Your Group provides testing equipments for entire value chain i.e. from fibre to fabric. Setting the talk in, let me request you a word picture of current movements in textile industry globally?
The textile industry as a whole, has revived from the global recession. Now, the global economies are improving slowly and the movement is quite encouraging. But, the domestic market is suffering from high raw material cost, shortage of power & skilled labor. So, the installations are slow & less in number except few regions like Andrapradesh, Punjab etc. However, the customers are more aggressive in technology up gradations of their machinery to compete with the global markets.
The environment in International markets like Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Turkey, etc are also comparatively improving. The textile machinery manufacturers in India are set to increase the production of textile machines for domestic as well as global market. Considering the present level of orders, we are expecting that 2010 & 2011 will be a more successful year for the whole textile industry.
How would you relate your Group’s presence in textile testing laboratory equipments arena and its world market dynamics?
We started our company in 1991 as a small scale industry and now we are very proud to say that MAG is the only company from India, which manufacturers variety of testing equipments for the entire textile sector covering from Ginning to Apparel. We have our presence in all the sectors of textile industry because of which we have a wide customerbase and our products has reached all the sectors of the textile industry. We have products ranging from economical models to highly improved versions. So we are able to serve all categories of customers in the industry and we are well-known for our service flexibility and quality products. We have a strong presence in domestic market as well as in International markets. Today , we have become 'one stop testing solution providers' for the whole industry.
In late 90's the textile industry was dependent only on European manufacturers and very few from Asia. But now, that monopoly in the field is no more. So, manufacturers who need their brand to survive, need to upgrade the technology and develop more sophisticated testing machines to prove their unique capability. We help them acheive their goals
Would you like to bring to notice any area of concerns that you see hampering actual healthy growth of your sector in the country?
Yes, it is AWARENESS. It is easy to make productivity from production machineries. But for getting productivity from a testing equipment, the operator should have atleast basic knowledge about the standards and the process of utilizing the equipment. But, still in most of the factories the operators are not properly trained on this. It is very encouraging from the Government side to develop qualified trained technical personnel to the Textile Sector by training through NIFT like institutions. To increase their productivity and to reduce the cost of production Quality equipments play a vital role. So, the customers should be properly educated regarding the importance of testing.
Government should also encourage Training programme, Seminars & Conferences on Various forms of Textile Testing to create an awareness between the customers and off course to encourage the local manufacturers of testing equipments.
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