Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / AEPC sets up Knitwear Technology Mission at Tirupur
AEPC sets up Knitwear Technology Mission at Tirupur
Oct '08
The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has launched an industry funded Knitwear Technology Mission (KTM) for the first time at an estimated cost of Rs. 15 crore to empower the exporting community to go in for wider range of products in different kinds of fabrics to cater to a larger market.

AEPC Chairman, Mr. Rakesh Vaid, inaugurating the Mission, on the sidelines of the inauguration of the 26th edition of India Knit Fair at Tirupur, said that the AEPC would give more emphasis to the knitwear sector, a most prominent one in the apparel industry.

Tirupur will be the all-India headquarters of the Mission. AEPC will begin construction of a 1-lakh square feet building, which according to Mr. Vaid, will be a landmark in Tirupur. The Council would give more emphasis to the knitwear sector, the most prominent one in the apparel industry and Tirupur has been chosen as the Headquarters of the mission that earns a foreign exchange of around Rs 11,000 crore.

The building will be ready in 18 months. Research and development of indigenous fabric base, setting up of state-of-the-art design studio and lab, conducting fabric fairs incorporating Taiwan, Korea and Indonesia fabric producers and impart training to the workforce and students to improve productivity are some of the objectives of the mission.

Congratulating Tirupur exporters, Mr. Vaid hoped that the Mission would take the business to new heights. Stating that the Rs. 15-crore investment was without seeking any grants from the government, he said the Mission would enable knitwear manufacturers to cater to the high-end market as Indian knitwear exporters had been supplying garments to the low-end segment.

While appealing to the exporting community to improve technology to enhance productivity, Mr. Vaid asked them to concentrate on domestic market that is growing at a rapid pace. The headquarters of KTM will have space to showcase and sell knitwear products.

All members of Tirupur industry can use common facilities established by the KTM free of cost or by paying nominal charges if any. Tirupur Exporters' Association (TEA) President, Mr. A Shaktivel expressed hope that the knitwear exporters, who were producing only garments with cotton as base, would be able to utilise different kinds of yarn to produce various kinds of wears to compete with countries like China.

Apparel Export Promotion Council

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Jun 2017

Amazon intends to keep investing and growing in India

American online retail giant Amazon intends to keep investing and...

Textiles | On 29th Jun 2017

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports cross $10bn till May

Vietnam earned $10... billion from textile and garment exports in the ...

Textiles | On 29th Jun 2017

Indian textile industry will reach new milestone by 2020

By 2020, textile technologies will be highly advanced not only with...

Interviews View All

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Evelyne Cholet

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search