Major Industries

Ginning, Spinning and weaving factories both private and public sector and offset printing surge ahead in this district. There is Tamilnadu Asbestos, a public sector unit in this district. Sivakasi nicknamed "Kutty Japan" and Sattur are known for Matches and Fireworks (Crackers). Over 70% of the total population depends on these two for employment. A Fountain Pen Nib factory at Sattur and the SundaramFasterners and Brakes India Ltd, Located near Kariapatti manufacturing automobile brakes are feathers on its cap. There are other 19885 registered small scale industries apart from Madras Cements at Thulukkapatti and Tamilnadu Cements at Alangulam.