India-based bed linen producer Himatsingka Linens recently purchased a 10 chamber Montex 6500 tenter, a Monfortex 8000 and a Thermex CDR with E-Control from Germany-based A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG. The new equipment will join the four Monforts units the company currently owns and help Himatsingka increase bed linen production and begin producing terry toweling. Vasudevan Veeraraghvan, executive director, Himatsingka, reports the group aims to double its existing sheeting capacity from 23 million meters to 46 milion meters per year. All three machines will be installed by ATE Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., Monforts’ representative in India.
In related Monforts news, India-based denim manufacture Arvind Ltd. has installed a Monforts Eco Line, and is the first India-based company to take delivery of this model. Arvind chose the machine for its ability to increase production, reduce energy usage and for its ability to allow the company to respond to customer requests for specific designs and finishes in a more timely manner.
“We have our own major R&D facility, and we eat, think, sleep and breathe design,” said Aamir Akhtar, CEO of Arvind Lifestyle Fabrics’ Denim division. “For all this, we need the best in technology. Having been a Monforts user from the earliest days, we had no hesitation in investing in the new Eco Line. Not only does this make us even more responsive to customer needs and demands, and more creative in our design and production, there is also the very great energy saving advantage and tight control over emissions.”
The Eco Line was produced in Austria at Monforts’ Montex facility, and was installed by ATE.