With portfolio expansion and future development of the industry in sight, Messe Frankfurt India (the organisers of Texprocess India) and MEX Exhibitions (the organisers of Gartex India) have entered into a strategic alliance to form a unified industry platform ‘Gartex Texprocess India’. The unified edition will be held from August 10-12, 2019 in New Delhi.
Leveraging on Messe Frankfurt group’s strong global network and expertise in the sector, Gartex Texprocess India will now be part of Messe Frankfurt’s Texpertise Network which is a combination of the world’s most important textile trade fair worldwide that highlight innovations and show what is driving the global textile industry.
Having made its debut in 2016, both Texprocess India and Gartex India received tremendous response from the industry with leading associations and companies in the garment and textile machinery sector coming forward to support the shows.
Merger of two strong brands
At the internationally renowned Texprocess, exhibitors from around the world converge to present the latest machines, plants, processes and services for the manufacture of garments and textile and flexible materials. While Texprocess India was launched as a pavilion to create an innovation platform for garment-manufacturing and textile processing at Techtextil India tradeshow in Mumbai, Gartex India exhibition was held annually in New Delhi and has grown wider in scope covering not just garment and textile manufacturing value chain but has also added segments like innerwear manufacturing zone, laundry & denim show along the way in addition to digital textile printing, embroidery and other existing verticals.
“With the merger of the two strong textile trade fair brands, the organisers, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd and MEX Exhibitions, aspire to work in collaboration for India’s textile industry development, facilitating global sourcing and networking in the textile value chains,” Messe Frankfurt said in a statement.
Creating new industry standards
“Gartex India has grown multi-fold in size since its debut in 2016, making the event wider in scope and greater in significance year after year. It has created new standards for the industry in terms of enhancing awareness, excellent networking, knowledge dissemination and industry bonding. Now, it is time to take it to the next level and this Strategic Alliance with Texprocess of Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India, Gartex India will realise its true potential and soar to even greater heights,” said Gaurav Juneja, director of MEX Exhibitions Pvt Ltd.
While the show will continue to maintain a strong focus on garment and textile manufacturing solutions, embroidery machines, digital textile printing sector, sewing machines, laundry solutions, innerwear manufacturing, denim show, fabrics, accessories among others, the organisers aim to expand its exhibit segments to cover complete textile process chain in the coming editions. This includes technologies involved from design, cutting, sewing, knitting and embroidery to finishing, refining, IT and logistics which will supplement its textile technologies portfolio through the association with Texprocess.
Talking about the alliance, Raj Manek, executive director and board member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd, said:
“Our shared commitment for industry development has led to the decision of working in collaboration with MEX Exhibitions. Together, we are positioned to grow and more importantly provide industry stakeholders with a strong brand of enhanced offerings through a single-source business platform – ‘Gartex Texprocess India’. Moreover, the alliance has set pace for our brand expansion strategy as India is one the most promising textile markets.”
With a unique portfolio of 50 international fairs for the textile sector, Messe Frankfurt is the world’s market leader when it comes to trade fairs for the textile sector.
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 per cent year-on-year. As the world’s second largest exporter of textiles and clothing projected to reach $300 billion by 2024, Indian apparel manufacturers are moving towards increasing their manufacturing capacities and upgrading technology, giving rise to automation garmenting processes to enter the Indian market.