Prashant Group showcases Industry 4.0 prowess at ITME 2022
Prashant Group of Industries, which provides machinery and solutions for weaving preparation, highlighted its Industry 4.0 compliant machines at the trade fair.
Prashant Group of Industries, which provides machinery and solutions for weaving preparation, highlighted its Industry 4.0 compliant machines at the trade fair. Amoli Shah, Director, Prashant Group of Industries, elaborated, “All our machines displayed at ITME 2022 are embedded with Industry 4.0 features. At present, Indian corporates, who are exporting textile products, are demanding high-end, Industry 4.0 enabled machines for manufacturing quality products efficiently. In addition, we are showcasing new models of sectional warping machines, direct warping machines, tensioner, etc. Also, on the display is our newly developed motorised trolley (for terry towel industry) that can reduce the downtime on loom by 30 per cent resulting in big savings for the user. Response for us at ITME has been good and we have received some orders as well.”
Prashant Group is the one-stop solution provider in the weaving preparatory equipment. The company offers products such as sizing machines, warping machines, sectional warping machines, specialised machines for technical textiles, poly beamer for PP and HDTP tape, Indigo rope dyeing and sheet dyeing machine. It also provides automatic robotic sectional warping machines. For material handling, it offers motorised battery-operated trolleys, inspection machines and computerised vertical beam storage systems.
While developing new solutions for the textile industry, the company also focuses on sustainability. “For example, in denim indigo dyeing, we have introduced nitro sealing technology, which helps in reducing consumption of water and chemicals by 50 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively. Hence, it offers huge environmental benefit to the industry. We are also focusing on adding more automated features to our machines, as we believe it provides competitive advantage to our customers. Our robotic warping, which we have sold world over, increases efficiency by 30-40 per cent,” she explained.
With Indian textile industry showing strong growth, everybody is eyeing to tap the market. “India will continue to be our focused market. In addition, we are exploring opportunities in overseas market to propel our business. At present, we export to over 50 countries and it contributes about 20 per cent to our business,” opined Amoli Shah.
On future plans, she said, “Our plans are to add new machines and increase our footprint in more countries worldwide. In material handling business, we will be adding new solutions to serve more segments in textiles. We would like to increase our business from technical textiles, where we are already strong by supplying our machines. Initially, only big companies were driving the demand, but now (especially in the last one year) even small scale firms are buying our machines for technical textiles. We see technical textiles as a key growth propeller for us.”