Group is associated with cotton trade since 1903.It is managed by fourth generation family members. Our famous ancestor, Shri Narshi Natha, started his cotton business way back in late 19th Century. He was awarded by the British as the most reliable and accomplished cotton grader and supplier.
1903-1913: The late Shri Velji Asaria Daga commenced his cotton service in 1903. He mastered himself in the art of cotton procurement and started his own trading and brokerage firm.
After his early demise, his son late Shri Ramji Velji Daga joined the business in 1913 at the young age of 18 years. He earned a very good reputation as a master salesman & worked with many reputed firms like Ramnath Nandlal Dhoot, Gill & co, etc. At that time, these companies acted as brokers and agents in the purchase and sale of cotton in the domestic market and also played a leading role in the import and export of cotton from overseas. Working with prominent importers, he gained thorough knowledge of India’s import needs.
His son late Shri Pratap Ramji Daga joined him in 1956. He continued the established business in Maharashtra and developed the business to other states of India like Gujarat and Karnataka.
The fourth generation represented by Shri Manish Pratap Daga qualified as a textile technologist, joined the business in 1989. Under his able management, the company expanded its operations to all major cotton growing states in India. With cultural background and with the related study of textiles, he made M/s P.R.D. Cottons the first recognized valuer of cotton. In 2005, P.R.D. Cottons became the world’s first company to achieve ISO 9001: 2000 certification from BVQI for Cotton Valuation and Broking services.
Our Golden Past:
With our experience of 110 years in the cotton industry, we understand our customers like no other. Our core focus is on the need and requirement of the buyer.
We are an ISO 9001:2008 Company and a member of the most reputed Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) of Switzerland. P.R.D. Cottons Group specifically meets the quality requirements of the buyer & eliminates the idea of “Price” as the basic Criteria.
Our Platinum Present:
Based on the strength of goodwill since 1903, business ethics and product knowledge, we continue to focus on and understand the quality requirement of the consumer. We ensure quality consistency with minimum contamination, Sea worthy packaging, accurate weight and scheduled delivery of contracted material.
Our Shining Future:
We will continue to contribute to the value addition of cotton by commercially promoting multiple uses of Cotton and its by – products and enhancing the sustainability of farm soil.