Interview with S Rajendran

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S Rajendran
S Rajendran
Senior Vice President - Processing Division
ATE India
ATE India

What are the latest technologies integrated into your products from the processing division that are likely to attract more sales?

Recently, Monforts, Germany introduced a technology at high speed, between 70 to 80 metres per minute, for the denim finishing line. We have successfully installed that machine in India. Also, Monforts' Eco Applicator will create a revolution in the Indian market. It can replace conventional finishing padder in the stenter. It can precisely apply moisture from 20 to 70 per cent, based on end-use. Since moisture can be controlled, it leads to high productivity and conservation of thermal energy. Ramisch Guarneri has a special technology in Calender, by which pressure can be adjusted in each piston.It is highly suitable for technical textiles, especially for uniform air permeability in the fabric. Goller has rich experience in handling delicate fabrics high in Lycra content. Goller has executed many ranges for warp-knitted fabric processing. Recently, we executed a relaxation range for processing bi-directional Lycra fabrics in India. The end user is happy with it. We keep receiving enquiries for this application. Zimmer has introduced a new digital printing machine with Fuji Film printing heads. The ink can be circulated within the print head, and the print head can be dismantled for cleaning. It attracted many visitors during ITMA.

Which technologies, well accepted abroad, are likely to rule the indian textile processing industry?

We have brought all the latest technologies to India. We have good references in India.

Which machines ensure sustainable production?

All our machines have high levels of automation for sustainable production.

Who are your competitors in spinning, fibre and yarn processing, woven fabric processing, home textiles and denim?

We deal with more than 75 principals to supply a package of machinery right from ginning to garmenting. For each vertical, we have few competitors. We differentiate ourselves from others with our technologies, after-sales services and approaches.

What tie-ups, mergers or acquisitions are you eyeing for the near future?

We have a package of machinery and we are in the process of bringing more.

What after-sales services do you offer?

ATE's success is the specific focus on after-sales service. We have more than 30 engineers, well trained by our principals. Our engineers are attached with regional offices across India, so end-users get quick services.

Please share details of your last two fiscals, and your expectations from the coming two.

We achieved a growth of 125 per cent during the last financial year. We are confident of maintaining this in the current year.

What is the r&d budget? Please share some of your research findings.

We do have our own R&D, and we have recently developed or introduced solar dishes for generating hot water or steam. End-users are happy.
Published on: 19/07/2016

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