KUSTERS CALICO completes 25 years of Indian operations
The Textile magazine|August 2021
Creates new benchmarks in the processing and finishing technology

Kusters Calico is a one-stop source for textile processing and finishing machinery for various woven and knitted fabrics. The company designs and manufacture machines for de-sizing and singeing, bleaching both in the single and double-stage steamer, mercerizing, washing, dyeing in cold pad batch, pad steam, and also dewatering in its wide product portfolio

The eventful journey of Kusters Calico started in 1996 as a joint venture company between Eduard Kusters Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (EKK) of Germany and Calico Industrial Engineers (Calico) of India with Kusters holding 70% shares and the balance by Calico. Kusters, Germany wanted to start manufacturing textile wet processing machinery in India for the Indian industry and for exports. The company purchased 42 acres of land and established one of the best machinery manufacturing workshops in India with all machines imported from Germany. This year the company has completed 25 years of its manufacturing activity in India and is celebrating its Silver Jubilee Year 2021.

In an exclusive chat, Sushil Verma, Managing Director, Kusters Calico, revealed that while the company had to face certain challenges due to the ongoing pandemic in FY 2021, the overall performance was good. “The year 2020-21 was full of challenges. By February 2020 we had booked enough orders that could have been executed in 2020-21 but suddenly the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 disrupted the production for nearly 2-3 months. Many customers wanted us to delay the machine production but slowly all orders were revived with a revised delivery schedule,” he says.

“We had to gear up and managed to complete the revenue target by running all three shifts and additional manpower. Overall, the performance was good in terms of top-line and bottom-line achievement,” he adds. Speaking about the solutions it offers to the market, Verma mentions that Kusters Calico is a one-stop source for textile processing and finishing machinery for various woven and knitted fabrics. The company designs and manufacture machines for de-sizing and singeing, bleaching both in the single and double-stage steamer, mercerizing, washing, dyeing in cold pad batch, pad steam, and also dewatering in its wide product portfolio. It can supply all machines from 1,800 mm to 3,200 mm working width.

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