Talking Point | December 2016
Cone-to-container machines from Sieger
Located in Coimbatore, Sieger is an engineering company that offers cost-effective solutions in sheet metal fabrication, textile machinery and industrial automation. The company has a 8,000 sq m covered space in a campus of 40,000 sq m with complete state-of-the-art in-house facility.
G Radhakrishnan, Managing Director, Sieger Spintech Equipments Pvt Ltd, shares his views on the company?s plans, products and the recent Government?s proposals to boost the textile and clothing industry.
How has your company been doing in the last few years ? in terms of new product and technology launches?
Sieger, knowing the issues faced by textile mills, has concentrated in the last couple of years to increase realisation, automation and technology levels in our machines wherever possible. As a result of this, we have developed the following products:
a) AUTOLINE is a yarn conditioning plant, consisting of automatic loading of trolleys, automatic increase of moisture content in the preconditioning chamber, conditioning of textile material in the yarn conditioning plant and unloading of trolleys.
b) Cone to container system which we call it as C to C. Here, we employ robots in our machinery and is a sophisticated and automated system to pick, transfer, condition, pack and store cones from the automatic winder to the storage yards.
c) Packing machines where cones are individually weighted and wrapped and then packed in poly pack or in carton boxes.
Can you give us the USP of some of your important machines and products for the textile industry? How has been market that you have been serving doing in the past and currently?
We at Sieger use the best quality and very reliable inputs into our textile machinery production, which has given us a very good name in the textile industry. Our automation improves the mill productivity, ensures consistent quality in the finished product with least power consumption and low maintenance costs and increases labour utilisation. We are present in the entire length and breadth of our country and were doing well in the past. We also hope to improve our sales in the coming years owing to the introduction of many innovative and automated solutions that are needed for the textile industry. We have invested on a most modern manufacturing plant where we value the systems.
If in export, which are your major markets? What is the scope in these markets in the near future?
We have a very good demand for yarn conditioning plants, automatic ring doffing system and packing machines. Recently many mills have shown interest to implement automation in the roving transport system. Countries like Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Turkey and Thailand continue to be our good markets.
Are you planning any mew launches, including expansion and diversification? Please give some details.
Sieger is continuously involved in the R&D activities to come out with new and newer solutions needed for the textile mills. We are launching this year, cone-to-container (C to C) and packing machines.
What are your views on the recent Government?s proposals to boost the textile and clothing industry? What is your vision of textile industry by 2020?
It is a definite welcome step. Only 30 per cent of our fibres are converted into garments whereas 70 per cent have been exported to other countries. The Government policy aims to address this issue by reforming labour laws so that the garment industry will get the maximum benefit. More and more garment industry will come into existence and will create huge increase in yarn and cloth consumption, which will favour very well textile machinery productions. The textile machinery industry in India is growing at 4 per cent per annum and our vision is by 2020, it should get doubled hoping to the successful implementation of the new Textile Policy.
What is your wish-list for the textiles industry and the Government with a view to give a fresh impetus to the industry?
Investments in textile mills should increase as this will make them to source new textile machinery. The Government ? both State and Centre ? should make every effort to boost investments in textile mill such as availability of cheap power and land, tax concessions and good infrastructure. Also, textile industry investments are very capital intensive, bank loans should be made available at reduced interest rates.