Titan Industries, which sells jewellery and watch among others, has set a goal of crossing the USD one billion-mark turnover in the current fiscal. Nearly 65 per cent of the target is expected to come from gold ornaments.
Titan Industries, a joint venture between the Tata Group and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation, had recorded Rs 3847.7 crore revenue in 2008-09. Jewellery contributed Rs 2763.2 crore to the total revenue, watch segment Rs 908.5 crore and other products like eyewear, accessories and precision engineering components the remaining.
Titan Industries is one of the premier players in India's Rs 80,000 crore jewellery market. Semi-urban and rural areas account for nearly 60 per cent of the total market. Titan sells jewellery through its GoldPlus and Tanishq retail chains. While GoldPlus addresses the rural and semi-urban mass market and focuses on plain gold jewellery, Tanishq focuses on the metros.
GoldPlus expects to record Rs 2,000 crore turnover over the next four-five years. By the end of 2008-09, the company expects that GoldPlus turnover will be close to Rs 400 crore and in the next four-five years, it could be Rs 2,000 crore.