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Kusters Calico inaugurates upgraded manufacturing facility
Apr '18
Inauguration of KCM
Inauguration of KCM's upgraded manufacturing facility. Courtesy: KCM
Kusters Calico Machinery Pvt Ltd (KCM), a producer and exporter of open width wet textile processing machines for both woven and knitted fabrics, has inaugurated its upgraded manufacturing facility this month. With the upgraded facility, KCM aims to provide timely delivery and high-quality German products to customers in India and abroad.

Under the upgradation programme, KCM has constructed a new 22,000 sq. feet assembly shed, one double column 4 metre x 1.5 metre 4 axis rotating head machining centre, converted all lathe machines to CNC and commissioned separate blasting and painting booths, for both MS and SS. Also, successfully commissioned SAP B1, HRMS and PLM software. These are just a few of the more than 100 projects that KCM has initiated.  

With strong backing of its German parent, the Jagenberg Group, which now holds 100 per cent controlling stake in Kusters Calico since February 2018, KCM started the upgradation exercise two years back and has invested close to ₹10 crore, with plans to invest another ₹5 crore in 2018.

“KCM has always strived to offer better products and services to its customers and has been working to further improve various processes, infrastructure, facilities to upgrade our product range to meet customer expectations and requirements of high end technologies. This new upgraded facility will help better all the above and more,” Sushil Verma, managing director of KCM, said.

In textile wet processing machines, KCM manufactures washing, dyeing, bleaching, singeing, mercerising, finishing, desizing and dye padders. It also manufactures converting machines for coating and lamination lines, which are used, for converting plastic films or foils to packaging material or for further processing by creating barriers for air, moisture and light by coating with various materials.

KCM has installed around 500 wet processing textile machinery in various countries worldwide, including in Germany, Turkey, Russia, the US, Middle East, Egypt, Iran, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Africa besides selling to all major textile companies in India. This year KCM is exploring markets in other countries like Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Now, the company has set a goal to reach revenues of ₹120 crore in the next few years, as against ₹85 crore currently.

Several Jagenberg AG Group companies want to introduce their products in India and Kusters Calico is evaluating the manufacturing of these products in India under the ‘Make in India’ concept of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This will further increase the production capacity of KCM in the upcoming years. (RKS)

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