ITMACH India, the largest textile exhibition in the country for the year 2017 concluded recently in the capital city Gandhinagar in Gujarat, with participants from over 10 countries worldwide. The four-day exhibition was in place from December 7-10, 2017 that hosted the cream of the textile manufacturing industry and the textile engineering industry. Over 350 exhibitors exhibited at ITMACH India in three halls distinctly covering each specific area of textile manufacturing i.e. Spinning, weaving and technical textiles, knitting, dyeing, printing and textile processing with an exhibition area of 30,000 sqr. mtr. The exhibition had a visitor footfall of about 38,000. Gujarat being a major textile manufacturing hub, the event attracted sizable number of entrepreneurs, decision making technocrats and industry professionals.

Almost all leading textile machinery manufacturers have participated in ITMACH India which helped the second edition of show to grow three fold compared to the premier edition. Among the exhibitors, 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, MAG Solvics are few leading names that are well known in respective areas of textile machinery and technology. In terms of country, exhibitors were from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan along with a strong stringent of Indian exhibitors who showcased their latest ware.

The exhibition encompassed products across the entire value chain of the textile manufacturing right from spinning, knitting, weaving, processing, garmenting to yarn and fibre. 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.

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 Indian subcontinent 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.

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 infrastructures for holding such exhibition and easy access to roads, railways, sea ports and airports made 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. Banking on the positive feedback from the exhibitors and visitors, 3rd ITMACH India will be hosted in the same venue from 5-8 December 2019.