Interview with Bhupinder Singh ; CEO ; B-Tex Textile Machinery
‘B-Tex ’is a leading manufacturer and exporter of Fabric Inspection and Make-up Machinery and has earned the reputation of being a formidable choice in the textile industry.
‘B-Tex’ has created a niche for itself by designing and even exporting hi-tech machines for quality fabric manufacturers like Tesssitura Monti, Raymond Zambaiti, GM Fabrics, Premier Mills, Mohan Spintex, Jindal, Soktas, Alok Industries, NSL Textiles, Himatsinghka, Morarjee, Vardhman, Ddécor, etc. B-Tex has also designed specialised machines for Technical Textiles manufacturers like SRF Ltd, Khosla Profil, Wilhelm Textile, Milliken, Tuflexetc.
The company has introduced a remarkable Auto-Cut-Pack System,that has the amazing proprietary defect logging software (IGS) with Italian Know-How. In order, to know more about this venture and the company’s future plans, Textile Value Chain’s Editorial team recently met with Mr. Bhupinder Singh. Here are some excerpts from the interview.
Please let us know more about your company?
We are manufacturers of all kinds of Inspection and Packing systems for fabric and technical textiles. We started our journey in the year 2004 and till date we have managed to include most of the high quality fabric manufacturers in our clientele.
As B-Tex is participating in ITMA 2019, Barcelona Spain, what are your expectations?
As you know, ITMA Exhibition provides the largest platform and opportunity to showcase the latest technology and we will be specifically doing that by promoting our Auto-Cut-Pack machine with Software solution for Inspection and Packing department. We are hopeful that our latest technology will be well received by visitors.
What is your USP in comparison with other players in your field?
I would like to say that our biggest USP is our focus on Automation. Indian machines usually fall short in this parameter, when compared with their Italian and German counterparts. However,
B-Tex invests a lot on R&D especially in Automation to ensure high performance and highly efficient machines and this precisely helps us to stay ahead of our competitors.
What are the current Innovations at B-Tex?
Our Auto-Cut-Pack System with proprietary Software is a state-of-the-art system; where clients can map the defect and our IGS (Inspection and Grading Software) will auto generate the Cut-Plan.
This Cut-Plan is uploaded to our Auto-Cut-Pack machine Model-Nirvana, where the rolls are simultaneously cut and packed by a single operator. Thus, saving manpower, time, space and most importantly it helps to save around 3% first choice fabric.
How do you manage to save 3% fabric?
Without the Cut-plan, the operator would not know where the defects that need to be cut are located or the location of the next stitch.
Our IGS software, auto-generates the Cut-Plan as per the severity of the defects or location of the stitches and delivers a high percentage of first choice and this in turn saves 3% to 4% of the fabric. This also helps in rejection and quality control.
Has this software been developed by B-Tex?
Yes, we have developed this software with the help of Italian know-how. It has taken us 8 years of hard work to reach a stage where we are able to deliver this operator friendly 4-point defect login software. This software comes with a 5year warranty and it has the capability to deliver 8 types of reports. Further, it can also be customized as per the client’s requirement.
B-Tex has delivered this system to companies like Premier Mills, GM Fabrics, Jindal Worldwide, etc. Recently, we have delivered this hi-tech machine, model named Nirvana to M/s. Wilhelm Textile (Gurgoan). We would like to thank Mr. Erik Illig for showing his ongoing faith in B-Tex. In the past, we have supplied Inspection, preparatory and packing machines to them.
What about after sales service?
With a nimble team of service engineers having a collective experience of 40+ years and with service units in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Coimbatore, we are able to offer prompt after sales services to our clients.
What are your future plans?
We have recently shifted to our new corporate office and set up another manufacturing unit to increase our production as per market demands. We have collaborated with a company based in Israel for developing Camera/Vision Inspection Software and we are hopeful of launching the machines by next year.
What is your mission and your branding strategies?
Our mission is to reach each and every fabric manufacturer in the world and apprise them of our Auto-Cut-Pack system. As a step forward towards this, we are participating in popular exhibitions like ITMA 2019 (Spain), Gartech (New Delhi), Shanghaitex 2019 (China), Techtextil INDIA, DTG 2020 (Dhaka), and ITME 2020 INDIA. We aim to touch base with as many organizations as possible during our visits to these national and international exhibitions.