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Kitex to invest Rs 10 cr and upgrade manufacturing

Kitex Garments aims to achieve 20 per cent growth in financial year 2016-’17 by expanding its customer base and increasing business share with existing customers. To achieve this goal the company is in the process of increasing its manufacturing capacity. Kitex is planning to invest about Rs 10 crores this year to upgrade its manufacturing and information technology wing.

Established in 1992, Kitex Garments is into 100 per cent exports of cotton garments, especially infant wear to the US and European markets. The vertically integrated manufacturing plant makes infant wear as well as fabrics.

The company intends at driving its next level of organic growth by expanding markets and online and offline marketing channels, backed by capacity expansion and enhanced technological capabilities. Kitex further plans to upgrade its automation of sewing production in 2016-17 in order to increase productivity and output capacity without increasing the manpower.

With regular capex for improvement of technology and infrastructure it aims to upgrade its current facilities so as to expand its capacity from 0.55 million units to 1.1 million units per day. It is a vertical set-up with knitting and processing of fabrics, until finished garments are done in-house.

The facility is 240 meters long and 70 meters wide and covers an area of six lakh sq. ft. The process line is equipped with a digital dispenser system for error-free, automatic and computer-controlled preparation of color guidelines, high quality knitting machines, and modern dyeing, printing and finishing systems that use cutting-edge technology.