Gujarat is known as “Textile State of India” & “Manchester of the East” & “Denim Capital of India.” The State is a leader in textiles with more than 1,500 medium and large textile units. Gujarat textile industry contributes 25 per cent to the country’s manufacturing sector, 12 per cent to textile exports and has highest number of medium and large textile processing houses (over 600). Gujarat is the largest producer (33 per cent) and exporter (60 per cent) of cotton in India. Largest producer of denim (65 per cent) in the country and third largest in the world with a bn mtr capacity. It is the largest manufacturer of manmade filament fabric (38 per cent) and manmade filament fibre (31 per cent), 2nd largest manufacturer of cotton fabric, producing over 390 mn mtr per annum and manufactures 30 per cent of countries woven fabric. The State also has more than 4 mn spindle capacity.
Gujarat has various pockets that have developed as garment manufacturing hubs like Ahmedabad, Surat, Vapi and Ankleshwar being major amongst them. The city offers a wide range of cotton products in all categories be it menswear, ladies wear, or kidswear. Gujarat is catering to many leading brands in national and international markets. The Government of Gujarat promotes apparel & textile industry aggressively with good policy based incentives. It has sanctioned many apparel parks in the State to promote domestic and export sales of textiles, and garments.
The current supply and demand factors provide very conducive and favourable business and market environment for the technological investment. In such scenario, there is a big need to the textile industry here to upgrade itself with the latest technological developments taking place worldwide. That is why for providing these technologies under one roof Garment Technology Expo was organised in Ahmedabad.
The 2nd edition of GTE Ahmedabad took place from 2-4, August 2019 at Helipad Exhibition Ground, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat. The B2B Expo provided a single point meeting ground for the garment manufacturers and technology providers to discuss, source and access new launches & latest technological development in the industry under one roof.
The show was inaugurated by Abhay Shah, President, Association of Apparel Manufacturers & Exporters of Gujarat (AAMEG) and Ashok Solanki, Vice President, The Gujarat Garment Manufacturers Association (GGMA) in the presence of members from both the associations along with exhibitors of the show.
The growth of the expo in terms of the increasing number of new quality 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 technology in Western India.The show this edition witnessed around 128 exhibiting companies and brands showcasing a rich mix of technologies in apparel manufacturing, knitting and printing.
GTE has always been an integral trade platform cum showcase for these companies, when launching new technologies and equipment. This edition of GTE saw among exhibitors, renowned companies from across the textile and apparel value chain exhibiting like, HCA, IIGM, Magnum, Mehala, ALT, Ramsons, Juki, Brother, Pegasus, Tukatech, E.H. Turel, Richpeace, Zoje Sewing Machines Co. Ltd., Dhaval Colour Chem, Jack, Typical, Optitex, Impex Syndicate, Usha Traders, Ketan Enterprises, MS Orange, Mehta Cad Cam, Narinder International, Sakho, Loiko, Studio Next, Shanggong Gemsy, Pioneer Udyog, Alps, LN Industries, Impress etc. Live demonstration of machinery were be put up by many exhibitors. GTE has always been an integral trade platform cum showcase for these companies, when launching new technologies and equipment.
The covered all segments of garment manufacturing technologies including, CAD/ CAM, spreading & cutting machines, sewing machines, laundry machines, garment dyeing machines, finishing equipment, fusing machines, embroidery machines, printing & digital textile printing, packaging machines, quilting machines, knitting machines, software solutions, spares & attachments, accessories & trims, testing equipment, dyes & chemicals, fabrics, fancy yarns, support services, etc.
“GTE for the last 19 years is dedicated to giving the Indian garment manufacturers an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest world trends and still upgrade their manufacturing processes by adopting the latest technologies in vogue internationally. In its 2nd edition, GTE Ahmedabad was shifted to Helipad Exhibition Ground, Gandhi Nagar which had better infrastructure and all air conditioned halls. This year, we witnessed a very sizeable increase in direct participation from leading companies from all over the world. Area wise the exhibit space increased by 10 per cent with a rise in exhibitor numbers by 5 per cent,” said Ambrish Chopra, Director, Garment Technology Expo.
GTE Ahmedabad is a flagship event, which has been building partnerships between Gujarat garment making community and technology suppliers worldwide. The show provided an excellent opportunity and a wonderful platform to see latest automated apparel technologies in Gujarat itself that can make it more competitive. Earlier, to get latest updates and upgrade the manufacturing plants people used to travel to trade shows overseas or bigger cities like Delhi and Mumbai but GTE made it easier for them. To sustain and further enhance our growth it is necessary for the industry to work towards introduction of best practices, latest technology and on development of niche apparel products for the international and domestic markets. All in all, GTE established itself as a must-visit destination for buyers from the textile and apparel industry in the region. The 29th edition of GTE, witnessed 9,756 visitors walking through its gates from all over Gujarat mainly Ahmedabad, Surat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan region.
We are a 109 years old company and are exclusive Indian distributors for several garment machinery brands like Hikari, Loiva, Highlead, etc. Our focus is on providing automation at affodable price and we have displyed many new machines which saves time and energy. At present the market is slow but I am sure the industry is going to grow.
It gives maximum employment with low capital investment. The Ahmedabad and Surat garment industry too is growing, which is why we are participating. The exhibition has been good for us but and we will return for the next edition of GTE Ahmedabad.
ShangGong is the largest group for garment machineries. ShangGong Group is mainly specialized in the R&D, production and sales of industrial sewing equipment and household sewing machines. We have now 8 brands under ShangGong embroidery, so Mauser is 100 year old German brand, which we purchased in 2015. We manufacture machine from China, as premium Chinese made machine. Dürkopp Adler, PFAFF Industrial are supreme machine for high class customers. From Mauser we are targeting customers segment of leading Japanese brands. For basic level we have ShangGong and ShangGong Gemsy. We are the only company in the world who can give complete solution from CAD/CAM to all range of sewing machines. After coming to India last year Mouser got some good orders from factories. Ahmedabad garment industry is very important market for us, and at GTE we got good response from the customers.
We are an Italy based company with an office in India. We supply fully automated sewing solutions for denim and causal bottoms. We offer solutions like pocket and loop attaching, etc. We have some of the biggest garment manufacturers in India as our customers.
We have received a good response from buyers who not only came from Gujarat but also other parts of India. We are satisfied with our participation as we met a good number of genuine buyers.
We are displaying two automated sewing machines. The first is for stitching automobile, train or aircraft seats. The machine offers different and fashionable stitches. The second sewing machine is for stitching leather and PU based goods. With these machines our focus is on this segment and we have sold good numbers in last few years.
We are regularly participating in GTE. Buyers may have not come in good numbers, but all those who visited were quality buyers.We have already sold two machines. We are satisfied with the quality of buyers.
We look at GTE like a workshop for us. We had highest number of people at GTE Ahmedabad who came with their problems and raw materials, and went back with solutions. Now, we are living that slowly and concentrating on Gen-next. We had hundreds of students from ALT college of training here yesterday, so we requested some of our top customers to come and tell them about the industry’s future.
For this industry, Gen-next is getting ready and they will drive this industry hard. Technology is something evolving always, every time we come with new technologies. But how much of it you implement in your company is more important. I met huge amount of visitors at GTE. We got variety of customers coming with samples and going back with solutions. We have achieved our objective behind coming here.
We manufacture automatic sewing machines for jeans and were established in 1980 and continuously keep on updating technology. We are market leader in this segment. Ahmedabad has a good number of denim jeans makers and is growing market.
Though there were a bit less buyers, but all those who came were serious buyers and have been able to generate good inquiries. Looking at the market size, we are fully satisfied with our participation..
We are distributors for several brands of garment machinery and also have branches in many cities in India. Ahmedabad is a growing market and we already have some big customers here. Apart from denim and spinning there are many garment units and more are coming up.
We are regularly taking part in all GTE editions since several years. We are satisfied with the response as apart from Ahmedabad, we have had buyers from Mumbai and also from many cities of South and other parts of India.
This is our second participation in GTE Ahmedabad. It is very strong market for us as we have huge customer base over here. So, it was a good show for us. This market is catering to middle class and lower middle class segment, a lot in domestic. At present 80 per cent of the manufacturers are focusing on these segments. The export segment here is doing OK maybe due to competition from Bangladesh. Customers from all segments understand that for getting the right quality you have to use right technologies. The market is expected to grow a lot in next few years, so GTE is a right kind of platform for us to participate and promote our products. We are working on deskilling the pattern making job. This is most skilled job in this industry, without pattern you can’t do anything. So, we are trying to automate that process and have launched Tukatech APM. We already cover 15-20 categories in that. The show is good but they should avoid holding it in rainy season.
For my kind of product Ahmedabad is very unique market. We have our own establishment with the design team and Arvind is already using our machine. For us it’s a good market for workwear and fire retardant garments and our machines are used for making protective wear. So many companies are already using our machines.
We have only displayed different samples made with our machines. You cannot find this kind of stall at the exhibition. The designers cannot travel everywhere so I thought to show them something different here. I still feel that people are in hurry to do something new without understanding the technology. We want to educate the customers first then only people will come to us with orders.
Response at GTE Ahmedabad on day three was OK but on first two days it was very slow. Ahmedabad is a good market for us, we already have many customers using our machines and market is growing. Here we have focused on some new machines from Pegasus. One of the highlights is W562PC- 01GX356BS/D322 – Built-In Direct Drive Motor Flatbed Interlock Stitch Machine.
Our new machine comes with automatic chain cutter and tape cutter, in build direct drive motor with fabric sensor. It has safety gear, so if cover is open, machine won’t work. So there will be safety for operator and mechanic. For our company West and East India is looked after by Magnum and South by Alpine.
We are regularly participating in GTE exhibition’s all editions whether it is in Delhi, Bangalore or Gujarat. This 29th edition of the show has been organised at Gandhinagar exhibition centre, which gives very good overall ambience to the show. Ahmedabad is a growing market for domestic garments manufacturers and there are some good exporters also coming up.
We have displayed our newly launched indigenously developed spreading machine which we have improved further in terms of overall design and smooth working of the machine. With this machine, our customers can increase productivity while reducing the manpower that too at very economical price. This machine replaces the manual work of spreading. Overall the market is slow, which also reflected in this show. However, we had some serious enquiries.
We are selling Jitsui brand sewing machine for last threefour years. It’s a Chinese brand having all range of machines. We have all sewing machines range, finishing machines, steam iron etc. We are giving good service of our PCB and motor, and give three years warranty. We have full in-house service centre. So, all our machines dealers don’t have to go anywhere and can give it to us for repair when required.
In terms of price also our dealer will have an advantage over other Chinese brands. Exhibition is very good, we are quite happy with the genuine and quality crowd visiting here. Being 30 km away from Gandhinagar there were good walk-ins from that area also. We are representing Jitsui all over India via dealer network. This is the second time we are participating at GTE Ahmedabad.
Impex Syndicate is in business since 1988 and we are distributors of sewing machines. We have recently joined hands with Precious, which is one of the leading Chinese sewing machine brands. GTE is an amazing platform.
We had got a great response earlier in Delhi and now in Ahmedabad. We have had buyers visiting from as far as Madurai, Tirupur, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai, etc. We are fully satisfied and will return for the next edition.
This is the second time we are exhibiting at GTE Ahmedabad. Stitchman is a 38 years old company and we are dealing in Jack brand of industrial sewing machines and spares. The response of buyers has been very good and the show also has been well organised.
We have met a good numbers of buyers at this show as against the earlier show in Ahmedabad and nearly all were genuine. We are fully satisfied with our participation.
This is the second time we are participating at GTE Ahmedabad. We started in 1985 and are manufacturers of screen printing chemicals as well as accessories. We keep introducing new products developed by our R&D team.
We met a good number of buyers and this is a good platform to explain our products to them. We are satisfied with our participation and we will surely return for the next edition of GTE Ahmedabad.
We offer CAD-CAM solutions like cutting room solutions, pattern maker, spreaders, etc. Our experience was great and we are happy as all the buyers who visited our stall were serious as well as informed buyers.
Apart from Gujarat, buyers came from various cities of North and South India and also Indore and Mumbai. We are very much satisfied with our participation and will make sure to be present at the next edition of GTE Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad is a new market we want to enter, which is expected to grow in future. At GTE Ahmedabad we mainly displayed our button feeder with colour sensor. We invented this especially on request of our customer as we are manufacturer and develop many things as per industry’s requirements. Now, in India main product we are selling is button feeder.
With the help of colour sensor the machine can recognise which colour button could be used for top and bottom. We also have other machines for the Indian market. Earlier when we used to quote our button feeder to customers they were concerned about price but when they came to know about ROI, they started investing in it in huge numbers. Button feeder could be operated by any helper resulting in double production. Overall, the show is OK.
After 2017 we have started focusing on economy models. We have categorised our products for factory business and dealer business. To compete more we even reduced our machinery price also by almost 20 per cent. We have changed our marketing policy completely and have started focusing on both dealer and factory network. The response at the exhibition is really good.
During last GTE, we got a lot new customers so we are expecting the same from GTE Ahmedabad also. The show here is mostly getting visited by genuine visitors. Three days experience has been really encouraging for us. We have recently started two offices in Mumbai and Delhi and will be opening new service center in Bangalore soon.
We are in to marketing of MS Italy brand of digital textile printers. MS is the pioneer of digital printers in the Indian market. At this show we have displayed our two sublimation machines Colorix SubPro I and MS JP2.
May be due to weather as well as market conditions, overall footfall was not so good. No doubt, there were buyers from other parts of India. However, we received quality buyers. We also got a few leads from Gujarat as well as outside Gujarat. The organisers have organised the show very well.
Ramsons is a Bangalore based company and are manufacturers of industrial garment washing and finishing machines and we are showing our latest sustainable technologies.
The response has been very good as we have received very good and positive number of inquiries. We are overall satisfied and happy with our participation.
This is our first participation in GTE Ahmedabad and we specialise in spare parts of industrial sewing machines and also fabric cutting machines. We have recently started spare parts of Jack brand sewing machines.
We are open to selling to dealers as well as end users all over India. Our experience has been great as buyers mainly liked our Jack spare parts. We had good enquiries and are sure we will get good orders from this exhibition.
We supply sewing machine spares and various attachments and we also specialise in dry process machines and accessories for jeans. We have introduced a new Co2 laser machine for jeans, which we offer at very competitive price as against those offered by European companies.
We have received a good response as Ahmedabad is a good producer of denim jeans. We are fully satisfied and will surely come back for GTE Ahmedabad in 2021.
This is the first time we are exhibiting at GTE Ahmedabad. We are into selling of latest multihead embroidery machines and also several attachments which enhance the value of the fabrics for these machines.
These attachments can be added to existing machines. The local market is really slow and times are tough, despite which the organisers have been able to attract a good number of buyers. We are very much happy with the turnout.
This is the first time we are participating at GTE Ahmedabad. We are suppliers of CAD-CAM solutions and have recently launched a 3D version. We have received a good response and so have been able to generate a good number of leads.
Our overall experience has been good. Only genuine buyers visited our stall. Visitors came from Ahmedabad and other parts of Gujarat. They also came from Jaipur, Kolkata, Bangalore, etc. The show has been good for us.
We are agents of Bruce sewing machines. We have displayed our new range of sewing machines. Overall our experience has been good as we met many new buyers and also received lots of inquiries.
Our objective behind participating at GTE Ahmedabad has been fully met. We are fully satisfied with the response that we have received and will surely return for the 2021 edition of GTE Ahmedabad.
We are in the industry since 18 years and manufacture logo printing machinery for any material like fabrics, leather, plastics, metals, etc. We are participating at GTE Ahmedabad for first time and we got a good number of leads. Our overall experience has been good.
We are expecting to receive an order also. Based on this experience, we will surely participate in the 2021 edition of GTE Ahmedabad.
We are manufacturers of knitting machines and have recently launched an automatic garment folding machine, which we are showing here. This machine can do work of five workers.
so you save labour cost and time. The payback period of this machine is just six months. Overall our experience has been very good as we received a good number of inquiries and also closed orders at the show itself. We will come back for the next edition of GTE Ahmedabad.