Pankaj Khanna

DIRECTOR at Nirmal Furnishing Fabrics Prop. Nirmal Spinning Mills Pvt. Ltd.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2002 - Present


Nirmal Furnishing Fabrics Prop. Nirmal Spinning Mills Pvt.Ltd.

Brief History of the company:

Nirmal Furnishing Fabrics Prop. Nirmal Spinning Mills Pvt. Ltd is a family owned business in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India. The history of the company goes back to 1950’s around 50-60 years ago when Mr. Sukhdial Khanna, the grandfather of the current Director- Pankaj Khanna and father of Mr. Vipan Khanna (Managing Director / father of Pankaj Khanna) decided to start a textile business in the holy city of Amritsar, Punjab. He started with a small project of 2 spinning ring frames to make worsted woollen yarn for the local weavers. And in the next 30-35 years i.e. 1980’s had fully worsted integrated unit in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh to produce woollen worsted yarn (wool & wool blends). India being a closed economy in 1980’s, it had the capacity and capability to import raw Australian merino greasy and process it all in-house with Scouring (washing of raw wool), Wool combing, Worsted spinning and Dyeing.  In 2002, the company decided to venture into weaving as well and invested in jacquard machines (mostly Italian made). Hence it has the capability to produce any fabric and mostly consume their worsted woollen yarn produced in their spinning unit for weaving and local consumption. Until till current date, the company been only growing its presence in the international market and upgraded by putting digital printing, computer embroidery and uses various traditional textile technique to offer and sell its luxury segment from pure wool, wool/blends and cashmere. Nirmal offers - FIBRE to FASHION solution and the name is well recognized in the industry. 

Successfully running a private limited family company since 2002. Ventured into the fashion industry by making shawls, stoles, scarfs for the domestic and international market.  In 2002, I started the company- Nirmal Furnishing Fabric that used yarn from our sister unit to manufacture the highest quality luxury fabrics and beautiful scarfs that was basically exported to Europe. 

Job Responsibilities includes:

  • Strategic planning and business development 
  • Managing & organizing daily operations
  • Sales & Marketing- Domestic & Exports - International exhibitions
  • Raw material sourcing & procurement
  • Innovation & designing 
  • R&D in designing, product development
  • Financial control & HR management 
  • Data to Intelligence, Knowledge management
  • Technology implementation - ERP, SCM, CRM
  • Production planning & control - Analytical tool are used
  • Motivating my team and taking the organization forward to our vision 2025


  • Successfully started, promoted Nirmal Furnishing Fabircs (details above)
  • In these years, i have worked with clients such as ZARA, Mango, Gerry Weber and major Italian fashion brand & private labels in Europe
  • Attended & exhibited fashion exhibitions and trade shows in above 10 countries
  • Successfully promoted and developed  brands for customers and trade merchants
  • Successfully started new companies in China, UK, Italy, Brazil and appointed right partners
  • Appointed, hired and worked with Italian designers. Have managed to create a full sales & agent network in Europe. 
  • Able to use technology such as cloud based software as Quick books, Mango apps etc. for real time decision making and information to manage business on the go for our worldwide design/sales network. 
  • Currently negotiating and finalizing a deal for JV with a USA company dealing in fashion accessories
  • Controlling workforce above 300 employees & staff


2000 - 2002

Masters of Business Administrations - eBusiness

Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
1997 - 2000

Bachelor of Commerce

S.D. College, Chandigarh
1995 - 1997

XII th

Vivek High School, Chandigarh
1987 - 1995

Upto Xth

Mayo College, Ajmer



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