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ITMACH India 2017 closes successfully

The four-day exhibition was in held from 7-10 December and hosted the cream of the textile manufacturing industry and the textile engineering industry.

28th December 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Gandhinagar

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ITMACH India, the largest textile exhibition in India, concluded successfully in the city of Gandhinagar in Gujarat, with participants from over 10 countries. The four-day exhibition was in held from 7-10 December and hosted the cream of the textile manufacturing industry and the textile engineering industry.

Over 350 exhibitors exhibited in three halls covering each specific area of textile manufacturing - spinning, weaving, technical textiles, knitting, dyeing, printing and textile processing with an exhibition area of 30,000 square metres. The exhibition had a visitor footfall of about 38,000 and with Gujarat being a major textile manufacturing hub, the event attracted a sizable number of entrepreneurs, decision making technocrats and industry professionals, organisers report. 

Many leading textile machinery manufacturers participated at the show, which helped the second edition grow three-fold. Among the exhibitors were Saurer, LMW, CHTC, Premier, Amsler, Rotorcraft, Jingwei, Pacific Mechatronic, Picanol, ITEMA, Staubli, Haijia, Rifa, A.T.E., Fong’s, Perfect Engineering, Rimtex, Palod Himson, SPGPrints, Embee, Premier Evolvics, Yamuna Machines, Indian Textile Engineers, Kusters Calico and MAG Solvics.

In terms of country, exhibitors were from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan along with a strong group of Indian exhibitors who showcased their latest products.

“The exhibition not only created opportunities both for buyers and sellers in a significant way, it also ensured that global participation brought the markets closer in terms of awareness on technology, partnerships, market opportunities and  sourcing. To cap it, the state of Gujarat which holds a lot of promise in terms of successful industrial development in the country, played host to the stellar event,” organisers said.

“The stream of visitors had a first-hand experience of coming face to face with the latest textile machinery and technology.  The exhibitors introduced them to the next generation technology that was on their shelves for ready use by the textile industry. The visitors also got to meet technical experts from leading textile machinery and technology suppliers and industry professionals.  They also exchanged ideas on latest trends, developments and opportunities.”

“The visitors have expressed satisfaction over product on display and live demonstration, sharing of knowledge and fine-tuning of ideas that was facilitated by the presence of industry leaders.”

The convergence of visitors from across the Indian subcontinent is said to have brought vibrancy to the event while trade delegates from the neighbouring states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh outnumbered visitors from other states and countries.

Organisers say that both exhibitors and visitors were happy with the choice of the venue as they strongly felt that it was a well thought out location having adequate modern infrastructure for holding such an exhibition with easy access to roads, railways, sea ports and airports making it a convenient place for logistics handling.

“To sum it up, ITMACH India 2017 was the epitome for showcasing of excellence and innovation in textile technology. It served as an accredited B2B platform for the textile industry. It facilitated business houses to avail opportunities for investing in technology and capacity building for a growing textile industry,” organisers concluded.

The 3rd ITMACH India will be hosted in the same venue from 5-8 December 2019.

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