Our History

 

1912

Starting off as cotton waste dealers, our founder, Mr. Gulamhusein Jafferbhai Rassiwalla started the company trading in ropes and twines from a humble warehouse at Nagpada in the Byculla area of Central Bombay.

1919

We shifted to at a newly setup plant near our old warehouse situated on Clare Road in the heart of Bombay where we began manufacturing ropes and twines made from cotton and jute under the name G.J.Rassiwalla Rope Factory.

G.J.Rassiwalla Rope Factory Clare Road
Thereafter, we diversified into the production and wholesale distribution of braided cords, tapes and newar made from cotton, jute, silk and other fibers for local and domestic buyers.

1952

After the demise of our founder, his son Hasanali Gulamhusein Rassiwalla opened up our company’s first retail outlet at Mohammed Ali Road situated near the iconic Crawford Market which is still the epicenter of the country’s local and domestic market.

Our Sales Outlet on Mohammedali Road

1963

Mr. Rassiwalla acquired land in Panvel near the Bombay Puna Highway and constructed a braiding factory with state of the art machinery to further expand our range of offerings and scale of operations. A few years later he also setup the company’s first in-house cotton spinning mill to augment our rapidly growing demand for raw material.

Our Sales Outlet at MG Road Panvel

1974

After the sudden demise of Mr. Hasanali Gulamhusein Rassiwalla, his sons Gulamabbas and Gulamhyder Hasanali Rassiwalla took control at the helm of the business and acquired our company’s first overseas order.

1975

Our first consignment of skipping ropes was shipped out to W. Martin & Co. in the U.K., making us one of India’s first rope exporters.

1988

We completed 75 years in existence while continuing to expand our retail, wholesale and export operations and marked this milestone with a tribute to our founders in the country’s leading regional language newspaper, Bombay Samachar.

Tribute To Our Founders Bombay Samachar 11th October 1988
 

2010

In order to service the needs of a growing base of local, domestic and global buyers, we continued operations under the name G.J.Rassiwalla Rope Co. and launched our website www.GJRopes.com to showcase our products and connect with clients online.

2012

In our centenary year, we also marked the beginning of our internet business operations as Mr. Gulamhyder’s son Sibtain successfully fulfilled the company’s first online order.

2015

Today, we continue to grow our physical, web and social media presence while aiming to continue servicing individual and business clients through a global supply network.

Our export markets include Australia, New Zealand, U.K., U.S.A. as well as Central America, parts of the Middle East and Africa.

Read more about Our Products..

Latest Tweets

GJRopes  @GJRopes
GJRassiwalla Rope Co  @GJRopes
Mango season is coming to an end soon; get some while you can! #Alphonsoogood https://t.co/2QEk8zumAI 
GJRassiwalla Rope Co  @GJRopes
Lights hung on Cotton Ropes enhance the contemporary interiors of @The_SassySpoon.Only @GJRopes has 100% #CottonRope https://t.co/krHXkC8fbq 
GJRassiwalla Rope Co  @GJRopes
Reimagining play spaces using #rope RT@Dezeen Asif Khan adds elevated wooden play area to east London primary school https://t.co/X7nbUNyc9m 
GJRassiwalla Rope Co  @GJRopes
Brighten up your accessories with our export quality 100% Cotton #Newar, now available in a wide variety of colors. https://t.co/PxlvOBgBon