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Indo Count Goes Vertical for Sheeting

Plans to Add Jacquard Looms, Broaden Products

Mumbai, India— Longtime spinner Indo Count Industries has gone vertical, and begins production this month in its new weaving, processing and sewing facility.

The company had actually planned the expansion years ago, but after a 2003 fire destroyed the factory, Indo Count's bankers advised the company to “get the house back in order first,” according to Mohit Jain, director. Financing for the expansion arrived in May 2005.

The new facility is part of a $45 million investment the mill has made in new construction and machinery, including $1 million to build a quality control lab. Indo Count is now able to churn out 100,000 meters of sheeting fabric per day in thread counts ranging from 200 to 1,000. It is certified for Supima and fine count Giza, and holds a six-month supply of cotton in its warehouse, Jain said.

Phase two of the expansion will be the installation of 24 jacquard looms. The company also plans to produce top-of-bed, table linens and curtains. “This is only the first phase,” he said. “We want to be a complete solution provider to customers.”

As a spinner, 100% of Indo Count's production is for export. Key markets include Europe, the U.S., Canada, Japan and South Korea.

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