As Techtextil India gears up to expand into the garment machinery segment through an exclusive Texprocess Pavilion this year, VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies in Germany has announced its backing. The support exemplifies the immense potential for trade and technology transfer between Indian and German companies, targeting the growing demand and manufacturing focus of the garment and textiles industry in India.

Leading in both apparel consumption and exports, India holds the second largest textile manufacturing capacity globally with the textile machinery sector witnessing a growth of 8-10 percent year on year.

As the world's second largest exporter of textiles and clothing, Indian apparel manufacturers are naturally moving towards increasing their manufacturing capacities and upgrading technology, giving rise to automation garmenting processes to enter the Indian market. The Ministry of Textiles is also seen encouraging investments through increasing focus on schemes such as Technology Up-gradation Fund Scheme (TUFS).

Working together with the VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, organiser Messe Frankfurt aims to capitalise on this market need and deliver a professional platform that is purely focused on business needs of the Indian market.

“With India being one of the largest producers of garments worldwide, the demand for automation solutions is increasing,” said Elgar Straub, managing director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies. “The market for technical textiles is also growing steadily in India and thus is the demand for processing technologies. The Texprocess Pavilion at Techtextil India is the ideal platform for German and European manufacturers of garment machinery and machines for the processing of technical textiles to present their technology solutions to the Indian market.”

Techtextil India takes place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai
 13 – 15 September 2017.