Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / India biggest market for Chinese textile machinery
India biggest market for Chinese textile machinery
28
Feb '12
“India is the largest overseas market for Chinese textile machinery and is also the biggest reason for Chinese producers looking forward to setting up shop in India”, a top official of a Chinese textile machinery association told fibre2fashion.

At a recent road show in Ahmedabad, to promote ITMA Asia + CITME 2012, fibre2fashion caught up with Mr Zhao Xiaogang – Director, China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) and the Indian representative of the event – Mr Sooraj Dhawan.

CTMA which is the co-host of ITMA Asia + CITME 2012 will be held from June 12 to 16, 2012 in Shanghai and will have around 1,400 textile machinery exhibitors, up from 1,300 in 2010, with the number of visitors expected to cross the 100,000 mark.

“India sends the largest contingent of visitors among all countries to ITMA shows, which was clearly visible even at ITMA 2011 in Barcelona”, Mr Dhawan said.

Mr Zhao said, “The Chinese textile machinery producers are gung-ho on the Indian market and are looking for joint-venture partners in India to set up textile machinery manufacturing plants in India”.

“I would sincerely advise all Indian textile machinery exhibitors participating in the event to put up posters, preferably in the Chinese language indicating that they are open for tying up with Chinese machinery manufacturers”, Mr Dhawan added.

The organisers of ITMA Asia plan to have 12 road shows across India, which will also target small textile clusters like Bhilwara, Sholapur and Ichalkaranji. Till date, road shows have been held in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Ahmedabad and Surat.

Mr Dhawan revealed, “Next we will be doing Sholapur and Ichalkaranji and in the third phase it will be Bhilwara, Ludhiana and Amritsar. The main objective behind hosting ITMA in Asia is to make it cost-effective for visitors from the continent, mainly India”.

“The Indian exhibitors will be covering around 800 sq meters of exhibition space and there is a waiting list for atleast 500 sq meters more. Even considering visitors, we expect Indian visitors to cross the 4,000 mark”.

Informing about the theme of this year's edition, Mr Zhao said, “The focus this year is on mainly nonwovens and energy efficient machines”.

When quizzed about the reasons for India being the largest importer of Chinese textile machinery, Mr Zhao said, “Comparable quality, attractive pricing, low delivery periods and good global customer references”.

“In 2012, Oerlikon Textiles one of the biggest global textile machinery producers has relocated its global headquarters to China”, Mr Zhao said proudly, when asked about the current market status of the textile machinery industry in China.

“Global textile machinery manufacturers like Rieter, Staubli, Picanol and many others have set up production plants in China and export machinery to other overseas countries”, Mr Dhawan quipped.

When asked about his outlook for 2012, Mr Zhao replied by saying, “In today's time, it is very difficult to predict the future, considering the daily changing economic barometers. But one thing that is certain is that the future of the textile industry lies in just two countries – India and China”.


Must ReadView All

Ethiopia’s Kombolcha Industrial Park attracts foreign firms

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Dec 2017

Ethiopia’s Kombolcha Industrial Park attracts foreign firms

Strategic location, modern factory facilities and proximity to the...

Courtesy: 2XU

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Dec 2017

L Catterton Asia announces JV of GXG and 2XU

L Catterton Asia, the Asian unit of the largest and most global...

15 trade associations urge nations to safeguard WTO system

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Dec 2017

15 trade associations urge nations to safeguard WTO system

Fifteen trade and industry associations from across the world have...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


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