Around 80% of Turkmenistan’s production of textiles and garments is currently exported, with a value of $350 million in 2020. This is now expected to rise to $450 million by 2023. As the Central Asian country looks to boost its production of cotton yarns and fabrics through an ambitious textile industry modernization plan, Monforts has supplied 7 complete finishing machine ranges to Cotam.
In 2021, a new textile complex was opened by state-owned textile manufacturer Cotam Enterprises Ltd., Ashgabat/Turkmenistan, which is aiming to produce 3,650 tons of yarn, 12 million m² of different types of fabrics and 1.2 million tons of finished products annually, with the creation of 1,300 new jobs.
The company now has 2 separate manufacturing sites at Kaka and Babadayhan both Turkmenistan, both of which have now been equipped with technologies from A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, built at the company’s plant in St Stefan/Austria.
»Turkmenistan celebrated 30 years of independence in 2021 and has made a giant leap forward in its progressive development.«
Stefan Flöth, Managing Director, Monforts
Cotam supplies finished fabrics to both the apparel and home textiles markets and at its Babadayhan plant is now operating 2 Montex stenter lines and a Monfortex sanforizing line. At its new Kaka plant, the company has also installed 2 Montex stenter lines, as well as a Thermex universal hotflue for continuous dyeing and curing.
In addition to expanding in cotton yarns and fabrics, Turkmenistan is also looking to enter other textile markets, including nonwovens, carpets and absorbent hygiene products, and negotiations are currently underway between the Turkmenistan Ministry of Textile Industry and the Korean Institute of Industrial Technologies to also commence manufacturing synthetic fibers from polymers.
Monforts will take part in a VDMA textile technology trade delegation to Turkmenistan from November 21-26, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economics.