In the year 1969, Mr. T. Suryanarayana, a visionary from Vijayawada, emerged as a successful manufacturer of knitted Garments, thinking ahead of times, the potential for products with uncompromising quality. When people were hesitant to enter business, Mr. Suryanarayana pursued and built up his knitwear industry with state of art machinery and available human resources to make Vilan, a Multimillion, multi-product, Multi-metro Industry. He was insistent on consistent quality and world class standard for the products made in his factory. Vilan Group still remains committed to quality and continues to be a House of Trust. It was in the seventies that Mr. Chandrashekar Rao, the eldest son showed unparallel interest in the father’s business. Immediately after his graduation in Commerce, he moved to Tirupur in Tamilnadu, an Internationally acclaimed hub for knitted garments in Asia to learn more about Textile Technology.
As he was doing his supervisory Management in factories, he learned more about the Technology and had shown interest in R & D to bring out the best in quality. It was a learning curve and was an experimental turn for many of the innovative products from Vilan. While becoming a powerful successor of Mr. Suryanarayana, he took on the entire responsibility of putting up the Modern Production facility in Vijayawada, the home town of Vilan and headed the Marketing of Vilan products in Andhra Pradesh. Mr. Chandrashekar Rao, widened the product range by introducing Sportswear for aspiring athletes and sportspersons. Vilan opened 11 exclusive showrooms in different parts of Andhra Pradesh catering to the ever growing demand and increasing potential.