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Shima Seiki
Shima Seiki

12th May 2011, Tirupur

KPR Mill expands wind power generation capacity

KPR Mill expands wind power generation capacityVertically integrated knitted apparel manufacturer KPR Mill has recently added 25 wind mills with a combined capacity of 21.25 Mega Watt (MW) to its current 40 MW, lifting its wind power generation capacity to 61.25 MW to support its compact spinning capacity expansion.

KPR, which is a vertically integrated apparel company with international accreditation for quality control, environmental standards and social accountability, is a leading manufacturer of knitted apparel, cotton knitted fabric and yarn in South India.

The company has state-of-the-art production facilities in Tamil Nadu at Sathyamangalam, Tirupur, Perundurai and Coimbatore. With a total manufacturing capacity of 2, 12,064 spindles to produce 54,000 MT of yarn per annum and 205 circular knitting machines to produce 21,000 MT of fabric per annum, the company makes 63 million pieces of readymade knitted apparel per annum and has a dyeing facility to process 23 MT of fabric per day.

KPR's Journey into textiles began in 1984 and in 1989 the group ventured into garment exports. The company's current expansion involves the adding of 21.25 MW capacity of wind power for a new 103,680 spindles compact spinning facility. K.P.R. Mill has expanded into the higher margin, higher value-added compact yarn segment, to meet demand in both domestic and international markets. The technology is known to offer yarns free from hairiness which also offer improved strength.



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