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Texprocess India and Gartex India enter strategic alliance

The organisers of Texprocess India and Gartex India have entered into a strategic alliance to form a unified industry platform Gartex Texprocess India.

22nd February 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  India


Raj Manek and Gaurav Juneja. © Messe Frankfurt

Raj Manek and Gaurav Juneja. © Messe Frankfurt

With portfolio expansion and future development of the industry in sight, the organisers of Texprocess India and Gartex India have entered into a strategic alliance to form a unified industry platform Gartex Texprocess India. The event will be part of Messe Frankfurt’s Texpertise Network leveraging on the group’s strong global network and expertise in the sector.

Leading in both apparel consumption and exports, India holds the second largest textiles manufacturing capacity globally with the textile machinery sector witnessing a growth of 8-10% year on year.

As the world's second largest exporter of textiles and clothing projected to reach US$ 300 billion by 2024, Indian apparel manufacturers are moving towards increasing their manufacturing capacities and upgrading technology, giving rise to automation garmenting processes to enter the Indian market. Having made its debut in 2016, both Texprocess India and Gartex India received positive response from the industry with leading associations and companies in the garment and textile machinery sector coming forward to support the shows.

Merger of two strong brands

At the internationally renowned Texprocess, exhibitors from around the world converge to present the latest machines, plants, processes and services for the manufacture of garments and textile and flexible materials. While Texprocess India was launched as a pavilion to create an innovation platform for garment-manufacturing and textile processing at Techtextil India tradeshow in Mumbai, Gartex India exhibition was held annually in New Delhi and has grown wider in scope covering not just garment and textiles manufacturing value chain but has also added segments like innerwear manufacturing zone, in addition to digital textile printing, embroidery and other existing verticals.

With the merger of the two strong textile trade fair brands, the organisers, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India and MEX Exhibitions, aspire to work in collaboration for India’s textile industry development, facilitating global sourcing and networking in the textile value chains.

Creating new industry standards

“Gartex India has grown multifold in size since its debut in 2016, making the event wider in scope and greater in significance year after year. It has created new standards for the industry in terms of enhancing awareness, excellent networking, knowledge dissemination and industry bonding. Now, it is time to take it to the next level and this Strategic Alliance with Texprocess of Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India, Gartex India will realise its true potential and soar to even greater heights,” commented Gaurav Juneja, Director of MEX Exhibitions.

While the show will continue to maintain a strong focus on garment and textile manufacturing solutions, embroidery machines, digital textile printing sector, sewing machines, laundry solutions, innerwear manufacturing, denim show, fabrics, accessories among others, the organisers aims to expand its exhibit segments to cover complete textiles process chain in the coming editions. This includes technologies involved from design, cutting, sewing, knitting and embroidery to finishing, refining, IT and logistics which will supplement its textile technologies portfolio through the association with Texprocess.

“Our shared commitment for industry development has led to the decision of working in collaboration with MEX Exhibitions. Together, we are positioned to grow and more importantly provide industry stakeholders with a strong brand of enhanced offerings through a single-source business platform – Gartex Texprocess India. Moreover, the alliance has set pace for our brand expansion strategy as India is one the most promising textile markets,” commented Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding.

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