Prilla 2000 (PTY) Ltd, one of the biggest spinning mills in South Africa, produces Belcoro quality yarns on the world's most modern rotor spinning machines.
5 Autocoro 8 machines in all supply Belcoro premium yarns for the domestic and European market.
The Autocoro 8 is a technically accomplished rotor spinning machine, for which we have been waiting a long time. It proves its worth to us anew every day. For us, the Belcoro licence is like winning an Olympic gold medal - it opens new markets up to us worldwide, says Enrique Crouse, CEO of Prilla 2000.
Belcoro certification can be achieved by any textile company that has installed Oerlikon Schlafhorst rotor spinning machines fitted with original Belcoro spinning components in its mills.
Angelo Bonacci, Oerlikon Schlafhorst sales manager and Andrew Patterson of Oerlikon Schlafhorst agent Texmate Textile (Pty) Ltd. presented the Belcoro certificate to Enrique Crouse, CEO, and Johan Strydom, factory manager of Prilla 2000 (PTY) Ltd.
Established in 1964, the company has a production plant in Pietermaritzburg in the province of Kwazulu-Natal. It employs 280 staff in a 3-shift system. The spinning mills produce rotor yarns and ring yarns of 100% cotton in the count range Nm 27 - Nm 40 (Ne 16 - Ne 24). Annual production is around 9,000 t of yarns,
which are used in terry goods, flat woven fabric and knitted fabric. Prilla 2000 is certified as complying with ISO 9000 and the OE 100 Standard of the Organic Exchange.
Kobus Bekker has taken over Intexma (Cape) CC in Cape Town as from 1 March 2009. He is a fully qualified South African Mechanical Engineer and spent several years as Plant Engineer at Consol Glass, PET Extrusion Factories and finally at a paper printing factory before joining Illies/Erex where he spent five years selling textile and plastic industrial capital equipment, before joining Intexma Cape CC approximately two years ago. Kobus has become well-acquainted with the local clients and machinery suppliers over this time. The almost ten years co-operation between Intexma (Cape) CC in Cape Town and Texmate Textiles (Pty) Ltd in Johannesburg and Natal, will continue as in the past.