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Autocoro 9, a motor powering the Indian denim boom

Sudarshan Jeans Pvt Ltd. is one of the biggest denim manufacturers in India and is also the largest Indiabased customer for the Autocoro 8 and Autocoro 9.


Rotor spinning mill with new Autocoro machines at Sudarshan Jeans Pvt Ltd., one of the largest denim manufacturers in India. From left to right: Mr Sudarshan Bansal, Chairman & Managing Director; Mr Shankar Khot, General Manager; Mr Gautam Bansal, Director (Photos: Schlafhorst)


The Indian denim market is booming. In the last five years, turnover has risen by 15 % to a volume of USD 4.5 billion. Experts anticipate that the USD 8 billion mark will be reached by 2023.With a market share of over 90 %, the Autocoro plays a major role in the growth and value added in the Indian textile industry. The development of denim yarn production in India has been correspondingly dynamic, with the Autocoro 9, made by the German textile machinery manufacturer Schlafhorst.

This innovation has revolutionised rotor spinning mills in India and set entirely new standards in productivity and efficiency thanks to the individual spinning position drive.

Sudarshan, the largest Autocoro 8 spinning mill in India, features the latest Autocoro technology. Sudarshan Jeans Pvt Ltd. is one of the biggest denim manufacturers in India and is also the largest Indiabased customer for the Autocoro 8 and Autocoro 9 made by the German textile machinery manufacturer Schlafhorst.

No Indian company operates more Autocoro rotor spinning machines from the latest Autocoro generation than the market leader from Kolhapur in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Sudarshan has already enjoyed many years of highly successful production with the Autocoro 8.

Over 70 million metres denim and terry cloth

The outstanding extra advantages provided by the new Autocoro 9, which was exhibited at ITMA 2015 in Milan, immediately convinced Sudarshan to invest in this model.

13 Autocoro 8 and 9 machines with a total of 6,528 spinning positions are now in operation at two plants around the clock, producing cotton yarns with counts between Ne 4.5 and Ne 20 that are predominantly intended for downstream processing within the company.

The annual production of Sudarshan Jeans has risen to more than 70 million metres of denim and terry cloth, of which 80 % is exported around the world by the


'Value for money': strategy for success

The family company, which was founded in 2003 and has a rich tradition, pursues a philosophy of 'value for money'. With unrivalled dedication and excellence on all levels of the textile value creation chain, Sudarshan Jeans offers its customers the best possible value for their money.

What does this global player find so fascinating about the new Autocoro?

“Our market is characterised by intense competition. The new Autocoro 9 ensures that we are even better placed to implement our company philosophy of 'value for money' while also attaining maximum productivity and efficiency in operation,” says Mr.Sudarshan Bansal, Chairman and Managing Director of the company.

A decisive reason why the new Autocoro has the edge when it comes to productivity is its individual spinning position drive, which breaks through the system-related limits associated with conventional drives. Whether in terms of productivity, efficiency, flexibility or energy consumption, the new Autocoro once again sets records and therefore establishes a new benchmark in open-end rotor spinning technology. These advantages have also revolutionised the production of denim yarns at Sudarshan Jeans.

More efficient than ever

“With its innovative individual spinning position drive and superlative efficiency, the new Autocoro technology has raised our productivity to new record highs,” notes Director Gautam Bansal. “Operating with minimum infrastructure and the lowest levels of energy consumption, we are now more productive than ever.”

The individual spinning position drive enables higher rotor speeds while consuming less energy per kilogram of yarn than conventional rotor spinning technology featuring belt drives. “At these rotor speeds, we are therefore able to make full use of the raw material within the limits of textile technology in order to increase productivity. The new Autocoro always guarantees top quality and maximum energy efficiency,” says General Manager Mr. Shankar Khot.