With the installation of two new Monforts units, Nahar Fabrics will increase its fabric output by one-third from 1.5 million metres to 2.2 million metres per month. Nahar Industrial Enterprises (NIEL), founded in 1983 and located at Lalru in Punjab, is a vertically integrated textile manufacturer with operations ranging from spinning through to weaving and processing.
The division has two process units, the first established in 1999 and the second getting operational in 2007. While Fabrics no.1 unit has been producing 2.5 million metres per month, the no.2 unit has been producing 1.5 million metres. But the capacity of the Mill’s preparation range is for about 2.2 million metres. Lamenting that they were not able to run at full capacity earlier, he said that installing the Thermex dyeing range, the Montex stenter will enable them to reach full capacity of 2.2 million metres within the next 12 months.
Across NIEL, there are 550 looms and a modern dyeing house with a capacity of 7 tonnes of yarn per day. The company’s expertise is in 100 per cent cotton and cotton-blended fabrics and a variety of weaves, including twills, chinos, gabardines, canvas, tussers, cavalry twills, satins, and broken twills.
NIEL is an approved fabric vendor for global brands such as Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Marks & Spencer. Domestic brands include Color Plus, Allen Solly, Numero Uno and Louis Phillips. The Indian Army is a major buyer of Nahar’s fabrics and garments, as are the armed forces of several other countries. The company is a major supplier of sportswear, and has a growing output of Lycra and technical textiles.