South Asia Textiles embarks on new mega expansion

Posted On 31 Oct 2016
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As one of Sri Lanka’s leading textile manufacturer, having completed the initial Rs. 1 billion expansion program, South Asia Textiles as now decided to embark on another very ambitious expansion programme to infuse the very latest state-of-art textile technology and machinery into its existing factory. This investment is likely to exceed US$ 3 million at the initial stage.

Some of the machinery to be introduced will be the aerodynamic Air-Flow textile dye machines with absolute minimal usage of water, a continuous washer which saves water consumption up to 40% of the regular usage and a modern fully automated 10 chamber stenter which enhances efficiency and quality of the fabrics produced.

South Asia Textiles CEO/MD Mr. Prithiv Dorai noted that the plan has been set up to make the entire factory a Green Project within one year, thus making South Asia Textiles the first Textile Manufacturer to go green. Two large bio-mass and fossil fuel fired THERMIC & STEAM boilers have already been installed providing steam and heat generation for dyeing and finishing divisions.

Whilst recording a strong growth rate, several areas of expansion coupled with installation of latest technology and a process improvement has been the company’s main objective. Success in achieving ZERO DISCHARGE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL (ZDHC) has added strength in keeping with international requirements and standards.

According to South Asia Textiles CEO/MD Mr. Prithiv Dorai, the year 2018 will be landmark year for the company as the ground work has begun for absolute Zero Discharge be achieved.

South Asia Textiles is the only weft knitted fabric manufacturer in Sri Lanka to produce over 400 qualities with a specialty in achieving the lowest shrinkage standards in the Industry. Its customers comprise world-leading brand names such as Victoria Secret, Next Plc, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Calvin Klein, Decathlon and Adidas, to name just a few. South Asia Textiles is a subsidiary company of LCI GROUP.

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