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
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.
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.