Pakistan’s Nishat Mills is betting on the new Thermex 5500 from Monforts
Nishat Mills (founded 1951), a long time Monforts (D) customer (1989) is currently installing a new Thermex 5500 continuous dyeing system, along with an Econtrol unit at its fabric plant in Lahore. The order was placed through the local representative Al Ameen Trading
The installation will allow the finishing of some 4.5 million m of fabric monthly, the actual output is earmarked at 3.5 million m. This will serve important new contracts, such as supplying the camouflage gear for the Pakistan Army. The Lahore plant is already equp0ped with Monforts stentering, sanforising, and other equipment, and threes will be complemented by the new installation Thermex and Econtrol systems and will not only increase production, but also enhance quality and reproducibility. Managing Director Ahmed Jahangir stated: “We have full confidence in Monforts and the benefit of future quality dyeing. Even before we buy Monforts machinery, we are confident about the quality”. Technical Director Hafeez- ur – Rehman Siddique adds: “We jhave also bought the Econtrol system which will help us to reduce the cost of production by reducing water consumption, and controlling pollution as well”.
With two spinning units and an existing Monforts yarn dyeing operation in Faisalabad, a weaving unit in Sheikhupura and weaving, fabric dyeing and finishing, stitching and garment making-up operations in Lahore, Nishat has grown over the years to become one of the biggest vertically-integrated textile operations in the country. In total some 198120 spindles and 655 air jet looms, while its two separate stitching units are dedicated to home textiles and garments. The company registers over USD 400 million annually. The fabric processing plant disposes of a capacity to process over 10 million m of fabric monthly and has been purpose designed to handle heavy weight fabrics, such as twills, canvas and poplins, in addition to stretch fabrics in all high density weaves. Around 70 % of this output is in narrow width. The Nishat apparel division is equipped with a total of 1627 modern sewing machines and the output is around 7.2 million garments annually. The success of Nishat Linen, the company’s textile and home fashion retail chain is based upon quality, design and affordability.
All of Nishat’s operations are equipped with extremely efficient, captive co-generation, power plants to meet in-house energy requirements at all of is spinning, weaving, processing, stitching and apparel units.