The Noman Group, Bangladesh — a vertical textile company involved mostly in the apparel and home
textiles markets — recently installed a Montex 6500 6F tenter from Germany-based A. Monforts
Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG. According to Monforts, Noman — founded in 1968 — is its biggest
customer in Bangladesh, owning 19 plants and employing more than 40,000 people. Noman has operated
a range of Monforts machinery — including two other Montex tenters, and Monfortex and Toptex
shrinkage units for woven and knitted fabrics — for some time.
Bengal Technological Corp., Monforts representative in Bangladesh, supplied and installed
the new tenter at Noman Weaving Mills, which is located on the outskirts of Dhaka.
Gabriel Tagasa, Noman advisor in the Sreepur Zone, said Noman spent a considerable amount of
money in 2010 to expand capacity for spinning and dyeing in both weaving and knitting to maintain
the company’s position as a major exporter. “All of our work is exported,” said Tagasa.
“Consequently, the Montex 6500 is an important investment for us. It adds to the enormous
flexibility we already have, which is substantially based on our existing Monforts technology. A
lot of our customers are producing niche fashion items, sportswear and so on, often in relatively
small production runs. We can therefore produce what is needed to meet their design and quality
“In addition to the size and capacity of the Montex 6500, we are very impressed by the
machine’s energy saving operation,” he continued. “There is a great shortage of energy supply in
our country, and although we are fully backed up by generators, we are always very conscious of the
need to reduce our energy consumption.”
In 2011, Noman plans to increase capacity for twill, poplin, canvas and yarn-dyed fabrics;
and will launch new lines in denim, terry towel and jersey-knitted fabrics.