The 5th edition of GMMSA Expo India showcased leading inventions in the world of garment manufacturing machinery. The GMMSA Expo was held at Dana Mandi, Bahadur Ke Road, Ludhiana from January 3rd to January 6th, 2020. The expo was inaugurated by Pradeep Aggarwal – Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana. Also present during the inauguration were Vinod Thapar – Chairman, Knitwear Club and Charanjit Singh – Secretary Shawl Club. Ram Krishan – Chairman and Narinder Kumar – President, GMMSA Expo India 2020 welcomed Pradeep Aggarwal. Also present on the occasion were Gurpreet Singh, Amit Jain, Parmesh Wasist, Gurdev Singh, Jatinder Sudera, Teja Singh, Mohan Chawla, Rajinder Bhamra, Davinder Pal and office bearers of team GMMSA.
Speaking at the occasion, Pradeep Aggarwal said, “That GMMSA expo is an ideal platform for industry to upgrade its machinery and compete with global industry. Latest technological innovations available to the industry at its doorstep will be a big boom for the industry in Ludhiana.” The expo displayed over 2,000 products on knitting, weaving, dyeing, finishing, printing, sewing machines and accessories by leading brands with participants from India and over 20 countries. This year is even bigger and better than the previous editions and the scale of the expo is spread of over 2 lakh sq ft. The first day of the exhibition saw a footfall of more than 15,000 visitors where manufacturers demonstrated the latest technology in respective fields of garmenting and processing.
Speaking on the occasion, Ram Krishan – Chairman, GMMSA Expo India 2020 said, “The garment industry looks upon GMMSA Expo and GMMSA activities for up gradation of the machinery in all segments of garmenting and this is a matter of pride for us. On showcase are the most updated technological concepts providing cost cutting, time and labour cost saving with more productivity and eye catching designs for the industry. We will continue to provide a premier platform for machinery manufacturers to showcase their latest inventions and technological advancements under one roof.” Narinder Kumar – President, GMMSA Expo India 2020 said, “This expo has been put together by the people who are directly associated with the industry or are a part of it. We are very happy with the tremendous response that we have got from all segments of the industry. Clearly, we have grown up with a lot of support and are thankful to our exhibitors for reposing their faith on GMMSA Expo India as well as the team GMMSA.”
Increasing productivity and efficiency
With prevailing competitive environment in domestic and global industry, one of the biggest concerns of machine manufacturers is that they need to make the machines more energy efficient. This effort was visible at GMMSA that witnessed a large number of visitors. People from different parts of the country visited the exhibition to get a glimpse of the latest technology that is available in the market. There is a growing urgency to save resources and for this the manufacturers are striving hard to make machines more energy efficient and highly productive thereby increasing efficiency and cost cutting. There are plenty of machines that are faster and produce more, however, inventors have not left out the idea of energy saving. The aim is to deliver effective production and to minimise wastage. Saving water and electricity is a challenge that all manufacturers face and have achieved success to some extent.
Energy saving and innovation remains dominant theme
This year the manufacturers showcasing their latest machines have focused keenly on saving energy and innovation. The technology up gradation and development focussed on these two areas to drive profitability while keeping in mind the environmental impact industry has. Mohan Chawla, Project Head, GMMSA Expo India 2020 said, “There are plenty of machines that are faster and produce more, however, inventors have not left out the idea of energy saving. There is a growing urgency to save resources and for this, manufacturers are striving to make machines more energy efficient and highly productive thereby increasing efficiency.”
Hailed as grand success by industry The expo turned out to be a great show to get a glimpse of the manufacturing machines and accessories all under one roof. On the whole, the exhibition was a hub of innovation over the last four days and more than 50,000 people visited the exhibition. GMMSA also facilitated the exhibitors for their participation and sought their support for next year 2021. Among the vast array of Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese and European machines that were on display, the Make in India ideal stands out among its contemporaries. Manufacturers have made it a point to display their indigenously manufactured machines at the exhibition. This comes as a heartening move for India to become independent of foreign products. From knitting machines, to mini boilers to packaging machines; one could see Indian products standing proudly alongside foreign ones. Many domestic manufacturers say that while it is cheaper to manufacture machines locally, there are some parts of the machines that need to be imported from countries like China. The well organised stalls were a treat for those who visited. The display of value added features enhancing productivity as well as quality of the end product significantly reeled in many enquiries. Top notch brass of the industry from knitting houses, dyeing, finishing, processing houses marked their presence with their production and quality control teams.
Narinder Kumar, Narinder International
“We are of one the largest and leading providers of garment manufacturing and knitting machinery in India. We have presence across major manufacturing centers across India like Ahmadabad, Ludhiana, Panipat, Surat and Mumbai. This year also we have brought latest technology machines in flat and computerized flat knitting. These machines are modelled on multi gauge format thereby eliminating the need to install multiple machines and saving much needed capital for the industry. This further helps the entrepreneurs in taking orders as per market demand across different gauge parameters resulting in better return on investment.”
Amit Jain, Nav Pankaj Creation
“The focus of the company is to make the garment manufacturing more cost effective. With multipurpose and high speed machines this cost effectiveness is achieved. We have thick thread, multi-head and chenille machines. The market is eager to produce quality products in a more cost effective way.”
Gurpreet Singh, KP Exim Inc.
“Time saving machines help reduce costs and increase productivity. Our computerized knitting machines under brand Cixing operate at high speed of 140 resulting in less production time and increased productivity. We also have latest machines from Steiger that were launched in India now. These machines have pop up motorized feeders that reduce production time by 30 per cent.”
Jayesh Shah, Indian Dyes Sales Corporation (IDSC)
“We are the sole selling distributors of Lancer Group since last 25 years for plastisol ink. This ink is used for garment printing, and the brand is very quality conscious using world class raw materials. We basically deal in specially products and have European standard certificates like DEKOTEX. Our products are mostly used in screen printing for garment and hosiery products. We also have MATSUI brand from JAPAN that deals in water based inks. This is the only world class Japanese Ink available in India.”
Ankur Gupta, Shori Chemicals
“We believe that people will only get to know how well a particular machine performs when they can see it for themselves. So we have arranged live stations and you can see the machines working. Grafica screen printing by Ovaltex, Highspeed sublimation printer, Promise roller fusing machine and Shaperjet 3D printer are some of the things that are on display at our stall. The printer by Graphica Flextronic can print 400 to 500 T-shirts in an hour and this machine is also being exported to other countries. India used to import printing machines till this company started manufacturing it in India itself.”
Pankaj Kalra, Retech International
“In India garment manufacturers are looking for heavy duty machines that will do the kind of work that they want done. We have on display 66 inch machines and multi-gauge machines. These machines are among the top machines that are available in the country and they are high-speed. With increased speed than previous versions and updated technology, entrepreneurs will be lead on cost efficiencies and be more competitive and able to price their garments at attractive prices for end consumers.”
Gurdev Singh, Elex International
“We are one of the leading manufacturers of power flats and semi jacquard machines in Ludhiana itself and we manufacture the components of these machines ourselves. We are making sincere efforts to endeavour on Make in India campaign and indigenous the industry by patronizing machines in their own country. The new machines being developed keeping in mind the need to minimize energy wastage and increased efficiency.”
Ashok Kumar, Arrow Knitech
“We deal in various machines for entire garmenting processes like knitting, sewing, pressing, leather stitching, shoe making and many more. Here in GMMSA Expo India 2020, we have on exhibit computerised flatbed knitting machines that can make stolls, sweaters, shoe uppers, T-shirts and many other garments that have huge demand in Ludhiana market. Our knitting machines have advantage over others in having almost 30 percent more production than normal machines thereby being more cost effective for the manufacturer.”
Satyadev Goyal, India Agencies
“Quicker machines mean that the production is more. With the betterment in technology the cost-effectiveness of a machine ensures that it is putting lesser pressure on the resources. The Jack sewing machines are known for their reliability, making them excellent machines that last longer and require lower maintenance”.