New Trident bed linen venture takes five Monforts units
the world's largest terry towel manufacturer, has recently
ventured to produce bed linen and has installed a total of five
new Monforts machines on the production line.
Trident Group, one of the largest
Integrated Home Textile manufacturers in the world, has
installed five new Monforts machines for its new bed linen
venture which has been commissioned in Budni, near Bhopal in
Madhya Pradesh, Central India.
For the production of bed linen, Trident is using two Montex
6500 stenters, two Monfortex 8000 sanforisers, and a Thermex
with CDR E-control technology.
Each of the machines has been installed to handle an
extra-wide width of 3200 mm.
The new Monforts machines were manufactured in Germany and
installed by ATE Enterprises Pte Ltd, Monforts’ representative
for India, in close coordination with the strong and able
Trident technical team.
“The installation was completed in a remarkably short time,”
said Chief Executive Officer of the bed linen division, Mr
Rajesh Singh. “Usually, if you are starting a new factory there
is a considerable amount of time in planning and then installing
all the equipment. This facility is purely for bed linen and
came on-line in the shortest time we have ever seen. For five
Monforts machines, it was a very impressive achievement.”
“This new venture was launched in late 2014 to produce bed
linen and by the end of Feb 2016 we were in production.
Everything went incredibly quickly,” he added.
Mr S Singh Chief executive officer
of the bed linen division
According to Mr Singh, the expansion into bed linen
represents a US$250 million investment and included the
installation of 500 air jet looms. “Our production capacity is
around 43.2 million meter per annum of bed linen fabric,
equivalent to 7.5 million bed linen sets per annum.” he
“The bed linen unit is backed by a ring spinning unit with
190,000 spindles making the bed linen plant a vertically
integrated self-reliant facility manufacturing top-quality bed
Monforts Area Sales Director for Southeast Asia, Hans Gerhard
Wroblowski, confirmed that the extra width handled by the
machines will provide the capacity for extra-large sizes and
consequently open greater market potential. “The weight of the
fabric is between 125 and 250 g/m², and with this kind of
consistency, the specifications fit comfortably into our product
Mr J P Shukla, President Bed Linen
Dyeing and Processing
at the display area.
“No fundamental changes were needed. We supplied an engineer
from Germany to supervise the installation alongside ATE and
Trident’s highly experienced personnel, and consequently
everything was completed very quickly,” he added.
Mr J P Shukla, President Bed Linen Dyeing and Processing said
that Trident had not contemplated using any technology other
than the Monforts units.
He added, “We are committed to producing the highest quality
terry towels and bed linen products, and we know that Monforts
can help us in maintaining our quality standards.”
“Along with the Monforts machines, we have installed the
highest quality air jet looms, continuous dyeing and processing
equipment, and fully automatic cutting, stitching and packing
“Everything is geared to high-volume production, and to the
highest quality. We are very proud of this plant, which we
believe to be the most advanced of its kind in India and the