Promoted by B R Naidu and R Srihari, Sri Lakshmi Saraswathi Textiles (Arni) (SLST) was incorporated in May '64. The company manufactures synthetic blended yarn, combed cotton yarn, combed autoconed yarn, OE carded yarn, at its Arni unit. Its present installed capacity is 56,784 ring spindles and 336 rotors. The company sells its yarn in Maharashtra, Gujarat and West Bengal, while the OE yarn is marketed in Karur. SLST exports its products mainly to Malaysia, Singapore, Cyprus, Switzerland, New Zealand, Israel and other EEC countries. The company expanded its capacity in Vellore, Tamilnadu to 6000 spindles. In 1998-99, the company has installed capacity was increased 56784 no. of Ring Spindles & 336 No. of Rotors.