26th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE), one of India’s largest events dedicated to apparel & knitting technology, was held successfully at NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla, New Delhi from January 19-22, 2018.This is Indian subcontinent’s largest show for apparel technology, with unparalleled representation from all segments of the sector, representing over 800 companies and brands from over 20 countries. All the industry stalwarts were present at this platform under one roof. The show was inaugurated with traditional lamp lighting ceremony by the HKL Magu, Chairman, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), Ravi Poddar, President, GEAR, Vinod Thapar, Chairman of Knitwear & Textile Club, Arpan Shah, Sr. Vice President, GGMA and leading technology-solution providers participating in the exhibition along with oragnisers of GTE, which included Inderjeet Sahani (Chairman & MD), Ricky Sahni (Jr. Managing DAkshay Sharma irector), Ambrish Chopra (Director), Rati Sahani (Director) alongwith leading industry players like Viraf Turel (E.H. Turel & Co.), Anil Anand (HCA), Sunder Belani (Ramsons Garment Finishing Equipments), Madhu Kapoor (ALT) and Raghav Sharma (IIGM) to name a few.

While speaking during the inauguration ceremony, Ricky Sahni, Joint Managing Director, Garment Technology Expo said, “A hearty welcome to you all and a big thank you for joining hands with GTE for creating this mega international show. The result of our collective efforts is there for all to see. This year also as always there are many new product launches and some of the most advanced machines and materials are on display here. GTE is the only international show in this part of the world where anything and everything that goes into making a fine garment is showcased under one roof.”

The B2B Expo provided a single point meeting ground for the garment manufacturers and technology providers to discuss, source and see new launches & latest development in garment & knitting manufacturing technologies industry under one roof. The growth of the expo in terms of the increasing number participants from across the globe and the increase in overall size of the exhibition speaks for the fruitful & appreciable role played by GTE for the apparel & knitting technology in India.

This edition, more than 350 companies including leading manufacturers and suppliers of garment machinery and accessories from various countries including Germany, Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, Turkey, Italy, USA and India etc. have participated in the show. The four-day expo hosted around 21000 trade visitors including exporters and domestic manufacturers from various parts of India & neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, & Pakistan, Myanmar, etc. The profile of the exhibitors participating in the expo included companies dealing in CAD/CAM, sewing, spreading, fusing, laundry, finishing, cutting, printing, embroidery, testing equipment, knitting, dyes & chemicals, software solutions, spares parts, attachments, accessories & trims, support services, trade publications, etc. One can find anything and everything that goes into making a garment at this expo.

The show this edition received mixed reactions from the exhibitors participating in the same. In terms of organisation the show in 2018 was better than 2017. Though when compared to its last edition in New Delhi the show this year was a little smaller and witnessed a reduction in visitors’ footfall. This maybe because of the low market sentiments and turmoil,which was witnessed by the apparel and textile industry in India after demonetization, GST implementation and reduction in Duty Drawback rates.But the quality of visitors which comprised the serious buyers and decision makers from leading companies from all over India was very well appreciated by the participants.

Global summit on ‘Apparel 4.0: Shaping future with Smart Factories’

Apparel 4.0 is the buzzword in apparel manufacturing and apparel technology industry today. It is an interpretation and application of Industry Revolution 4.0 in apparel technology and apparel manufacturing sectors across supply chain. The primary focus of Industry 4.0 is on increasing productivity, flexibility and efficiency in order to create smart factories.

The summit aimed to educate how Apparel 4.0 is shaping and transforming the global fashion and apparel business and the opportunities it offers for Indian industry. It brought together apparel manufacturers, apparel technology solution providers and stakeholders who discussed the major challenges apparel businesses are facing in today’s digital marketplace, and identify practical steps companies can take to digitalise their value chain.

Insightful sessions at summit

The sessions deliberated on the topic, ‘What exactly is Apparel 4.0, and the concept of Smart Factories? Are these factories already operational?’ How is digitalisation of apparel manufacturing processes, from design/creation to production, Apparel 4.0 is creating a new organisation of factory ecosystem. The summit also addressed opportunities and challenges of implementation for India; is India ready for such a transformation?

Global industry experts at Apparel 4.0

The conference had an impressive line of expert’s speakers led by theme presentation by Dr. Mike Fralix, President and CEO [TC], USA. Dr. Fralix, a PhD in technology management, is an globally acclaimed speaker on technology and automation. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the AAFA (American Apparel and Footwear Association) and active in several industry organisations including the IAF, where he serves as a member of the Board and Chairman of the Technical Committee.

Dr. Prabir Jana, NIFT, while introducing the subject, gave the keynote presentation. Dr. Jana, Head of Research at NIFT, is a visionary in technology development and management in apparel manufacturing. CEO & Chairman Dürkopp Adler, Dietrich Eickhoff, would highlightedopportunities Apparel 4.0 brings in the global scenario, as a technology provider; Samath Fernando, CIO, Hirdaramani Group of Companies, Sri Lanka shared his expertise as users’ perspective. Hirdaramani, a pioneer in the Sri Lankan apparel industry, has already implemented Industry 4.0 and the company is a one-stop shop for global brands with 38 manufacturing facilities across Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam & Ethiopia.

Representing Indian perspective in terms of opportunities and challenges, Dr. Rajesh Bheda, RBC conducted a panel discussion with industry stalwarts HKL Magu, Chairman AEPC, Dr. Darlie Koshy, ATDC, JD Giri, Shahi Exports, RC Kesar, OGTC, Sudhir Sekhri, GEA, Gunish Jain, Royal Datamatic and Vinod Aiyer, Fortuna Colours. Zhang Min, Chairman, ShangGong Group were the Guest of Honor at Apparel 4.0. The conference was supported by all leading textile trade bodies like AEPC, OGTC, CMAI, IKF, GEA, NAEC and GEAR.


Recai Kaya Advanced Sewing Automation (Robotech)

The technology changes in every six months. But we don’t want to change in such short duration because customers buying six months before will be getting a different machine than the one who bought six months later. In this market you have to have standard quality at lower cost, for this you need skilled people but with automation you need less manpower. I am very excited about India as the govt. here is doing something, which is really appreciable.

We are very happy to work with HCA as they are really doing a good job. India will make a big difference in coming 20-25 years. 2018 is going to be a very good year for us in India. Besides, GTE is a good show where we had very good response especially on day one and three. In terms of organisation it is better than last year.

David Rotondi Group

India market is very important for Rotondi, and every year it is improving two digits. The industry here is looking for high tech automation so it’s a perfect country for our equipments. For us GST was not a problem as we deal with customers who directly import from Italy. Business wise, 2017 was very good when we compared with 2016, in fact we doubled our business. Apparel and textile industry is growing in India with huge domestic and good potential in export market for the same. At this show we met good no. of customers; in fact few of them even finalised the orders. Lots of customers from Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Gujarat were here. Our future plans are to expand, so we will be investing more in India. Here we have come up with Industry 4.0 which is a connection to LAN or wifi for all those systems connected to remote to control the production. So, we are now more connected to newest technology for production control.

Karin Kilian Dürkopp Adler AG

Dürkopp Adler specialises in automated stitching solutions. We have been participating at GTE since nearly the last 18 years. It is organised better this time. Whoever, visited our stall were potential customers and we are expecting good orders.

Sunday was a very good day for us as many genuine buyers visited our stall. However, when we were installing the machines, the situation was very bad. Lots of dust and electricity connection was also given late. Infrastructure wise we had to face lot of problem and hence I suggest that the show should be held in permanent halls.


Clifford Galstaun Gerber Technology

We have been taking part at GTE for several years. This time the dates fixed for GTE 2018 are very good, which has had positive impact on visitor numbers. The quality of buyers at this edition is also better than earlier years. As per our observation, the number of visitors at each edition is increasing with each passing year.

We are fully satisfied with our participation at GTE 2018 and surely come back. We received very good response to our many new product enhancements to AccuMark and YuniquePLM to support our customers.


Betty Chou Richpeace Group Co., Limited

Every year we participate and bring something new for the Indian market. For last few years we have been growing very quickly and also expanding our business very fast here in India. Before we only had embroidery machines and CAD system but now we have more products like quilting machines, automatic sewing machine, CAD/ CAM technologies. Our product application is from garment industry to home textiles, automotive, and other areas. At this show, we are displaying our popular automatic sewing machines range, quilting machine and embroidery machine. Response is quite good, and every year the show is quite good as our booth has always been filled with customers throughout the show. We received good no. of enquiries and discussed some potential orders. We are happy with the response we have got here. This time we are happier than last year as we received more customers from Tirupur, Bangalore, and Northern region of the country. Customers not only garment industry but home furnishing segment also visited us.

James Huang Ming Jang Sewing Machine Co., Ltd

Here we are displaying our new 4th gen. of MJ101TX which comes up with a unique feature where Machine Frame is Directed and Tilting Slightly to the Right Side. So, operators do not need to force their bodies forward and can easily be with wide sewing view.

And don’t need to put their chests against the back of Machine frames, it’s annoying heat will no longer be transferred to bodies! Other highlights are Advanced Generation Design – “Triple Differential Ratio Feeding,” To move out hidden bottom thread cam to external type, Adjustable Front Needle Guard, Superior Oil Providing and Withdrawing System, SCD – Unprecedented Stitch Condenser for Flat Seaming.The show is really good as we met a lot of big and good customers here. Our machines feedback from market has been good as this kind of machine is getting into more demand these days. India is a very important, infact among top 5 markets for us worldwide. We expect 2018 to be better than 2017 for us here.

Lorenzo Galliani M.A.I.C.A

M.A.I.C.A manufactures automatic machines for producing shirts, which are becoming important even for Indian manufactures as the cost of labour is increasing. We are already in India for many years but now we are part of Jack, which is a Chinese company. We began operations 40 years back and are leaders in technology for shirt manufacturing.

This is the first time I am attending GTE exhibition. It is a very good show as we met some interesting, serious and prospective buyers. We are fully satisfied with our participation as we had good number of inquiries. I am sure this will result in good business for the year.


Fredrik Andersson Eton Systems

Our company has been exhibiting at GTE since many years. We are represented in India by IIGM. We supply material handling system for apparel production which is a unique concept developed to create efficiency, increase production areas and deliver full traceability. I am coming to GTE for the first time, but my experience has been good.

The second day was very good as we met a good number of important customers. I am completely satisfied with our participation. We are also going to be participating at GTE Bengaluru.


Ronny Timuari INL International Technology Pte Ltd.

We have been participating at GTE since several years. GTE is becoming better with each passing year as the number of visitors keep on increasing, but I feel the number of genuine buyers is not keeping pace with increase in visitor numbers. However, we will surely return for the next GTE Delhi edition and also will be taking part in GTE Bengaluru to be held in 2018.

Here, we are showing live demo of material handling system which plays an important role in improved material flow and increasing production performance in the readymade garment industry. This also gives complete data ofproduction floor.


Xylon Shang Shanghai Yin Science & Technology Co., Ltd

YIN JAPAN offers cutting solutions that can instantly meet various requirements in different fields, including apparel, automotive, shoes, bags, arts and crafts, interior design, and composite materials. In 2017 we sold more than 1,000 cutting and spreading machines and a good no. of Eurotex UPS. We offer good quality cutting solutions at a good price to the customers. Last year due to GST some customers delayed their orders, but I think now the scenario is going to be better so we are expecting to do good business in India in 2018.

Our company has always been present in GTE, demonstrating its latest technologies. Our machines are well known in this market so customers visiting the show are showing good interest in our machineries on display. Overall, the show is OK both in terms of organisation and response.

Janos Horvath Wilcom International Pty Ltd

The show and response is really good. This edition we have something new to show our customers now, so we actually are very proud because this Indian fashion release E4.1 is really made for Indian people. E4 was generally worldwide released about 10 months ago which was very well received in Western markets because their most people do uniforms and other items which are not fashion items like in India.

So, we brought E4.1 which is made for fashion markets like India, Italy, France etc. It comprises a lot of typical Indian stitches which have been added especially for this market. Two years back Wilcom software started to focus on Indian market so in every new release we will have an Indian content. We launched it in Mumbai at a seminar where we got good orders. At this show we are showcasing it as lots of new customers are there, and advertising and promotion is done. In February and March we will be organising a lot of seminars in Jaipur, Kolkata, Bangalore, Tirupur, and Chennai.

Madhu Kapoor Apparel & Leather Technics Pvt. Ltd.

We have been participating at GTE since the first edition. We represent several companies who offer various apparel technologies. We are a supplier and distributor of CAD, CAM system, cutting & spreading equipment, spin tables, knit & woven bias cutting machines, applique cutting machine. Every time we come to GTE, we never display anything that was displayed in the last show.

All the equipment displayed here are our latest innovations as R&D is the heart of our company. Our main objective is to display the latest technologies and let the technicians and operators understand how it can benefit them. We encourage them to do R&D on these machines. Which is why we never return disappointed. Today we need to upgrade the operators’ income and our main objective is to provide sewing machine to operators.

Anil Anand Hari Chand Anand & Co.

We were the first company to sign up for the first edition of GTE. GTE 2018 has been the best ever edition we have witnessed in the last 20 years. GTE organisers have worked very hard to bring in buyers from around the country. We are thankful to the organisers for putting up a very excellent show. The weather has also been very good, as the pollution level has dropped drastically since the day the show started. It was an ideal atmosphere to do business.

In term of technology we are representing many world famous brands and the focus is on automatic machines with labour saving devices, which requires less operators at the same time improves the quality and productivity. We also received very good response to our multihead embroidery machine from China.

Kartik Kapoor IIGM Pvt Ltd

IIGM is a well known brand offering technology and services to our more than 10,000 customers, all over India. With a network of 45 world leaders in apparel technology spread across many continents our company today has 15 modern offices across India employing over 500 professionals and over 25,000 highly satisfied customers in a span of nearly three decades.

IIGM is continuously bringing in technology and knowledge revolution into India. GTE has grown to become a reliable platform for us to display our infrastructure, software and machinery. We encourage our partners and principals to participate in a bigger way each year. There has been increase in visitor footfall and also increase in number of genuine and new buyers who visited our stall.

S Bharath Mehala Machines India Ltd.

We are participating at GTE since the last 20 years and at this edition we are showing several brands for apparel production. We have displayed many new Models from Siruba, Orbito and Dürkopp Adler.

We did not have many buyers visiting our stall, but all those who came to stall, were serious buyers, which is more important. We are completely satisfied with our exhibiting at GTE 2018. We will also be taking part at GTE Bengaluru in August. We have never missed GTE Delhi, so we will be returning for the next fair too.


Akshay Sharma Magnum Resources Pvt. Ltd.

I am personally associated with GTE since its inception. We have tied with Italian company Rotondi recently and are launching their products at GTE 2018. We have displayed complete technology solution for garment making. We have displayed many new products from our principals like Brother, Pegasus, Sip Italy, Melco, KSM, Rotondi and many more.

Most of our foreign principals are here and had good interaction with new and old customers. This time, we have especially met a good number of visitors from Delhi -NCR as well as outside like Jaipur, Panipat, Maharashtra and Gujarat. The market is slow for the last couple of months due to GST and now hopes after this show we should get some good orders. We are very much satisfied with our participation.


Syed Abdul Azeez India Agencies

We represent Jack in India, which is a number one brand in China. We have been taking part at GTE since the last 20 years. It has been a great experience all those years. Every time, we have a new experience as facilities and infrastructure are being upgraded every year. This is a national exhibition.
The quality of buyers is better at this edition of GTE, although footfalls may be a bit less. We have always been satisfied and this time it is no different. We will also be taking part at GTE Bengaluru. We have displayed many new models from Jack, which were launched first time in India and customers have appreciated the quality and showed good response to this.


Sanjay Sharma Groz- Beckert Asia Pvt. Ltd.

Focus remains same to meet new people, basically to get new customers as always. We are highlighting our info portal here, which comprises a lot of information and animation about stitch formation, and anybody can register for the same. It is good for students and also for the industry. Then we are also highlighting INHIdeal needle handling, a concept taking care of needle since they enter the factory till their disposable stage. It’s a complete process which involves hardware and software both.

This year we are not very happy because last year with the show was better. If you take 2016 as a benchmark it is slightly lower. Last time there were many people from Gujarat, specifically from Surat but this time there’s hardly anybody. The market is most affected by demonetization and GST as most of the cash transactions used to take place there. We did well in Ludhiana, Kolkata, Bangalore, Tirupur last year but Western region was down.

Manjit Singh Saini Paramount Instruments Pvt Ltd

We are participating in GTE Delhi edition after almost 4 years. However, last year we participated in its Ahmedabad edition where the response was marvelous for us.

Looking at that only we are here at Delhi and response exactly is the same. We have been meeting, congratulating, and welcoming all our customers in throughout the show. GTE organisers have enhanced their standards and moreover our way of participation has also changed. So, it worked in both ways. This time we have introduced fabric inspection machines called Roller cut master, which is actually not available in India. Besides, we are also displaying our other latest range of offerings here. In terms of business, last year was really good for us as we could increase our turnover by more than 60 per cent so are very positively looking towards 2018.

V. Sudheer Nair Cheran Machines India Pvt Ltd

The show is very poor in terms of visitors’ footfall and response. Apart from Monday, there were no customers turning up to the show. I don’t know may be the market condition is bad, or some other reason, but new customers and potentiality has not come. Here we are displaying our existing
machinery range with small alterations which we have done.

We got good response for those machineries for that particular thing. The show is more lively and organised in an excellent way. Their way of style of working and security is really good. We are introducing digital with oval textile model here and are getting enquiries for the same. Due to recent turmoil in garment industry after GST and demonetization business was affected last year. But the market will be stable very soon. In 2018 we are focusing on to provide new inventions and better services to our customers.

R. Srinivasan Stalwart Engineering Co. Pvt. Ltd

The show is extremely good. For first three days footfall was really good but on last day more of corporate companies came which is also good. Overall visitation was OK, comprising customers from all over India. We are showing our new Compact machines, which is for dyeing cum washing cum spraying. We have also brought large 250 kg dryers with new concept of quick drying and because Delhi is having problems with boilers so it’s an eco-friendly machine. Customers’ feedback has been really encouraging for us here.

Our company is Mumbai based, and we never had any problem last year due to GST or demonetization. Next one year we don’t see any issues, as we are already well booked for the same. There are some problemin utility services provided by organisers. We need constant air-pressure as well as quantity, but we are not receiving the same. There is also no water draining facility for our washers. We have complained but nothing has been done.

Vineet Mittra Textile Technologies

The show has been good as usual and we were busy throughout the same. Overall, it has been quite satisfactory for us. We met a lot of customers from Punjab and Delhi, which is a good sign because these are our major markets. As far as industry scenario is concerned, for machinery business GST has been very good and encouraging. I don’t think it has made any negative impact on the industry, infact it’s a bit positive step. Business wise for us last year was neither good nor bad, we are on the similar turnover as the last financial year.

At this show, we are displaying the same old machinery but only with new technology. So, it’s mix chenille embroidery machinery with flat embroidery, chain stitch embroidery and cording. This is the machine we have been displaying for last three years but upgraded in terms of speed and technology. Next year is going to be very good for us as we are planning to launch more new machines soon.

K P Singh Golden Laser (India) Pvt. Ltd.

The show is witnessed by good no. of customers but when compared to last edition its little low. Here we are displaying wide range of machines as per market demand. We are hoping these technologies are going to benefit everyone, whether manufacturer, trader or user. Today labour cost is increasing and people are unable to get complete productivity due which we as a technology provider are focusing on offering machine which could maximize their productivity.

So, we have come up with high speed machines and value addition machines. We are also offering various special stitch machines so that exporters could prepare samples and send overseas to get good business. Market last year was doing well until the govt. took the decision to reduce the drawback due to which exporters are cancelling or holding their orders.

Neeraj Duggal Blue Jade Texink Pvt Ltd

The show is not very good. The visitors are coming but it is more of students rather than the serious buyers. We are not getting return on investment so we may not participate in the next edition. No new customers and the few we met were the one are we already knew. There’s no advantage for us when we come here which should have been a value addition for us. This year Bluejade has developed the new A-Star inks under Sublimation Inks. These inks are developed to match the new high speed sublimation printers’ demand while maintaining the larger, vibrant and deeper gamut of hues.

2017 was fairly OK for our company and we are happy with the business we are doing nowadays. The market for digital textile printing is growing and the prices of inks are also going down. However, apparel industry is facing problem with labour, excessive stocks and also fabric raw material are becoming expensive.

Shivalingappa N.G. Loiko Global Private Limited

We are not displaying anything new but have presented upgraded models of our existing technologies. We have made power saving up gradation so the machines when not used for some time goes into sleeping mode, which automatically saves the power. When compared to last two years, the response this year is good. We don’t know about others but sales wise last year went really well for us, in fact for the first time we crossed our targets.

This year it may get affected by duty drawback reduction for apparel exporters but otherwise last year was good. We are really happy with the visitors’ quality and quantity that has been to the show. Mostly people from Northern India have visited because in August GTE is again taking place in Southern India so people from that particular region have not been here.


Dr Ravichandran L Atlantic Care Chemicals

We are displaying sustainable chemicals for processing and finishing of garments and have been participating at GTE since 2008. The quality and number of buyers is getting better with each edition. Such platform gives us opportunity to interact with the local brands and processing houses. Understand their need and also update them with the current world trend in processing and finishing. We have displayed many samples to show the final products, which are really appreciated by the visitors.

At GTE 2018, we received solid inquiries and I am sure it should result in good business after the show and also increases our brand value. Our experience has been extremely satisfying and we will be here as long as GTE takes place.


Mohanty Basanta Kumar Macpi Trading India Pvt. Ltd

Here we are displaying jeans for finisher and jacket for finisher like causal leather, etc. its firm finisher. Response is good; buyers from all over India are coming but mainly Northern India and a few from outhern India dominated. We performed fantastically in 2017 as we operate in a market which is not affected much by recent turmoil after demonetization and GST in apparel industry.

For us if we get orders for few jacket lines it is perfect. In fact last year we completely broke all our records in terms of sales. Next five years I see very bright future for this industry in India. India is doing well and will continue to do well in global market.


Sumit Dev Britomatics India Pvt. Ltd.

We are displaying sublimation printers using Epson heads and INKTEC inks for sublimation only. We have reactive printers also using Epson heads. We have machines with various speeds starting from 10 sq mtr to 100 sq mtr. The show is OK, as every year is not the same so we hope next year it will be better. Nowadays, markets in some parts are growing, like Surat is doing well in sublimation and for digital also its growing. Our business has been growing for last five years continuously.

Last year we witnessed five per cent growth as there was some tough time in between due to govt. decisions but despite of that we did well. In terms of enquiries and orders GTE is fine. We hope to grow 20-25 per cent in next annum and still have a lot of orders which we are completing.

Henry Anil Wilson Star Whites Laundry Equipments & Services Pvt. Ltd.

Our company’s manufacturing unit is in Hyderabad, and has an office in West Delhi. We started one year back so we don’t have much coverage in Delhi, and because of that only we have done this show. Footfall is not as expected but we are satisfied. Here we are displaying laundry machines for garments processing for hotel industry, hospitals, wherever bulk washing is done. Basically our focus was garment exporters in Delhi, Jaipur, Ludhiana and nearby regions. Our machines are different from local manufacturers because we use stainless steel and not substandard steel, which gets rusted very fast.

We produce machines in high quality and that is our USP. At GTE we have received good enquiries but will have to wait and see how it materializes in future. Within the show we have sold around 4-5 sets, which are going to be installed in Delhi.

Smarth Bansal Colorjet India Ltd.

The show is quite similar to last year’s show. In terms of traffic and type of visitors it is quite similar to what we expected last time. We got some good queries from some other parts of North like Ludhiana, Panipat and UP. Though there are not too many people in our hall but overall it has been a OK show for us. We have invited our customers under to give live demonstration of our machines together to them. Last  year was a great year for Colorjet. In terms of technologies, now our focus is shifting to Kyocera head machines otherwise our most selling machine Vastrajet comes with Konica, which are also industrial heads.

For sub 80 mtr printing segment we have Konica basically in entry level printer segment. Now we have started focusing on mills, which have a requirement of higher speed printers hence we are shifting our focus to Kyocera heads for higher speed. This year we are seeing positive sentiments in the market so are expecting some good numbers again. We will surely return for the next edition.

Aditya Gupta Alps Sewing Machines

We are exhibiting at GTE Delhi since the beginning. This time, we are showing computerised sewing, embroidery and quilting machines at the show. We have met a good number of new buyers and existing customers. Overall the organisers have done very good job.

We are fully satisfied with show. The biggest advantage of participating here is that buyers return to us even after 2-3 years and book orders with us. We have already booked a stall at GTE Bengaluru.



R. K. Bansal Beacon International

The show is good this year both in terms of organisation and response. We are happy with the kind of customers’ footfall and feedback we have received at our stall. Though in the beginning it was slow but day three onwards it picked up really well. Here we are displaying our latest sewing machines models.
As far as business is concerned, we were not affected much due to demonetization and GST implementation last year. In fact I would say GST is good, as prices of our machines have gone down which is ultimately going to benefit our customers.


Vishal S Agarwal Onyx Solutions

For the second year we are here at GTE. This time we are showcasing our latest products which are related to continuous jet plotter and our new X17 version from Gemini CAD system. Gemini Pattern Designer is the flagship of Gemini CAD Package. X17 version is the result of company’s 15 years of experience in the field and the continuous innovation invested in the product, to respond to the challenges and needs of more than 20.000 end-users. When compared to last edition, the show this year is very slow, footfall was not so great.

Sunday was better but overall it has been average. Qualities of visitors were good comprising company heads and decision makers from all over India. As far as market is concerned, it had some impact of GST but in long run it will be handy, for the long run things are going to be stable and good for the industry.

Mukesh Sharma Tanya Enterprises

Here we have introduced Tanyajet high speed reactive printers 55113 that can print 30-50 sq mtr per hr. This is the only such printer in Northern India that we have developed. The printer is imported from China and belt and everything have been developed at our factory.

The other printer which we are showing is for D2G pigment where you can print directly after coating no steaming, washing required. As per customers requirement any size and length could be made or customised. This you can print on flat bed or belt system. The response at the show is really good, as we got 20 enquiries for the same. We already had 3 installations in Ludhiana and got good feedback from the customers. People from all over India including Hyderabad, Coachi, Tirupur, Surat, Ludhiana, Delhi have been to our stall. In fact we got enquiry from a six people delegation team visiting from Kazakhstan. This year clientele is not that much and not many serious buyers coming to the show. Maybe because of market and economic conditions, decision makers are not there.

Ankit Jain Neelam Thread Pvt. Ltd.

Our focus is generally on embroidery segment only. We have recently introduced our Untwisted embroidery yarn, which has been displayed here. Basic target market for this yarn is home furnishing. Here, we met good no. of customers to whom we were targeting to meet. Buyers usually from Delhi NCR have been to the show and the quality of visitors is satisfactory.

Though when compared to last edition, the show this year is better organised but footfall was little low this time. The market for apparel is stable and is coming out of the GST’s impact as industry now has adopted this change. We expanded and double our production capacity last year, so are looking forward to have better sales in 2018.


K Srinivas Binary Apparel Technics India Pvt. Ltd.

We have been participating at GTE since the last 10 years and it is the most popular apparel technology show in India. We have had buyers coming from all over India. We are showing garment fusing and finishing technologies from Turkish brand Ozer Makina. We have also displayed new automatic button feeder system from Korea.

We received veru good response and hope this results in good business. We are very much satisfied with our participation at this edition. We will also be exhibiting at GTE Bengaluru and also the next GTE edition in New Delhi.



M Usmani Usmani & Co

We are showing laundry machines, pre & post machine for digital textile printing and other technologies. We have been participating at GTE since the
last 12 years. At this edition, we have booked orders for 55 machines, which is approximately double the order over the last edition.

These include orders from even Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Dubai. We are very happy with our participation. We have already booked a larger stall space for next edition of GTE Delhi.


Manish Jain Unik Sewing System Pvt. Ltd.

We have been exhibiting at GTE since the last 10 years and are displaying wide range sewing machine spare parts for each and every make of sewing machine. Before coming to the exhibition we were quite worried due to GST’s impact on the market in last four months.

We have always got good response in every edition of GTE. This edition also is very good and improved in term of infrastructure. Timing is also good very good. We have already booked our stall for the GTE 2019 edition.



Vijay Balian Embroidery Zone

We are showcasing complete range of embroidery spare parts and have been exhibiting at GTE since many years and we have always received a very good response. We have our principals also here from China. This year also we met a good number of new visitors and those who visited our stall last year, have placed orders at this edition.

The show has improved with every edition. We are completely satisfied with our participation and have already confirmed our participation at the next edition.



Parvinder Singh EFI/Optitex

At this edition of GTE 2018, we are showing Optitex CAD software and have been participating since the last 7-8 years. We keep seeing the infrastructure improving with each passing edition and have always been very much satisfied with our participation.

This time too, it has been a great experience as we have got a very good response. It gave us opportunity to meet new as well our exiting customers. We will also be taking part at GTE Bengaluru and GTE 2019 too.