Abul Khair Group invests in the sanitaryware sector
The Abul Khair Group, one of the biggest corporate Groups in Bangladesh, has completed
the first stage of expansion of its factory based in Dhaka. The new plant, which was designed and supplied by Sacmi, is expected to start production in 2014. With this new plant configuration output capacity has now reached 100,000 pieces per month and many new models have been introduced to extend the company's product range for the domestic market.
In detail, the project consists of 3 NIV pressure casting machines for the production of washbasins, columns, squat toilets and tanks. A Gaiotto robotised glazing line has been supplied to ensure improved, stable glaze application for newer, more complex models such as One Piece WCs. The Riedhammer tunnel kiln has a total length of 75 metres and is used to fire items from both the new and traditional casting departments.
Traditional casting output capacity has also been boosted by the AKG team through the installation of locally-produced new casting benches and other plant completion equipment items. Lastly, the Riedhammer shuttle kiln has a capacity of 33 cubic metres.
With regard to the ceramic field, beside the sanitaryware business, the Abul Khair Group is also planning to enter into the floor and wall tile sector.