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SPGPrints inaugurates the first wider width JAVELIN® in the world at Kohinoor Textile Mills Limited (KTML)

The first wider width JAVELIN® is officially inaugurated at Kohinoor Textile Mills Ltd by the Chief Guest, Ms. Ardi Stoisos-Braken, Ambassador, Kingdom of the Netherlands and Mr. Taufique Sayeed Saigol, Managing Director, Kohinoor Textile Mills Ltd on 18th February 2019 in presence of Ms. Winnie van der Wal, First Secretary – Economic Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Arno Bouwmeester, Director Marketing and Sales, SPGPrints®, Mr. Ray van Erp, Senior Area Sales Manager, SPGPrints®, Mr. Salman Hydrie, Managing Director, SPGPrints Pakistan Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Danial Taufique Saigal, Director, Mr. Usman Zafar, General Manager Processing, and Mr. Ali Nawaz Chaudhary, Head of HR Department, Kohinoor Textile Mills Ltd.

Mr. Taufique Sayeed Saigol said, “We are very thankful to Ms. Ardi Stoisos-Braken, Ambassador, Kingdom of the Netherlands and Ms. Winnie van der Wal, First Secretary – Economic Affairs for their visit at our premises for the inauguration of JAVELIN®. This is the latest technology in digital printing by our partners SPGPrints. We are hopeful that with their support and help we will be able to continue to grow as this is just the beginning. They are a good company to deal with as they are honest and straight forward and this is what we need in Pakistan. SPGPrints have a very bright future; they have a good team having a good local and international expertise and support. We wish them success in future as there is significant growth in the market. The new government is encouraging exports and JAVELIN® is the kind of machinery which is required in this country for value addition of fabric.”

He further expressed, “This is the first wider width machine in the world that makes us the pioneer in this kind of printing. I am pleased to inform that the majority of the bed sheets that you can see in HEMA and IKEA are actually produced in KTML. Pakistan has a new position in wider width printing and this gives Pakistan a unique place in the textile industry around the globe.

He added, “I am once again thankful to the guests for giving us a chance of hospitality and grateful for appreciating us with wonderful expressions of gratitude and that means a lot to us.”

In a short presentation, Mr. Ali Nawaz Chaudhary, Head of HR Department, Kohinoor Textile Mills Ltd explained, “Kohinoor Textile Mills Ltd is one of the largest and oldest companies in Pakistan established in 1953. It was initially set up as a spinning and weaving project with 25,000 spindles and 600 looms. However, after decades of aggressive expansion and modernization, KTML has emerged into a fully vertically integrated home textiles company with state of the art spinning, weaving, dyeing, printing, and stitching. KTML has now over 155,000 spindles and produces a large quantity of recycled yarn which is 30 tonnes a day or about 1000 tonnes per month. Kohinoor Maple Leaf Group is one of the largest groups of Pakistan. Kohinoor Textile Mills Limited, Maple Leaf Cement Factory, and Maple Leaf Capital are part of this diversified group.”


Mr. Taufique Sayeed Saigol, Managing Director, Kohinoor Textile Mills Ltd.

Ms. Ardi Stoisos-Braken, Ambassador, Kingdom of the Netherlands in her address said, “I am delighted to visit Kohinoor Textile Mills Limited (KTML). It is great to see how KTML have included various measures that reflect on how they value their employees. More than 600 family houses and more than 1,000 bachelor flats for workers, facilitation of workers with land, utilities, education, and health is truly commendable. I also appreciate their initiatives for community development such as funding schools, vocational training institutes and hospitals in the country. It is a pleasure to note that they are working with one of the best representative company of our country, SPGPrints.”

According to Mr. Arno Bouwmeester, Director of Marketing and Sales, SPGPrints®, “Pakistan is a very important  market for us. It is for the reason because Pakistan quickly adapts new technology and if you compare it with other textile regions globally, I can say that Pakistan is one of the best. So, we brought our first wider width Javelin machine here in Pakistan with a lot more to go in the future also. These companies working with us are like a family who want to build a better future together with us.”

According to Mr. Salman Hydrie, Managing Director, SPGPrints Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. “Most of the companies work on 600 dpi but we are the only company that works on 1200 dpi. I can say that we have the most advanced and hybrid technology. We are not the leaders in production but we are the leaders in quality connected online all the time with our customers. The basic change in the hometextiles is that bed linen is now part of the fashion industry. There is a big difference in bed linen if you compare it with merely 10 years ago, when mostly floral designs were found and possible on the bed sheets. Now with the fast printing technology there are many different possibilities, different colors for all seasons.”

Mr. Usman Zafar, GM Processing, Kohinoor Textile Mills Limited along with Ms. Ardi Stoisos-Braken, Ambassador, Kingdom of the Netherlands presented shields and thanked all the staff involved in installation and operation of wider width JAVELIN®. 

Mr. Usman Zafar said, “This new technology will stimulate our imagination. Whatever you can imagine you can translate into reality because everybody wants to see their imagination and design in real form. This machine has a very fine blending of the colors with an impeccable grey scale as the droplet size is very fine, upto two picolitres. This is indeed the most challenging aspect in digital printing, thanks to the high technology, sharp lines, and fine geometrical designs are perfectly rendered. We are extremely satisfied with the performance of the machine.”

The successful event concluded with live demonstration of
JAVELIN® and a tour of the Kohinoor Textile Mills.

 

 
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