Gartex India Sees Positive Response in its Second Edition
Gartex, India’s latest entrant into comprehensive exhibition for garment and textile machinery, fabrics, accessories and allied industries got a positive response. Held in the month of July at Pragati Maidan, the show saw around 100 stalls. According to the figures shared by organisers, around 16,790 trade visitors thronged the hall to explore innovations in the world of garment and textile manufacturing.
In 2016, Gartex organised its maiden show at Pragati Maidan, Delhi, with a motto to celebrate technological advances in the Indian textile industry through the showcasing of high quality, high speed and competitively priced products. On getting a good response, the organisers were encouraged to come up with the
2nd edition of the show in July 2017 at the same venue. The show started off with more than a thousand preregistered visitors and buyers, organisers made sure of quality footfall for the show as their exhibitors looked for the same.
we have seen 40% growth against previous edition, 35% increase in new buyers from various industry clusters and 55% new exhibitors. Buyers came from all over india including Delhincr, Jaipur, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Surat, Mumbai, Ludhiana, panipat, etc
Industry stakeholders from the areas like garmenting, fabric, embroidery, digital printing, sewing, cutting solutions, software and other allied products shared a satisfied response. Exhibitors unanimously reported concluding good business deals, promising contacts and an upbeat mood in this rapidly emerging potential sector, a fact that is expected to generate profitable follow-up business.
Companies like Aura Technologies, Tukatech, Mehala, Siruba, Fucen, Tajima, Baba, Tang, Dayu, Unix, Jaysynth, Mimaki, Colorjet, Roland, Apsom Technologies, Britejet, Daksh Enterprises, Efi-reggiani, DCC Print Vision Llp., and many more participated at the exhibition.
“The long queue of ‘Visitors’ at the registration is testimony to the fact that the show has been well received by the industry. Also, the exhibitors expressed their satisfaction with the quality of visitors; we could attract them through our untiring efforts in show-promotion across the country. Apart from that, with varied segments like embroidery, digital printing, value-added garment machinery, beading machines, CADCAM and other software, threads, sewing machines, quilting machines, etc., we have tried bringing in a valuechain of the garment and textile manufacturing solution for our valued serious buyers,” said Gaurav.
The exhibitors saw the presence of many export houses, mill owners, sportswear manufacturers, fashion designers, home furnishing companies, domestic garment manufacturing companies, textile printing houses, etc., who thronged the venue from all over India. A lot of participants were from the digital printing and sublimation segment. Negi Sign Systems recently collaborated with Kornit Digital and is promoting Kornit Allegro, which is a roll to roll printing solution. Colorjet on the other hand received grand appreciation for their Make in India Aurajet and Vastrajet. JISL showcased a pigment ink based digital print machine that needs no pre-treated fabric and sold more than five machines on the very first day. Tajima, one of Japan’s largest embroidery machine manufacturers, also received good response from buyers, said officials.
“Well, we have got good response; exhibitions like Gartex has always helped trigger good business deals” said ajay Jain, rishab prints.
Many of the exhibitors such as Colorjet, Tajima, Tang, Dayu, Unix, Aura, Mehala, Jaysynth, etc., used Gartex as the launchpad to introduce their new technologies to customers. These apart, quite a few other exhibitors had put their latest direct-to-fabric printers on live demonstrations that attracted many serious buyers to get a glance of how technology is changing. “We have displayed our 40ft embroidery machine and visitors have liked it; we have been asked to arrange for a meeting after the show, so the response is really good, ” said Murari Lal pasurampuria, Baba textile Machinery .
From security to food, organisers kept all in check. Registration on arrival remained easy for visitors who had missed the pre-registration; different booths for registered, on arrival registration and media registration made the entry easy and organised. The VIP Lounge for prominent international and national personalities made waiting, discussion and media coverage easy. “We have received good response and met many potential clients, so we hope to turn them into business in future” said Savita ahlawat, Manager, rajdhani Creations pvt. Ltd.
Filtered visitors helped the exhibitors to connect better with their potential clients and most of them reported sale of machinery, though some complained about not getting to see many visitors from other parts of India. “The response is good, but there are fewer visitors than expected for sublimation printing. It seems digital printing machines have taken front seat,” said rahul aggarwal, Shree Balaji industries.
Overall, most of the exhibitors gave a thumbs up for the success of Gartex’s grand efforts. Based on the feedback from both visitors and exhibitors, the organisers have decided to double the size of next year’s show, with expanded floor space to accommodate around double the exhibitors count besides enhanced sections presenting an entire value-chain of garment and textile manufacturing solutions. The show concluded on 31st July on a positive note, aiming to host another great event in 2018.
Gaurav Juneja, Director, MEX Exhibitions