How everything has started

The Foundation

Established in 1974 in Mumbai by Founder & Chairman Mr. Manohar Lahori, Palmon Group is one of the longest-standing companies in Jafza. Mixing their knowledge of the Middle East with their expertise in specific industries, over the last 35 years Palmon Group has gained numerous awards, recognition, and certificates of appreciation for its role in the growth of the manufacturing industry in the UAE.

After meeting with Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem in 1984 when stopping off in Dubai’s Jebel Ali, Mr. Manohar Lahori decided to open a factory in the UAE. Mr. Sulayem had been charged by the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, with the task to launch a selection of companies around the Jebel Ali manmade harbour area, that would then fuel great trade links with other countries.

Setting up the Palmon Group in Dubai the following year, the company has since gone from strength to strength, with Mr. Lahori being recognized with various esteemed awards, including being on the Forbes List for Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World, Arabian Business Top Leaders, Indian Power List and Top Indian Businessmen in the GCC. Branching out to much more than its original core business of clothes manufacturing, the group now has over 1000 employees across 12 companies.

The Mission

We believe in our own potential
To continue as a strong international brand, bringing together ambitious team members, international expertise and a thirst for success.

We trust in innovation
We believe that by constantly innovating and growing, our company will continue to succeed.

Our Vision

We value our employees
Our employees are our key strength and believe every team member should be appreciated, respected and recognized for their expertise and dedication.

We believe in giving back
We promote charitable living and constantly add to our CSR activities.

Over 40 years of operations

Our History

1986 Palmon Group's inauguration in JAFZA by H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.
1986 Palmon Group's inauguration in JAFZA by H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.
1986 Palmon Group sets up first manufacturing plant in JAFZA, with 100 machines, the beginning of the success story.
1986 Palmon Group sets up first manufacturing plant in JAFZA, with 100 machines, the beginning of the success story.
1987 Palmon Group expanded the garment business to Fujairah Free Zone with 400 machines
1987 Palmon Group expanded the garment business to Fujairah Free Zone with 400 machines
1988 Palmon Group's first exhibition at the Trade Centre, Mr. Lahori welcoming H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
1988 Palmon Group's first exhibition at the Trade Centre, Mr. Lahori welcoming H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
1988 Mr. Lahori explaining about Palmon Group business to H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
1988 Mr. Lahori explaining about Palmon Group business to H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
1991 Palmon Group opens the first sales office in USA in the Empire State Building known as Palmon USA Inc. increasing the group turnover reaches USD 150 million with 4000 workforce in garment sector spread across 19 operating factories.
1991 Palmon Group opens the first sales office in USA in the Empire State Building known as Palmon USA Inc. increasing the group turnover reaches USD 150 million with 4000 workforce in garment sector spread across 19 operating factories.
1995 Jamal Al Majid, Managing Director, Dubai Ports Authority as he inaugurates the Palmon Group's showroom & manufacturing facility on the 10th anniversary
1995 Jamal Al Majid, Managing Director, Dubai Ports Authority as he inaugurates the Palmon Group's showroom & manufacturing facility on the 10th anniversary
2004 Desert Blues opens the first factory outlet in Jafza specializing in garments for men, women and kids.
2004 Desert Blues opens the first factory outlet in Jafza specializing in garments for men, women and kids.
2006 H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, inaugurating the SieMatic Showroom as Mr. Lahori, Salma Hareb, & Stefan Albrink look on.
2006 H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, inaugurating the SieMatic Showroom as Mr. Lahori, Salma Hareb, & Stefan Albrink look on.
2006 Kitchen Showroom Innauguration
2006 Kitchen Showroom Innauguration

Our People

The Management

The Management

Following the entrepreneurial spirit, the management of Palmon Group is always thinking outside of the box to bring diverse offerings to their customers and ensure everything that is done is of the highest quality. 

With strong management and leadership, all employees believe in the work they are doing, and become part of the extended Palmon Group family. Passion and dedication is always put into every task, with all team members striving for the best.

Our Present

Leaders

Next Generation

Kunal LahoriManaging Partner

Next Generation

Meher MirchandaniDirector

Message From Chairman

Chairman

Manohar Lahori

As I look back over the past three decades, I am filled with pride and passion for the dedication, innovation and drive within the company. Having grown from a single operation to the successful group of more than 12 companies that we are today, we have always remained resilient to our forward-looking vision.

Through strong leadership and passion we can continue delivering the cutting edge solutions and highest quality service that is expected of Palmon Group.

We have great faith in Dubai and the UAE and feel honored to participate in its continued success.

What Makes Us The Best

Our Work Culture

At Palmon Group, we are committed to providing our team with an environment in which they can flourish both professionally and personally. Our people are the most important asset of the business, and without their passion and drive, the company would not be where it is today.

Our Work Culture

We strive to make every employee achieve their dreams, both in their professional and personal lives, and put their happiness above all else.

We believe in “achieving more together” and know that in teamwork lies success.

Important values

  • personal growth
    Personal Growth
  • career path
    Career Path
  • family
    Family

Why we do what we do

Impact

Our Purpose

Palmon is dedicated to consciously contributing and impacting the world. It all starts with the why and why we do what we do. This is because we are passionate about creating an impact that will affect the future generations of the world.

We are passionate about education and to convey its importance to students around the world. Education in every sense is one of the fundamental factors of development. No country can achieve sustainable economic development without substantial investment in human capital. Education enriches people’s understanding of themselves and world. It improves the quality of their lives and leads to broad social benefits to individuals and society. Education raises people’s productivity and creativity and promotes entrepreneurship and technological advances. In addition, it plays a very crucial role in securing economic and social progress and improving income distribution.

Education also creates awareness which is extremely important for sanity and growth of humanity. Education can truly make or break an individual, because it builds and develops a person's belief, ideologies and values. Education gives the ability to think with reason, pursue dreams and aspirations in life and live a respectable life in the society. Education futures education. It has a ripple effect.

We are committed to provide education and have two programs active in India

Harmony House

Harmony House is an Indian registered, non-profit organisation in Gurgaon, just outside of Delhi, India. They have transformed two villas into full-time community centres for women and children, where they are offered education, food, medication, hygiene facilities and social services that they would otherwise be unable to access in the slums they live in.

They are dedicated to improving the lives of our children on a physical, emotional and intellectual level and aim to give enriching and memorable experiences to each and every child.

Harmony House’s key objectives are to provide a safe, fun, educational and loving environment for children and women living in the nearby slums. With many of its children attending school for only a few hours in the morning or not at all, Harmony House allows them to break away from the harsh climate of their usual surroundings and spend their free time in an enjoyable, stimulating and nurturing atmosphere. They also provide breakfast, lunch and evening snacks to all, hygiene facilities, medication and social services.

They have started vocational classes for the older kids to help them have a better future. The courses are currently focusing on yoga, stitching and beautician. The objective is to train these kids so by the time they are 18 they can pick up respectable jobs and have enough training and experience to back them up for a better standard of living.

Palmon supports education of few children every year at Harmony House and provides support at times of need like Covid 19.

 

Palmon Foundation

Palmon Foundation provides students aspiring to study further then 10th grade with scholarships to peruse higher studies.

They are selected carefully with a formal interview and made to commit to their selected education field and term. Scholarship is granted based on the determination and ability to fulfill their promise of being discipline and achieving their best. Students are often from families that are below poverty line in India. They are vetted and mentored throughout the higher education for emotional strength and to remain motivated.

Due to the circumstances in these households the parents especially the father is also involved and held responsible for the fulfillment of the student’s commitment to ensure close to zero dropouts of the program. The program runs diligently and caters to all aspects of achieving success for each student.

Currently the program enrolls 10 students studying Engineering, Science, Medicine and Bachelor of Education. The Aim is to increase 10 students every year from 2021.

Palmon supports the full program of 10 students and is committed to increasing it year on year