CKT Apparel, the latest addition:
Hirdaramani Group to launch another green factory
The Hirdaramani Group will open its latest green factory CKT Apparel
(Pvt) Ltd., tomorrow at Agalawatte, Yatiyana.
Hirdaramani Group Director, Arjuna Kuruppu said it is evident that
man’s action has resulted in global warming and consequently the
ecological system has been destroyed and fresh water levels have
Our team at CKT Apparel took this into consideration and achieved
something completely different for a better tomorrow. CKT Apparel (Pvt)
Ltd., or Mihila is the latest addition to the Hirdaramani Group which
focused on being environmental friendly.
The 135,000 square foot factory has been built on 8.5 acres with an
investment of US$ 6 million.
The CKT Apparel green factory is an integrated facility to handle
knitted products with a capacity to produce over half a million pieces
per month while generating over 1,200 employment opportunities for youth
in rural areas, he said.
The significance of this factory is that it is committed to reduce
the carbon footprint in the process and to conserve water.
Among the key features are conservation of energy, generation of
renewable energy, conservation of water, waste management and setting up
of a bio diversify refuge and community development project. CKT Apparel
(Pvt) generates solar power during holidays and is added to the national
grid through an import-export metre installed by the Ceylon Electricity
This is the first apparel factory to commence operations with solar
power, he said. “We will also convert all the other Hirdaramani
factories into the green factory concept soon.
The benefits of these green factories will be also shared not only
among the factories but also among the public too since these green
factories do not cause any harm to the environment”, Kuruppu said.
Though there is a drop in production in the apparel industry, due to the
global economic downturn, we are hopeful that the future of the apparel
industry will be better and we could bring more foreign exchange to the
country to stabilize our economy”, he said.
[ At a glance]
* $6 million investment on CKT Apparel (Pvt)
* First apparel factory to commence
operations with solar power
* All Hirdaramani factories to be converted
to the green factory concept