Gartex 2016 ends on an impressive note; debut show sees strong industry turnout
Gartex 2016, which was held from 27-29 August at Delhi’s renowned exhibition centre- Pragati Maidan, witnessed three days of product demonstrations, information exchange, networking and deal closings.
Serious buyers from all over the country and abroad, especially from garment specialty hubs like Delhi NCR, Surat, Jaipur, Mumbai and Ludhiana, came to realize their needs at the promising trade fair and left satisfied at the end of the event.
Gartex hosted more than 75 exhibitors representing more than 150 brands related to digital textile printing technology, garment manufacturing machines, embroidery machines, sewing machines, quilting machines, fabrics, and apparel accessories. Collectively, they brought into the forefront new innovation, better version upgrades, and new product entrants in the Indian garment manufacturing market.
Several embroidery machines were spotted on the show floor. Baba Textile Machinery (India) Pvt. Ltd. demonstrated the strengths of its computerized embroidery machine which also made a sale; Aura Technologies displayed its Aura-perfect series multi-head embroidery machines; while Stitch Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. showcased the ‘Tajima’ brand computerized embroidery machine.
A number of quilting machines were also seen at the show with representation from Twin Star Machines, sole agent for Dongguan Chishing Machinery Company Ltd. in India, which demonstrated Chishing quilting & embroidery machines.
STI Apparel Automation Pvt. Ltd., Indian business partners for Hong Kong-based manufacturing company Fucen Sewing Machine Co. Ltd., displayed several industrial sewing machines.
In the fabrics segment, Gloster Limited, Pashupati Overseas, and Shree Mahadeo Cotton Mills Ltd., among others provided opportunities for visitors to get a first-hand experience of their offerings.
Introducing something new in the apparel accessories segment was Delhi-based manufacturer Label Solutions with its introduction of high-density and 3D silicon heat transfer and super emboss on cotton & polyester. Other companies included Arrow Textiles Limited, YKK India Pvt. Ltd., Dona Doni Fashion Pvt. Ltd., Redwood Narrow Fabric, and Wenzhou Muse International Trade Co,. Ltd.
Several digital textile printing manufacturers and dealers participated in the show, showcasing the best machines in the industry. Negi Sign Systems & Supplies displayed the Negijet TX R-1900 digital textile printer; Arrow Digital showcased MTEX- the only integrated solution for stretchable fabrics compatible with pigment, acid, reactive and disperse inks; Orange O Tec Pvt. Ltd. exhibited MS JP3, Apsom Technologies displayed Konica Minolta’s Nassenger Pro 120 inkjet textile printer and Colorjet’s Vastrajet- direct to fabric digital textile printer; and Green Tech and Epson demonstrated T-shirt printing machines to name a few. Additionally, Mimaki India Pvt. Ltd. launched its high speed 1.8m wide-format direct textile printer- Tiger-1800B which received a good response from visitors.
Speaking of his experience at the show, Vikram Bhatia, MD, Apsom Technologies (India) Pvt. Ltd. says, “We got good customers and relevant people were visiting our booth. The exhibition was very focused. We are happy to have been part of this show and we’d like to take part in it next year as well.”
Prakash Chopra, business manager, Arrow Digital Pvt. Ltd., says, “The quality of visitors to the show was very good. We received a good response for the new MTEX machine we had on display at our booth. We got serious prospects and are hopeful to close a few deals.”
Similarly, Amit Narang, director, STI Apparel Automation Pvt. Ltd. says, “We were satisfied with the footfall and the quality of visitors. We got a lot of leads. The management especially was up to the mark and we hope to be participating next year as well.”
Adding to the positive feedback, Dipak Gorain, Proprietor, Twin Star Machines says, “We are very happy with the show. We never expected such a great response during the 1st day itself. We interacted with potential customers from many cities such as Kanpur and Panipat and we are hopeful of getting good business later on.”
In conclusion, Gartex 2016 was a grand success as exhibitors and visitors alike successfully achieved their business goals during the 3-day show.
The next edition of Gartex will take place in July 2017.