Norban, Founded back in 1990- is a model in many aspects in the knit textile industries in Bangladesh and enjoys a distinct reputation as a source of quality knit garments, supplying to reputed brands in Europe and the USA with reliability and confidence. With a fully vertical integrated setup, it offers a comprehensive solution to the entire range of the knit garments manufacturing industry with state of the art machineries in Knitting, Fabrics Dyeing & Finishing, Yarn Dyeing, Lab and R&D, Embroidery and Printing. Because of the automation in lots of production stages, we have less number of workers and high production capacity. 

We  are equipped with high quality Dyeing machines made by BRAZZOLI-Italy which is with fully computerized Color Kitchen and Auto Dozing System to ensure liquor ratio of as low as 1:4.5 / batch to match our “Go Green” concept of less use of water and lesser effluents compare to other conventional machines. Garments production unit of Norban Comtex Ltd. has a highly dedicated and skilled workforce. It is equipped with various advanced production machines and specialized equipments including 984 units of JUKI computer controlled stitching machines, and 26 units of KANSAI – on which a detailed list is provided below. The cutting section is equipped with hi-tech automatic fabrics spreading and cutting machine, called KURIS from Germany. Fully supported by stand-by high capacity generators and ancillary equipments, all delivery schedules are strictly maintained irrespective of power failures and other impediments – which ultimately guarantee our product reliability in every stage of the production. 

Run by a competent management with pragmatic work plan and scientific procedures of implementations. “Norban Comtex Ltd” has an output capacity of around 45,000 pcs of garments per day with its 30 lines. And it has another sister concern named “Hornbill Apparel Ltd” which has an output capacity of 18,000 pcs per day with its 12 lines. So, altogether, with 42 sewing lines, we have an output capacity of 63,000 pcs per day and 1.6 million pcs per month. The Flat Knit Sweater Unit “Trend Force Garments (BD) Ltd” has 840 Flat Bed Knitting machines and can produce 8000 pcs Sweater (KNIT) every day.

Safety first  !!!” is one of the principal mottos of Norban. In order to prevent accidents, the factory has so many preventive and precautionary measures which can be termed as an “exceptional factory with safety measures” in Bangladesh. The buildings are 3-4 storey which were purposely built with international safety standard for the workers. Its canteen and cafeteria with a clean and hygienic atmosphere has a catering facility to around 1,800 persons in shifts. It has a safe and hygienic workspace with over 150 cubic meter workspace for each person against the requirement of  9 cubic meters as per the ACoP (Approved Codes Of Practice) of the Labor Law. 

It is a green and environment friendly project with a Green Belt of trees and plantations all around the project and every effort is made to ensure minimum use of  carbon emitting lights and inputs. All the machines and equipments selected for the project are designed to save huge amount of gas/energy consumption compared to other conventional machines which consume more gas and corresponding energy time.

The project of full vertical set up “Norban Comtex Ltd.” is spread over an area of approx 5 Acres of prime green land and has a covered area of approx 297,000 SFT. Its Textile Division has a production capacity of 12 tons of Solid Color Fabrics per day. The fabrics Finishing Unit is equipped with Sueding and Raising / Brushing machineries from Europe. The Yarn Dyeing Unit has a capacity of 3.5 tons per day for Stripe Fabrics. The embroidery section has a capacity of around 12,000 pcs per day (of around 3 thousand stitches). The multi-color machine printing unit has a capacity of around 50,000 pcs per day. For storing a facility of 60,000 SQF warehouse, it  has a vast storage capacity and accommodates a clean setup of materials and sufficient stock of different count of yarns all times.

A competent merchandising team is working in three departments of Ladies wear, Mens wear & Children wear. The sample section has earned quite a bit of reputation for their skill and performance from our customers. Its quality assurance department has a strong technically sound and efficient team of quality controllers who work tirelessly with instant monitoring system to control and supervise production and quality of the orders of our buyers up to their entire satisfaction.



















Norban Comtex Ltd.
Floor Area
Hornbill Apparel Ltd.
Floor Area   
Dye-house : 68,218 SFT  Sewing Floor : 11,500 SFT
Office & Laboratory :15,000 SFT Cutting & Accessories : 7,200 SFT
Knitting Floor : 20,000 SFT Finishing Floor : 4,600 SFT
Cutting Floor : 25,000 SFT Sample Section : 2,700 SFT
Sewing Floor : 125,500 SFT Knitting Floor : 6,000 SFT
Warehouse: 102,500 SFT Day Care, Medical Center : 2,100 SFT
Printing: 15,000 SFT Generator: 1,750 SFT
Canteen: 10,000 SFT Dining Space: 1,800 SFT
Embriodery: 4930 SFT Office & Others : 2,850 SFT
ETP: 15,000 SFT  
Day Care, Medical Center: 10,000 SFT  
Total: 4,11,148 SFT Total: 40,500 SFT


Fabrics Dyeing Division: Capacity 20,000 Kgs per Day

Our Dyeing Division is equipped with custom designed state of the art dyeing machines of BRAZZOLI & DANITECH Italy, with fully computerized Color Kitchen and Auto Dozing System - which is  recognized globally as the leader in making high quality fabrics dyeing. Using renowned dye-stuffs and chemicals, it ensures liquor ratio as low as 1:4.5 / batch, to match our “Save Water” concept of less use of water and lesser effluents. 


Fabrics Dyeing Machineries Details:

Specification Capacity Unit Brand Origin

Bulk Dye Bath: Daniflow DF HT 6

Bulk Dye Bath: Innoflow HT4 XC2


1000 Kgs

02 Unit

01 Unit





Bulk Dye Bath: Innoflow HT3 XC2 750 Kgs 02 Unit Brazzoli Italy 
Bulk Dye Bath: Innoflow HT2 XC2 500 Kgs 03 Unit Brazzoli Italy 
Bulk Dye Bath: Innoflow HT1 XC2 250 Kgs 01 Unit Brazzoli Italy 
Bulk Dye Bath: Dynamica EF- 1XJ HT 200 Kgs 02 Unit MCS Italy 
Bulk Dye Bath: Innoecology HT1 XC1 200 Kgs 01 Unit Brazzoli Italy 
Sample Dye Bath: Overflow MOD HT-50/ MBC-50 50 Kgs 02 Unit Brazzoli Italy 
Sample Dye Bath: Aquarius Dyeing Machine 50 Kgs 01 Unit Brazzoli Italy 
Sample Dye Bath: Aquarius Dyeing Machine 25 Kgs 01 Unit Brazzoli Italy 
Sample Dye Bath: Overflow Dyeing MOD RCL-25/ MBC-25 25 Kgs 02 Unit Brazzoli Italy 
Turning: Fabric Reversing Machine 22000 Kg 02 Unit Beneks/Others Turkey
Computerized Color Kitchen & Auto Dozing System:
Dyestuff check and weighting system, Dissolving system,
Chemical reserving and auto dispensing. 3GDOS Italy
    3GDOS Italy 

Dyeing House at a Glance


Yarn Dyeing Division: Capacity: 3,500 Kgs per day 


Yarn Dyeing Machineries Details:

YARN DYEING SECTION Capacity  Unit  Brand  Origin 
Yarn/Cone dyeing machine, Model:AR-RBNV 1700/1965 600 kg  01 Unit   BELLINI Italy
Yarn/Cone dyeing machine, Model:AR-RBNV 1280/1965 300 kg  01 Unit  BELLINI Italy
Yarn/Cone dyeing machine, Model:AR-RBNV 850/1965 150 kg  01 Unit  BELLINI Italy
Yarn/Cone dyeing machine, Model:AR-RBNV 210/680 20 kg  01 Unit  BELLINI Italy
Soft Re-coning 60 heads with inteli-wind Model:BR-SW60    03 Unit  COROGHI  Italy
Hard Re-coning  60 Heads Rewinder Model:BR-RW48    02 Unit  COROGHI Italy
Overhead mono Beam Crane of 6.5 tons. Type: EMR xEKP    02 Unit  Ascom Italy
Y/D lab Infra-red laboratory machine, Model : IRD/12    01 Unit  BELLINI Italy
Y/D Finishing Hydro-extractor, Model:AR-RBNV 1200/72 100 Kg  01 Unit  BELLINI Italy
Y/D Finishing Turbo semi-Rapid dryer, Model: CDR 490 680 Kg  01 Unit  BELLINI Italy


Fabrics Finishing Section: Capacity: 25,500 kgs per day 

The Finishing Dept is equipped with latest ICOMATEX & UNITECH Stenter, FERRARO Compacter, SANTEX Dryer, BIANCO Squeezer, CORINO Super Slitting, BENEKS Edge Sewing Machine supported by all ancillary equipments. It is run by trained technicians and supervised by experienced Managers to ensure on-time delivery of  best quality finished fabric as per customers’ requirements.


Fabrics Sueding/Peaching & Brushing Section



Fabrics Finishing Machineries Details

Machine Nr. Specification Brand/ Origin
Stenter- 01 Unit Flat Stenter IC-10 of 8 Chamber for Drying and Heat setting Icomatex, Spain

Stenter- 01 Unit

Dryer- 01 Unit

Flat Stenter IC-10 of 8 Chamber for Drying and Heat setting

Santex Dryer Type, 5 Chamber

Unitech, italy

Santex, Switzerland

Compector- 01 Unit Revolution 2500 with 9.7 M Tender/Equalizer Model E-2500 Ferraro, Italy
Compector- 02 Unit Decatizing Calender /Compacting Machine, Model CUD/FV 1500, Working width 1.35 M (Tubular) Ferraro, Italy
High speed Brush Sueding Machine 01 Unit Model: Lisa 4 Knit Plus(open width and tubular processing) Mario Crosta, Italy
High speed Double Drum Raising machine- 01 Unit Model MC20/24 GF knit open tube (open width and tubular   processing) Mario Crosta, Italy
Slitting- 01 Unit  Superslit Slitting Line 2400 MM Corino, Italy
Squeezer- 01 Unit  Tubular Spreading and double ballooning with double stretcher Bianco,  Italy
Back Sewing- 01 Unit Edge Sewing Machine Beneks, Turkey
Tumble Dryer- 06 Unit GDP-150 Drying Machine Guangzhou Panyu
Hydro Extract -02 Unit KZ- 125 Kg Dewater Machine Guangzhou Panyu
Inspection Machine- 01 Unit Tensionless Inspection machine with metering system Hsing Cheng





Laboratory, R&D, Common Dyeing Kit

It is equipped with computerized color matching system from Switzerland, laboratory testing system from Germany and United Kingdom. Details are stated below:


Machine Nr. Area Specification Brand / Origin
Spectrophotometer- 01 Color Lab Konica Minolota, Type CM 3600D Sedo-Treepoint, Germany
Spectrophotometer Software Color Lab Prisma/Qtex Software Sedo-Treepoint, Germany

Robot Doser

Photometer Kit

Color Lab

Color Lab

RD - 27

Whiteness Grade Function

Xiamen Rapid, China

Sedo-Treepoint, Germany

S/Ply Cutter- 01 Physical Testing Lab Auto feed Single Ply fabric cutting machine Duet, England
Shrinkage Tester- 01 Physical Testing Lab Wascator FOM 71 CLS, Lab washer, Extractor, Type- M223CLS SDL- Atlas (Electrolux), England
Quick Wash- 01 Physical Testing Lab Fabric testing system, Model EC300, Type M222QW SDL-Atlas, England
Rubbing Tester- 01 Physical Testing Lab Crock meter/Rubbing Fastness Tester, Type M238AA SDL-Atlas, England
Pilling Scale- 01 Physical Testing Lab Lighted with comparable scales SDL-Atlas, England
Rota wash- 01 Physical Testing Lab Color Fastness Tester, Type M 228 B SDL-Atlas, England
PH Meter- 01 Common Dyeing Kit Digital PH/Temp Meter, Type G202 SDL-Atlas, England
Pilling Tester- 01 Common Dyeing Kit ICI Pilling Tester, Type 227A SDL-Atlas, England
Perspirometer- 02 Unit Common Dyeing Kit Perspirometer, Type M231 SDL-Atlas, England
Light Box- 02 Unit Color Lab/Dyeing Color Matching Cabinet, Type G210A5 SDL-Atlas, England
Lab Dyeing- 03 Unit Color Lab Smart Dyer with Injection System Xiamen Rapid
Mini Dryer- 01 Color Lab Mini Dryer Machine, Model R-3 Xiamen Rapid
Digital Pipette- 02 Unit Color Lab Model E3-10 ML Xiamen Rapid
Sample Cutter- 03 Unit Physical Testing Lab Model Z01B Xiamen Rapid
Electronic Balance- 02 Unit Common Dyeing Kit Setra Xiamen Rapid


Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) : 65 M3/hour capacity


Machine No. Specification Capacity
ETP Biological cum Chemical Plant with 2 areolation tank 65 M3/H
Condense recovering and pressure reducing System Central Condense recovery, high pressure Safety for steam flow  
Cooling Tower Induced Draft Counter Flow Cooling Tower  
Spraying Unit Weko Spraying Units Complete with all Fittings  
Exhaust Fan Model: DJF -125, 68 Pcs 44000M3/h


Utilities List

Machine No. Specification Capacity Brand Origin
Gas Generator- 01 J 320, 400V, 50HZ, 1500 RPM 1064 KW GE Jenbecher Austria
Diesel Generator- 01 Model- C550D5, RPM-1500, 400V, 50 HZ 440 KW Cummins Power Generation USA
Diesel Generator- 02 Model- C250D5, RPM-1500, 400V, 50 HZ 200 KW Cummins Power Generation USA
Boiler- 01 Fire tube, working pressure- 10 Kg/Cm2 8000 Kg/h Daelim Royal Boiler Korea
Air Compressor- 01 Screw Air Compressor, Model- E-45 with 45KW motor 6.31 M3/Min ELGI  
Air Compressor- 02 Screw Air Compressor, Model- E-45 with 45KW motor 6.31 M3/Min ELGI  
Air Dryer- 01 Screw Air Dryer, Model- ELRD 345 Max Pressure- 16 Bar at 35 Deg 9.77 M3/Min ELGI  
Air Dryer- 02 Screw Air Dryer, Model- ELRD 345 Max Pressure- 16 Bar at 35 Deg 9.77 M3/Min ELGI  


Knitting Department : Solid & Auto Stripe (Engineered), Capacity: 7,500 kgs per day

Our Knitting Dept is well equipped with the latest model of  “Pailung” auto stripe machines with 6 color facility and “Lisky” circular & flat knitting machines with all necessary equipments to produce all kinds of circular knitted fabric in Light & Heavy Jersey (Single Jersey & Double Jersey), Pique, Rib, Interlock, Felpa, Sweat fabric, with Spandex attachment facility in different dia, gauges & weights. 



Knitting Machineries Details

Machine Specification Unit Capacity Brand Origin
DIA- 34X24/28GG Auto Striper Jersey/ Pique 03 Sets 450 Kg/Day PAILUNG  TAIWAN
DIA- 42X18/24GG (1X1 RIB, 2X2 RIB, Interlock Etc.) 06 Sets 2100 Kg/Day LISKY  TAIWAN
DIA- 36X24GG Single Jersey 06 Sets 2100 Kg/Day LISKY TAIWAN
DIA- 36X18/20/24/28GG Single Jersey 04 Sets 1400 Kg/Day LISKY TAIWAN 
DIA- 36X18/20/24/28GG Fleece/Heavy Jersey 03 Sets 1200 Kg/Day LISKY TAIWAN 
Flat Collar/Cuff, Bed- 72 Inch, 14 G, M728D 04 Sets 3200 Pcs/Day LISKY TAIWAN
Flat Collar/Cuff, Bed- 40 inch, Model M/100 12 Sets  6000 Pcs/Day MATSUYA JAPAN



Kind of Circular Knit Fabrics we produce Regularly


Type of fabric  Type of Regular used yarn   

- Single Jersey (Light & Heavy )
- 1 x 1 Rib
- 2 x 1 Rib
- 2 x 2 Rib
- French Rib (Flat back) Drop Needle Rib Sweat Fabric
- Interlock
- Pique
- Flat Knit (Collar & Cuff) 
- Fleece (Brushed & Un-Brushed) 
- Each type of fabric is also available with Elastane 
- Continuous R&D on new fabrics






- 100% Combed Cotton
- 100% Bio/Organic Cotton
- 60x2 Pima/Supima Cotton
- 60x2 Gas Yarn
- 50x2 Gas Yarn
- 40x1 Combed Cotton
- 40/2 Siro Yarn
- 44/2 Siro Yarn
- 30x1 Compact Cotton
- 30x1 Regular Cotton
- 26x1 Combed Cotton
- 24x1 Combed Cotton 
- 20x1 Combed Cotton 
- 50% Modal/ 50% Cotton
- Organic Cotton (Bio Cotton)
- 100% Viscose
- Cotton with Lycra
- Varieties of Mélange



Garments Division : 62 Lines (2 Units), 1860 Machines, Capacity : 93,000 pcs per day.

  Unit-1: Norban Comtex Ltd. Unit-2: Hornbill Apparel Ltd. TOTAL
Year of Establishment: 2007 1996  
Number of Sewing Line: 50 Lines 12 Lines 62 Lines
Avg. Machine per Sewing Line: 30 Machines 30 Machines  
Total Number of Sewing Machine: 1500 units 360 unites 1860 unites
Total Production Capacity per Day: 75,000 Pcs 18,000 Pcs 93,000 Pcs
Total Production Capacity per Month: 1,950,000 Pcs 468,000 Pcs 2,418,000 Pcs


Sewing Machines:  SNLS (Plain M/C), DNLS, Over Lock, Flat Lock (Cylinder Bed), 3 Needle Flat Lock (KANSAI), Chain Stitch Machine etc.
Sewing Machines:  Button Hole, Button Stitch, Button Ascolite Machine, Fusing Press Machine, Pneumatic Snap Fixing Machine, Thread Re-Coning Machine, Needle Detector, Spotting Machine, Steam Iron, Vacuum Ironing Table, Thread Suction Machine etc. 




Cutting Department equipped with Auto Spreading & Auto Cutting Machine

Equipped with state of the art automatic spreading and CNC technology cutting machine made by KURIS-Germany, the world leader in this field, which guarantees precise and accurate cutting of fabric as per designs fed by CAD system. The KURIS technology setup is supported by trained technicians and supervised by highly trained Managers.

Machine Specification Brand Origin
Auto Cutter- 01 Unit Automatic Fabric Cutting Machine with clearing Belt KURIS  Germany
Spreader- 02 Units Automatic Fabric Spreading Machine with Spreading Processor KURIS Germany



Pattern/Fitting Section equipped with AUTO CAD

Items Specification Origin
Auto CAD Software Developed by: OPTITEX U.S.A.
Plotter- 3 Unites Brand: Ioline & Technology U.S.A. & U.K.
Digitizer – 1 Unit Assyst Bullmer U.K.
Fit Stand- 5 Unit (Ladies, Men's and Kids) ALVALON Hong Kong








PRINTING UNIT : Capacity: 50,000 Pcs  Per day!


Machine Specification Brand Origin
Octopus Printing Machine: 7 Color Print 5 Unites, No# of Pallet/Head: 58 Units MHM AUSTRIA
Label Printing Machine 6 Unites ASPE U.S.A.
Belt Curing Machine 4 Unites     
Other Related Machines: Auto Expose Machine, Color Mixing Machine, Mash Tension, Frame Dryer.      




Machine Description Brand Unit Origin
22 head universal portal Continuous borders & 4 color sequin attachment ZSK  2 Unites Germany
20 Head Embroidery Machine TAJIMA 4 Unites Japan
06 head universal portal Continuous borders & 4 color sequin attachment ( SAMPLE ) ZSK 1 Unites  Germany




Year of Establishment: 2005
Total Factory Area: 56,000 SQF
Number of Knitting Machine: 840 Unit
Number of Linking Machine: 350 Unit 
Number of Workers (Entire Factory): 1,400 Person 
Total Production Capacity per Day: 8,000 Pcs
Total Production Capacity per Month: 208,000 Pcs
Yearly Turnover (2014): US$ 15 Million



FLAT BED Knitting Machineries Detail

Machine Gauge Machine Bed Unit Capacity/Day
3 GG 36” & 42” 100 Unit 1500 Pcs
5 GG 36” & 42” 100 Unit 1000 Pcs 
7 GG 36” & 42” 120 Unit 1500 Pcs
9 GG 36” & 42” 100 Unit 1000 Pcs
10 GG 36” & 42” 50 Unit 500 Pcs
12 GG 36” & 42” 300 Unit 2000 Pcs
14 GG 36” & 42” 70 Unit 500 Pcs
  Total= 840 Unit 8000 Pcs



Our Present Customers


Products & Yarns in Regular Use 

Area of Manufacturing :

- Cardigan
- Pullover
- Vest
- Poncho
- Jacket

Type of Garments :

- Cardigan
- Pullover
- Vest
- Poncho
- Jacket

Type of Regular used yarn :

100% Cotton
50/50 Cotton/Acrylic
100% Cashmere
100% Acrylic Solid, Mélange, Mixed & Twisted 
100% Soft Acrylic (Cashmere like) anti-pilling
100% Acrylic Smiling, Chenille
100% Acrylic Mohair Like, Cotton Like, Woo like
Acrylic/Nylon, Cotton/Nylon plated & blended yarn 
Acrylic/Wool, Cotton/Acrylic Mixed yarn
100% Cotton Solid, Mélange, Twisted, Mercerized & Compact yarn
100% Viscose, Cotton/Viscose, Cotton/Viscose/Nylon Mixed yarn
And all kinds of fancy yarn.