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Quality yarns since 1978
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Tour

Make a virtual tour of our company and discover how we produce quality yarns for our customers worldwide.

  • Raw wool store

Raw Wool store

It all starts here. The Raw Materials are imported mainly from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and UK. They are stored here until required for production.


  • Dyehouse

Dyehouse

The material is dyed here to the recipes required to meet the final shade. It is then dried prior to being sampled and returned to the Wool Store.


  • Pink colour shade.

R&D department

This department is responsible for the development of new shades and qualities as well as ensuring all production batches are approved prior to Blending.


  • Mixing.

Blending

Blending is done to ensure an even distribution of material types and colour as well as applying oil emulsion to control the fibres during the subsequent processes. The material is fed into the bins after opening in horizontal layers and removed in vertical cuts.


  • Opening the fibres.

Carding

The card opens the fibres into an individual form and ensures intimate mixing. The random parallelisation of fibres ensures the soft lofty handle of a Woollen spun yarn. Finally the web is divided into narrow strips of fibre which are rounded into slubbing by the rubbers.


  • Spinning in progress.

Spinning

The Slubbing produced on the Card is stretched (drafted) by around 30% to the correct thickness (count) and twist is inserted to give the yarn strength.


  • Winding red yarn.

Winding

The winding process removes imperfections from the yarn by means of electronic clearers and winds the yarn from the relatively short length of the spinning cop to a cone to ensure the maximum length of the final package for the Knitter. At any breaks on the winder the yarn is joined by air splicing the ends together.


  • Twisting red yarn.

Twisting

The single ply yarn is doubled by pulling one end of the respective bobbins from one pot and a twist factor is exerted to bind the yarns together.


  • Quality Control

Quality control department

The batches are tested at all process stages to ensure that specifications are being met. Tests carried out are for: Micron, and length on incoming material Shade, count, strength, extension, regularity (Uster), twist and knitted appearance. The Company is ISO 9002 registered and follows Continuous Quality Improvement.


  • Forklift with Ferney boxes.

Packing

The final products gets a last check and gets ready for shipping.


Did you know...

Quality check

The yarn manufacturing process undergoes more than ten quality checks.

Capacity

In peak season, we are able to produce 6 tons per day.

R&D

Each year we propose more than a hundred new types of yarns and shades.

Recycling

In our attempt for environmental care, all waste are recycled and reused.