Prilla 2000 (PTY) Ltd brings Belcoro certificate to South Africa
"The Autocoro 8 is a technically accomplished rotor spinning machine, for which we have been waiting a long time. It proves its worth to us anew every day. For us, the Belcoro licence is like winning an Olympic gold med-al - it opens new markets up to us worldwide," says Enrique Crouse, CEO of Prilla 2000.
Belcoro certification can be achieved by any textile company that has installed Oerlikon Schlafhorst rotor spinning machines fitted with original Belcoro spinning components in its mills.
Angelo Bonacci, Oerlikon Schlafhorst sales manager and Andrew Patterson of Oerlikon Schlafhorst agent Texmate Textile (Pty) Ltd. presented the Belcoro certificate to Enrique Crouse, CEO, and Johan Strydom, factory manager of Prilla 2000 (PTY) Ltd.
Established in 1964, the company has a production plant in Pietermaritzburg in the province of Kwazulu-Natal. It employs 280 staff in a 3-shift system. The spinning mills produce rotor yarns and ring yarns of 100% cotton in the count range Nm 27 - Nm 40 (Ne 16 - Ne 24). Annual production is around 9,000 t of yarns, which are used in terry goods, flat woven fabric and knitted fabric. Prilla 2000 is certified as complying with ISO 9000 and the OE 100 Standard of the Organic Exchange.
Oerlikon Schlafhorst Zweigniederlassung der Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a leading high-tech industrial group specializing in machine and plant engineering. The Company is a provider of innovative industrial solutions and cutting-edge technologies for textile manufacturing, drive, vacuum, thin film, coating, and advanced nanotechnology. A Swiss company with a tradition going back over 100 years, Oerlikon is a global player with more than 17 000 employees at over 150 locations in 38 countries and sales of CHF 4.2 billion in 2011. The Company invested in 2011 CHF 213 million in R&D, with over 1 200 specialists working on future products and services. In most areas, the operative businesses rank either first or second in their respective global markets.