In a highly competitive garment manufacturing industry, where global consumers on one hand are raising the bar in terms of expectations and on the other reducing their spending on garments, it has become critical for players in the industry to up-scale their operations to stay relevant. One area, which is seeing challenges and upgrading to support garment manufacturers, is the finishing section of RMG factory. “Just making a garment is not enough to survive in the market today and until the stitched garments have undergone some value-addition processes such as finishing and washing, it is a basic product which can be sourced from anywhere. World-class processing techniques provide good appearance, desired feel and impart certain properties in the garments, making them desirable for buyers,” says Deepak Chawla, Director, Xcel Stiro Pvt. Ltd.
Supporting garment manufacturers to provide an innovative edge to their products and offer aesthetically improved garments to the market, pioneer and leader in garment finishing machines, laundry equipment and dry-cleaning equipment, Xcel Stiro is investing heavily in R&D. “In the longer run, quality of the garment is what a customer is concerned about. We have come up with a highly advanced and innovative set of machines which would require the least maintenance while delivering maximum output,” claims Deepak.
With the increasing awareness and concern for environmental issues, large amounts of effluents produced and high consumption of water and energy in wet processes are not considered as environment-friendly. “Continued intervention of buyers to adopt ‘sustainable’ practices have increased the thrust on becoming more sustainable. Everyone is looking for high efficiency, less water consumption, fewer chemicals usage and higher output. We provide these all characteristics in our machines with up to 90 per cent of water saving,” says Deepak.
Keeping sustainability as a guideline, the company showcased its range of sustainable laundry solutions with two new machines – XL 15 (Washer Extractor Dryer) and XST 30 (a softner washer with dryer). XL 15 incorporates the complete process of washing, including drying in one machine having a capacity of washing 15 kgs of garments. This results in tremendous saving in space, labour and time, making washing area free from flowing water and soap residuals as the garment goes in dry and comes out dry. It is thermally insulated with blanket wool to prevent heat loss and maintains a uniform temperature.
The other offering of the company, XST 30 softner washing machine with dryer is made from Italian technology. The garments in this machine are softened and dried for ultra-soft feel using optimum water and softening agent. The machine also provides sustainable solutions as it uses just 3 litres of water for washing 30 kgs of garments reducing the use of chemicals. Aluminium casted blower is the major advancement in the machine which prevents accumulation of lint and maintains uniform suction throughout the washing process.
Upbeat of the increased acceptance for its indigenously manufactured machines, Xcel Stiro that currently runs two factories, is now planning to set-up another factory to supply the increasing demand. “Besides garment exporters, even domestic garment manufacturers are using a lot of advanced and quality machines in order to achieve sustainable growth. This is pushing us to come up with more options and we are focused on offering our services on a lesser cost,” concludes Deepak. To achieve better market penetration, Xcel Stiro has joined hands with IIGM which has 15 marketing offices in India and is very optimistic about the results this association will give to both companies