Inaugurated recently, Giant Textiles Limited (GTL), the latest and largest venture of Giant Group is a state-of-the-art environment-friendly energy saving, fully vertically integrated composite knit unit with a daily capacity of 25 tonnes of fabrics. GTL has been implemented with a vision to cater the world’s top class buyers for knitted garments along with a strong commitment to keep the environment clean and safe for generations to come.
In pursuit of that commitment, GTL chose and installed machines from Europe which are energy-efficient, require less water and help in saving the environment. The machines installed include the I-Master, the latest model from world’s best Thies Dyeing machine from Germany which is internationally acclaimed and certified as an environment-friendly dyeing machine. The liquor ratio is 1:4 in this particular machine against 1:10 that most of the other machines used in Bangladesh have. GTL is fully equipped with an ETP solution in order to make sure that water released after dyeing are properly treated. The full biological ETP solution from Italy has a capacity of 100 cubic metres per hour which means it can treat water used for a close to 30 tonnes of fabrics per day. GTL has also taken the initiative to recycle the slush and convert it to organic fertilizer.
“As part of this endeavour, we have taken up a new project called Water Saving Technology (WST) together with Lidl Stiftung Co. one of our esteemed buyers from Germany. The main purpose of this WST project is to reduce the use of water in the dyeing process significantly to save water, energy and environment, as textile industries are generally consuming huge quantity of fresh water every day; thus we save water for our next generation,” shares an upbeat S. M. Majedur Rahim Director, Giant Group when talking about the project with Apparel Online.
The Chief Executive Officer, Johannes Schmid and Buying Director Markus Reiken of Lidl came to Bangladesh for a day trip recently only to oversee the progress of the WST program initiated jointly by Giant & Lidl. “Dr Wolfram Engel, CEO & President of Green Project WST was also with the visiting team,” informs Majedur, who along with Faruque Hassan, the Managing Director of Giant Group, received them at GTL helipad and took them around the whole factory, especially showing the different stages of the ongoing process under WST. “Schmid highly appreciated the progress we have made so far and our commitment for transforming industrial polluted water into clean water for better world, he assured their continuous support for the WST project,” adds Majedur.
Besides this WST program, GTL is also a participating member industry in PACT (Partnership Agreement on Cleaner Textiles) program initiated by International Finance Corporation (IFC) and world’s largest apparel retailer Zara-Inditex of Spain. PACT program is also moving forward fast and we are committed to it. “By taking all these initiatives, GTL is all set to implement our core vision which is to be the best company in clothing industry by satisfying our customers in a distinctly superior manner, providing quality products with highest price-to-value ratio, reaching company financial goals and developing our two most valuable resources, people and environment,” concludes Majedur.