Belarusian textile maker invests in modernisation


Belarusian textile and clothing producer Mogotex has invested more than US$30m in its modernisation over the past five years, according to director general Viktor Matiyevich.

He said the main phase of the technical re-equipment programme, which began in 2008, is about to finish: “We have plans to invest about €5m (US$6.9m) in equipment during the forthcoming year. However, this is only local investment aimed at optimising costs and expanding the product range.”

In line with Mogotex’s business plan, monthly production capacity will be 4.0-4.1m running metres of fabric by late 2015. The currently capacity is 3.6m metres. Fabric for overalls accounts for 70% of total output, while home textile products represent 25%.

Mogotex operates three units: a weaving factory, a garment factory and a finishing shop. In 2013, the latter got new Swiss automated laboratory dyeing equipment.

According to Matiyevich, the enterprise can produce 20,000 units of special clothing and uniforms and 30,000 units for home interiors per month.

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