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ITAMMA at Texfair Coimbatore
November 21, 2017
Texfair 2017, held at Coimbatore Codissia grounds, from 17-20th November, was another important forum for the Indian Textile Accessories and Machinery Manufacturers’ Association to showcase its might and gather better momentum for its future endeavours. The president of the association was one of the chief guests to be seated on the dais of this prestigious textile event.
During the inaugural ceremony, Mr. Kaizar Mahuwala delivered the felicitation speech at the august gathering, he said “At ITAMMA we are working on a Vision to make India the ‘hub of textile accessories and machineries’ by 2020 and under the mission’s plan we are taking efforts to Innovate and improve the technological capability of our member companies through various schemes and initiatives.”
Realizing the importance of Lean Manufacturing in the Sustainable growth of the Textile Engineering Units, ITAMMA has been instrumental in implementing the same in more than 40 member factories and thus has created its own identity as a role model for other Associations to follow. The organisation, having on its roll more than 400 members has become one of the largest, oldest, a leading industry and trade Association of all-India repute playing a pro-active role in assisting the members in technological developments and marketing activities.
Moreover, at this year’s Texfair, 63 members of ITAMMA had participated as exhibitors and many more as visitors. It had a stall at the event hall C-47, where it interacted with textile industry professionals. Every visitor at the ITAMMA Stall was distributed the brochures about the organisation and at the same time about 17 ‘Textile Stores and Machinery Directory 2016’ were sold.
During this four day event, a seminar on the topic “Opportunities for Business in the Manufacturing and Trading of Garment Machines and Accessories” was conducted on one of the evenings at Jenny’s Club.
At the seminar, Mr. Mahuwala, in his speech, mentioned the impact that ITAMMA had created during its existence of more than seven decades. It has become one of the leading industry and trade associations of all-India repute. Over a period of time this association has migrated from representing the merchants to representing the manufacturers, exporters and merchants. Further, the role of the Association has changed over a period of time; from representing the industry’s problems to the government it has switched to a rather pro-active role in assisting the members to grow in both Technology and Business.
Another prominent highlight of the event was the introduction of “Operational Excellence Award” to encourage its members in the areas of Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Electronics and Computerization. This decision by the association was well received by its members present in the seminar.
Mr. Madhu Kapoor, Chairman, ALT College and Managing Director, Apparel and Leather Tech. Ltd., was invited as the Guest of Honour to deliver his speech on the chosen topic.
He talked about the opportunities for exploring the Business in the Garment Industry with an illustrative PPT with videos of important Garment machines, explaining their simplicity to all the members for the manufacturing purpose, alongside which he explained their contribution in the value addition to a simple fabric through a simple process. He also mentioned that ALT College is planning for a joint project with ITAMMA and its members for the development of a Garment Machine or/and its Components.
Mr. T. Rajkumar, Ex-Chairman, SIMA and Managing Director, Sri Mahasakthi Mills Ltd., was invited as the Chief Guest for the event and addressed the audience with his valiant speech. “There are good steps taken by the Government by signing Treaties with Cambodia / Bangladesh. To be a World leader we should have Material at World rate, Power at World rate and we should do Investment at World rate.” He has appealed to ITAMMA members to promise a long lifespan of the material they supply which would insure that the spinners do better production at lower costs.