Pahartali Textile & Hosiery Mills (A unit of
M. M. Ispahani Limited)
Special Interview with Mr. Mirza Salman Ispahani,
the Managing Director of
Pahartali Textile & Hosiery Mills
The spinning industry is very important in Bangladesh. We interviewed
Mr. Mirza Salman Ispahani, the Managing Director of Pahartali Textile & Hosiery
Mills which is a well-established spinning company. We asked him about the market
situation and his opinions on Muratec machinery.
Mr. Mirza Salman Ispahani
|How do you see the current market situation
As for earnings from exports, the share of Ready Made Garments (RMG) to total
exports was 87% in 2013. This year the RMG market has continued to show moderate
growth. The success of the textile industry has a deep meaning for our entire
economy and nation. The growth of exports has led supporting and ancillary industries
to establish, opened jobs in many different occupations and thus increased the
transactions in many fields.
Looking back over past 5 years, we have overcome
many hurdles. We had to go through the global recession which hit in late 2008
and continued for two years. The highest cotton price increase in 150 years
took place in 2010. However, it could not stop us going forward. We continued
our journey and were able to sustain our export performance.
|How about your business situation?|
In the context of the latest business situation in our country, we did very good
business over the last few years. We are very confident that we will continue
our journey and proceed toward further success.
We have explored many untapped
and non-traditional markets to increase our share. We are now moving upward
to higher value added products, such as spandex yarn (CSY), compact yarn and
fine count yarn.
|Do you think that Bangladesh will continue
to benefit from the Spinning Industry?|
Even though the spinning industry in our country is facing numerous problems
like severe competition from neighboring countries, it continues to grow. The
RMG industry is experiencing growth. However, the intermediate processes like
weaving, dyeing and processing, have not yet grown enough. Due to imported yarn
and fabric, the foreign exchange earnings from the RMG industry are lower than
Nonetheless, Bangladesh's low labor cost, skilled manpower, and presently expanding
market will be able to turn the challenges into a window of opportunity. In
addition, most developed countries are turning away from the textile industry
and investing in other sectors, thus creating a vacuum in the spinning market.
So the benefit to our spinning industry will be enormous in the future.
|What are you planning to further grow
your business in the future?|
Our ultimate goal is to provide one stop service to the export oriented local
manufactures of knit and woven products, providing different types of conventional
and specialized yarn. Therefore we have invested in the most modern machineries.
Moreover, we are planning to expand our cotton spinning capacity in the near
future. We are very concerned about quality, thus we have received a good response
from the export-oriented manufactures who are working under internationally
|Please tell us why you chose Muratec
Steady performance of the machine is the most important factor for management.
We have been using Muratec “No. 21C” along with winders of other
manufacturers. We found better overall performance from the "No. 21C" due
to its high productivity, yarn tension control, high quality, and lower electric
| What do you think about Muratec's
We are using QPRO Link Coner for blend yarns. Thanks to Muratec automation,
we can produce quality yarn packages with minimal labor.
|What is your opinion of our Visual
This is our first experience with Visual Manager+ and we are happy to get production
performance instantly at our desk. It is much easier for our engineers to trouble-shoot
issues by using the data provided by Visual Manager+.
|Do you have any requests to Muratec?
At present, we are happy with after-sales service given by Muratec. We hope
Muratec will keep an inventory of essential spare parts in Bangladesh so that
we can get them in the shortest possible time.
- Pahartali Textile & Hosiery Mills is a pioneer spinning company in Bangladesh,
established in 1954.
- They sell yarns to domestic companies which knit and export the finished
- Their main products are Cotton (Card, Comb and Slub), P/C, CVC, Modal and
- Production capacity is 71,000 spinning spindles and 37,000kg in total production
- They installed Muratec Automatic Winder “No.21C PROCESS CONER” in
2008. In 2013, they introduced 9 sets of Automatic Winder “PROCESS CONERⅡ
QPRO” Link Coner type. They began installing “Visual Manager+”,
the monitoring system for Muratec Winders, in 2014. It connects to both “QPRO” and “No.21C” and
all the data are integrated and managed over the entire factory.
The above information was written in September 2014.