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Bangalore to host International Textile Machinery Expo
Nov '08
For the first time Bangalore will be hosting the prestigious International Textile Machinery Exhibition "8th INDIA ITME 2008" at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, from 15-22 November.

The exhibition is organized by India International Textile Machinery Exhibitions Society (India ITME Society). Hon'ble Union Minister of Textiles Shri Shankersinh Vaghela will be inaugurating the exhibition on November 15. Hon'ble Shri S.M. Krishna, M.P. will be the Chief Guest and Hon'ble Shri Shekhar Gulihatti, Minister for Textiles & Youth Services, Govt. of Karnataka will be the Guest of Honour.

The exhibition, held once every four years has attracted worldwide attention from participants and business visitors alike for the last 30 years. The Bangalore exposition is 8th in the series and is organized in the state-of-the-art newly built exhibition site which is giving a tough competition to other venues across the country.

The Bangalore Exhibition Complex has 3 fully air conditioned halls with an area of about 42,500 sq. mtrs. In addition, the India ITME Society had to go in for an additional hall of 2,500 sq. mtrs. to accommodate spill over exhibits. Shri Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, Chairman, India ITME Society, who spearheads the arrangements of the exhibition said, "This world class exhibition on textile machinery and accessories has gained in magnitude and prominence over the years. All leading manufacturers of textile machinery and components from across the world have booked space in the exhibition to show their latest technology machinery.”

The participants include prominent manufacturers of textile machinery and components from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, U.K., U.S.A., China, Turkey, Brazil and other parts of the globe besides the Indian manufacturers." The total number of exhibitors is about 750 of which Indian constitutes 440 and foreign 310. The net area for exhibitors in Bangalore is about 28,000 sq. mtrs. which is higher than the figure of about 25,750 for the exhibition held in Mumbai in 2004.

The Society had to deny admission of about 100 exhibitors requiring 2500 sq. mtrs. because of scarcity of exhibition space. Prominent Indian manufacturers will show their latest technology. These are latest spinning machinery including compact spinning of LMW, Blow room & other machinery from TRUMAC, Air Jet loom, Rapier loom of Alidhra Weavetech, Rapier loom of Dynamic, Laxmi Textile Stores, Draw texturising of Himson, Aalidhra, Warping & sizing machinery of Jupiter, Amritlakshmi, Sectional warping of Prashant Gamatex, Rabatex, processing machinery of Harish textile enterprises, Dhall, Krsna etc. besides important spares and accessories.

Similarly latest spinning machinery including compact spinning of Rieter, Auto coner from Murata, Japan and Savio, Italy, Spinning and weaving machinery from Toyota, Japan, Shuttleless Rapier loom of Dornier, Smit, Sultex, Picanol; Processing and finishing from Oerlikon, Then, Thies etc. All arrangements like uninterrupted and adequate power supply, compressed air and water facilities, housekeeping, security, site management, computer registration, hostesses, food court leasing, catering, conference has been made. The New Bangalore airport has been commissioned and it is about 38 kms. from the exhibition complex.

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