SSM machines: The key to success of
Indus Group, Pakistan
Indus Group has been in textile
business for more than 50 years. MAKVIZ (SSM agent) have
interviewed Mian Shahwaiz Ahmed (one of the owners) and shared
the impact the SSM machines on their continued success.
Indus Group started its business in 1955 with one
cotton ginning factory and now they are one of the
best-established textile groups in ginning, yarn spinning and
towel businesses with an annual turnover over of US$70 million.
The spinning operation comprises of six spinning mills having
225,000 spindles. A wide variety of yarns is produced in these
mills. The spinning mills annually produce approx.. 42,000
tonnes of yarn. In their twisting set up they have 100 TFO
machines with a daily production of approx.. 66,543 kg. The main
count range is Ne 6/2 to 80/2. So far, Indus Group is working
with around 600 spindles of SSM assembly winding machines:
CW1-D, TW2-D and the latest TWX-D.
The SSM TWX-D at Indus Group with Mr. Shahid Iqbal and Mr.
Farrukh Sharif, Director Makviz.
What made you believe that
SSM AG was the best for achieving your desired result?
In 2005 we bought the first machine CW1-D assembly winder
from SSM AG. Since it is a drum winder we didn’t get many extra
benefits comparing to other options available in the market,
however, we found the best after sales service and support from
SSM. Later on, we bought some Japanese and Indian assembly
winders, which were not as good as the SSM drum winder machines.
In 2014 MAKVIZ came up with the new idea of
knot-free packages on same size TFO pot. We bought the first
TW2-D precision assembly winder from SSM and surprisingly with
the help of the precision winder we got knot free package which
helped us to improve the efficiency of our TFO machines and
eliminated our major complaint of twist variation due to
Mr. Shahwaiz Ahmed (Director / Owner), Indus Group.
Having this experience we bought seven SSM
precision assembly winders (TW2-D / TWX-D) within our group up
How did you find the machine/service
of SSM and are you happy with the completed job?
With no second thoughts, SSM manufactures the most
eligible machine to perform the desired job and we enjoy the
best after sales services from SSM compared to any other
supplier in the world.
Mr. Ghulam Murtaza (Technical Director, Karachi)
Would you expand your
production with SSM machines and recommend them to a friend?
We are in the process to replace our old winders
and SSM precision winders are our first and only choice. We are
proud to have the SSM brand in our production facility. We are
already recommending SSM precision winders to other textile
Mr. Shahid Iqbal (Technical Director, Hyderabad) and in
the white shirt
Mr. Farrukh Sharif (Director Makviz)
What are the two most
significant improvements that have resulted from work with SSM
We are able to achieve approximately 25-30% more weight on
the same package dimensions, with the help of SSM precision
winders, compared to random wound package. We are running SSM’s
new model TWX-D at the highest speed without any yarn breaks,
due to proper tension control on all spindles, which helps to
gain higher efficiency on the TFO process.
Mr. G. Murtaza with SSM TW2-D installed at Indus Group.
Mission statement of Indus group
We aim to provide superior products, financial security, high
performance and quality services that fully meet the needs of
our customers and maintain the financial strength of our
company. We invite our valued Clients to come and see us how
beautifully we are doing all this.