Forbes Brands is the branded apparel division of Gokak Textiles Limited which is a part of Shapoorji Pallonji group. It was formed in 2009 .
Forbes Campbell knitwear has the production base at Belgaum, Karnataka and operates from Bengaluru. Its facilities include knitting, dyeing, fabric finishing, cutting, sewing, embroidery and packing, merchandising all in one roof. Forbes Brands therefore could capitalize these facilities for producing high-end garments for its new age men’s brand "FACIT".
Facit Brand is the output of today’s consumer’s demands and expectations towards shifting their bare essential into a fashion statement. Targeting youth between age group of 18-24 years, FACIT is all set to take this trend forward and offer men the option to choose from a range of fashionable, stylish and comfortable innerwear, gym wear, polos, crew neck tees and also colorful graphics printed on tees.
Established in 1767 by John Forbes of Aberdeen shire, Scotland. Started as a trading and Agency Company and ventured into manufacturing. A widely diversified group, the Forbes Group has interests in textiles, engineering, shipping, business, automation, health and hygiene, travel, bpo, infotainment etc.
Inspired by the power of the mighty Gokak Falls, Alexander Henry Campbell founded the Gokak Water Power and Manufacturing Company. It commenced operations on 5th October 1887 as a spinning mill. It was amongst the first companies in the South East Asian region to run on its own hydropower.
Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd. is just one of the jewels in the SP Group's crown. It synergises well with other group companies to be able to execute turnkey projects swiftly and efficiently. These include SP Fabricators, AFCONS, Forbes, Sterling and Wilson, SP Construction Materials Group, SP Real Estate and Samalpatti Power Company Private Limited and Eureka Forbes etc. Together, this conglomerate continues to strive towards safety, quality and commitment virtues.
Gokak Textiles Limited
Gokak Mills is situated on the banks of the river Ghataprabha and derives its name from the Gokak Falls, which it overlooks. Located near Belgaum in Karnataka, India, Gokak Mills is one of the oldest and most reputed manufacturing companies of India.
Corporate Social Responsibilities
Protecting the environments an integral part of the company’s social commitment. 600 acres of rocky land adjacent to Mills has been converted into forest by planting 1.3 million trees as part of the Aforestations project.
The Company has invested in sophisticated effluent process. By recycling the waste produced during the manufacturing process the company has contributed towards keeping the environment of the Mills clean and unpolluted.
The hospital, residential complex and three educational institutions provided in the company township are among the best in the region.