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GHCL & Technology – Information


  • GHCL is the first company of its kind to manufacture Soda Ash through Solavy’s dry liming method technique. The technical know-how for installing the process was provided by Akzo-Zout Chemie BV, Netherlands
  • It is also the first company to innovatively replace Metallurgical coke with in-house developed Briquettes, manufactured from coke breeze. Briquettes are used in the process of limestone decomposition


  • Spinning:
    • 175,000 total spindle capacity
    • 3,320 number of rotors
    • 100% spindles are compact spindles for cotton
    • Also produce synthetic blended yarn, modal & tencil yarn and fancy yarn
    • State-of-the-art machineries:
      • REITER, Switzerland
      • SCHLAFHORST, Germany
      • MURATEC, Japan
      • TRUTZSCHLER, Germany
      • USTER, Switzerland
  • Weaving:
    • 162 air jet looms of Tsudakoma producing 12 million meters /year
    • 16 million metres /year weaving is long-leased
  • Processing:
    • Annual production capacity of 36 million meters
    • State-of-the-art machineries:
      • BENNINGER, Switzerland – Mercerizer & Pad Stream
      • ZIMMER, Austria – 16 colour rotary printing
      • MONFORTS, Germany – Pad dry Thermosole, Stenter Sanforiser
  • Made-ups:
    • Over 600 stitching machines having annual production of 7.5 million pieces / year.

Consumer Products

  • Salt Washery to increase Whiteness Index and reduce impurities from raw salt at Vedaranyam Salt Works
  • Six fully automatic FFS packing machines, with multi SKUs and multi dimensions option, each with a capacity of 50 packets per minute at Chennai Refinery
  • Semi-automatic standy pouch packing machine
  • Fully automatic crystal salt packing facility