With the rebuilding plan now completed, Schoeller Group now aims to increase production from its Kreske yarn plant.

The drive to boost output beyond the present level is part of a project which also involves the company's works in Austria and Germany. Current combined output of the three mills is 5,880 tonnes a year.

Meanwhile new dyeing equipment has been installed at the German and Austrian plants as part of an overall investment package said to be worth more than 20 million euros.

By Sonia Roberts.