KSS has a owned weaving unit in Doddaballapura, Bangalore, which consists of 27 looms from Rapier and Sulzer. The unit has facilities for Warping, Selvedge winding and Cone winding.
KSS has an in-house digital printing unit with all machines from Reggiani, Italy. The unit has a capacity to print out 1200 mtrs a day. The individual machines (Renoir 340) have a max width of 120 inches with 8 colour heads.
The work takes place in the following steps:
KSS has a full-fledged fabric cutting unit with all machines imported from Magetron, Italy. The unit includes:
KSS has a state-of-the-art embroidery department along with a hand Sequin attachment unit. The embroidery machines used are procured from Jialun (China), ZSK (Germany), SWF (Korea) and Barudan (Japan). The total machine count includes 4 Embroidery machines with 20 heads & 9 needles per head as well as a 4-head machine for sampling
The basic embroidery making follows the following steps:
KSS has a cutting department to reduce the finished fabric to different sizes for making varied products. The various machines used are:
KSS’ pattern making section has all facilities to make CADs for new development of designs. The equipment used are:
KSS has an In-house testing lab, which comprises of the following equipment to check testing parameters like GSM, Crocking (wet & dry), Shrinkage scale, etc.
|Ramp hot air oven||Digital temp controller|
|GSM Round Cutter||912105™|
|Crock meter||CO 251|
|TEX Lab Hot Plate||701062009™|
|Accu shrink scale||TM 701042009|
|Weighing scale Digital||MW-11series|
|Grey Scale Assessing Staining||C, OF C,0821|
|Grey Scale Change in Color||C, OF C,-0442|
|Front Load Washing Machine||DC68-02583J_EN|
|IFB Dryer Auto reversing||Max dry 550|
|BEESLEY Balance||for Direct yarn count|
KSS has an elaborate stitching and sewing department to create the desired product specifications. The various machines used are:
The final touches are given in a quality-controlled unit whose primary focus is to finish the product impeccably. The major protocols followed include ensuring zero ripped seams and avoiding stitch marks, oil stains, needle marks, stitch cuts, etc. The department machinery consists of:
KSS follows the latest standards of packaging and has been an early adopter of the efficient vacuum packing technique. The method of ‘Compressor or Vacuum packing’ for different products like cushions, helps reduce huge packing cost, carton box volume and transportation cost. This is beneficial to both vendors as well as buyers. Since, after the product is vacuum packed, it occupies 2 times less space in shipping, thereby greatly reducing the ‘Landed cost’. The Buyer can do more value addition in the product, which in turn will increase the sale as well as buying volume. For Vendors, the packing & transportation costs are reduced, which lowers the product cost by 3-5%.