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Ihsan Factory [Video]
« on: February 27, 2013, 11:26:42 PM »

Not sure if you guys have seen it. The audio is in Urdu and Punjabi mainly with English being chipped in here and there.

Worth a watch;

My tour of Ihsan Factory


Do ask me if anyone wants to know anything specific, would translate it for you.

That blue shirt chap has been podshaver for past 40 years!
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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 11:35:59 PM »

Now that's a lot of willow! It seems almost like a cottage industry setup compared to companies like GM, SG etc - stuff everywhere you look, and in no particular order.

Thanks for sharing Uzair
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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 11:41:01 PM »

No worries; some (in fact most!) are tape ball willows and then you also have Kashmiri willow. Ones right in beginning are tapeball willows.
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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 11:44:27 PM »

You know you need a bigger workshop/factory when your stacking willow on the roof....
Very interesting video uzair thanks for sharing.
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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2013, 05:48:14 AM »

good video.

The very first guy (1:29) is making English willow bats and has been a bat maker for 40 years.
Ihsan owner says Grade 1 cleft is 60 pounds.
 
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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 08:59:29 AM »

old school screen printing! no fancy versa plotters there

the guy showing them round with black shirt no idea what he is saying but i dont like him lol

the workers dont seem to happy either lol
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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 08:11:18 AM »

either this is old video or cricket companies in Pak are really behind the times.

I went to a few factories in India last year - most had much more automation that this place. some of the places I am talking - not so big places either.
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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 09:31:02 AM »

Interesting video!

Is it odd that they stack willow on the roof? I remember from a childhood your of GM factory they advised they kept it cool out of sun and rain.

When we see videos or photos of Pakistani/Indian factories there are people working on the floor, is this comfortable?

They seem very casual handling the bats/throwing them into other piles, and health and safety is very different to over here, with those boards of up right nails!

Amazing how 2 factories making the same products could be so different down to cultures.

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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013, 03:03:33 PM »

either this is old video or cricket companies in Pak are really behind the times.

I went to a few factories in India last year - most had much more automation that this place. some of the places I am talking - not so big places either.

One of my club mate visited Ihsan factory last year and shared same views as this video. So can't be 'that' old unless they morphed into a whole different place in past few months, which I doubt would be the case.

Interesting video!

Is it odd that they stack willow on the roof? I remember from a childhood your of GM factory they advised they kept it cool out of sun and rain.

When we see videos or photos of Pakistani/Indian factories there are people working on the floor, is this comfortable?

They seem very casual handling the bats/throwing them into other piles, and health and safety is very different to over here, with those boards of up right nails!

Amazing how 2 factories making the same products could be so different down to cultures.

That's how they work there, factories our there are not equipped with comfort products.

Pretty sure those bats which are being thrown here and there are tape ball bats. They make amasses of them.
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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2013, 10:43:39 AM »

Really interesting video, it's amazing how many bats and clefts of willow are knocking about.

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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2013, 11:55:30 AM »

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what are tape ball bats? Are they bats for beginners?
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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2013, 12:36:13 PM »

Nothing about gloves? :(
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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2013, 01:28:08 PM »

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what are tape ball bats? Are they bats for beginners?
Tape ball bats are for playing cricket with tape balls (think of tennis ball covered with tape). Its a very popular form of cricket in pakistan.
These bats are not suited for play with real cricket ball.


Regarding the video above - the guy does state that the costliest piece of english willow blade costs 60 pounds and the cheapest costs them 7 pounds.
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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2013, 01:35:39 PM »

Somebody from a major cricket manufacture told me pro level bats cost 130 for the wood and the labour costs.
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Re: Ihsan Factory [Video]
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2014, 03:57:45 PM »

Watched this a few weeks ago and i have to say i was pretty disappointed with the lack of professionalism. They are throwing bats around, filling them with putty...all sorts. This is not a company that gives a monkey about its customers...money is the bottom line here. Its no wonder they dont like people filming, the fella showing them round didn't seem impressed with it but went along reluctantly.
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