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Among Top 5 fully integrated manufacturers of PFY in India “A ‘One Stop Shop’ for our customers, having developed over 200 varieties of Specialty Yarns”
— Anil Kumar Gupta
Chairman and Managing Director, Wellknown Polyesters Ltd
Wellknown group started its manufacturing operation in the year 1987. Mr. Anil Gupta was the key promoter to take the group to a respectable size in a decade. He promoted a new entity Wellknown Polyesters Ltd to replicate success in a big way in the year 1998 in Mumbai, India. In around 15 years the company has become the biggest producers of FDY (Fully Drawn Yarn)in India. Wellknown and Oerlikon Barmag have been collaborating closely since the time first BARMAG made Texturing machines was installed in the year 1999.
In fact Wellknown’s pursuit to manufacture most qualitative yarn was major force to invest in a poly-condensation plant. The company has been manufacturing first-class PES granulate for its own yarn production using state-of-the-art Oerlikon Barmag spinning systems.
Wellknown is the most active company within the high-quality premium segment to manufacture specialty yarn. “The poly-condensation unit emerged from the company’s objective to have total control over the entire process chain. A shortage of good quality products and processes compelled the company to go for reverse integration to serve its global customers.”
Barmag has installed the world’s first as well as the 10 000th WINGS system at Wellknown’s plant. The WINGS system, a plug-in machine unit that is revolutionary as it increases productivity and efficiency, and guarantees consistently good quality.
Mr Gupta expressed that, “Based on our vision of best quality manufacturer and the faith in quality output through Barmag technology, we chose the distinction of the first company to invest in the new WINGS technology. It was a calculated risk, but Wellknown is renowned for always pioneering innovative ways to provide superior output. Your technology supplier must be a committed long-term player. Oerlikon Barmag possesses after sale support is unique and hence it was natural to choose Oerlikon Barmag as a partner.”
Number one in the polyester business “We are constantly striving for peak performance.”
— Bian Ping-Gang
Owner of Jiangsu Sanfangxiang Group
To consolidate its leading market position, the Chinese Jiangsu Sanfangxiang Group is taking the advantage of cutting-edge technologies for manmade fibre production from Oerlikon Neumag, and in future also from Oerlikon Barmag.
“We are constantly striving for peak performance on the basis of scientific progress. To be a winner in the market of tomorrow, we are backing technological innovativeness, quality and integrity today. These are the values that bind us to our long-standing and respected partner Oerlikon Textile.” These are the words of the company owner Bian Ping-Gang talking about the strategic orientation of a global market leader. The Chinese Jiangsu Sanfangxiang Group, based in Jiangyin in the hinterland of the Yangtze Delta, claims to be the world’s most competitive manufacturer of polyester with a production capacity of 2 million tons per year, which includes 1.2 million tons of bottle-grade PET chips and 800 000 tons of polyester staple fibres. The company’s core business now also includes the manufacture of PTA, cotton spinning, printing and dyeing fabrics, generating thermoelectricity, and the international trade. The group now employs 8 280 staff and has an annual turnover of CHF 3,7 billion.
Jiangsu Sanfangxiang has worked hard to achieve this enduring success with the consistent use of cutting-edge technologies. Since 2000 these have included complete staple fibre lines from Oerlikon Neumag, which were the most advanced technology on the market even then with a production capacity of 200 tons per day. “We know what we’re getting from Oerlikon Neumag with this investment: top quality, efficiency and energy savings, low conversion costs and reliable, user-friendly operation,” says the General Manager Qin Peng.
When a decision had to be taken in 2011 on a strategic development entailing the expansion of the product portfolio at Sanfangxiang, the company’s management ordered manmade fibre spinning lines from Oerlikon Barmag with a contract value running into hundreds of millions of euros.The new lines will have a capacity of over 600 000 tons of filament yarns per annumand will commence production in mid-2014. “This is another big step towards growth and even more profitable business for us. Our partner Oerlikon Textile will be by our side in this success as before,” says the chairman of the board Mr. Bian Ping-Gang.
JCB India Limited “The quality of Oerlikon Graziano is a differentiator”
— Bhagwati Appan
Vice President – Procurement of JCB India Ltd
JCB India Limited (India’s largest manufacturer of Earthmoving and Construction equipment ) is a fully owned subsidiary of JC Bamford Excavators Limited (U.K).
Oerlikon Graziano supported JCB in gaining high market share of construction equipment in India. Today, JCB is a synonym for reliability in the market.
JCB India Limited started operations in 1979 as a joint venture company. In 2003 JCB UK acquired 100 % shares in the joint venture and today JCB is the fastest growing company in the Indian earthmoving and construction equipment industry. The company is a pioneer in the industry and has developed and expanded through launching revolutionary products and adherence to world class JCB corporate identity norms. Today in India, JCB has sold over 125 000 machines and out of every two Construction equipment sold in India, one is a JCB.
JCB transmission is today a synonym of Reliability in the market. Oerlikon Graziano a company with a similar mindset to innovate, excel, and carry forward the success had been associated to JCB India since 2002 with gears for backhoe loader machines. Intensifying the relationship, Oerlikon Graziano India now is providing drive solutions in terms of pin-type and strut-type synchronizer assemblies and electron-beam welded powershift clutch housings, which were localized in India for JCB 3DX machine while for 2DX is still under development. Most of JCB India products produced today contain a high-quality Oerlikon Graziano drive solutions, which differentiates JCB from others. JCB honored Oerlikon Graziano India with its coveted Quality Supplier Award in December 2011.
“Oerlikon Graziano is part of our success”, say Bagavathy Appan, Vice President Procurement.
JCB India designs and develops the products on the basis of needs and requirements of the customers as well as on the growing infrastructure needs of the country. All machines are high quality products, at par with the world’s best and built to withstand extreme climate conditions, while delivering their optimum performance. “We are always looking for likeminded partners as Oerlikon Graziano to join hands, to achieve and sustain market dominance by becoming unanimous choice of our customers”, says Appan.
High-performance coatings for Tata Motors tools Oerlikon Balzers’ efficient tool coatings enable Indian automobile manufacturer Tata Motors to increase productivity, while also reducing unit costs.
Tata Motors, India
— R. Bhaskar, Plant Head
Commercial Vehicles Business Unite Pune
Tats Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of 20 billion dollars. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand and Spain. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also distributes Fiat cars in India, and has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 5.9 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top three in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fourth-largest truck manufacturer and the second-largest bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia as well as South America. Tata Motors relies on the coating technologies of Oerlikon Balzers. Its high-performance coatings Balinit Acrona and Balinit Futura Nano refine the automobile manufacturer’s gear-cutting tools. The coatings, which are only a few thousandths of a millimeter thick, drastically reduce friction and signs of wear and tear and considerably increase the life of the products, even under heavy use. In addition, the Balinit coatings have enabled Tata Motors to keep tool costs low since the tools can now be resharpened and recoated without impacting performance, which makes them last much longer. Tata Motors has relied on the technologies of Oerlikon for about 15 years now, and the two companies plan to work together more closely in the future. Soon, Oerlikon Balzers will open a coating center near Ahmadabad in the Indian state of Gujarat, where assembly plants for the new Tata Nano, the world’s least expensive car, were recently built.