With a 15 per cent rise in turnover of $4.5 billion in the last five years, the Indian denim market is booming. Experts predict the market would reach $8 billion mark by 2023. According to Saurer Schlafhorst, a leading textile machinery manufacturer, growth in denim yarn production in the country has been dynamic with increased use of Autocoro 9 automated, independent production unit. The biggest denim manufacturers in India and the largest India-based customer for the Autocoro 8 and Autocoro 9 made by the German textile machinery manufacturer, Sudarshan already owns the Autocoro 8 after the company decided to invest in the new Autocoro 9 model which was exhibited at ITMA 2015 in Milan. Thirteen Autocoro 8 and 9 other machines with a total of 6,528 spinning positions are now in operation at two plants around the clock producing cotton yarns that are predominantly intended for downstream processing within the company.
In order to achieve above-average growth and profitable margins, the Indian textile industry has already made regular use of the innovative Autocoro 8 technology in recent years. One of the first Autocoro 9 machines was supplied to an Indian quality spinning mill T C Spinners which ordered the Autocoro 9 at ITMA 2015 in Milan.
T C Spinners, founded in 2006, primarily produces weaving and knitting yarns that are made from 100 per cent cotton as well as polyester yarns. The family-run company boasts a total production capacity of around 50,000 spinning positions.