The Premier Mills Group is a long established and well-known manufacturer and exporter of fine combed cotton yarn, producing over 18 million kg of fine combed cotton yarn every year. One of the units of the Group is Coimbatore Polytex Pvt Ltd. They export to over 40 countries across the world, including Australia, Brazil, Finland, Germany, etc. Recently the Group purchased a new automatic bale opener BO-P from Truetzschler for Coimbatore Polytex. Rohit Rajendran, executive director of the Premier Group, speaks about the product.
Can you give us a brief about Coimbatore Polytex Pvt Ltd?
Coimbatore Polytex started manufacturing 100 per cent cotton yarn in 1991. It was the first 100 per cent export-oriented unit (EOU) spinning mill in South India, and was the first to employ women apprentice workers. Coimbatore Polytex is part of the Premier Mills Group.
Rohit Rajendran, executive director of the Premier Group
How large is this mill and what kind of yarn do you spin?
We have 42,000 spindles manufacturing knitting yarn in the count range Ne30-Ne40, and the production is 16 tons per day.
What are the main reasons you have chosen Truetzschler as your technology partner for so many years?
Coimbatore Polytex enjoys a good relationship with Truetzschler since inception; the plant started operations with DK760 cards and has continued to buy Truetzschler cards with the TC15 being installed recently. Truetzschler is very responsive to customers' needs and keeps introducing innovations.
Are you satisfied with the performance of the latest bale opener BO-P that is installed in your unit?
Yes, the performance is good. It is still early days as it is commissioned recently, but the report from the technicians is very good.
Could you tell the advantages of the new BO Portal over the earlier automatic bale opener which you had of another make?
The BO Portal is the safest automatic bale opener introduced so far in the textile industry. It can be commissioned very quickly, and the maintenance needs are minimal.
What are your views on A.T.E., as a single window solutions provider?
A.T.E. has the best principals in the textile industry, and the sales and service is handled with a lot of maturity. When A.T.E. is behind a principal, we are confident of working with that principal with whom we may have had no prior relationship.