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World's largest apron positions itself for Guinness record


June 24, 2011 - Chennai

Ambadi Enterprises, a part of the 3.8 billion Murugappa Group, displayed the world's largest apron on the grassy expanse of YMCA grounds at Chennai, recently.

The all white apron measuring about 25 metres x 22 metres (total fabric area of 853 sq. metres, weighing 100 kgs) is expected to beat the current Guinness record of 15.4 metres x 17.6 metres held by a Spanish Manufacturer since 2007.

718 metres of 20sx20s sheeting greige fabric purchased in Karur, Tamil Nadu was transformed to the final apron displayed at Chennai, by the joint effort of teams at the different units of Ambadi. The fabric was bleached at Erode and the apron outline was sketched at the design studio at Gurgaon (Haryana).

Finally the cutting, stitching and printing was done at the Kannur unit in Kerala. The cutting team of 26 women spent 182 man-days to cut the fabric and the stitching team of 8 spent 40 man-days to put the apron together.

"The teams had to overcome a few difficulties during the whole process - including, having to factor in the Kerala monsoon effect. For instance, they didn't have enough space to lay and cut the fabric and had to lay it in the vacant lot outside the factory even as the monsoon rains were threatening to pour down. The Ambadi logo measuring 5 sq metres was a critical part of the design and took longer time to print and dry in the damp weather," said Vishy Shenoy, Business Head - Ambadi Enterprises.

ANI

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