It is my pleasure to send greetings from
Pakistan to all U.S. cotton producers. I
know this was a challenging year for many
of you because of unpredictable weather.
But I also have confidence in your ability
to deliver excellent cotton quality to
I am Shahid Anwar Tata, chief executive
officer for Tata Industries, and I’m honored
to join many other textile mills from around
the world who have communicated a
message in Cotton Farming magazine during
the past five years. I’m extremely thankful
to Bayer CropScience for giving me this
We are a ring spinning mill, but our growth
has been steady since 1991 when we added
25,000 spindles to our initial operation. With
a total of 99,924 spindles in the overall operation
now and diverse products, we have
established our position in the global market.
We are quality producers and very conservative
with correct fundamentals.
We consume 3,000 tons of cotton per
month and 100,000 tons per month in other
fibers. Sixty percent goes into the local market
while 40 percent is exported.
Today, Tata Group brands are considered
to be synonymous with quality. In fact, our
policy can be summed up in the following
• Committed to the high expectation of our
customers, we deliver more than we promise.
• We strive for production of the best
quality yarn for high value products.
It is no surprise that we have customers in
nearly every major market in the world.
With this expansive and diverse customer
base, it should also be obvious that we seek
only the highest cotton quality in our purchases.
For that reason, we use 100 percent
Pakistani, Supima and Certified FiberMax
Cotton in our operations.
I am equally proud to say that we have
been a regular user of Certified FiberMax
Cotton. In fact, Tata consumes between 9,000
and 10,000 tons of Certified FiberMax Cotton
each year. Most importantly, we are pleased
with its uniformity, and our customers are
happy with this quality, year in and year out.
Staying Focused On Service
Tata Industries is also proud of how our
commitment to service and innovative technology
is reaping benefits for the company.
We are Pakistan’s first Uster Certified
Spinning unit, and our product carries the
Tata looks forward to a bright future together
with our U.S. cotton producer friends, and
it is our heartfelt hope that 2010 will be a
We know that production of quality cotton
is a major priority for you. Thanks for being
such a reliable partner.