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Rajnagar mills to once again clatter with new machinery
Apr '10
Mr Pillai, CMD, National Textile Corporation Ltd
Mr Pillai, CMD, National Textile Corporation Ltd
The clatter of machines will be once again heard in the, National Textile Corporation Ltd. (NTC), owned Rajnagar Textile Mills, which had downed its shutters a few years back. At its peak, it employed around 2,000 workers.

The refurbished Ahmedabad, based Rajnagar Mills will reopen in September 2010, with spanking new machinery, which will include 36,000 spindles and 72 high-tech looms and will employ around 550 workers.

The refurbishing of the mill is part of an Rs 5 billion modernization process initiated by NTC to restart 22 mills across India. The new mill is being built from scratch in the compound of the mill and will entail and expenditure of Rs 1.5 billion.

The Ahmedabad based Ahmedabad Textile Industries Research Association (ATIRA) has been closely involved in the modernization process of Rajnagar Textile Mills, since it has drawn and chalked out the plans for the same.

Giving details, Mr Ramachandran Pillai, Chairman & Managing Director, National Textile Corporation Ltd., New Delhi, exclusively told fibre2fashion, “The mill is installing world class hi-tech machinery from reputed manufacturers like Trumac, which has collaboration with Trutzschler, Germany and Lakshmi Machine Works.

He added by saying, “Overall the mill will have two blow-room lines, 18 Chute-feed cards, 10 draw-frames with auto-leveler, 13 Combers, nine Speed-frames, 30 Ring-frames, 11 Auto-Coners, 2 Direct-Warping machines, one Sizing machine, and 72 Air-jet looms. In all, the installed capacity will be 36,000 spindles”.

When quizzed about the quantity and variety of yarns and fabrics to be produced, he replied by saying, “In case of yarns we will be producing 20s, 30s, 40s & 50s count totaling to around 5,900 Kgs per day and in case of fabrics, the production capacity will be around 42,000 meters per day”.

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