Cantabil Retail India Ltd is a New Delhi based apparel manufacturer and retail discount outlet company. The company is in the business of designing, manufacturing, branding and retailing of apparels under the brand names of 'Cantabil' and 'La Fanso'. The company stores are situated at malls and at prominent locations of the major metros, mini metros, large cities and other Tier II cities. The company operates their outlets under two models either company owned & franchise managed or franchisee owned & operated.
The company is having 3 in-house manufacturing / finishing units and 4 warehouses located in Delhi. They are also having 3 third party dedicated units manufacturing exclusively for the company. They have fabricating arrangements with 73 manufacturing units to which the company outsource cutting and stitching. The company has two chains of exclusive retail outlets under the brand name 'Cantabil' and 'La Fanso' which display and sell the respective brands exclusively.
The 'Cantabil' offers the complete range of formal wear, party-wear, casuals & ultracasual clothing for Men, Women and Kids in the middle to higher income group. The 'La Fanso' brand caters to men's segment in lower to middle income group and focuses on casual, ultra casual and formal wear. They are also retailing various accessories like ties, belts, socks, caps, and handkerchief under their brand.
Cantabil Retail India Ltd was incorporated on February 09, 1989 as a private limited company with the name Kapish Sales Pvt Ltd. Initially, the company was in the business of wholesale of garment accessories. In May 15, 1995, the name of the company was changed from Kapish Sales Pvt Ltd to Kapish Products Pvt Ltd.
In the year 2000, the company started garments manufacturing and retailing business. In September 2000, they opened their fist retail store in New Delhi under the brand name 'Cantabil'. They started selling through Multi Brand Outlets and Exclusive Brand Outlets. In the year 2002, they resorted to business model of Exclusive Brand Outlets.
In the year 2007, the company launched women's' wear under the brand name 'Cantabil'. In the year 2008, as per the scheme of amalgamation, Cantabil International Pvt Ltd was amalgamated with the company with effect from April 1, 2007. In October 25, 2008, the company launched their second brand 'La Fanso'. Also, they launched kids' wear under the brand name 'Cantabil'.
In March 05, 2009, the company name was changed from Kapish Products Pvt Ltd to Cantabil Retail India Pvt Ltd. Subsequently, in August 26, 2009, the company was converted into public limited company and the name was changed to Cantabil Retail India Ltd.
As on July 31, 2010, the company has a total network of 411 exclusive outlets. They are having 143 outlets under company owned and franchisee managed model and 268 outlets under franchisee owned and franchisee operated model covering metros, large cities and Tier II cities.
The company is setting up a garment washing and finishing unit at Sonipat, Haryana, which is under advance stage of implementation and is slated to start operation by end of December 2010.
In order to meet the growth plans and to reduce their dependence on third party fabricators, the company is proposing to set up a large integrated manufacturing facility at Bahadurgarh, Haryana. The company plans to open 180 exclusive brand outlets for 'Cantabil' by March 2012.