Manufacturers and exporters of : Jute Yarn (4lbs. To 500 lbs, single/ply), Jute Webbing, Hydro Carbon Free Bag, Fine Hessian, Dyed Hessian (for carry bags, fancy bags, wall covers etc.), Linoleum Hessian, Scrim, Carpet Backing, Felt, Matting, Blanket, Jute Blended Fabric (with cotton, silk, viscose, etc.).

Conventional Products
Diversified Products
Hessian Cloth / Bags
Sacking Bags
Geo Textiles

Contact Details


6, Little Russell Street,
4th Floor,
Calcutta, 700071 (West Bengal) - (India)


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