Spin & Wind | February 2019
Truetzschler machines all the way for GPR Mills
In 1992, Ramsubbaraj wanted the best technology for GPR Mills as he opted for an old Truetzschler blowroom, DK 803 cards and TD 03 drawframes.
Setting-up a business in the early 1990’s wasn’t easy for a single person all alone. Growing the business was even harder. But that did not deter P Ramsubbaraj who wanted to set-up his own business. Ramsubbaraj and his wife R Saroja Ramsubbaraj set-up their own mill—GPR Mills in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, with 8,264 spindles—in 1992. At that time, with a limited budget, he could not afford new machines. But as he wanted the best technology, he opted for an old Truetzschler blowroom, DK 803 cards and TD 03 drawframes.
Determined as he was and with strong business acumen, Ramsubbaraj slowly developed a strong base of loyal customers by providing the best-quality yarn. As the business steadily flourished and with the reputation and trust built in the market, Ramsubbaraj decided to expand the mill. In 2018, GPR Mills added a new unit of 1,200 rotors spinning 6’s to 30’s Ne with an average count of 20’s Ne. With his long years of experience with Truetzschler technology, the mills opted once again for Truetzschler machinery, comprising the latest blowroom line, 5 TC 10 cards and 3 TD 8 drawframes for this expansion.
“I always wanted to have the latest Truetzschler machines as they are the best and probably that’s why I went on to put up a new OE unit. We are absolutely delighted with the excellent features the machines have which no other supplier could give”, said Ramsubbaraj.
The unit’s Technical Head N Kumar observed: “The best part of having Truetzschler machines is that one can forget about maintenance hassles and concentrate on production.” He was happy that in their Truetzschler installation one can skip the breaker drawframe passage and still get the desired quality yarn. Elimination of breaker drawframes not only save space, but also save power and utility costs in the day-to-day running of the plant.
At present, the mill produces five tonnes of yarn per day. Even though currently the yarn is sold in the domestic market, the mill is also planning to export their yarn, as the quality of the yarn produced meets the demand of the international buyers.
Ramsubbaraj complemented the A.T.E. team for the support provided at all times. He was pleased to inform that all his future expansions too will have Truetzschler machines.