Ahmedabad’s Maiden Edition Closes on a Highly Positive Note
Ahmedabad Industry Visits in Good Numbers to Place Orders & Seeks Latest Technology. . .
GTE’S first edition in Ahmedabad recently concluded on a positive note. The industry is reeling under pressure post GST as transactions have been affected, however, seeing the traffic of buyers at the exhibition one thing can be said that the spirit of apparel industry of India is really amazing. Despite being surrounded by so many obstacles in the trade at the moment mainly because a lot of segments in textile and apparel industry are still unorganised and fall under small and medium scale, the interest and curiosity to look for latest technology is highly evident.
Ahmedabad, which has always been a textile major hub with many big mills like Arvind, Chirpal, Ashima and several others having their offices there, is now moving to a different direction. Most of the companies are vertically integrated and are now getting into large scale manufacturing of garments. While earlier Ahmedabad was mainly known for producing for the local market, it is now expanding its wings to the export market also. This opens huge opportunities for companies to offer
technological advancements and this is the opportune time to step in.
The first day of the exhibition began with inauguration ceremony in the presence of ravi poddar, president, Gear (Garment exporters association of rajasthan) and arpit Shah, Vp, GGMA (Gujarat Garment Manufacturers association). While the first and second days saw an average turnaround and traffic of visitors, the third day turned out to be great as, braving heavy rains, the visitation was very high. The visitors were not only from Ahmedabad but also from nearby places.
Most of the exhibitors who interacted with Team Perfect Sourcing stated that Ahmedabad is a growing market and definitely price sensitive and negotiations are made till the last penny, however, the interest in machines is genuine and the buying power is also good. Another important observation about this hub is that ‘law of land’ has a strong influence, one buys and others follow, which can prove to be advantageous to many technology suppliers.
Sewing to finishing, CAD/CAM, embroidery, testing, washing, digital printing and other forms of technology were seen at the exhibition. Most of the exhibitors reported a good response and were satisfied with services and arrangements made at the fair.
“Ahmedabad is definitely an emerging market in garment manufacturing; people have seen our machinery and have liked it. We are getting good response from the exhibition,” said
Manpreet Singh walia from INL international. He also mentioned that post GST, “business has not changed and India is a growing market and we are looking forward to a good business year ahead.”
“Our machine is a necessity for all printers, regardless of make or technique, as a heat diffuser is a must to transfer the print from paper to fabric, said
Vishwa pratap Singh, proprietor, Green tech,
Noida. The company mainly caters to exporters and manufactures in Noida.
“Ahmedabad has been a very important market for us as we have set up many labs here and in the future also we expect the business to grow from this textile hub,” said Manjit Singh Saini, MD, paramount instruments.
“We have seen a good response at the exhibition and there is definitely a lot of potential for growth; even though it is a price sensitive market there is genuine interest to buy machines,” said Viraf turel, MD, turel Group.
Tukatech also reported a good response. Umesh Gaur, president, tukatech india said, “It has been an excellent platform and on the first day itself, we have booked an order for our spreading machine.”
Overall, the show was rated to be good and now everyone is waiting for the next edition.
Launch of fair guide at gte in presence of ricky sahni, arpan shah, sr. Vice president, ggma, ravi poddar, president, gear and ambrish Chopra. a great exhibition and a step towards new beginnings.
Lamp lighting ceremony. seen here deepti Marwah, editor, perfect sourcing with ravi poddar, president, gear at the ceremony
ronny timuari with Manpreet singh Walia from inl group, the company showcased the best technology in automation. i.e hanger systems which reduce manpower and save time and electricity and can give a great boost to profitability of any company. the company reported a very good response and witnessed serious buyers and genuine inquiries at the exhibition.
as always tukatech is the most used Cad/cam in ahmedabad, the company reported a highly optimistic response and grabbed orders as well. seen here umesh gaur, president, tukatech with sameer pauriyal, Vp, tukatech
Brother always the best and fastest in bringing the latest technology. seen here randeep sahani and Yasushi tsusaka from Brother sewing Machines.
Viraf turel, Md, turel group always has something very progressive to offer to the apparel industry. the company got a good response at the exhibition.
Manjit singh saini, Md, paramount instruments with his team