Tirotex for the first time in its history began to import cotton from Africa
Tirotex began importing cotton from West Africa. As reported on the company’s website, the diversification of supply channels is due to the fact that the supply of raw materials in the countries of Central Asia has recently significantly decreased due to a decrease in sown areas.
Tirotex carried out market research in search of additional cotton suppliers. In the laboratory of the enterprise, which is equipped with the most modern certified equipment of the Italian manufacturer Mezdan, various samples were carefully studied. As a result, cotton from West Africa performed well.
“For the first time in the history of production, we started working with African raw materials. Logistics across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea is quite difficult, but the raw materials arrived on time and without delay. A batch has already arrived and will be used in production in the near future,” said Andrey Mezhinsky, General Director of Tirotex.
As the director of the spinning and weaving production Ivan Damaskin emphasized, in some quality parameters the African “white gold” even outperforms analogues from Central Asia.
The company noted that the diversification of cotton supply channels is also due to a record increase in prices for it. Today, the cost of cotton is the highest in the past ten years, while the rapid rise in prices has been observed in the past six months.
“The situation is compounded by disruptions in the supply chain around the world and a general increase in costs for almost all raw materials in textile production. However, there is a downside to the coin – the post-pandemic mood of the consumer and his desire to update home textiles, which creates an optimistic forecast for the demand for final products,” the Tirotex website says.
CJSC “Tirotex” is the leader of the light industry in Transnistria and one of the largest textile enterprises in the CIS and Eastern Europe. The company was founded in 1973. Today, Tirotex supplies its products to more than 30 countries around the world.