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THE TECHNOLOGY

Since inception, Group Ashima has always believed in investing in the most modern and state-of-the-art technology available in the world. Today, our investment in technology and infrastructure exceed US $ 120 million.

It has always been our endeavour to constantly source new technologies from world leaders in textile machinery manufacturing. It's not surprising then, that our manufacturing facilities are considered to be industry benchmarks. These facilities together are appropriately called the `Texcellence Complex'.

For denims we have: spinning preparatory from Crossol and Rieter, open-end spinning from Schlafhorst, Air- jet weaving from Tsudakoma, indigo dyeing range from Sucker Muller and finishing from Monforts. For our grey fabric manufacturing operations, we have Tsudakoma Air- jet Looms from Japan.

We have introduced for the first time in India, ring can technology to produce ring yarn for denims application. This enables us to produce ring denims. This technology has given Ashima an upper edge in denims.

The yarn dyeing and weaving facility has world-class equipments like sectional warpers and direct warper from Benninger, sizing machines from Benninger-Zell, beam dyeing machines from Hisaka and cheese dyeing machines from Fongs and precision winding machines from SSM. The weaving facility consists of Tsudakoma Air-jets and Picanol rapiers.

We can be proud of our sampling facilities consisting of Pilot Cheese dyeing from Fongs and single-end sizing machines of Yamada and sample warpers from Suzuki, which have helped us to respond to the world demands for samples in the shortest possible time.

The commitment to technology is further highlighted by our dye-house, which has the state-of-the-art continuous pretreatment ranges from Benninger as well as from Menzel, the mercerising ranges from Benninger and continuous dyeing ranges with pad dry and pad steam all from Benninger and Babcock.

We also have the latest stenters from Santex and Babcock, the sanforising range from Monforts and the calendaring from Kleinwefer. The special finishing effects are carried out on the raising and sueding machines from Lafer and Gematex. We also have the caustic recovery plant from Korting Hannover AG. The powder-dot coating machine from Santex produces one of the best fusible interlinings.

We have also established a modern laboratory having computerized colour-matching system from Datacolor along with Spectraflash - 600 type spectraphotometer and Ahiba Nuance lab dyeing system. All to ensure world-class fabrics that can do the world's leading brands proud.

Our garments division has various machines including many special machines to meet the flexible styling requirements of buyers. These include power driven sewing machines Automatic Gerber spreading machine with cutting table, Rotondi finishing equipment with topper press, legger press, foam finisher, collar cuff press, Juki automatic pocket welting machine, Hashima and Kannegiesser fusing machines, electronic bar-tack machine, button sewing machines, spot removing gun many special machine for shape tackling, elastic attaching, pocket making, placket making, waist bend attaching, loop making, pocket creasing, bottom hemming etc., special single needle with under bed thread trimmer and electronic control panel for special operations.

In consultation with M/s Kurt Salmon & Associates, a sophisticated in-house facility has been established in India by Atrium called The Best Engineered Product Laboratory (BEPL). This facility is equipped with one of the latest CAD systems, a cutting and sewing facility and a garment washing and finishing facility. It also has training, customer interaction and archive storage areas and a purpose specific library. BEPL is designed to generate sample prototypes of yet-to-be-ordered garments, keeping in mind the Asian working environment, in virtual reality.