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KARL MAYER plan to set up production facility in India
Yarn export incentivization scheme restored
20 OCM India implements Datatex ERP solution in just 4 months
60 Growing Indian appreciation for Stäubli’s new technologies
30 COVER STORY
targets $2 billion turnover by 2020
all-out effort at Asian market expansion
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Raymond’s quarterly PAT moves up four-fold at Rs. 57 cr. Sutlej net surges 82% Aditya Birla Nuvo registers all-round growth Marked increase in Grasim’s VSF sales DyStar’s holistic approach towards sustainability
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Fax: 044-24332413 Email: textile.gopali@gmail. 2nd Street. This has come as a big relief for the textile sector in the southern region.com Marketing G. 6 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . 42024951.L. Natarajan (Cell: 9381062161 (R) 24343475) Assistant Editor K. Email: r.com Bangalore J.4 million bales in the corresponding period of last season.com Online & Digital Media Lakshmi Natarajan (Cell: 9884544953) Email: lakshmidotnatarajan@gmail. nor may it be printed. Uptrend in cotton output Cotton production during the 2013-14 season has been estimated by the Cotton Advisory Board.3 million bales of cotton as of December 31.70 lakh acres will be brought under cotton cultivation in the current year. Ashok Kumar at Rathna Offset Printers. the core group set up by the All-India Federation of Co-Operative Spinning Mills to study the general problems facing the textile industry. Meanwhile. Balasubramanian (Cell: 9840597082) Email: balanatarajan. 13th Street. Royapettah. Cell: 97909 26388 Email: ganesh.. South Boag Road. for improving its operational and financial performance. Shrinagar Co. Mohan N. Thomas Road. Marimuthu Photographer M. All rights reserved. among other things. The main objective here is to maximise production to the extent possible to enable the huge number of mills in the State to meet their annual requirement of 110 lakh bales. have been officially confirmed against 10. Natarajan. Masakalipalayam Road Uppilipalayam. Ph. the measures to be initiated by the co-operative sector.38. The State Government move is expected to considerably improve cotton supply not only in the southern region but all over India. This will be gradually expanded to six lakh acres in the next five years.560 008. This invariably led to nagging uncertainties related to the cotton economy and to the Government failure to announce a clear-cut and predictable cotton and yarn supply policy. with the Government as well as the official agencies coming out with R. Balasubramanian G 102. Quanta Zen Building.Nagar. Chennai-600017 and Printed by B. Mumbai . Editor: R. Further. particularly in Coimbatore. No. 2nd Street. with particular reference to spinning. Housing Society. T. firstname.lastname@example.org Member INS / AINEC / IFSMAN Published by R.com email@example.com. The core group would study. Lokande Marg. Chembur (West). G No. They are not necessarily the views of the editor. and work out a viable strategy for an early solution has been termed timely.magazine@gmail. an additional 3. Ananthan Designer E. the so-called Manchester of India where a vast majority of the State’s 1.948 spinning mills are located. Neither this publication nor any part of it may be reproduced in any form or by any means. 2nd Floor.: 022-25252377.400 089. Ananthanarayanan (Cell: 9003053132) Associate Editor Rajeswari Prasad Executive Editor & General Manager K.N. Ulsoor.: 24330979. TVH Ekanta No.5/179. Sathya Mumbai AR. Cell: 9323711291. Gopalakrishnan (Cell: 9840897542) N. Quanta Zen Apartments. The higher output and market arrivals so far this year are quite conducive for a speedier recovery of the textile sector. photocopied or stored on microfilm without the written permission of the publisher. Chennai-600017. Natarajan The views presented herein are those of the authors.Op. Saravanam 17/1-1. 40. Equally significant is the proposed launch of the Rs. Chennai-600014. Coimbatore 641 015.in Founder M. Rajagopalan Mentor Rajagopalan Kalidasan Managing Editor & Publisher R. conflicting ideas about the expected seasonal Managing Editor & Publisher cotton output. T. Thomas Road.. Off. Natarajan from and on behalf of Gopali & Co.co. Under the Mission. 50-crore Tamil Nadu Cotton Cultivation Mission as envisaged in the State budget for 2014-15.38/2.A1-42. Bangalore . market arrivals of 13. Ph. The move would positively help intensify the Textile Ministry drive for industry rehabilitation by launching a series of promotional measures since last one year.THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE Publishers Gopali & Co. Jogupalya. No. particularly the co-operative sector.com Coimbatore Ganesh Kalidasan Flat No. Cell: 9880974765 Email: saravanam_j@yahoo. P.Nagar. Peters Road.com Website: www. This consensus of views among official agencies on the estimated cotton production is in striking contrast to the usual trend witnessed in the last few years. the crop yield and the exact quantum available for local consumption and for export.kalidas@gmail. Indian Cotton Federation and the Cotton Association of India at 376 lakh bales.
Managing Director. Oliver Mathews. Bastian Fritsch and Mr. Sales Managers of the company. He took advantage of his visit to Heimtextil in Frankfurt to make a short trip to nearby Obertshausen for visiting the KARL MAYER plant there. the new year began with a high-level visit by the Indian Textiles Minister. Dr. Mr.COVER STORY KARL MAYER plan to set up production facility in India For KARL MAYER. Rao and his team were received by Mr. Mayer. A.T. Arno Gärtner.S. and Mr.E. the Head of Sales of the Warp Knitting Business Unit. Mr. Fritz P. member of KARL MAYER’s Supervisory Board 8 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Dr. Peter Obrist. Rao. K. and his team on January 9. and representatives of the local agent.
KARL MAYER has been run10 ning its own service subsidiary in Mumbai since 2009. The service operations are being expanded on a regular basis. Rao said that the machines were of the highest technical calibre. Integration of the two worldwide leading companies in areas of development. KARL MAYER has acquired majority ownership of LIBAMaschinenfabrikGmbH.LIBA integration in progress As announced earlier.COVER STORY Impressed by the modern production processes at KARL MAYER. As a member of the KARL MAYER Group from now on LIBAMaschinenfabrik will be incorporated under the name KARL MAYER LIBATex- THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . familyrun companies to invest in India. and the company’s innovative products were extremely important for the development of the Indian textile industry. As part of its strategy of manufacturing close to its markets. he said this traditional approach really motivated KARL MAYER to become very active in India. manufacturing and delivery of warp knitting and technical textile machinery has been implemented ac- cording to plan. Expressing his interest in the possibilities of encouraging traditional medium-sized. KARL MAYER . Dr.
the processes that started at the end of last year to work out “Best of Both Worlds” solutions for products. this project will be finalized. KARL MAYER’s discussion partners expresed happiness over the offer of special incentives such as the Technology Upgrading Fund Scheme put in place by the Indian Textile Ministry. In the meantime the business of both parties in terms of products and market approach will be unchanged. In the middle of this year. Preliminary work on the project is currently underway. processes and concepts are progressing well. w 11 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . demand for new warp knitting machines manufactured by KARL MAYER has increased considerably. As an important contribution to the continuing process of modernisation in the Indian textile sector. The Managing Director went on to say that this development has made India an important growth market for the textile machinery manufacturing company. In addition. This positive development has also encouraged it to consider setting up its own production centre in India. This should be finalized at the end of 2015. On the occasion. Since 2010.tilmaschinenfabrik GmbH. Following completion of the “Best of Both Worlds” projects full integration of LIBA into the KARL MAYER business unit structure will start. Customers will then benefit from a strong partner with a unified approach and optimized products and solutions. All important tasks will be completed as before. Gärtner explained that India has been an important sales region for the warp preparation machines produced at Obertshausen for some time. Mr.
“This will increase exports of lycra-based fabrics whose share in the total world trade in textiles is increasing significantly. Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (Texprocil).INDUSTRY NEWS Yarn export incentivization scheme restored The Government has restored the benefit of the Incremental Exports Incentivization Scheme (IEIS) for cotton yarn. According to him. w 12 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Since then. who also expressed his confidence that India will soon play a major role in exporting lycra-based fabrics. said Mr. which is crucial for taking long-term perspectives while negotiating export orders. this will also strengthen the confidence of the exporting community with regard to the stability of policy provisions. Ramaswami. “This will certainly go a long way in increasing exports of cotton yarn and would contribute towards achievement of the overall exports target for cotton textiles”. The Government has also increased the all-industry rates of duty drawback on knitted cotton fabrics with a lycra content of five per cent and more based on representations from Texprocil. Chairman. cotton yarn in September last. IEIS which extends a two per cent duty credit scrip on incremental exports achieved during 2013-14 as compared to 2012-13 was withdrawn on exports of Mr. Texprocil has been relentlessly representTexprocil Chairman ing to the Government for its restoration. Manikam Ramaswami.” said Mr. Manikam Ramaswami. He has profusely thanked the Department of Revenue and the Ministry of Textiles for accepting the Texprocil proposals and implementing them.
207 crores and consolidated PAT jumped up by 343 per cent to Rs. we are confident that our long-term sustainable initiatives in Brands. Announcing the results. EBITDA rose by 54 per cent to Rs. Supply Chain Management and Operational Efficiency will enable Raymond to surge ahead. The textile segment’s consolidated sales for the quarter witnessed an increase of eight per cent at Rs. The retail stores count as at December 31. 57 crores. 7 crores. Raymond Ltd. 1. EBITDA for the quarter was impacted due to higher input costs and lower exports. Mr. an increase of 15 per cent on y-o-y basis. 86 crores. The denim business witnessed eight per cent sales growth during the quarter and stood at Rs. 57 crores R aymond Ltd. The apparel segment net sales stood at Rs. 104 crores during the quarter. Raymond Ltd. Sales in the auto component segment grew by 13 per cent to Rs. Secondary sales through the retail channel grew by five per cent.” w 14 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . moved up by 15 per cent to Rs.. 250 crores. including 41 stores in the Middle East and the SAARC region covering over 1.8 million square feet of retail space. Gautam Hari Mr. The cotton shirting fabric business grew by seven per cent to Rs. said: “We have ended the third quarter on a positive note. 56 crores led by both domestic and export markets. The garmenting segment net sales grew by 45 per cent to Rs. Gautam Hari Singhania. 11 crores. 110 crores. Retail. Chairman & MD.’s consolidated net sales for the quarter ended December 31. During the quarter. 235 crores backed by higher realisation in the domestic as well as export segments. 15 crores. stood at 955 across all formats. led by both domestic and export markets. despite subdued discretionary spend witnessed in the month of December 2013. Going forward. However. while factors like inflation and interest rates will continue to play a role in the consumer discretionary space. EBITDA grew by 90 per cent to Rs. 2013. Chairman & Managing Director. Our focus on profitability through margin expansion across key business segments of the Group has led to a strong bottom line growth in the current quarter as well as for the period till date. 2013. and EBITDA improved by 65 per cent to Rs. Singhania. like to like sales growth blended across all formats were flat. EBITDA was impacted due to higher input cost. 543 crores on the back of higher realization in the domestic and export segments. Sales in the tools & hardware segment grew by 15 per cent to Rs.CORPORATE Raymond’s quarterly PAT moves up four-fold at Rs.
and this stimulated customers’ willingness to invest.SPINNING RIETER’s R ieter recorded a pleasing trend in business in 2013. expanded by major product launches. Spinning mills’ margins continued to develop favorably. Order intake of 1. representing an increase of 17 per cent. Erwin Stoller. After a subdued start to the year.3 million CHF. Following a strong initial six months.035. demand stabilized in the second half of the year. Sales totalled 1. Demand for Rieter’s offering. The improvement in its market innovation & expansion strategy of 2012 pays Big spurt both in order intake and sales position enabled the company to post significant growth in both order intake and sales.259. has been very good in both the traditional and THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Executive Chairman. but remained at a pleasingly high level. the market for short-staple fiber ma16 chinery and components gained momentum in the course of 2013. This positive trend was broad-based in regional terms and apparent in a large number of national markets. Rieter Rieter had a backlog of orders in hand of some 765 million CHF at the end of 2013. Mr.4 million CHF was 50 per cent higher. This will ensure a high capacity utilization until well into 2014. The positive trend in order intake and sales in 2013 underlines that Rieter is on the right track with the innovation and expansion strategy it has been implementing since 2012.
new orders received by Rieter increased by 50 per cent to 1. Uzbekistan. but still remained above the long-term average. investments by Chinese spinning mills waned towards the year-end THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . thanks to the further expansion of its local presence. Rieter has further developed its already strong market position with the implementation of the large-scale investment program in 2012-2013 aimed at further growth and focusing on expansion in Asia. the company is ideally positioned with a worldwide operating network. Indonesia and Vietnam. However. especially in the first six months. Spinning mills in the US are renewing capacity as the industry benefits from a competitive cost structure. South Korea. This is a crucial and lasting competitive advantage. and new markets.259. Spinning mills in all major markets are increasingly placing their confidence in machinery and components which enable a high degree of automation to be achieved in conjunction with higher productivity and yarn quality with lower energy consumption. Healthy demand for Rieter products nevertheless continued throughout the year in a number of Asian countries. innovation and process improvements. Rieter can optimize the entire spinning operation in line with customers’ specific needs. Bangladesh. As the sole global supplier of integrated 18 systems for all four spinning processes.SPINNING due to large raw material inventories and growing difficulties with financing investment projects. With its product range centering on specific markets and its new plants. Business here developed briskly in the second half in particular. In the year under review. After developing especially vigorously in the first half of 2013. order intake slowed slightly in the second six months. This trend was especially true in Turkey where demand had been particularly strong with the support of Government development schemes. Rieter booked new big orders in China. such as Pakistan.4 million CHF.
Rieter had a backlog of orders in hand of some 765 million CHF at the end of 2013. Expanded and modernized manufacturing capacity enabled Rieter to process orders promptly and post a 17 per cent increase in sales in the order intake increased by 21 per cent in 2013 to 175. Rieter foresees net profit of around 3. At Premium Textile Components (the components business).3 million CHF. All regions recorded increases. Encouraging sales trend The sales trend at Rieter in 2013 was also very good.035. 2012. second half of the year compared with the first six months. w 19 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 .8 million CHF in 2013.3 million CHF was 17 per cent higher than a year earlier. Rieter posted an increase in order intake at both Business Groups.1 million CHF. With this improvement in operating profitability and volume growth. The margins earned in the machinery business in the second half of the year were better than expected and above the average of the existing orders in hand. The figure of 1. Spun Yarn Systems reported sales of 857. equivalent to an increase of 18 per cent compared with the previous year. Compared to 2012.Rieter secured substantial orders for rotor spinning machines. which will ensure high utilization until well into 2014 compared to some 550 million CHF on December 31.5 per cent of sales for the 2013 financial year. with the striking momentum in the first six months being attributable especially to orders for complete installations from Spun Yarn Systems. Premium Textile Components posted a 10 per cent increase in sales to third parties to a figure of 177. Orders received in India rose in the second half. Spun Yarn Systems (the machinery business) posted a 56 per cent increase in new orders to 1.084. albeit still at a modest level. with only Europe posting slightly lower sales.5 million CHF.
spinning. costing. purchase/materials. Early last year OCM selected the NOW ERP solution from Datatex to be implemented by Infinite Computer Solutions. while OCM deployed a full-time core team comprising functional leads from all departments. manufacturing/production. planning.. The Datatex NOW suite. warehouse management. Bangalore. Infinite deployed functional consultants specifically from the worsted industry for this high-technology project. is a leading men’s apparel fabric retailer offering quality suiting fabrics in all wool and innovative wool blends with multiple fibers. weaving and finishing processes. plant & maintenance. is a web-based system using state-of-theart J2EE Java standards. w 20 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 .IT SOLUTIONS OCM India implements Datatex ERP solution in just 4 months OCM India Ltd. the company has its vertically integrated fabric plant with production facilities for converting wool tops into finished fabrics through dyeing. Located at Amritsar. with all the required textile application functions. with over 400 customers in 42 countries. HRMS & payroll with integration to SAP FICO. sales. quality management. 2013. external order management. The project implementation covered Datatex NOW across the functionalities of database. Work related to its implementation started on June 01. Datatex is the world’s leading provider of ERP solutions for the textile industry. and completed on October 1.
a leading manufacturer of value-added synthetic. Its revenue expanded from Rs. 1. margin progression on the back of improved cost efficiencies and profitability enhancement on account of lower interest outgo and improved cost management. showing a growth of 36 per cent. Commenting on the results. EBITDA is Rs.672 spindles. 2013.399 crores. STIL Chairman. Strong operational and financial performance of the company was due mainly to improved profitability on the back of operational and financial efficiency. C. registering a growth of 82 per cent. 236 crores as compared to Rs. Nopany. better realizations and higher production of units resulting in revenue expansion. Expansion is on schedule. In line with the company philosophy of rewarding its shareholders. STIL’s spinning capacity is being expanded by 30. 1. resulting in higher production of value-added yarns at a project cost of Rs. 111 crores during the nine months of the year ended December 31. 61 crores generated during the corresponding period last year.S. 175 crores. 174 crores. modernization-cum-upgradation of the existing projects will result in substantial cost reduction.248 crores garnered in the nine months ended December THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . cotton and blended yarns. fabrics and home furnishings. said: “Our strategy to focus on manufacturing Mr.S. marking an increase of 12 per cent. recorded a net profit of Rs. (STIL). Further. it allotted bonus shares in the ratio 1:2 in June 2013. Mr. to Rs. as against Rs. 2012. and commercial production is likely to commence in the third quarter of 2015. Nopany.CORPORATE SUTLEJ net surges 82% Big yarn capacity hike in progress 31. C. STIL Chairman S 22 utlej Textiles and Industries Ltd.
the US. Favorable domestic and international factors in general have aided the sector by keeping the raw material prices steady during the period. Sutlej. While the econo24 my at present continues to reel under pressure. we are optimistic that the company’s current implementation of capacity addition and modernization will further consolidate its position within the industry and enable us to deliver healthy financial performance going forward. STIL has its global footprint with presence across Australia. China. w THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Our constant endeavour towards maintaining a high degree of cost efficiencies has also enabled us to soften the impact of cyclicality associated with the business. specialty & value added yarns. Hong Kong. our innovative R&D enables us to broaden our sourcing capabilities. Sri Lanka. with its versatile facilities being vertically integrated. The company has also been a recipient of numerous prestigious awards. France. Philippines. In addition. Germany.” Incorporated in 2005. an ISO 9001:2008-certified company. Canada. Gold Trophy from SRTEPC for best performance in export of fabrics to focused Latin American countries in 2011-12 and the Silver Trophy. the latest ones being the Niryat Shree – Gold Trophy Award in October 2012 for its in 2011-12. thus strengthening our ability to mitigate volatile raw material prices over the years. (up 77 per cent over the preceding financial year).CORPORATE export performance in 2009-10. Pakistan. England. Indonesia. Bangladesh. is reflected in the sustained improvement in operational and financial performance even in a protracted slowdown prevailing in the macro environment. Turkey. Greece. excels in all stages of textile production. from spinning and weaving to dyeing and finishing to making home textile furnishing. also from SRTEPC. for the second best export performance in the spun yarn category niche products in the yarn category. the UAE and Vietnam. namely. Argentina. Egypt. Panama.
TC 03. Trützschler also handed over to Mr. Anuj Bhagwati.E.V. With the launch of the Trützschler comber in India.P . Managing Director. Aras and Mr. TC 5 and TC 11.SPINNING TRÜTZSCHLER’s 10. Trützschler and A.000th Trützschler card in India. A special function was held at the Arisht unit in Baddi to commemorate this unique occasion. Mr.T. the total number of cards in the Vardhman Group has reached 502. The card was delivered to Arisht Spinning Mills of the Vardhman Group. Mr. Mr. with the delivery of the card. Heinrich Trützschler and Mr.E. its 75th year and Vardhman its 50th year. is based on their commitment to customers. probably the highest number of cards purchased by any single company in the world. Mr. J.P. Oswal for giving his company the first opportunity in 1994 in the VMT project and for its continued support for the last 20 years. Chairman and Managing Director of Vardhman. Sunil Bhatnagar from A. w 26 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Bhatt from Truetzschler.E. Over the years Trützschler has brought new technologies to the Indian shores through its joint venture. and Mr. G. said that the succss of Vardhman.E.P .T.000th card delivered to Arisht Spinning Mills T he Trützschler Group and A. together reached a new milestone with the recent delivery of the 10.T. Oswal a specially-made replica of the TC 5 card and a golden card for crossing the 500-number mark by the group. Vardhman. and Mr.T. Mr. This group probably has all models of Trützschler cards like DK 760. Chairman & MD. Mr. Oswal said the Vardhman Group is the first organization in India to cross the one millionspindle mark. Trützschler thanked Mr. DK 903. Anuj Bhagwati. S. Oswal. In his address. S. DK 803. Mr. It was also a happy coincidence that. Managing Partner. A. and what is of special significance is that Trützschler is celebrating its 125th year. the operation between the two groups would strengthen further. It was attended by Mr. Trützschler In his welcome address at the function. Heinrich Trützschler. A.E.T. Oswal.
Sales volume at 97. 2013.400 tonnes and the linen fabric capacity from 7. It expanded its retail presence to 1. The new superfine yarn unit.109 crores and EBITDA at Rs. Kumar Mangalam Birla.1 million metres.558 crores and EBITDA by 41 per cent to Rs. During the quarter. The commissioning of major projects by the company will help improve volume and profitability. Jaya Shree has expanded the annual linen yarn capacity from 2. w THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . The revenue from the manufacturing businesses at Rs. spanning nationwide across 4.3 to 10. It has launched nine new Pantaloons stores and one factory outlet during the nine months. The company was able to maintain the realisations despite the sharp fall in international prices.049 MT was up by 24 per cent.000 TPA at Vilayat is expected to go on stream in a phased manner from the fourth quarter. w registers all-round growth Grasim’s VSF Mr. 192 crores. 2013. will help in enhancing the product quality and range. The VSF project of 120. 118 crores are lower by 19 per cent mainly on account of the discontinuance of trading in imported P&K fertilisers.670 exclusive brand outlets/ stores. The performance of the pulp JVs was affected on account of planned maintenance shutdowns. coupled with rupee depreciation. The input costs have gone up with the increase in pulp prices. 1. margins and free cash flows. Madura added 276 stores and generated free cash flows of about Rs. led by growth in the wholesale channel. led by better performance in both domestic and exports markets. The Rayon Business recorded its highest-ever quarterly earnings. Pantaloons is in the investment phase and is strengthening its retail presence.11 million sq. retail stores expansion and four per cent like-to-like retail stores sales growth. supported by increased capacity at Harihar. currently operating at full capacity. supported by the rupee depreciation. Madura posted allround growth in top line.CORPORATE ADITYA BIRLA NUVO For the quarter ended December 31. its revenue grew by 23 per cent to Rs. feet. 116 crores.300 to 3. Production increased by four per cent over the last years. which has also led to rationalisation of capital employed through reduction in the outstanding subsidy. 1. The anti-dumping duty levied in China impacted realisations and the volumes of pulp sold in China. 855 crores and EBITDA doubled to Rs. 250 crores during the nine months ended December 31. brand positioning and merchandise to increase the sales 28 Marked increase in sales Grasim Industries’ Viscose Staple Fibre (VSF) business has recorded volume growth. To strengthen its market leadership. Chairman volume. the Fashion & Lifestyle business of Aditya Birla Nuvo rose by 12 per cent to Rs.
Many in the industry felt that this was the first time that an event of this magnitude has been organised in the history of the Indian textile industry. S. Welvision 2020. is now a buzzling city. Mr. Director.5 billion Welspun Group. (WIL). Welspun India Ltd.COVER STORY Targets $2 billion turnover by 2020 Anjar. This conclave is Welspun’s attempt to further develop knowledge and understand the emerging textile technologies and applications that will shape the future of the textile industry. Welcoming the guests. providing employment opportunities and livelihood to thousands of families. has unveiled the company’s vision for 2020. It was in 2004 that Welspun decided to set up a large-scale manufacturing unit for its textile and steel business.” Part of the $3.S. 30 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 Welspun. was recently organised at Anjar which was attended by suppliers and partners from all over the world. Mr. Today. an iconic event. Aich. and his team had put together an event comparable to global standards and conducted in a most professional manner. WIL is one of the top three home textile manufacturers in the world and the largest home textile company in Asia. With a distribution network . Anjar can be called the Welspun City. This is the best example of what an industrial project initiated by a responsible corporate can do the economy around it. Aich said: “Innovation has always been Welspun’s forte and a major driving force to emerge as a key home textile player in the global arena. a small sleepy town in the hinterlands of Gujarat. one of the world’s leading home textile manufacturers. Till 2004 it was just barren lands with not much industrial development.
Mr. Goenka. Welspun Group THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 31 .K. B. Chairman.
. Supplier to 14 of top 30 global retailers. Last year.COVER STORY in 32 countries and manufacturing facilities in India. Welspun has achieved global manufacturing scale with integrated facilities and a diversified product portfolio. has enabled Welspun to deliver world class quality products with a wide range to meet the rising consumer needs. Over the last several years.1 home textile company in the US. making itself a one-stop shop for home textiles. Welspun India Ltd. J C Penny. Its vision to become a fully 32 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 Mr. Further. the company’s efforts to bring the textile business under a single umbrella have already started yielding results. This is a remarkable achievement as the US is one of the biggest and most competitive markets. Mandawewala. it is the largest exporter of home textile products from India. the company was rated the No. the company has marquee clients like Wal-Mart. to name a few. Managing Director. Rajesh R. Macy’s. The technological superiority. The extensive product mix has enabled the company to reach out to a larger consumer base. along with its full-fledged Design Studio.
Osthoff. At that time. Especially due to the vision and clear business focus of Mr.T. It also facilitated availability of Truetzschler nonwovens for its nonwovens project at Anjar.V.’s strong and successful partnership A. provided it with Cobble tufting machines and Zimmer chromo jet digital printing and coating equipment.E. A.T. G. decided to set up our own plant at Vapi in Gujarat in 1993. Stork. ably supported by his team. Recently. A. It also supplied the warp preparation of Karl Mayer at both the plants. experienced sheer professionalism at all levels. In the early 90’s. Managing Director. the group could take bigger strides in home textiles and take advantage of the emerging opportunities in the global markets.K. Welspun Group. A. It partnered with the group in its first spinning project at Vapi in 1993. 34 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 .E.T. Those who failed to recognise the change are no more present in the competition. Aras.COVER STORY integrated player will further improve performance and enable it to consolidate itas position as one of the top home textile suppliers globally. Director.E. has been having a strong and successful relationship with Welspun for more than two decades. has been fortunate to be invited to participate in almost all the projects of Welspun. Mr. Mandawewala. At Welspun’s Anjar plant. A. Due to the good efforts A.E.T. as Welspun expanded the carpet and rug manufacturing facility at Vapi. Zinser spinning machinery and Volkmann twisting machines from Germany.’s vast pool of technical people having domain knowledge in different verticals of textile processes. weaving and processing. B. Mr. Welspun Group. Rajesh R.T. we did not find anyone to partner us in our decision to expand our business. most of the big businesses in the developed economies failed to see that the world was ready to offshore manufacturing of textiles to the east. Goenka.K. Welspun also benefits from the knowledge of A. Goenka.E. delivered one of the best and most inspirational extempore speeches witnessed in recent years.E. supplied Truetzschler spinning preparatory equipment. it supplied spinning machinery from its European principals and processing equipment from Monforts. is hopeful that it will continue to partner with the Welspun Group in all its future endeavours as an able technology partner.E. A.T. He started saying: “Change is the only constant.T. Due to its strong presence across the textile value chain A. Mr. Chairman. B. This is the when our chairman.E. Everything in this world changes around us and has an impact on one business after the other. particularly to the Asian countries. While dealing with Welspun all these years. followed by its participation in further expansion of the plant in spinning.E.T.T. etc.
Rajesh said: “We are targeting a turnover of $2 billion by 2020. It is to be a supplier to. it is in a position to work closely with Welspun’s experts from the very beginning of new projects.COVER STORY Archroma helps Welspun focus on sustainability and innovation Archroma is extremely proud to have been associated with Welspun for the past 15 years. This is why companies such as Welspun turn to it in their own quest for more innovative and eco-friendly textile products. of my colleagues. Rainer ROESCH. Welspun has introduced impressive high-end towels and bed sheets in a very competitive market. Unveiling the Vision for 2020. we are today the largest producers and sellers of towels in the world”. who are in the organisation since its inception. Archroma provides process solutions to Welspun which aim Mr. Archroma is a natural partner for the development of carpets and technical textiles. and partner of Welspun. The company has built an excellent partnership with Welspun over the years with its trustful and open relations resulting in many successful developments. starting from product development.1 manufacturer of home textiles”. Mr. Our first target is to achieve a turnover of $1 billion by 2016 from the current level of around $700 million. It has earned special reputation as a highly innovative company dedicated to meeting the highest quality standards. for the pre-treatment and finishing of terry towels and home textiles. Business Operation Leader Textile Specialties at improving the environmental profile of its own production process with no compromise on efficiency. and is keen on taking up new developments and challenges together. Archroma specializes in colours and performance technologies and is committed to fostering sustainability and innovation in the textile industry. We want to be the world’s No. Thanks to its experience in these applications and a full range of products and services. Most of the $700 36 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . It also provides high fastness dyes and optical brightener agents.
S. Director. co-operative and methodical approach has resulted in achieving top class performance of Picanol’s new gen machines which are in use at the Anjar plant producing top quality bed sheeting fabrics. Picanol believes that it can offer complete solution to Welspun and be one of its key partners in its journey to achieve its Vision 2020.500 crores over the next three years to further increase the capacity across the entire manufacturing value chain from spinning to finishing.COVER STORY million turnover that the company does in textiles comes from home textiles segment. The company technicians attend to customer complaints immediately so as to avert losses. Picanol started its Indian operations in 2008 with the sole purpose of being closer to its customers and providing them with best of service. All these investments will propel the company’s future growth to achieve the vision it has set for itself. It has a local team of trained technicians who take care of the erection and commissioning of the new machines and aftersales service. terry towel as well as technical applications such as automotive textiles. The challenge will be to double the turnover from $1 billion to $2 billion by Mr. Picanol weaving Welspun success story Picanol’s association with Welspun started with the supply of its new generation Summum airjet machines last year. Its machines are suitable for bed sheeting. 2. Picanol has a full range of weaving machines which can cover the wide range of fabrics which Welspun is venturing into. Aich. Welspun is well set to achieve the 2016 target through the existing expansion and business growth. The company is investing Rs. Welspun India Ltd. Its experience in working with Welspun has been enriching. S. Welspun’s sincere. to say the least. 38 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Picanol has a fully-equipped electronic prints repair station in New Delhi where all the prints are repaired locally.
Welspun is also running the latest version of the Schlafhorst winding machine ACX 5 linked to the ring spinning frames. Welspun runs about 20. 4. Both ACO 8 and ACX 5 are state-of-art technology making Welspun excellently positioned for 2020. like wipes. India and Pakistan. followed by ring spinning lines and later on with rotor spinning frames. it will decide on the way forward for this business. 250 crores. Saurer has supplied Welspun with its latest model in rotor spinning.COVER STORY Saurer’s high-end solutions Saurer has been supplying high-end machinery to Welspun for the past 30 years. China which had a 16 per cent market share in the US home textile market in 2005 has now raised THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . The next important segment which the company is actively exploring is technical textiles. in 2013 Welspun invested in manufacturing car40 pets and identified this as an important growth segment with an initial investment of Rs. Rising wages and quality demand are making automation a must in the production process. 2020. Its service engineers respond immediately to customer requests and take regular visits to them for periodic checks and technological support. from roving frame up to the winder. Welspun is also focussing on expanding its distribution footprint in India. from roving to winding for all yarn applications. Saurer customers. entering new product segments and resort to diversification to achieve the vision. Saurer and Welspun have a very cordial business relationship based on mutual interest. ACO 8. The products manufactured by it are of the highest quality and cater also to markets like Japan. the US and the UK. to bring clear benefits to customers. Saurer service stations in India are located in close proximity to its Mr. Talking about the global scenario. The company realises the need for expanding its domestic distribution network. Its co-operation with the group started with winders. CEO. Based on the products developed and the market potential and acceptance. Mr. On the ring spinning side Saurer is the leading provider of solutions. The Schlafhorst product range offers automation. Rajesh said the US and Europe account for two-thirds of the world consumption of home textiles and 75 per cent of what they consume comes from China.000 ACO open end spindles and 4. which offers high productivity. particularly in nonwovens. automotive textiles and a few other products. The big question is whether the home textile segment alone could help achieve this ambitious target.000 Zinser ring spindles. Accordingly. Daniel Lippuner. Saurer is proud to be associated with a company like Welspun which has a clear vision and is very well managed by a professional team. The domestic business currently contributes three-five per cent of the total business. and this is expected to increase to 20 per cent by 2016. This is still in the initial stage of development.500 winder positions from Saurer Schlafhorst.
high-performing processing and effects chemicals that have low environmental impact and enable significant reductions in energy and processing time. expensive labour and growing population and per capita income. It has always been supportive in adopting new technologies. human rights violation and reckless pollution of the environment. supported by factors such as surplus cotton in the country. strong technical support and know-how to help Welspun improve its efficiency. total solutions and provide robust technical support that will help the company achieve its 2020 vision. excellence and collaboration that has positioned Welspun at the forefront of the textile industry and a global leader in home textiles. collaborative relationship with Welspun spanning for over 13 years. Pakistan’s share of global home textiles business has gone down. India’s market share in global home textile exports has been continuously increasing over the last few years. Global Textile Effects Huntsman is the global leader in developing total textile solutions across all aspects of the textile chain. The world is finding fewer propensities to export out of China and is looking for other destinations to source its merchandise. consumes most of its produce in-house. Kent Kvaal. overtaking China in 2013. VP. It is this spirit of innovation. and Bangladesh is suffering from its own challenges like political stress.Sales & Technical Resources.COVER STORY it 32 per cent. competitive factor costs Mrs. Welspun India Ltd. 42 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . It will continue to work closely with Welspun to bring in new technologies. Huntsman echoes Welspun’s spirit of innovation Huntsman Textile Effects has a successful. This strong partnership has made a difference to the textile industry and has helped Welspun achieve their business objectives. drive higher standards in environmental sustainability for its mill and to increase cost optimization. The market share growth is expected to continue. The company is a progressive partner that prides itself on product innovation. India. Huntsman believes that innovative technology is the key to offering better service and in improving economic and environmental sustainability. The company is committed to developing sustainable. we see more opportunities to offer our cutting edge research and technology to develop value-added solutions and innovative products with intelligent effects that meet their business needs. Today China. As a global business partner. With Welspun expanding into carpets and technical textiles. quality and sustainability. Mr. with 11 per cent share in US imports of home textiles has increased it to 35 per cent in the same period. Executive Director. Dipali Goenka. with its escalating cost. Huntsman Textile Effects has harnessed its cutting-edge technology.
Today. 45 per cent of the towels and 50 per cent of the bedsheets imported into America are from India. With DyStar’s global presence. Welspun accounts for 40 per cent of all towels exported out of India 44 A section of the audience at the WELVISION 2020 conference THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . The company feels that the innovation and commitment of Welspun to markets across the world and to its customers is a key factor for the company to become a global leader in home textiles. skills. Welspun’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plants. DyStar also helps Welspun achieve new demands from the markets on the requirements of highest wash and wet rub fastness in bed sheetings and bleach safe requirements in terry towels for the US markets. Rajesh further observed: “This is the decade for Indian textiles. There is a ‘This decade belongs to India’ Mr. systems and processes have helped it achieve this leading position. I am very optimistic and strongly believe that this decade belongs to us. innovative products and technical knowhow it can be a long-term partner of Welspun in establishing the technical textiles and carpets projects. and the supportive policy regime. understanding customers and innovating new products. the company is closely working with Welspun to run its e-control process effectively to maximize output with consistency and reproducibility of shades and working on achieving first-time results in the Pad Dry Pad Steam continuous application process. With a heritage of over 100 years in product and application innovation. Today we are the second largest cotton crop producing country in the world and the only nation having surplus after consumption.COVER STORY DyStar helps Welspun cater to the demanding global requirements DyStar has been associated with Welspun since 2005. China. more importantly. DyStar is a leading provider of products and services for the global textile industry. We stand single in terms of self-sufficiency and export almost 25 per cent of cotton and 30 per cent of cotton yarn produced in the country. home textiles where India has built a global scale with world class technology. Welspun has its complete focus on textiles and aims to emerge a global leader. and 22 per cent share in the towels imported by America. particularly cotton and. Pakistan and Turkey import a major portion of their consumption.
000 tons in towels and 45 million metres flat sheeting fabric which we wish to grow to 60. LUWA for Welvision 2020. being one of the most important customers. processing and finishing.000 tons and 72 million metres respectively in the next three years. air conditioning systems for its motor cooling in the steel plant and ventilation for its thermal power plants. The Welspun focus on empowering its employees whom it considers as its biggest asset is also benefiting it to a great extent. The philosophy of Welspun to provide world-class products and services to its customers and attain market leadership in all its businesses reflects its proper and detailed planning of investments. apart from modernising all the existing spindles.000 new spindles. 46 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . We are adding 2. It plans to have various interactive and training sessions with Welspun’s engineers at its different sites so as to impart proper training to get maximum operational efficiency from the existing Luwa products. There are many areas where Luwa will be working as an important partner Mr. Luwa is its trusted partner for providing the right type of system to attain maximum performance out of its production machines at a competitive cost. energy audit.COVER STORY clear advantage of raw materials in the country for the next 12-15 years. to become the world’s largest home textile manufacturer. Gottfried Abrell. Decisions are made very thoughtfully considering all the factors. “We have commit- LUWA’s decade-long relationship with Welspun Luwa’s relationship with Welspun began a decade ago in 2004 at a time when Welspun had laid the foundation for its new greenfield plant at Anjar. Luwa. from spinning to weaving to dyeing. with its vast global network. We also plan to invest in automation processes Investing for the future As a company. For most of Welspun’s air engineering needs. air-conditioning system for the synthetic fibre BCF unit to Loomsphere systems for its terry towel and sheeting plants. will jointly work out the best solutions for any of its future requirements and for its overseas investments.50. including the technical and commercial aspects. starting from air-conditioning to humidification systems for the company’s spinning plants. Luwa has supplied its complete range of products. Welspun. CEO. Welspun has made large investment in creating capacities across the entire textile manufacturing. we have a capacity to manufacture 40. ted to invest Rs. technical seminars and training for the technical and maintenance team are the areas where Luwa is working closely with the Welspun team. and Indian companies need to take advantage of this and invest in technology”. on a long-term basis.500 crores in the next three to four years to develop our business. TexFog high pressure humidification system for the nonwoven plant. Plant efficiency audits. 2. Today.
K.COVER STORY Van de Wiele Group’s long standing partnership Bonas India’s association with Welspun is for almost two decades. of the Van de Wiele Group. 200 crores for the welfare of our people for constructing huge dormitories. Welspun. innovating with quality. growing with speed. It has a Cobble carpet tufting machine and Titan over edging machines which are part Mr. Mr. Chairman. to make ourselves more efficient. personally placed his first order for 12 jacquard heads with Bonas. installed on air-jet and rapier weaving machines. B. The company hopes to continue helping Welspun attain its vision for 2020. Since then it has been moving with the group in its mission of emerging as a global leader. We have signed a $100 million contract with HP for IT solutions. and the name helped it to establish leadership in the jacquard terry towels market. colleges and world class medical facilities in the next three to five years”. Goenka. mak48 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Rajesh. to become one of the key partners in Welspun’s carpet venture. Bonas feels that Welspun’s mission of serving with passion. from 1996 onwards. staff and workers colony. Welspun has a dedicated team of experts committed to get the best out of the new generation electronic jacquards and the professional approach towards the weaving process. Welspun is currently executing a major expansion of its spinning capacity by adding another 170. Anand Agate. the world leader in carpet and velvet weaving General Manager. excelling with ethics and sharing good profits with the shareholders could be the factors behind its success as a leading global home textile manufacturer. said Mr. Bonas India machines. schools. In 1996. The company also has plans to set up an extrusion plant to manufacture polypropylene yarn.000-spindle project in Anjar. Welspun is Bonas’ biggest customer in the terry towel sector. We have invested over Rs. The company has invested in state-of-the-art equipments to manufacture polypropylene yarns widely used in woven and tufted carpets. The company now has 62 jacquard heads at its Vapi unit and eight jumbo jacquard heads at Anjar.
The company has been supplying airjet looms for both sheeting and terry weaving for its home textiles division. Inditech has supplied Barudan cross hemming machines. Tsudakoma has been represented in India by Inditech International. Apart from the looms. thus reduc- 650 Tsudakoma airjet looms in operation at Welspun Tsudakoma has been partnering with Welspun for nearly 12 years. and inputs from the operations team of Welspun have also helped the company enhance its technology. In addition. Tsudakoma aspires to go hand in hand with Welspun in its journey towards 2020 and beyond. the company’s captive supply of yarn and greige fabric is expected to grow to 75 per cent from the current level of 30-35 per cent.COVER STORY ing it possibly the single largest facility under one roof in the country. As one of the leading manufacturers of weaving and weaving preparatory machines in the world in the apparels and technical textiles field. 50 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . it hopes its partnership with Welspun will only grow stronger year on year. Addition of another 100 looms for towels is also under study. The keen interest and deep involvement of the promoters of the company at both macro and micro levels. Its experience at Welspun has been very enriching.000 spindles in Anjar and more spindleage in Vapi. Working with Welspun is a matter of great pride and satisfaction for Tsudakoma. Post this capex. backed by a strong technical and marketing team. the company has supplied the polyester and nylon spinning plants at Silvassa. The company is planning to add another 60. are the key factors behind the Welspun success. It recently added 140 looms in Anjar and is planning to add another 130 looms in 2014-15. Tsudakoma has supplied nearly 650 sets of wide-width airjet looms to Welspun’s Vapi and Anjar units.
in its view. Globally. Beck-Packautomaten has pioneered many developments in the field of automatic film packaging and shrink wrapping in finding customized solutions for highly demanding applications in home and technical textiles. The company’s customer focus. Welspun has capacity to manufacture 20. General panding business and make their presence felt across the sectors. carpets is as good. ing its dependence on external suppliers. Welspun has forayed into manufacturing carpets and has invested Rs. which Welspun acquired in 2006. innovation both in product and process. Beck-Packautomaten has never before ventured into India. coupled with management of talent. The company is delighted to know about Welspun unveiling its Vision 2020 and hopes to have a role as a key partner for secondary packaging of goods. growing at 2530 per cent year on year. or in some markets much bigger than home textiles. It is fully integrated. Teconnect India. producing 25 million units annually. The company did venture into the retail market with its own retail stores across the country but wound up all its stores a couple of years ago due to losses. However. technical textiles (wipes or automotive textiles) or floor coverings. Now the company is working on the store-in-store concept with major retailers like Shoppers Stop. Carpets THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . is attributed to the conduct of its business processes that turns inputs like knowledge and raw materials into products and services that create value for the customers. Beate Beck-Deharde. said Mr. Welspun strongly believes in the India growth story. 250 crores in setting up a dedicated manufacturing line for rugs and carpets. In the domestic retail space.COVER STORY Beck-Packautomaten makes Indian foray with Welspun Beck-Packautomaten’s association with Welspun dates back to 1990s through Christy of the UK. scale of operations. Cur52 rently the domestic market constitutes five per cent of the company’s total turnover.000 tonnes between rugs and carpets. the market size for towels is $3-4 billion compared to carpets which is nearly $6 billion. Its entire team in Germany and its associates in India have started to focus on exMs. Apart from ensuring quality and availability of key intermediate products. which gives it a competitive edge. and the next machine is expected to be installed in the next couple of weeks. the first business with Welspun was concluded in December 2012 along with its associate for the Indian sub-continent. thanks to the BCF line at Welspun Syntex. it operates through its brands Welhome and Spaces for the towels and home textile range. for example. “By 2020. may it be home textiles. Beck-Packautomaten cess of Welspun. and stakeholders’ delight constitute the essence of Welspun’s success as a global home textiles player. Identifying an opportunity in this segment. Rajesh. and its first experience with Welspun has been delightful and encouraging. Beck-Packautomaten has so far supplied and installed four machines for Welspun. In the US. Pantaloons and many others. the backward integration will also contribute to improving the profitability of Welspun significantly. the domestic market would constitute 20 per cent of our total turnover”. The sucManagement.
EVS has recently installed its latest IQ-TEX4 colour camera online inspection system with shade variation analyser in Welspun’s finished fabric line. The company’s online inspection system is already an integral part of Welspun’s quality monitoring department in Advanced Textiles. EVS turn away or fall sick. EVS has spent the past 20 years developing the best vision inspection and process monitoring solutions for the textile market. consistent and reliable than the best human inspectors. “We are already working closely with potential global customers and the response has been very encouraging. Using full colour high resolution cameras. and today it is very proud to have its solutions confirmed by the leading global supplier of these goods. type and severity of each defect contained in a finished lot prior to cutting. Sam Cohen. It certainly appreciates the opportunity to partner with a company like Welspun. added Mr. Technical textiles Further. Utilizing these proven methods yield enhancements could increase up to three per cent by doing nothing more than making smarter and better informed decisions. The shade variation analyser provides online shade variation using the CIE L*A*B* standard for measurement with built-in 5-5-5 colour matching program. which helps in labour reduction. CEO. EVS looks forward to being a key supplier to Welspun in its vision for 2020 and beyond! 54 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . These cameras do not blink. the IQ-TEX4 system can see defects down to fractions of millimetres at speeds well over 80 metres per minute. size. By knowing the location. Rajesh.COVER STORY The company is already utilising 50 per cent capacity. LED illumination units and multiple viewing angles. Its automatic inspection systems are far more accurate. space saving and better quality. one of the leading players who sets the standard for global textile quality. We are confident that this will be an important part of our future business”. yield enhancement. the company EVS’ online inspection system Elbit Vision Systems (EVS) has been associated with Welspun for more than half a decade. never Mr. This optimized map will automatically control the high speed de-batching table and instruct each operator on what defects to flag or remove. seeing the tremendous potential in the Advanced Textiles market. and where to make roll cuts. an optimized cut map can be created with a simple click of a button.
The company is well placed with high-end global scale capacity. reflecting the company’s professional approach with regard to upkeep of plant & machinery. Inspiron is supplying 10 KAPrec heat recovery units to save the energy let out to the environment and recirculate and reheat the MOTEX stenter at the Anjar facility. Model B340. Chairman. in September 2004 to Welspun.COVER STORY Inspiron’s heat recovery solutions Inspiron supplied the Motex. Covadian. This will take another year to mature. As we mature and grow. 15 to 18 per cent in the drying and heat setting process and 22-25 per cent in the heat setting process. It has put up a new plant which has started production in October 2012. Currently we are doing more of commodity products. we will then take a final decision. Welspun also intends to contribute significantly to environment protection through energy saving. Prakash Bhagwati. The machine has been playing a significant role in the growth of Welspun. Mr. thereby contributing to reduction in carbon footprint. we will define the areas which we will focus on. product knowledge & expertise and co-ordinated marketing approach to capitalise on the technical textile growth. This is expected to result in 10-12 per cent energy saving in the drying process. This will drastically reduce the load on fuel consumption. Rocklin and Reckitt Benckiser. It is thus well placed to strengthen its position as a global player. Rajesh further disclosed: “We are quite new to this segment. Some of the specialised products that WIL is currently manufacturing in Advanced Textiles are top end baby care wipes. filtration Mr. 150 crores on the technical textiles 56 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Right now we are wetting our feet to understand what the nonwoven and industrial textiles business is all about. In a short span of time it got itself certified to J&J. Automotive and industrial filtration systems could be segments to look at”. This machine is now being overhauled with modern features and automation. InspirOn Engineering cloth and automotive nonwovens. skilled workforce. Welspun has so far invested Rs. forayed into this segment starting with the nonwoven category. hygiene wipes. 10F Combi Chain Type.
along with its continued focus on constantly updating the skill and knowledge of its employees has been instrumental in Welspun achieving success globally and creating a new benchmark for Indian textile companies. Mr. This openness and vision. which might have favourable trade agreements with the US or the EU. which has given the company a dominant share in many global markets. Novozymes has the complete range of enzymatic solutions for processing textiles. Technopak Mr.Service Director . Another major Novozymes partners Welspun in offering environment friendly technologies Novozymes has been associated with Welspun from 2011. Chairman & MD.Asia Paciﬁc added offerings to the end customers through in-house innovations. 75-crore investment in needle punch lines during 2014-15. power and increased productivity. Arvind K. Rajesh said: “The biggest threat to any business out of India is trade blocks. the UK. Singhal. When our competing countries get preferential access to markets like the US and the Europe. he said that Welspun is not averse to such opportunities. Referring to the potential threats for business. Wazir Management Consultants project and plans another Rs. For example. 58 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . including the US. But. out of which the most successful has been the UK towel brand Christy. Prashant Agarwal. It is working closely with Welspun’s R&D team to offer the company new Ms. Being a pioneer and world leader in enzyme technology. then over a period of time it will become difficult for Indian manufacturers to compete if we don’t sign similar contracts. The company did acquire a couple of businesses globally. Europe and Asia. Asked about inorganic growth opportunities. Novozymes could foresee big scope for enzymatic solutions being adapted to the home textiles segment in the near future. Novozymes anticipates huge demand for environmental friendly products with special emphasis on savings in basic utilities like water. With such requirements becoming a necessity. Managing Director. Welspun has always encouraged and adopted all new technologies which can help them upgrade their quality as well as ensuring that their CSR are upheld. for now.COVER STORY Mr. that puts us in a disadvantage. Technical solutions that can help in improving product quality and provide value. Jt. Pakistan has duty-free access to the EU and the US for a period of 2 to 3 years…. Merete Færgemand. The company has also been exploring the possibility of setting up manufacturing facilities outside India. it feels there is enough opportunity in what it is doing right now. if this becomes permanent.
Welspun is all set to achieve its vision for 2020 and beyond”. providing an opportunity for them to hear and interact with their global suppliers and partners. In fact. for which it has built stateof-the-art infrastructure comprising a convention center of global standard and conference halls. Mr.000 people. the Welvision 2020 event conducted at Anjar was part of the company efforts to give global exposure for its employees. the late G. fondly known as Babuji. “with an incredibly favourable policy environment. the aspirations of the people are changing. skilled manpower. We understand that the world is changing. if we don’t understand this and don’t take corrective action.challenge will be manpower. As principal employers. it is impossible to run a factory with a workforce of 20. w 59 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . It is not the factories we set up but it is what we do with the people who are working with us which will differentiate us from the rest. Rajesh concluded on a highly optimistic note by saying that. Goenka. All these are housed under a grand memorial built in memory of the company’s founder. If we don’t take care of our employees we will be out of business”. We are doing a lot to improve the overall quality of living of all our employees.R. Welspun is planning many such events in the future. a burgeoning middle class and rising disposable income which will make it the second largest market in the world probably in the next 20 years.
Vice President .. e. Mr.WEAVING Growing Indian appreciation for STÄUBLI’s new technologies Staubli has always led the weaving industry in terms of technological innovations.g. Fritz Legler. Our standard shed forming technologies – dobbies and cam motions – were profiting from this trend. All these efforts have resulted in further increasing its engagement with its customer and increasing its marketshare. Stäubli increased its market share for Jacquard machines in key markets. spoke about the company’s performance in 2013 and its expectations for the future.Product Management and Marketing. 60 Mr. Schönherr for solutions in carpet weaving or Deimo for electronic controllers. and Stäubli’s benefits over alternative solutions were clearly seen. Sales & Service. were also gaining strength in their respective markets. Staubli Sargans AG. Vice President Marketing. Staubli has continuously worked on further improving the productivity and performance of its machines. jacquards or warp prepartory machines. Highlights in 2013 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Furthermore. Fritz LEGLER. In a recent interview. Warp preparation technology with automatic drawingin or beam knotting ma- chines was in demand. Our other brands. Be it the dobbies. How was the year 2013 for Stäubli? What were the key highlights during the year? The official figures for 2013 is not out yet but our own analysis and market intelligence suggest that the investment activity in key markets was much better than anticipated and far bet- ter than in 2012.
were certainly the market introductions of our latest dobby generation – S3000/S3200 Series – or our new cam motions – 1671/1681/1781 Series. Moreover. Stäubli’sdobbies of the 3rd generation enable weaving machine running speeds in excess of 1’000 rpm with. took longer to materialize. a typi61 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . FDI or investment moneys left India. This delayed project financing propositions. our new carpet weaving machine. some of the planned and official support vehicles like. Turkey. This increased utilization of plant in a positive way. How was the Indian weaving market in general in 2013. Can you highlight some of the key innovations in products and technologies at Stäubli in recent years? It is our guiding principle that we provide “fast moving technology” to our customers. Countries like China. Moreover.. Another example would be the SX-Jacquard machine which is favored by Indian weavers over alternative solutions. Italy did rather well in certain market areas. Which were the global markets which did well during 2013. for instance.e. In the area of warp preparation. bond buying activity). Our new Jacquard machines SX are gaining market share as are our drawing-in machines of the DELTA & SAFIR lines or our famous TOPMATIC beam knotting machines. and how was Stäubli’s performance during this period? There was quite a bit of enthusiasm right after India-ITME held in December 2012 which gave the weaving industry some impetus. and how did Stäubli perform in these markets? Besides India there were the usual claimants and leading markets which contributed to an improved market environment. the S3260 version. the TUFS. for instance. However. Our SX Jacquard machine is predominantly used in India in all common application fields such as upholstery. is attracting a lot of interest. Stäubli was in a position to profit from this situation. This can only be achieved through high investment into R&D activities to bring about innovative solutions which firmly address our customers’ needs. yarn or fabric exports. for instance. Pakistan or Bangladesh held their own but also. Stäubli managed to gain market share within its textile activities such as Jacquard machines or warp preparation activities (drawing-in or beam knotting machines). This in itself helped the Indian industry to boost garment. Letter of credits were not readily available for some time. Some examples would be our latest generation of dobbies (S3000 and S3200 Series) and cam motions (1600 and 1700 Series). Our existing as well as prospective customers appreciate the innovative drive of our company. later into the year announcements by the American FED to reduce or taper industry support provided through what they call quantitative easing (i. Recent innovations are now being introduced into India also. Schönherr ALPHA 500. terry and so forth. which brought down the strength of the local currency.
WEAVING cal example would be our latest generation of drawing-in machines of the SAFIR line which provides much higher productivity compared to manual drawing in. help increase the flexibility and investment security for our customers. w THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Let’s keep our fingers crossed that there will not be. We keep steadily growing our local teams based on market demands. we are currently training two new Sales Engineers and four new Service Technicians in our textile division. Connector and Robotics. In summary. Far-reaching application know-how with its Multi Weft Selector (MWS) system. Finally. S. Our local General Manager. keeps feeling the pulse of the local industry and plans resources accordingly. we cannot see drastic changes when it comes to our more specific weaving 62 industry. There will almost certainly be a more reasonable or standard level of investment in 2014. As an example. Can you provide some update on the Indian operations. for instance. Local staff will also be properly trained at our European production units to fully immerse in our innovations and fast moving technology. Having said this. your sales office in India? Due to the importance of the market. do you see good growth opportunity in this market? There will be growth opportunities going forward. With the Government’s push to modernize the Indian weaving segment. In 2012 we had moved to our new building – “the Stäubli House” – in Mumbai where we house our three divisions – Textile. Mahajan. Stäubli welcomes any initiative supporting this idea and direction. Mr. three in Sales and 20 in Service support backed with a showroom/demonstration center along with machines to offer training to our customers here at Mumbai. Some of the hype seen in 2013 was probably to the detriment of the current year. sometimes the mills of India grind slowly – there is always a danger that there will be too much red tape involved! Time will tell if the next government will implement necessary structural changes. Stäubli has been active with its own Indian set-up since 1993. we have full-fledged operation in India with a current strength of 27 members in our Textile Division. a global currency crisis as seen in the past. our brand Schönherr offers the latest generation of carpet weaving machines of the ALPHA 500 Series. What are your expectations from 2014? Do you see any interesting global trends evolving which can drive business in the weaving segment? This is about crystal ball gazing – istn’t it? There might be general trends like the reindustrialization move in the US or increasing cost structures in certain countries which help shift some of the value-adding in our global textile industry. However. high density carpet weaving as well as its 5 meter machine.
is striving to develop Motex as a versatile technology can look beyond its present functions. It has roped in Diagonal Consulting (India) having a team of experts with formidable and wellproven industry. research and academic background and experience. a big success Prakash Bhagwatiled Ahmedabadbased InspirOn Engineering Private Ltd. A very senior expert from Diagonal shared his valuable experience in value addition through functional finishes and pragmatic approach to make stenter operation friendly and productive. has been providing precise controls for various operations carried out in textile processing where stenter has its major role. a market and technology leader. Chairman. The unique feature of the event was an interactive session wherein textile processing in the context of modern stenters like Motex was deliberated in detail. The top Marketing Executive of InspirOn explained Motex’s special features and functioning to the participants. which with its sustained market leadership. InspirOn Engineering. Motex. w Mr. recently organized an innovative clients meet at Tirupur. The huge success of the event has encouraged InspirOn to continue with such interactions in other regions of the country. Prakash Bhagwati. InspirOn Engineering THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 63 .PROCESSING InspirOn meet on stenter role.
Commercial Director. in terms of delivered volumes. Mr. We spoke to the management team consisting of Mr. continuous shrinkage and bulking winders. and Mr. Paolo Puntoni.SPINNING SAVIO fares well in 2013 India remains the second largest market S 64 avio is a global leader in the yarn finishing machine sector. On this assumption we can estimate that the total number of installed spin- THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . The year 2013 has been quite good for the company globally and in India. Marketing Director. Regional Sales Vice-President. operating worldwide in the manufacturing and marketing of automatic winders. Mauro Moro. China and India. two-for-one twisters. We expect that ring spinning frames deliveries could reach the same level of 2012 (around 12 millions). How was the year 2013 for Savio? The 2013 market has been quite comparable to the previous year. on the company’s performance in 2013 and plans for the current year. and rotor spinning frames with factories in Italy. Savio is a technology-driven company and is continuously working on further improving the quality and operational efficiency of its machines. Valter De Carli.
How many machines did Savio sell in 2013 and which are the major markets for Savio worldwide? China. Savio automatic machines are also designed to face the lower availability of textile laborers and higher personnel cost of our customers. in Far East too. In terms of products and technology. should be in a range of 255-260 millions. as happened in the last 10 years. by the end of 2013. Indonesia. add- THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 65 . The end result of all above is given by the high number of about 2. The fully automatic ma- chines. what were the key highlights for Savio worldwide? Savio worldwide has been offering since many years a product portfolio gathering “friendly user” machines. as in our winding segment. India. and such requirement has to cope with the low availability of personnel and skilled technicians.dles. in order to process the widest range of yarn counts and materials.000 winders delivered in 2013. It’s important to mention the ring spinning delivered volumes. The investments in higher automation have been significantly increased. naturally imply additional sophisticated devices if compared with the manual ones. since this data represent also an important parameter to determine the automatic winder ones. in addition to more than 100 twisting machines. This is the achievement that Savio has made since some years. Pakistan and Bangladesh together with Turkey are confirmed as the main textile markets for Savio.
noise level and safety.000 TFO spindles. which will be the core segment for further development. With ITMA 2015 Milan in view. in addition to the well-known skills in the package formation. It is a complex. High-end fully automatic and user-friendly machines are another must. However. the main focus for automation is represented by the linked and the free standing winders. the Savio Group is today the only player in the market which can offer the whole technology for the winding process. SavioIndia Ltd. to reach minimum wear of the parts and minimum yarn waste. we believe that the main focus will be on the “green environment”. Savio winders will always be more equipped with sustainable technologies. demanding and challenging field which for sure is the world’s first when it comes to technical competence. Furthermore. which for our segment is represented by energy consumption. and forecasts for 2014 indicate a moderate increase in volumes.SPINNING ing innovative functions on the Polar IDLS/ Link winder. w 66 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . With annual production touching about 15. how does Savio perceive the business scenario globally? From the technology and products development. recently launched in the market. which also have been reconfirmed with its last product “Polar E Premium”. able to produce power and compressed air savings. Savio has responded to the increasing requirements of automation by implementing and presenting fully automatic machines both in the winding and twisting sectors. Looking into the future. How did Savio perform in the Indian market during 2013? What were the key highlights during the year? In 2013 India imported almost 250 Saviowinders.Savio’s fully-owned factory at Pollachi near Coimbatore at present serves as a worldwide manufacturing hub for both families of two-for-one twisters: the Cosmos model and the high-end Sirius model. considering that today automation has become a global trend. is planning to optimize manufacturing to cope with the growing demand from domestic as well as overseas markets. because of the knowhow of the yarn and splicer quality (through its sister companies LOEPFE and MESDAN). It’s confirmed to be the second largest market for Savio.
the DyStar’s holistic approach towards sustainability DyStar has just announced the release of its third annual sustainability report which provides a valuable insight into the company’s progress and initiatives towards sustainability during 2012 following the guidelines of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).CORPORATE Jain. while delivering the best quality products to our customers. offering the industry an extensive range of colorants. while protecting the environment. DyStar is a leader in both product and application innovation for the textile and leather industries.com w 67 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . the business has since evolved into a sustainable solution provider. For details. With its presence in over 50 countries. Based on a twintrack approach towards sustainability. auxiliaries and services. CEO. Texanlab and Sustainable Textile Services. Subsidiaries include DyStar Textile Services which houses Color Solutions International (CSI). With over a century of heritage. Secondly. visit www. we also assisted them in decreasing their own environmental and social footprint through the use of clean. From being specialised in coloration. The publication of the 2012 Report underlines the fact that Sustainability Reporting will continue to play a significant role in the DyStar strategy as it helps us to engage with all our stakeholders and to maintain our leadership in this area of work”. Some key points include the company’s reduction of its GHG emissions by approximately 13 per cent which is a great step towards its internal target of a 20 per cent reduction by 2020. The success of DyStar’s initiatives has further affirmed the company’s dedication to providing the most sustainable solutions and products to meet customers’ needs. Dr. safe and efficient products and Best Available Technology. DyStar. mills and dye-houses. DyStar DyStar Group ensures efficient expertise is delivered to global and local customers in brands & retailers. elaborated: “First we reduce our own impact by being responsible in the use of resources. Charu “Our holistic approach towards sustainability and relentless efforts to achieve our goals resulted in significant improvements through the year 2012” – Harry Dobrowolski. DyStar’s Global Sustainability Manager.
is one of the leading manufacturers of overhead travelling cleaners (OHTCs) in India. Shri Govindaraja Textiles Pvt. Balasubramanian... MMW has been in the domestic market since long. Mr. with the change in the constitution of business. Benny Jerald.. Interacting with The Textile Magazine recently. now considered the best in its class. is now being increasingly used in Indian textile mills as well. Nandan Exim. He said that the Mohler OTC is on par with any European make since it is produced from quality inputs like Tata steel. open-end and link coners. The Mohler brand. Ltd. 68 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 bags huge export orders for OHTCs Renamed as Mohler Machine Works Pvt. FAG bearings. Coimbatore. 2013. The experience and knowledge gained by the company founders. etc. chain link and belt drive – for all the makes and models of ring spinning machines. Siemens / Mitsubishi PLC control systems. NC bending machine. auto coners. S. speed frames. and is very popular in the Turkish and Bangladesh markets.Kumar’s Ltd. Lapp cable. which speak for the quality and processed by using the laser cutting machine. Ltd. now the Managing Director of MMW.. formerly known as AB Industries. V. Mechanical Engineer. launched in 2008. on April 1. MMW is now manufacturing all the three OTCs – power duct. nine tank powder coating process.SPINNING MOHLER Mohler Machine Works Pvt. over a period of more than 20 years in the textile industry have been incorporated in the development of the Mohler OTC. winders. said that the success of business is mainly due to the focus and commitment of the management to provide quality products and roundthe-clock services offered to each and every customer. Benny Jerald. Bhaskar . CNC turret punch. KPR Mills. as also for warping and weaving machines (looms). Ltd. and MIG welding. and Mr. and some of the leading names in spinning and weaving industries like Arvind Ltd. According to him. V. (MMW). Mr. Textile Technologist.
Benny Jerald. Pallava Textiles and Madura Coats are the regular users of the Mohler brand OTCs.000 sq. The company is now exploring new overseas markets where it would hopefully fare better considering its success in the domestic market. The company has been growing at an annual rate of 25 per cent. Industries Pvt. Ltd. The company also proposes to introduce new products. Benny Jerald further observed that Mohler has also been customercentric by delivering quality products and offering prompt and timely after-sales service. The launch of the new products is scheduled for June next. thanks to the product quality and unmatched services extended to the customers. Mr. More than 75 per cent of the total turnover is for export. Director. MMW has been able to manufacture more than 150 sets of OTCs every month at its sprawling production facility admeasuring 10. for which it is in discussion with some of the globally Mr.ft. Balasubramanian. he added. Mohler Machines Works Pvt Ltd.Mr. reputed manufacturers. Mohler Machines Works Pvt Ltd. V. w THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 69 . located in Coimbatore. Director. With the present infrastructural facilities.. thus emerging the largest exporter of OTCs in India.
foundry. There is an increasing awareness about the need to adopt scientific methods for safe disposal of waste. engineering.JOINT VENTURE LEED’s total environment management solutions Mr. (LMW). LRT floated its new company recently called LEED. In order to focus on the emerging concept of energy and environment management solutions. water treatment and waste to energy division. LRT. THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Lakshmi Ring Travellers In a populous country like India.M. global leaders in ring travellers. was incorporated in 1974 and its operations were organized into independent business clusters comprising of ring traveller division. CNC profile cutting division. Head-Marketing.Balaji. Coimbatore. As the name suggests. effluent and waste water from industries and households is a perennial problem which has always attracted concern of the environmentalists. There are not many agencies or individuals to find permanent solutions to issues related to waste water management and solid waste 70 disposal without affecting the water bodies and thereby the environment. LEED was formed to serve industries in total water management and solid waste management areas. (LEED) is a part of the Lakshmi Ring Travellers (LRT) group of Lak- shmi Machine Works Ltd. Lakshmi Energy and Environment Designs Ltd. J.
construction and operation and maintenance contracts for installing zero discharge effluent treatment plant in these areas. bio remediation. so that industries can set up the plant to ensure good flow of fresh and pure water. reverse osmosis plants (ROPs). zero liquid discharge plant (ZLDs). Organic waste converter Waste water treatment LEED has different divisions for waste water treatment which include sewage treatment plants (STPs). dosing systems. and chemicals and operation and maintenance. The company manu- factures and supplies wide range of skid mount sewage treatment plants (STP) which uses advanced technology to filter contaminated water. UF. mechanical evaporator. auto bar screens. Waste to energy Since there is an enormous increase in the quantity of waste materials due to human THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 71 . The plant’s setting up cost ranges may range from ten lakhs to a few crores depending upon the needs of the customer. RO. salt recovery solutions. effluent treatment plants (ETPs). all types of pumps and membrane digestion systems. With advanced technology and superior quality raw materials. cooling towers. The company helps in setting up ‘Zero Discharge Biological Effluent’ treatment plants for all verticals. LEED offers any equipments required in water treatment like agitators. a few technical institute from Turkey and technical tie-ups with leading professional consultants from across the globe. aeration systems. right from textile industries to real estate. filters. these plants efficiently remove pollution effluents and keep the environment safe. softeners. clarifiers. It provides design. solid waste management and waste to energy.The company provides state-of-the-art treatment plants from its overseas technical collaborations. anarobic coagulation systems. floculators. evaporators. The company’s product range consists of providing complete solutions in the field of water and waste water treatment.
J. The OWCs have capacities ranging from 10-100 STP Skid Mount Clean. the company has taken several initiatives to minimise. able.JOINT VENTURE activities. says Mr.M. Balaji. in an exclusive interview to The Textile Magazine.” says Mr. Balaji. When the waste is less than 100 kgs we provide solutions for composting. These pallets can be used as a cooking fuel in biomass cooking stoves. we have solutions for capacities starting from 100 kg of waste per day. Talking about the company’s target for the year. The company’s waste to energy division provides solutions for converting any solid waste into useful energy. In the case of bio gas plants. the company is confident of a huge market demand for its products. The machine can produce almost one Reverse Osmosis Plant tonne of pallets a day. Going forward we have decided to focus not only in India but outside the country also. reuse and recycle such wastes using technologically advanced solutions thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. With low maintenance and a fool proof mechanism. economically viable and technically feasible and provide productive solutions to garden waste management. They have a very high calorific value and can substitute any other material at almost half the cost. “We have products for the entire environment solutions. green energy from agricultural waste LEED manufactures fuel pallet manufacturing machines which can convert all kinds of garden and agricultural waste into fuel pallets. These machines can be installed anywhere and can generate good revenue by selling these pallets at Rs. we are confident that there is a good market for our products.” w 72 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . We have an organic waste convertor (OWC) which can convert food waste into manure within 21 days. 6-7/kg. Energy and environment designs being a new concept. These fuel pallets are environmentally sustain- kgs. Balaji adds: “Our concept is a new one. By using these products the customer can reap the benefits within a short period of two-three years.
SPINNING PROSINO targets sale of 500. Ltd. THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 Early in the 1960s. heat treatment and surface polishing process which guarantee a value-added finished product with competitive pricing. (second and third from left respectively) P 74 rosino S. Managing Director. it diversified and commenced manufacture of turned and heat treated rings for high precision ball . The product is known worldwide as “BORGOSESIA RINGS”. Prosino started expanding its exports to the European and US markets and later on to India. The company manufactures products on a single fully integrated site with turning facilities. to manufacture spinning and twisting rings for textile industries. and Mr.000 rings in India by 2015 Dr. Director & Sales Manager. Precision Rubber Industries Pvt. was established in 1946 at Grignasco near Milan. Pietro Prosino. Dembla.r. Italy. Diven G.l. Prosino. In 1995.
Indian market has a demand for standardised ring sizes which is an added ad- vantage to our company.r. Our company’s rings form 95% of the production while accessories related to rings forms the rest. We export nearly 85% of our total ring production to countries all over the world.” said Mr. Prosino S. The company’s manufacturing extended to hydraulic motors. bicycles and many other specialised mechanical engineered industries.” said Dr. w 75 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . in India. With world class quality and good pre and post sales service we expect to reach half a million rings in India in the next two years. aerospace. we are trying to establish our product back. has recently entered into a new marketing agreement with Precision Rubber Industries Pvt. the manufacturer of Precitex brand products. industrial valves. Now after a break. Previously we have been selling 3. successfully updating new programs by adapting the original textile sector with a new range of products to meet the continuously evolving business. Prosino. The response for our products in the fair was encouraging and we see some good potential for our rings. Prosino Borgosesia Rings. Precitex manufactures world class aprons and cots in India which are designed and developed to suit various machine applications and also exports these products to major destinations across the globe. Prosino employs 92 workers and has produced nine million pieces of rings the current year increasing its quantity year on year since its inception. Ltd.000 in India. “Precitex shall play an important role in the partnership and plans to export the rings to neighbouring countries like Nepal.0004. Managing Director.” added Dr. The company has a strong foundation with the proud third generation Prosino family management.and roller bearings.00. We have sent our sales and technical team to the JV company to train and educate the people. Director and Sales Manager.00.. our company was able to establish a strong commercial link with the Swiss major.l. RIETER AG and later with other associated companies in the group. Pietro Prosino. “In recognition to our world class quality. Precitex. at the recently-held Texfair exhibition. for its rings. “Since India has a great market potential and is an optimistic one. Texfair is a good launching platform for our products. Diven Dembla.
including India. spinning and PSF production line. solid state poly condensation line. The Chinese manufacturer has made great progress in modification of the PET technology and in carrying out PETG polyester plant and water soluble continuous polyester projects. provides complete plant solutions for chemical polymer fibre equipment. Heat recovery of vapour in process tower is used for the chiller system. The company has the ability to build PET continuous polymerization plants with an annual capacity of 100 76 complete turnkey solutions for polymerization & fiber line Executes 3 major projects in India P to 800 TPD or 36. PLA and PBS lines. The process includes saving energy and water through recycling. a Chinese company. etc. Special circulating water system and air cooler are used in the project which reduce power and water consumption during production.COVER STORY POLYTEX olytex Chemical Engineering Ltd. Polytex has successfully implemented 100. Polytex has successfully set up many projects and provided technical services to chemical and man-made fibre manufacturers in China and other parts of the world. Primary and secondary HTM systems can be switched and used together in esterification reaction. which is one of the world’s most promising chemical and manmade fibre markets. In the field of PBT. dye chemical devices. polybutylene terephthalate (PBT). Recovery heat is used to improve temperature in the paste preparation system.000 to 290. reduction of gas emission and high quality melt process. polyethylene terephthalate (PET).000 metric tons. PA 66.000 tons per year and more than 20 lines of middle-sized recycled polyester direct spinning. Polytex is the only one engineering company in the world which can help manufacturers modify a batch polymeriza- tion plant into a Technical know-how The purified terephthalic acid (PTA) chain transportation system designed by Polytex has run successfully in many THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . polyamide 6 (PA 6).. CP lines.
The company has successfully implemented continuous PET engineering projects for three major customers in India since 2009. The production line can have a capacity of 30 to 450 metric tons per day. It can also modify an existent chips spinning plant into a recycling polyester continuous po- Indian customers India is a very important market for Polytex. At Jindal Industries. R&D Centre The Chinese company has also developed more solutions for the production of advanced materials in co-operation with over 20 polymer research centres all over the world. the Jiangsu Jianghe Group and the Henan Jinda Group. For Nakoda Industries. the first of its kind.000 tons per year yarn grade CP plant was implemented. waste polyester filaments and staple fibres. a 1. As for Raj Rayon.000 ton per year film grade continuous polyester plant. Recycled polyester process Polytex also provides solutions relating to sustainability and recycling. Polytex promises to deliver its best performance and offer quick service to the industry in India. The company has successfully modified three more lines. which is the first of its kind. Polytex is contracting to build 400 tons per day PBT line. Since India is a potential market with a large population. from contract execution to successful start-up within 11 months. it executed a 60. The company’s major international customers include Henan Kaixiang Chemical Company (120. contributing to 30 per cent of its total turnover. fully drawn yarn (FDY) or polyester staple fibre (PSF) and drawing films. It has independent technologies and patents for recycling polyester and can build a recycling polyester production facility with a daily capacity of 20 to 200 metric tons. develop rapidly. It has also invested and constructed an engineering R&D base (70. Polytex can help manufacturers build a three reactor continuous polymerization production facility from making PBT from PTA (pure terephthalic acid) and BDO (butanediol).50.000 tons per year). The company has a huge demand for its high performance solutions in the Chinese market which contributes to 60 per cent of its business. On the other hand. the capacity of which has increased from 30 TPD batch-poly plant to 150 TPD CP line. there is enough scope for the polyester industry to lymerization plant. Currently. w 77 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . it implemented a 1. The materials which are used for recycling include PET bottle.000 ton per year yarn grade continuous polyester plant.continuous polymerization unit without discarding any equipment.30.000 m3 plant specializing in research and development of new type polymerization line and fibre line) in China to meet the special requirements of its customers. first for POY and FDY manufacturing in the same plant in the Indian market. The advantages of Polytex’s PBT polymerization solutions include energy saving and high quality production. The company has a patent for recycling polyester for melt direct spinning pre-oriented yarn (POY).
TESTING ensure optimum spinning efficiency USTER device for cotton testing to C otton is the world’s favorite fiber. As a natural product. Tackling the problem before spinning calls for reliable quality data. Armed with this knowledge. seedcoat nep count and size. Accurate testing of fibers using the USTER AFIS PRO 2 would ensure that spinners make the most of their valuable raw material by precisely optimizing their processing machinery. And this is where the USTER AFIS PRO 2 comes into its own. and the maturity. and the results from suitable fiber testing routines are 78 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . a vital test parameter Selecting the right raw material and the best way to process it are crucial for spinners. too many of which cause troublesome defects and can leave conspicuous white specks in the yarn. Spinners everywhere are all too familiar with the challenges of processing raw cotton into best-selling yarns their customers will appreciate. Cotton presents several problems if a yarn is to be made at to the specified quality with a reasonable profit for the mill. Fiber maturity. and a superb raw material for many textile end-uses. fiber nep count and size. But it is by no means easy to work with. A particular headache for spinners is the level of neps. Testing is the answer here. providing accurate information on the total nep count and size. spin- ners can optimize their spinning preparation processes to achieve the consistent quality levels their customers demand. its many variabilities present several challenges related to the kind of cotton to choose and the way it is being processed into good quality yarn profitably. covering key parameters for neps.
Proper measurement of the most important fiber parameters is the key to optimized control of machinery settings. but it can be neatly exemplified by focusing on one specific area of concern to spinners: fiber maturity. This accuracy has recently been proven in a series of independent trials by ICA Bremen. cutting down the risk of poor quality yarn impacting on company profitability. to target the most appropriate production rates and to minimize damage to their valuable fiber raw material. Downstream in subsequent process stages. and even high levels of waste. It is then possible to adjust the fiber mix and machine settings to take account of these raw material parameters. production rates and waste levels. w 79 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Spinners can protect themselves from these risks. fiber maturity. The system’s data from a sequence of material tests – from blowroom to finisher drawframe – allows constant monitoring and accurate information on nep levels (especially fiber neps). unacceptable nep counts. achieving both quality and profitability goals. these problems inevitably lead to the unwanted combination of high yarn defect levels and low raw material yield. rendering the material off-quality and adversely affecting profits. Mills certainly need this accuracy to help ensure their machine settings are correct. Fiber Testing at Uster Technologies: “Less variation and greater accuracy over the most critical fiber properties have proven the superiority of AFIS. and the performance of the USTER AFIS PRO 2 here is paramount in equipping mill managements with the information they need to get these choices right consistently. The role of the USTER AFIS PRO 2 fiber testing instrument from Uster Technologies in process optimization is wideranging. which in turn is a major element in the spinner’s sustained profitability. one of the world’s leading cotton authorities. At spinning.” As well as improvements in product quality. immature fiber levels and short fiber content. causing breakages. Good decisions here determine the quality level of the finished yarn. thanks to the USTER AFIS PRO 2. The challenge here is to identify and deal with immature fiber content. excessive short fibers. of course. spinners will also benefit from reduced waste – a vital economic aspect for any mill – and avoid the risk of off-quality product or returns from customers. Product Manager. neps caused by immature fibers will appear as white specks in the dyed fabric. Accuracy is essential.essential aids. Says David McAlister. Immature fibers are a real menace in spinning.
This initiative does not call for large-scale retooling of the textile industry but easy-to-implement and low-cost opportunities that pay for themselves in less than a year. has grown into a global entity with operations in four countries. It also involves consumption of a tremendous amount of energy for steam and hot water. Apart from its leadership in technical textiles business.ENERGY EFFICIENCY Sustained textile industry drive to enhance ENERGY EFFICIENCY F rom the clothes we wear to the curtains in our homes. as a group. With the industry mostly concentrated in countries still developing environmental regulatory systems. engineering plastics and industrial yarns as well. novative operation and product development. have come up with a few initiatives to curb pollution in the sector while saving the industry money. along with a group of apparel retailers and brand partners. Building on its in-house R&D facilities for its technical textiles business. dyeing and finishing of one ton of fabric with lots of harmful chemicals can result in polluting up to 200 tons of water.440 kwh of power in 201213 by switching off one of the two dust collectors and by shifting it nearer to the dust generating 80 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . To address the rapidly deteriorating environment at the global level caused by the textile industry. voluntary organisations. Since the technical textile segment contributes to over 50 per cent of its turnover. SRF is of course conscious of the challenges of operating in a highly competitive environment. such as China. However. textile manufacturing causes environmental degradation. the company has implemented a few energy saving practices in this segment to further reduce its operating cost. thousands of everyday items we rely on are produced SRF Industries SRF Industries. the company saved 37. Bangladesh and Vietnam. It also enjoys a significant presence among key domestic manufacturers of polyester films and fluoro specialities. India. the company is a market leader in refrigerants. At its Kashipur technical textile facility. it strives to stay ahead in business through in- by the textile industry.
It saved 1. Isolation of loom air supply during stoppage of loom for more than five minutes could reduce its energy consumption to 6. Energy saving continues to be the thrust area for the management which keeps studying newer methods to achieve it.2 tonnes of furnace oil during the year by installing an air pre-heater (APH) in the TFH.166 kwh a month. SRF enhanced the capacity of the cooling tower pump to 90 kw and stopped operating two pumps with 75 kw and 55 kw power.500 kwh of energy. The Viralimalai unit of SRF has improved its fuel consumption by installation of energy-efficient DGS and by replacing mercury vapour lamps with LEDs. An inverter provision for K1 air compressor to control the loading based on HP air pressure reduced monthly energy consumption by 8. SRF’s Gummidipoondi technical textile unit achieved a saving of 12. It has its stateof-the-art production facilities in and around Tirupur. specialises in readymade knitted garments. centimetre to 14 kg. KPR Mills KPR Mill Ltd.6 kw per hour by installing FRP boxes in the Toray twister motor exhaust system.808 kwh per annum by installing the variable frequency drive (VFD) in the 55 KW thermal fluid heater (TFH) circulating pump. It also was able to retain 31. including value-added compact and melange yarn. Automatic switch-off of the motor in the drapper loom during loom stoppage for more than five minutes resulted in a monthly saving of 12. the old belt-driven reciprocating type compressor has been replaced by the Atlas Copco screw compressor with inverter drive to avoid belt transmission loss and increase the output efficiency in the air line system. A timer-based controller was provided in the HSD cooling tower motor which reduced 600 kwh a month.000 units by introducing the load energy saver in the warp twister. in Tamil Nadu. A monthly saving of 3. the company has installed variable frequency drives in the spinning blower motors and humidification plants to optimize the energy output by maintaining the required machine parameters and department relative 81 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 .224 kwh of energy by replacing three high wall split air-conditioners with chilled water-based air handling units (AHUs) in the same period. By doing so.666 kwh a month.200 kWh a month by optimising operation of the HT & LT air compressors and by reducing the air pressure at the dipping and nitrogen plant at 7 kg per sq. The company has its high priority to energy conservation schemes and takes effective steps to implement them wherever possible.area. The unit was also able to save 2. At the company’s Karumathampatti spinning unit. At its Manali unit. centimetre instead of 9 kg. knitted fabrics and cotton yarn. The unit also saved 30 kw per hour by installing an energy-efficient PSA nitrogen plant and another 18.289 kwh was recorded by reducing the speed of the cooling tower fan. The unit achieved a monthly saving of 1.520 kwh a month by lowering the suction gun air pressure of 15 kg per sq.37. the company could manage to save 28. Energy consumption was also reduced by 2. At the compact spinning unit. At the Gwalior facility of the company energy efficiency was achieved by switching off idle transformers and installing energy-efficient lamps and pumps. Further.416 kwh of energy by running air washers instead of AHUs during winter. The variable frequency drives installed in the WRS centrifugal 75 kw motor with pressure controller to maintain the required pressure consistently by varying speed have been modified by draft air technologies. the unit was able to save 17.333 kWh. This helped save fuel consumption and cut the operating cost.
knitted garments and other downstream products. all the frames pneumatic suction tubes have been modified to improve the suction level and simplex OHTC operations controlled based on machine running by timer controls. At the Arasur unit. canvas. It was also able to estimate the quantity of air leakage by installing a rotameter and accordingly was able to arrest leakage in all autoconers. the rear- rangement of blow room waste evacuation system in its mill seven enabled considerable power saving to the company. It had overhauled. All these efforts improved the energy efficiency of Gokak Mills and helped to achieve cost effectiveness. best quality industrial yarns. Since inception. Gokak initially set its pace for developing yarns for handlooms and then entered into tyre cords. 2 and 3.ENERGY EFFICIENCY humidity. terry towels. In the humidification plant the blade angle of the supply air fan was changed in order to reduce the load on the fan motors. The company had rearranged the power capacitors near load centres and replaced the derated capacitors. Rearrangement of power feeding shall be done from grid power house to mill two by increasing the cross section. Refurbishing of 224 kg dyeing machine shall be undertaken which enables it to improve its efficiency. Gokak Textile Mills Gokak Mills. Auditing of pulleys in the autoconer machines and proper machining in workshop has enabled reduction of load on motors of Savio autoconers. weaving and knitting yarns catering to worldwide markets. At its Neelambur plant. a part of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group. At the Sathyamangalam unit. The century-old company has one of the most modern mills in the country which have diversified into producing dyed yarns. The company plans to introduce lower dia suction tubes in these machines. Investment plans For 2013-14. a lighting energy saver unit of Beblec make has been installed for total lighting system. and significant saving has been achieved in overhead travelling cleaners by optimizing the hours of operation. significant energy saving has been realised in the lighting system by replacing most of the old conventional ones. lubricated and replaced old inefficient bearings by new ones in all DJ5 ring frame machines in its mill two. A frequency converter to be provided in pneumafil fan of ring frame machines. was established in 1885. The company also plans to install power transformers nearer to load centres for mills 1. In 2012-13. Automatic power factor control panels (APFCs) are to be installed and some existing manual APFC panels to be converted to auto mode. the company has always taken forward its business with a concern for nature and environment by contributing its part of energy saving. Gokak Textile Mills has invest- ment plans for provision of front stop motion in speed frame machines and enable stopping of pneumafil fan motors to save power. The existing fans in the overhead cleaners have been replaced by energy saving ones in all 72 ring frames. 82 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 .
The company installed a 2HA2QT Kirloskar reciprocating compressor of 90 kw motor in place of an old lubricating compressor of 132 kw motor. The compressed air management program (CAMP) by ‘SYSTEL’ helped in energy efficiency of air compressors by reducing its air leakages. corporate and institutional wear. speciality fashion denims and readymade garments. addressing the needs of some of the most demanding customers in India and abroad. twills. Power consumption in the effluent treatment plant was reduced by adopting the bubbling system in place of the surface aeration technology.Mafatlal Industries Mafatlal Industries Ltd. fine lawns. w THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 83 .. The company produces some of the finest fabrics in the country in a count range of 7’s to 140’s. The capacity of the Atlas Copco compressor cooling tower water circulation pump motor was reduced from 11 kw to 5. bed and bath linen. cambrics. Air dryers of compressors have been modified resulting in lower consumption of power. has an extensive range of products comprising a cumulative sale of over 80 million metres per annum. Energy efficiency has been the textile major’s prime focus to achieve cost effectiveness. Systems and equipment at the demineralised water plant (DM) were modified to recover water for reuse. among others.5 kw. prints. A system for water recovery from cooling system of Sanforiser was also installed. school uniforms. voiles. In 2012-13 the company installed stop motion sensors in six of its speed frame machines and SITRA fans which save energy. The company offers a wide range of fabrics (suiting and shirtings. one of India’s largest textile manufacturers. Humidification costs were reduced by rationalizing ring frame locations. poplins. in polyester or viscose and polyester wool blends).
Anthony Ashton. and one major customer in China recently found that they reached such a high level of dewatering that the drying cylinders behind the final squeezer were not required. RoberteX and Resilio can all be supplied in deflection compensating design. The company has increased its marketshare and presence in the Asian market. Additional breakthroughs have been in deflection compensating squeezing rolls. RHL Managing Director R 84 ichard Hough Ltd. This is the first-ever fibre squeezing roll that is fully chemically resistant to pH 0-14. and record Mr. Mr. Grinding machines which are able to form a parabolic camber are not readily available in India. Sales of RoberteX have gone very well so far due to the huge customer interest in this product. our customer only needs to machine the roll parallel on regrinding. This is a huge breakthrough as regards roll accuracy and hence higher performance of the squeezing roll. Managing Director. is quite happy with the performance in 2013 and is looking forward to another successful year ahead. with India in particular doing very well last year. THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . consisting of Roberto. The highlights include development of the revolutionary RoberteXfibre squeezing roll. The Richard Hough family of squeezing rolls. Normally any roll under load in a dewatering machine will require a parabolic camber to counter the deflection. The roll grows from strength to strength.COVER STORY RICHARD HOUGH’s all-out effort at Asian market expansion How was the year 2013 for RHL globally? What were the key highlights of the year? Richard Hough has had a resounding year with many breakthroughs and successes. The Resilio rolls have been well developed. Anthony Ashton. By purchasing a deflection compensating roll.’s (RHL) aggressive market expansion and product innovations met with great success in 2013.
Richard Hough cotton and Syncast nylon calender rolls remain at the cutting edge of the industry and the roll of choice from the world’s major calender manufacturers such as Andritz. Morocco.sales have been reported this year in India. the US and Pakistan. China. Indonesia. by as much as 50 per cent over 2012. with the main aim of saving valuable energy. Roberto. What are the major innovations in terms of technology expected in the roller segment in the future? The squeezing rollers of the future will be aimed at moving towards a sustainable world. squeezing. mercerizing. What makes RHL products superior to those available in the market? Richard Hough relies on invention as its tradition and continuous improvement of its products is its philosophy. We have new products in the pipeline. and so Richard Hough products are not really comparable but are known to set the trend for others to follow. Besides. The squeez- ing technology cannot stand still. wet processing and calendering for the weaving and knitting industries. Looking further ahead. Vietnam and Intertex. Also. Expensive vacuum extraction will be made obsolete by the innovative squeezing roll technology. The company has a suitable roll for sizing. This will be available from February. Jakarta. new polymers and composites are the way forward to further improve the squeezing roll performance. Resilio and RoberteX all contribute much in terms of increased dewatering power and long life. The Indian market has grown considerably during 2013. Which were the key markets in which RHL performed well during 2013? How was the Indian market for the group during the year? Our key markets are India. Our in-house R&D facilities put us far ahead of others. The Richard Hough family of squeezing rolls offers huge energy savings. Ramisch Guarneri. In addition. a completely new dewatering concept will be released at ITMA Milan 2015. as well as ITMA Asia in Shanghai in June. Richard Hough has the largest range of rolls to offer to customers for varied process parameters/ needs which helps the customer to meet his requirement from one source. we are joining the Dhaka Textile & Garment Fair. padding. w THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 85 . finishing and calendering. Besides. and consequently helping the textile processor by making savings from the bottom line. now we have our customers spread over the whole of India. Virtually every Geotextile calender in the US is now fitted with Richard Hough Syncast rolls. What are your plans for 2014 across all major global markets. during April 23-26. the Richard Hough range of MaxExtractor rubber squeezing rolls give the end-user the same quality as can be obtained from the European machine makers. Manufacturing and serving customers across the globe for more than 200 years is not easy to duplicate. both of the US. squeezing. Standex and Alliance Machine. Further to our participation in SIMA Texfair in Coimbatore in December. Saigon Textile and Garment. Indonesia and the US. We have an innovative improvement in terms of elasticity and chemical resistance to our Roberto material. particularly the Indian market? Plans for 2014 are a continuation of expansion in Asia. Bangladesh. and Richard Hough rolls are running in almost all the processes like sizing.
. Inc.V. NIKE. a company that invented a technology to replace water normally used for dyeing with recyclable CO2.TECHNOLOGY ColorDry water-free dyeing system introduced at NIKE’s Taiwan plant NIKE. DyeCoo Textile Systems B. celebrated the opening of a water-free dyeing facility featuring high-tech equipment to eliminate the use of water and process chemicals from fabric dyeing at its Taiwanese contract manufacturer. an estimated 100150 litres of water is needed to Mr.’s February 2012 announcement that it had taken a strategic stake in Dutch start-up. Inc. Inc. Eric Sprunk. 86 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . reducing energy use and eliminating the need for added chemicals in the process. The opening event follows NIKE. On average. Far Eastern New Century Corp. NIKE. has named this sustainable innovation “ColorDry” to highlight the environmental benefits and unprecedented coloring achieved with the technology. Chief Operating Ofﬁcer. Inc. process one kg of textiles today.
The dyehouse opening and technology demonstration was attended by NIKE. Inc. manufacturing innovation can play a key role.” said Mr. IKEA also invested in DyeCoo. vendors and Taiwanese Government officials. Geert Woerlee.” said Mr. and our strategy is to prioritize relationships with factory groups that demonstrate a desire to invest in sustainable practices and technologies. FENC and DyeCoo executives along with other NIKE. Sprunk.’s commitment as an investor and technical partner is unique in supporting DyeCoo to reach its true potential.Vice President at FENC. Inc.” said Mr. “Compared to traditional dyeing methods. NIKE. of DyeCoo. Inc. and Industry analysts estimate that more than 39 million tons of polyester will be dyed annually by 2015. to develop and scale the ColorDry process. intense and consistent color we’ve seen.’s Chief Operating Officer. THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 87 . energy use by around 60% and the required factory footprint by a quarter. resource-intensive dyeing methods. I see enormous possibilities to reshape the dyeing industry and adjacent industries as we work together to expand the application of our technology beyond polyester. innovates not only in designing of our products but also in how they are made. “NIKE. Inc. We see sustainability and business growth as complementary. the ColorDry process reduces dyeing time by 40%. Executive w both companies have connected us with supply chain partners. It’s also the most saturated. Mr. (FENC) show the ColorDry process is both more efficient and consistent than traditional. believes that as businesses recognize the need to reduce dependence on constrained resources. Our collaboration with Far Eastern and DyeCoo. Kuenlin Ho. They also heard that the Netherlandsbased DyeCoo will soon open an office in Taiwan to service increasing demand for its technology. Eric Sprunk. Initial indications from Far Eastern New Century Corp. Consumers can expect to see NIKE. is an important milestone on our path towards manufacturing innovation. Inc. “NIKE.. Inc. ColorDry products in the marketplace soon.
Grundfos India. Chhattisgarh. said: “In India. As a company which is committed to a greener and cleaner planet.. Ranganath N. self-sustaining solar pumping solution is the quickest way to provide water to millions. Ltd. Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. water availability and access. Gujarat. It has sold and installed its solar pump solutions across States such as Maharashtra. Madhya Pradesh.K.000 villages do not have access to water. Mr.K. viz.TECHNOLOGY GRUNDFOS solar pumps help tackle worsening power crisis Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Through these solar pump solutions. the company has helped create a positive impact on the socio-economic lives of thousands of people in rural India.. Bihar. a forerunner in sustainable pump solutions. Man- aging Director. 88 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 Mr. provision of education and healthcare. . Commenting on this key milestone. Ranganath N. Grundfos India constantly focuses on offering energy efficient and sustainable pumping solutions. poverty alleviation. has announced that it has so far sold more than 8. among which solar water pumps is one”.. Uttar Pradesh. Managing Director. Grundfos India Grundfos solar water pumping solutions offered in multiple rural and tribal areas have helped in some degree in surmounting some of the core challenges the country is facing. An off-grid. over 700. energy security and environmental protection.. food security.800 solar pumps across the country.
Mr. one can reap its benefits. reliable and clean water to countless villagers. Rishi Kapoor. and the CR flex.Mr. rural/tribal area water supply. w THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 89 . surface solar pumps systems. In four years. Grundfos pumps are the best in the world. or of poor quality and unreliable. embracing solar power as the solution to adequately support the current critical scenario appears to be a prudent move by the Government. Solar pumping systems are widely used for agriculture and livestock. forest. Founder of Sunlit Future. the pump switches off automatically. apart from hav- ing a pernicious influence on the growth prospects and the trajectory India aims to course through in the years ahead. a 12. he said: “We have installed Grundfos SQ Flex mostly in rural and tribal areas of India where electricity is unavailable. Grundfos pumping solutions have offered affordable. Nirmal Nathan of Rose Gardens. one can expect the return on investment and for the next 15 years. Asked about his experience with using Grundfos pumps. testifies to the quality of Grundfos pumps.5 per cent energy shortage in power and electricity supply is not breaking news. can be adapted to any water supply need according to the conditions of the installation site as they are very light weight and flexible with regard to the energy supply and performance. submersible borewell solar pumps. and a host of other areas where electrification is a challenge. These pumps come with a long life and have lasted for about 1520 years. In an economy that is chronically stricken with energy issues. a sustainable organic farm in Trichy. the Government is forced into a catalytic phase to look for alternate/renewable solutions to surmount this grave issue. Industries and commercial buildings have also taken recourse to harnessing solar power. said: “I purchased three Grundfos SQFlex pumps about two-anda-half years ago for my organic farm. Of the multiple renewable solutions are available. Encountered with a daunting task of ensuring power and water to the various sectors. In the absence of sunlight or when the water level is very low. an Aurovillebased solar energy solutions & energy efficiency consultancy which provides high quality solar energy solutions in India. Solar pumps are useful where grid power is unavailable. SQ Flex in particular is self-regulatory and requires minimum labour. According to me. It is not just the product but the service offered by Grundfos that is also matchless”. Commenting on Grundfos’ solar pump solutions. The crippling power crisis in most parts of India has got the Government in a bind.” The SQ Flex/SP Flex.
Hence. a part of the $16.7 billion Mahindra Group. The leafshaped compact design of the generator breaks away from the traditional box design and aims to make the product visually more appealing. AFS Strategy. thus attracting more consumers. customers generally placed the diesel generators at the back of their buildings or in the backyard.PRODUCT LAUNCH MAHINDRA POWEROL ahindra Powerol. and the company hopes it will lead to new markets. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. in addition to easier use and better performance. Apart from the design improvement. The product makes an entry into the Chennai market to bridge the peak power deficit of 11. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.5 kVA. has announced the launch of its new diesel generator.7 per cent in Tamil Nadu. Palaniappan. w THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Ashok Sharma.Leaf DG in Chennai machine into a thing of beauty. superior performance and customer centricity. glossy finish powder coating and leafshaped suction louvres. The new generator.” The new compact leaf diesel generator has unique features like the new leaf-shaped enclosure (now patented). in Chennai. Ahmedabad. Leaf DG. graphics on the enclosure body to improve aesthetics. The winning design was then further enhanced by our in-house team before it was sent for volume production.. Mahindra Powerol: “Our internal study revealed that due to poor aesthetics. it is manufactured with a reduction in the total footprint (up to 0. It is available in the range of 7. Chief Executive. said: “Mahindra Powerol generators are known for their quality. we decided to come up with a new de- sign which would encourage customers to proudly showcase their diesel generator in front of their homes. is in line with the taste and expectations of today’s smart and evolving customer. At the launch function. Mahindra Powerol’s new diesel generator proves to be an innovative design in the power back up industry. Senior Vice President. Mr. Palaniappan. The elementary design emerged from the contest which we had organised at the prestigious N. buildings and outlets.” Said Mr. We are transforming the diesel generator from a 90 launches new range of diesel generators M Mr. we are setting a new benchmark in these areas. 10 kVA and 15 kVA.5dBA. With the launch of this model.. Agri & Allied Businesses.4M³) and in the noise levels up to 2. and Business Head Mahindra Powerol. launched the new diesel generator . Senior Vice President and Business Head.
synthetic fibre processing machines. sizing machines and looms. sizing. use of spare parts and overall expenses related to machinery maintenance. from machinery used in opening. and high tenacity tire cord. special machines. and energy efficient & environmentfriendly solutions. long maintenance intervals. Synthetic high performance lubricants cost a little more. Recent developments in technology and growing market demand. and finishing. twisting and spool machines. buoyed by increasing domestic consumption and export demand. to melt spinning. Textile speciality lubricants offer effective and efficient lubrication solutions to the modern textile machinery items like spinning machines. ONWO can help your world class manufacturing operation to continuously improve productivity and quality. winding. Such a wide range of processes and lubrication needs call for a number of specialized lubricants specially designed to optimize specific applications. synthetic fibre spinning machines. The benefits of using high performance synthetic lubrication solutions are maximum operational & performance reliability. but effectively turn out to be much more economical in the long run. The choice of a lubricant should largely be governed by the technical and performance requirements and not just the cost of it. and textile finishing machines. longer runs between planned maintenance and zero tolerance for unplanned downtime are the factors behind staying competitive in the sector. printing. non-wovens. and yarn spinning of natural and synthetic staple fiber. reduce energy costs. The industry is estimated to be worth $220 billion by 2020.PRODUCT LAUNCH High performance speciality lubricants much superior to conventional ones The Indian textile industry is set for strong growth. dyeing. as also in the machinery used in warping. Conventional lubricants have played a vital role in operating textile machinery. low operating & servicing costs. higher speeds. With a comprehensive line of lubricant solutions. w THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 91 . with no compromise on product quality. thread. but these standard lubricants are often unable to keep up with the everincreasing performance requirements of modern machinery. It takes something more than the regular lubricants to cater to the emerging demand. carding. and texturizing of continuous filament yarn. drying. Synthetic high performance lubricants for the textile industry can offer productivity advantages throughout the many conversion and specialty processes. drawing. A synthetic high performance lubricant is the right answer. fabric formation. downtime.
a Jeanologia designer worked with Colombian designers using the software E-Mark for getting the highest returns on their production. the designers were able to make their own samples with the latest Jeanologian designs. at Colombiatex. 92 Mr. The company which recently bagged the WGSN Global Fashion Award for best sustainable design team in the world. the company displayed the Flexi HS laser technology. Enrique Silla. the world leader in sustainable development of technologies for garment finishing. President. a special show for media was held where advanced technologies developed by the Spanish company THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . American market Jeanologia of Spain. At the event. Jeanologia In particular. E-soft and E-Mark software. On January 21. ecowashing G2. has positioned itself in the South American market. Also. participated in Colombiatex held on January 21 and 22 and also in the fashion show Première Vision Brazil where it presented its latest technologies.TECHNOLOGY JEANOLOGIA’s lead in sustainable technology for garment finishing The Spanish major now dominates S.
Marisa and Oppnus Sawary and Colombian brands such as Army. “These markets have understood the technology and are now prepared to go a step further for getting the highest returns by performing in a sustain94 able. saving 80 per cent of energy and softener and 98 per cent of water. delivered a speech on sustainability and development. the textile laser reproduces vintage and usage effects on garments avoiding use of harmful techniques and allowing energy. oxygen and ozone garments washing and garment softening by nano bubbles. artificial vision control. Additionally. Forum. Carmin. design preview. Lança Perfume. Osmoze Stream Zara. Colcci. production time estimation and analysis of remote control. Willdy. Enrique Silla. Morena Rosa. he said: “95% of garment finishing processes using laser and ecoBe Kool. The President disclosed that the leading brands in the Brazilian market such as Calvin Klein. time. Mr. Jeanologia aims to THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Jeanologia has been washer uses ozone and oxygen from the atmosphere. The same day. efficient and automated way while caring for the final look of the garment. This is a user-friendly software. at the celebration of the Premiere Vision Brazil. Damyller. water and chemicals saving. but also allowing creation and improvement of designs on jeans. CI Jeans. T-shirts and tops. More specifically. It has also a constantly updated database.TECHNOLOGY were demonstrated. the G2 eco- ings of more than 60 per cent in water and energy and about 80 per cent in chemicals. obtaining the effect “washed by the sun” while allowing sav- logical techniques in the Colombian market are based on our technology. It helps optimize productivity and minimize production errors. Also. Mr.” Referring to the potential of these two markets. Atmosfere. Jeanologia exhibited the E-Mark software developed exclusively for the apparel design laser intended for more efficient production. It has also developed the nano-technology with E-soft that softens clothes with nano bubbles. already use these sustainable technologies developed by Jeanologia. President of Jeanologia. Pronto. Jesús Blay. John John. Chevignon and Tennis. Area Manager of Jeanologia. fast to design and multilingual. particularly jeans. while in Brazil it is 70%”. Renner C & A. Studio F. Further. Supreme. developing for the last 20 years ecological textile technologies such as textile laser. observed that both Colombian and Brazilian markets are aware of the problems facing the textile industry and also of the environment and the health of workers. Kenzo. allowing washing clothes to achieve color reduction in garments. this technology uses no chemicals and avoids completely the discharges to the environment.
always adapting to production needs. Polo Jeans.” ladesh are developed with the backing of the Jeanologia technology. w The company role in Bangla market Almost 85 per cent of laser processes for garment finishing in Bang- 96 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . among others. India. Abercrombie & Fitch. major brands such as Levi’s. including México. and other large retailers such as GAP . USA. Pepe Jeans. Levi’s. Brazil. It is perfect for all kinds of garments. Jeanologia products and solutions are currently being used in more than 45 countries. understanding the market needs and creating a center to be trained in friendly technologies. Salsa Jeans. The machine includes a rotating head that allows to work both horizontally and vertically as it has fixed table or mannequin. this textile laser reproduces jeans wear and tear avoiding the use of harmful techniques that could damage the health of workers. Zara. Colombia. This is a new technology era where pollution and harmful processes have no place. Enrique Silla. Its exports of machinery and services account for 90 per cent of its turnover. With this it is possible to increase the designs range and textures. Gap. Jeanologia considers Bangladesh as a very important market and has always wanted to be close to their customers. Silla said: “Today. Specifically. jackets and even accessories. Uniqlo. Mr. Italy.” The Spanish company has customers across five continents. Referring to the importance of Bangladesh in the textile market. chemicals and time during the manufacturing process. Morocco and Bangladesh. making it the country with the largest textile production in the world. Mr. have placed their trust in this leading Spanish company and the techniques and technologies developed by it. Portugal. Specifically. Edwin Japan. said: “Bangladesh is one of the leading textile manufacturing countries with about 44. H & M. use these technologies for their garment finishing. shorts. Russia. China. water. Hilfiger Denim. Germany. Uniqlo. Japan. Diesel. there is a global technological movement in textiles determined to transform this industry into a cleaner one with regard to the health of workers while being more efficient. It also offers unlimited possibilities for its versatility in marking clothes both in table and mannequin. enabling a perfect garment reproducibility while allowing saving in energy.TECHNOLOGY reduce water consumption and save energy and chemicals in textile processing. Both big brands and end-consumers demand a cleaner and more sustainable industry. from jeans to skirts. offering the best service. Leading manufacturers and brands such as Inditex. Wrangler and Lee. The Flexi 3e is designed to offer maximum flexibility in production. shirts.000 factories.
weaving and wet processing. With 65 registered exhibitors participating in it. the four-hour event was well attended by more than 800 industry professionals. Visitors from Guntur and the neighboring region got a rare opportunity to observe the quality machines and accessories for spinning. Dembla.EVENTS ITAMMA Guntur Catalogue show evokes good response The Indian Textile Accessories & Machinery Manufacturer’s Association (ITAMMA) organized a catalogue show at Guntur in Andhra Pradesh on January 10. The main objective of the show was to expand ITAMMA’s presense in the Guntur market and to showcase the business potential of this promising textile hub in the South. ITAMMA President. Diven G. There was excellent interaction between user industries and the suppliers within the short time available. These shows which receive tremendous response have proven to be a cost-effective tool in reaching out to the user industries in the shortest possible time. both in India and abroad. w Picture taken during the inauguration THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 97 . according to Mr. thus giving opportunities to its members to interact with user industries. ITAMMA has so far organized many product-cumcatalogue shows at various textile centres.
Aditya Chandavarkar. the UK.658 exhibitors from 62 countries and attracting approximately 66. commented on the company’s pigment ink technology: “We are happy with the current results. Business Unit Manager. SPG Prints. business. China. 66 per cent of whom were from countries other than Germany. Inkjet Forum India T he recent Heimtextil exhibition at Frankfurt proved more international in its outlook by hosting 2. CEO. The ink was seen running on a La Mecchanica Leopard 8 printer (Fig. France. Commercialisation of pigment ink for highspeed industrial printers is being addressed with OEMs at various stages of the development & testing process. it was quite evident that the exhibition was a good platform for doing 98 THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . Heimtextil saw presence of leading digital textile printing technology. Mr. Jos Notermans.000 visitors over the four days. and software and design providers exhibiting in the Design & Technics Hall. The most represented international visitor nations included Italy. Turkey. the US. With the newly emerging trends for industrialscale digital printing of home textiles. A majority of home textile firms have stayed away from large investments in digital printing for the two main reasons of lack of a stable high-speed digital system for pigment printing on cottons and the huge investment involved in wider-width equipment set-up for bedlinen & curtains. the Russian Federation and Poland. and the market will see us commercially launching the Mr.EVENTS Exhibitor focus on digital textile technology at HEIMTEXTIL apparel & fashion industry. Spain. Digital textile printing is well accepted and has been largely successful with the growth of the fast fashion trend in the With 80 per cent of exhibitors and 94 per cent of visitors claiming to have achieved their goals during the show. Digital Textiles. 1). India. SPG Prints. showcased its pigment ink technology at Heimtextil. Netherlands.
nology developments in digital textile printing for carpets and pile fabrics. The conference also provided an insight into the potential for digital textile printing in the home textile & furnishing industry. Mr. Aditya Chandavarkar, Founder, Inkjet Forum India, who was a part of the invited speaker panel, provided an Indian perspective on the potential for digitallyprinted home textiles and interior furnishing products. This year’s Heimtextil combined the best of business with design innovation and emerged as one of the leading textile, home furnishing, interior design and wallcovering trade fairs. w
inks in 6-8 months”. The other leading technology providers present at Heimtextil included Reggiani Macchine, Kornit Digital, POD Iberica and Durst & HP . Mr. Oliver Luedtke, Marketing Manager, Kornit Digital Europe, observed: “We are very happy with the response we have received, it is the first time we are exhibiting at Heimtextil, and we will definitely exhibit in a bigger way next year.” Kornit is a specialist in pigmentbased inkjet technology. There was also an informative conference program on the digital textile printing theme organised by the World Textile Information
Network. The European Digital Textiles conference included presentations from some of the pioneers of digital textile printing for home textiles, as well as industry
observers, strategists and creative thinkers. The conference discussed at length the commercial opportunities the digital system offers, the latest market trends and tech-
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DHL Supply Chain has just announced additional investment to strengthen its logistics infrastructure in India, besides an outlay of Rs. 685 crores ($110.5 million) earlier decided upon. The company has also moved swiftly to execute these investments by adding one million sq.ft. of warehousing space with three multi-user sites in Mumbai, Pune and Gurgaon. There are also plans to open additional facilities in Tier-1 cities in India this year.
Mr. Paul Graham, CEO, Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa, DHL Supply Chain, has said: “DHL is strongly committed to investing in markets of growing importance. By increasing our footprint and with continued investment in our people, we are taking another step in the right direction to pursue DHL’s global strategy and support the develop100 ment of our business in India.” With its fast track growth over the past few years, the company has announced Mr. Vikas Anand’s appointment as Managing Director of DHL Supply Chain India Pvt. Ltd. Currently managing the business as COO, Mr. Vikas has been with the organization for more than 10 years and has served in
Mr. Paul Graham, CEO, Asia Paciﬁc Middle East and Africa, DHL Supply Chain
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DHL Supply Chain. This will enable both the forwarding and supply chain business units to pursue their ambitious growth strategies and provide a competitive edge in a highly fragmented logistics market. with talent being the key enabler. options for their supply chains in India.South and Southeast Asia. Managing Director. one of my priorities will be to continue expanding our modern fleet. Ltd. in addition to its advanced Transport Management System that enables realtime tracking of its vehicles. the 3PL market in India is growing at a faster pace than its GDP due to increased outsourcing. To provide fresh impetus to its business. I am confident our continued investments in people.” added Mr. It will account for 13% of the total logistics market in 2015. the company will have 10. Mr. DHL Supply Chain will now operate as a separate legal entity. “Through our longterm presence in India and our large investments over recent years we have been able to provide a competitive advantage to our customers resulting in an accelerated growth of our supply chain business in India. transport and infrastructure in India will ensure our customers have the best Mr. By setting up world class infrastructure in India. With its ambitious expansion plans. DHL Supply Chain India Pvt. Vikas Anand. offering containerized custom-made vehicles. The freight forwarding and customs brokerage 102 business will continue to operate under DHL Logistics Pvt. w THE TEXTILE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2014 . among other things. Oscar de Bok. Oscar de Bok. up from 6% in 2008.” The company has a well-spread transport branch network in 20 cities. systems.LOGISTICS various capacities. Vikas Anand observed: “According to recent research. CEO . DHL Supply Chain is offering differentiated solutions and improving cost efficiencies. DHL Supply Chain India Pvt. Ltd. With Transportation forming over 70% of this market.” said Mr.000 employees by 2015 servicing all major sectors and fully satisfying all customer requirements. Ltd. “Vikas has led the India team from the front. and DSC India has delivered excellent results under his leadership over the last few years.
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