Interview with Jeff Dixon

Sector Pulse
Jeff Dixon
Jeff Dixon
Director
Navis Global

‘The upside of the total textile finishing market looks promising for the next few years’


Company Details

Business Area:
Textile finishing machinery, designing and manufacturing machinery for the global knit and woven finishing textile industries.
Clientele:
In over 65 countries around the world.

 

What is the most challenging aspect of textile finishing machinery manufacturing and how has been its market in various regions across the world?

The most challenging aspect in our business is keeping on top of the newest trends in the ever changing technologies. The push for lower energy and green manufacturing keeps our engineers busy to stay current. We are always working to keep our equipment at the forefront.

The demand has been steady in the whole Asia, but the business has been moving from country to country. India seems to have the biggest potential at the moment. We are seeing business from many areas of Asia, but it is localized when we do. It has been more country to country more than a region. We have seen good orders from USA, Honduras, Turkey, China, and picking up in Bangladesh.

The newest innovations are leading to green processing, reduced water consumption, enhanced surface finishes. We are working on several projects in R&D highlights these innovations.

The recent slow market has consolidated many markets. The upside of the total textile finishing market looks promising for the next few years. We are looking at several regions that are developing into major textile production hubs. By 2020, we expect to see a greater growth in the high fashion market and more demands for green technologies that save on cost and utility use. We are working to position ourselves to be a leader in these new innovations. 

-Manushi Gandhi


Published on: 12/07/2014

DISCLAIMER: All views and opinions expressed in this column are solely of the interviewee, and they do not reflect in any way the opinion of Fibre2Fashion.com.

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