Kamal Yarn invests in more Trützschler technology
Kamal Yarn Ltd has become Trützschler's largest customer in Bangladesh for carding machines with its latest order taking the total to 56.
Kamal Yarn Ltd, part of the group that forms the largest textiles producer in Bangladesh with a 10% share of the country's exports, has added 24 Trützschler TC03 card machines to its line-up.
This was Kamal's third order for Trützschler carding machines during 2010, bringing the total number of TC 06 cards in the Dhaka mill to 56 and thereby becoming Trützschler's single largest customer in Bangladesh.
Kamal has also installed two new Trützschler blow lines during the past year – taking the total to four units.
The equipment was supplied by Trützschler's distributor in Bangladesh, Euro Spin Ltd, a subsidiary of the Euro Group, which has extensive interests in the Bangladesh textiles and garments industry.
The Kamal mill supplies sister company Badsha Textiles Ltd with yarn. Badsha has expanded rapidly through investing in new technology to compete effectively on the world markets under the highly favourable conditions that emerged for Bangladesh in the wake of the global turndown.
Badsha Textiles has 24 Trützschler TC 03 cards and six TC 07 cards, along with three blow rooms. Another division within the group, Badsha Rotor Mills Ltd has 24 TC 07 cards and two blow rooms.
Mr Badsha Miah, managing director of Kamal Yarns Ltd and Badsha Textiles Ltd said that the company has grown rapidly because of its policy of investing in the best production machinery from Europe.
“We have recently set up an entirely new production unit for Kamal Yarn, and the new Trützschler cards and two blow lines have been installed in this facility,” he says.
“We started off with 50,000 spindles and have rapidly expanded. We now, as of this year, have 10% of the export market for textiles.
“Our relationship with Trützschler and Euro Spin is a very productive one, as we work together to develop new ideas and new products. This goes far beyond the usual relationship between a supplier and a user, and we value the cooperation as it is helping us to develop and grow.”
The Kamal and Badsha factories, located at the Jamindia district on the outskirts of Dhaka, are regarded as being a model for the modern textiles industry in the facilities they provide for their workers.
In addition to providing newly built housing, with separate accommodation blocks for families, single women and men, the mills provide health care, schooling and other benefits.
“Bangladesh has benefitted from being a very low-cost producer, which is why, when the international financial crisis hit, the big buyers began to focus their attention on Bangladesh producers, and the producers were able to invest in upgrading their facilities,” says Mohammed Shahinul Haque, general manager of the Kamal and Badsha factories.
“We believe however in going one step further and investing in our workers. The industry is low cost, but ensuring your workforce is looked after is very important. We provide for our workers, and this in turn is reflected in our productivity.”
Training is also an important part of factory policy, with a training block newly built to ensure that all managers and operators are able to use the new technology to maximum effect.
Mr Haque says that for the production of fine-combed yarns, and depending on the raw material used, production rates of 50 kg/h and more are easily achieved from the carding machines.
Each of the blow rooms can handle a production rate of 2000 kg/h at maximum.