Tirupur job­work­ers’ syn­ony­mous growth with the en­thu­si­as­tic in­dus­try

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Be­ing in sync with the ex­porters, thou­sands of job­work­ers in Tirupur are wit­ness­ing ex­cel­lent growth and many of them are even adding new tech­nolo­gies, en­hanc­ing their ca­pac­i­ties. These job­work­ers are cov­er­ing the en­tire value chain right from knit­ting of yarn to fin­ish­ing of gar­ment­ing. The com­mend­able trait to be noted about them is that they are con­cerned about the en­vi­ron­ment, go­ing for cer­ti­fi­ca­tions too and fo­cus­ing on lat­est trends of value ad­di­tions as well. After the an­nounce­ment of 5 per cent rate un­der GST, they are en­thu­si­as­tic and geared up for busi­ness.

Ra­jdeep Cloth­ing Com­pany, an ex­pert job­worker in dig­i­tal and screen print­ing, plans to build a new unit and add dig­i­tal and roll for­mat print­ers to meet the re­quire­ments of its in­creas­ing cus­tomers. Deepak Sid­dharth, CEO of the com­pany up­dated AOI, “Busi­ness is go­ing good as we have wit­nessed de­cent growth in re­cent years. This mo­ti­vates us to move into a new 15,000 square feet area and add new dig­i­tal print­ers and print­ers for roll for­mat. So, over­all, we will be in­vest­ing more than Rs. 2 crore.” The com­pany is also in the process to get GOTS cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for this new unit. With Tirupur be­ing a tees man­u­fac­tur­ing hub, Ra­jdeep Cloth­ing even sees prospects in chest print­ing in fu­ture. But at present, its fo­cus is on roll for­mat print­ing to support its ex­ist­ing client base. An in­crease in ca­pac­ity and im­proved in­fra­struc­ture also in­spires the com­pany to fo­cus on do­mes­tic clients although 95 per cent of its cur­rent cus­tomers are gar­ment ex­porters. “With our new ini­tia­tives, we will be able to re­duce our cost­ing which will help us to tap do­mes­tic clients also. To support them, we will be hav­ing a de­sign stu­dio as these clients rarely come with their de­signs,” rea­sons Deepak. Us­ing Kor­nit dig­i­tal printer and GOTS cer­ti­fied inks, the com­pany has high pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity which is more than 10,000 pieces per day and it can print on 100 per cent cot­ton, ly­cra, vis­cose, polyester and wool.

These Tirupur job­work­ers are set­ting mile­stones for oth­ers to fol­low by adopt­ing the best of prac­tices and tech­nol­ogy. Macro­fast Dig­i­tal Tex­tile Print­ing re­cently re­ceived GOTS

cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and claims to be the only GOTS ap­proved dig­i­tal print­ing job­worker in Tirupur. Ra­jesh Babu KRA (ex-NIFTian), Direc­tor of the com­pany elu­ci­dates the rea­son be­hind this ini­tia­tive, “We want to support the en­vi­ron­ment as well as ex­porters, and so we de­cided to be GOTS cer­ti­fied. It was not very dif­fi­cult for us as we were al­ready fol­low­ing all norms.” He fur­ther adds that this cer­ti­fi­ca­tion helped him to get new clients who are spe­cially work­ing with Europe. It does have ex­per­tise to of­fer dif­fer­ent kinds of tex­tures in print­ing like leather, denim and wood tex­ture etc. Print­ing 6,000 pieces and 3,000 me­tres (roll-to-roll) per day, the com­pany of­fers print­ing on all kinds of fab­rics (ex­cept polyester). “Peo­ple are largely tech­nol­ogy-ori­ented these days which con­trib­utes in sys­tem­atic and faster pro­duc­tion. This is a pos­i­tive sign for us also,” states Ra­jesh with a broader thought.

Con­tin­u­ous new of­fer­ings, fo­cus on lat­est de­signs are also the key strengths of some of the job­work­ers of Tirupur as they claim that these de­signs help the ex­porters to make their prod­ucts bet­ter. Im­age Print­ings, one in this list, re­cently came up with ef­fec­tive em­boss­ing prints with foil, glit­ter etc. KS Senthil Ku­mar, MD, Im­age Print­ings men­tioned, “I have printed more than 1 lakh pieces of same kinds in re­cent few months. Look­ing at the de­sign, this is cost-ef­fec­tive also as we charge max­i­mum 0.80 paisa per square inch with heavy value ad­di­tion.” Do­ing an­nual turnover of Rs. 5 crore, the com­pany is ex­pect­ing at least 20 per cent growth this year.

Sonal Process is one of the best job­work­ers in Tirupur of­fer­ing large va­ri­ety as well as qual­ity in its ser­vices.

Em­boss­ing and sub­li­ma­tion prints by Im­age Print­ings

Deepak Sid­dharth, CEO, Ra­jdeep Cloth­ing Com­pany

Ra­jesh Babu KRA, Direc­tor, Macro­fast Dig­i­tal Tex­tile Print­ing

KS Senthil Ku­mar, MD, Im­age Print­ings

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