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Century
Infrastructure facility

FACILITY

Spinning | Weaving | Processing | Finishing | On-line control | Quality control | Effluent treatment plant | Power plant

Facility
Century Textiles & Industries Limited invested US$180 million(Rs. 850 crore) in setting up Birla Century, a greenfield project in Jhagadia, Bharuch, Gujarat to manufacture fine fabrics, spread over 100 acres of land, the factory's strategic location derives logistical advantage in terms of easy connectivity and accessibility via rail, air and road links. It is well connected to the national highway, thus ensuring easy access to markets and timely delivery to customers.

Birla Century has over 100,000 spindles producing 5,000 tonnes of yarn annually in the count range of 40s to 200s in singles and doubles for own consumption. Over 300 airjet and rapier looms produce 25 million metres of fabrics annually and can process 36 million metres annually upto 130” greige fabric to get 120” finish width.

The company has adopted modern technology and installed the best machinery across all areas of its operations. The plant is equipped with the latest compact technology capable of manufacturing all kinds of fabrics such as poplins, yarns, drills, twills, satins, structured, dobbies etc in white, dyed, printed, and yarn dyed with innovative finishes such as wrinkle-free ( MXL), easy-care, anti-bacterial, perfumed etc., using world-class automated processing with eco-friendly processes and non-toxic dyes and chemicals.

Besides cotton, the plant is capable of spinning, weaving and processing various yarns and fabrics such as Excel , Modal, viscose, bamboo, organic, linen etc.

Our manufacturing technology can compare with the best across the globe, offering speed, versatility and quality. Most of the technology procured for the plant is from the best manufacturers of equipment in their respective fields. An indicative list is of the equipment available for different operations are given below:

Spinning
Spinning
Process/ machine Make Country
Mixing and blowroom Reiter Switzerland
Spinning
Process/ machine Make Country
Spinning preparatory Reiter Switzerland
Ring spinning Zinser Germany
Auto winders Schlafhorst Germany
Yarn singeing Rite Italy

The world-class latest automated compact spinning machines are capable of spinning 40s and up to 200s count of compact of 100 per cent cotton.

Weaving
Weaving
Process/ machine Make Country
Weaving preparatory Karl - Mayer Germany
Sectional warping Beninger Switzerland
Weaving looms Picanol Belgium
Wider width Airjet 110 looms
Narrow width Airjet / Rapier 192 looms

The weaves produced include plains, drill, twill, satin, oxford, structured, dobby, herringbone, chambray, fil-a-fil, pique cord, honeycomb etc.

Wet processing
Wet processing
Process/ machine Make Country
Singeing Oshtoff Germany
Continuous dyeing range Monforts Germany
Mercerising cum bleaching range Kuster Germany

The processing machines are capable of offering finished fabrics in 44" to 120" finish width with eco-friendly dyes and chemicals which suit the needs of end-customers.

Finishing
Finishing
Process/ machine Make Country
MXL Monforts Germany
Calendar Kuster Germany
Pre-shrunk range (centurise) Monforts Germany

World-class cotton fabrics with soft, anti-wrinkle (MXL technology), water-resistant, fragrance, stain-release, bio-polish and stiff finishes properties are produced.

On-line control
We have a completely self-sufficient plant with world-class state-of-the-art equipment loaded with BARCO hardware and functionalities, which are backed by an SAP-based ERP system.

Quality control
We adopt new technologies regularly, as and when required, to develop the best products and also to maintain stringent quality norms in production units.

Effluent treatment plant
A biological effluent treatment plant with zero discharge that recycles waste water to keep the plant environment efficient and eco-friendly.

Power plant
A captive gas-based turbine power plant of 30 MW has also been set up to meet the in-house electricity requirements.