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Italian textile technology training centre to start in India

The project is designed to provide the transfer of equipment on loan from Italian manufacturers for a maximum of three years, as well as training courses.

16th September 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Milan


The inauguration will take place this month, with ACIMIT’s President Raffaella Carabelli and Director Federico Pellegata in attendance. “The training centre will open up new business opportunities for the Indian market,” said Raffaella Carabelli, President of ACIMIT.


The project designed to provide the transfer of equipment on loan from Italian manufacturers for a maximum of three years, as well as training courses, includes the participation of three of ACIMIT’s associated members during this first stage: BIANCO, FADIS and SAVIO.

Coordinated by a workgroup formed by ACIMIT and an Indian counterpart, Rare Tech Projects, the project will be responsible for organising all on-site activities.

 The initiatives planned include a mission to Italy, scheduled for this coming November, consisting of DKTE’S professors and Indian textile operators with ties to the institution.

Supporting internationalisation

The technology training centre is part of the broader Machines Italia project financed by the Ministry for Economic Development (MiSE). The goal of the project in India is to support the internationalisation of businesses in the sector in one of the globe’s most intensely developing economies.

“With the technology training centre becoming operative, our sector is laying the foundations for future business opportunities in a market that is already important for the majority of our machinery manufacturers,” said Carabelli.

The Indian market ranks third as an export destination, with EUR 28 million worth of machinery exported during the first quarter of 2014. Carabelli added: “I’m certain this initiative will provide a positive return in terms of image, not only for individual Italian businesses participating by supplying machinery, but for Italy’s textile machinery sector as a whole.”

Bridge between Italy and India

“This centre will be the first bridge between Italy and India in the field of textile technologies/machines. It is a very positive initiative which will further bring awareness of Italian technologies to the textile industry in this region,” commented Prakash Awade, Former Minister of Textiles.

During the inauguration of the Italian textile machinery training centre, three Indian students, whose researches on the textile machinery sector have been deemed prize-worthy by ACIMIT-DTKE’s jury, will be awarded.

“It is a great satisfaction as the students will get a first hand experience on the Italian machines. This centre will be an important point of reference for our faculty and students,” said Prof Dr P.V. Kadole, Principal, DKTE.

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