India ITME 2016
Two new Monforts units allow Nahar Fabrics to increase production
ATE Enterprises, the Monforts representative for India, installed the two machines during the latter half of 2016.
Nahar Industrial Enterprises (NIEL) was founded in 1983 and is a vertically integrated textile manufacturer with operations ranging from spinning through to weaving and processing. The company is located at Lalru, in the state of Punjab, in Northern India.
Mr SS Basu, President of Nahar Fabrics, said that the division has two process units, the first established in 1999 and the second becoming operational in 2007.
“Fabrics No 1 unit is producing 2.5 million metres per month,” he stated, adding “No 2 unit is producing 1.5 million metres, but the capacity of our preparation range is for about 2.2 million metres.
“We have not been able to run at our full capacity before, as we did not have the dyeing capacity.
“Installing the Thermex dyeing range and the Montex stenter will enable us to reach our full capacity of 2.2 million m within the next 12 months.”
Across NIEL there are 550 looms and a modern dyeing house with a capacity of 7 tonnes of yarn per day.
The company’s expertise is in 100 % cotton and cotton blended fabrics and a variety of weaves, including twills, chinos, gabardines, canvas, tussers, cavalry twills, satins, and broken twills.
The company is an approved fabric vendor for global brands such as Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Marks & Spencer. Domestic brands include Color Plus, Allen Solly, Numero Uno and Louis Phillips.
The Indian army is a major buyer of Nahar’s fabrics and garments, as are the armed forces of several other countries. The company is a major supplier of sportswear, and has a growing output of Lycra and technical textiles.
Nahar Fabrics uses exclusively European technology, with equipment from Germany, Italy and Switzerland, and uses dyes and chemicals from Europe. The company has Thermex, Montex, and Monfortex units installed earlier in both of its Fabrics divisions.
“I myself have been here since 2006, and have been working continually with Monforts machines,” said Mr Basu. “We have always achieved outstanding results. We did not consider investing in any other make of machine for this expansion.”