Gujarat is known as “Textile State of India” & “Manchester of the East” & “Denim Capital of India.” The State is a leader in textiles with more than 1,500 medium and large textile units. Gujarat textile industry contributes 25 per cent to the country’s manufacturing sector, 12 per cent to textile exports and has highest number of medium and large textile processing houses (over 600). Gujarat is the largest producer (33 per cent) and exporter (60 per cent) of cotton in India. Largest producer of denim (65 per cent) in the country and third largest in the world with a billion mtr capacity. It is the largest manufacturer of manmade filament fabric (38 per cent) and manmade filament fibre (31 per cent), 2nd largest manufacturer of cotton fabric, producing over 390 mn mtr per annum and manufactures 30 per cent of countries woven fabric. The State also has more than 4 mn spindle capacity.

Gujarat has various pockets that have developed as garment manufacturing hubs like Ahmedabad, Surat, Vapi and Ankleshwar being major amongst them. The city offers a wide range of cotton products in all categories be it menswear, ladies wear, or kidswear. Gujarat is catering to many leading brands in national and international markets. The Government of Gujarat promotes apparel & textile industry aggressively with good policy based incentives. It has sanctioned many apparel parks in the State to promote domestic and export sales of textiles, and garments.

The current supply and demand factors provide very conducive and favourable business and market environment for the technological investment. In such scenario, there is a big need to the textile industry here to upgrade itself with the latest technological developments taking place worldwide. That is why for providing these technologies under one roof Garment Technology Expo is getting organised in Ahmedabad.

After the grand success of its last edition, 2nd edition of GTE Ahmedabad will be taking place from 2-4, August at Helipad Exhibition Ground, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat. The B2B Expo provides a single point meeting ground for the garment manufacturers and technology providers to discuss, source and access new launches & latest technological development in the industry under one roof. The growth of the expo in terms of the increasing number of new quality participants from across the globe and the increase in overall size of the exhibition speaks for the fruitful & appreciable role played by GTE for the apparel technology in Western India.

GTE has always been an integral trade platform cum showcase for these companies, when launching new technologies and equipment. This edition of GTE Ahmedabad is witnessing participation from renowned companies from across the textile and apparel value chain exhibiting. The show will be covering all segments of garment manufacturing technologies including, CAD / CAM, Spreading & Cutting Machines, Sewing Machines, Laundry Machines, Garment Dyeing Machines, Finishing Equipment, Fusing Machines, Embroidery Machines, Printing & Digital Textile Printing, Packaging Machines, Quilting Machines, Knitting Machines, Software Solutions, Spares & Attachments, Accessories & Trims, Testing Equipment, Dyes & Chemicals, Fabrics, Fancy Yarns, Support Services, etc.

“GTE for the last 19 years is dedicated to giving the Indian garment manufacturers an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest world trends and still upgrade their manufacturing processes by adopting the latest technologies in vogue internationally. In its 2nd edition, GTE Ahmedabad has shifted to Helipad Exhibition Ground, Gandhi Nagar which has better infrastructure and all air conditioned halls. This year, we are witnessing a very sizeable increase in direct participation from leading companies from all over the world. Area wise the exhibit space has been increased by 10 per cent with a rise in exhibitor numbers by 5 per cent,” says Ambrish Chopra, Director, Garment Technology Expo.

While commenting on the event Gujarat Garment Manufacturers Association, President – Vijay Purohit said, “GTE Ahmedabad is a flagship event, which has been building partnerships between Gujarat garment making community and technology suppliers worldwide. I am confident that this show will provide an excellent opportunity and a wonderful platform to see latest automated apparel technologies in Gujarat itself that can make us more competitive. Earlier, to get latest updates and upgrade our manufacturing plants we used to travel to trade shows overseas or bigger cities like Delhi and Mumbai but GTE has made it easier for us. To sustain and further enhance our growth it is necessary for the industry to work towards introduction of best practices, latest technology and on development of niche apparel products for the international and domestic markets.”

“We feel proud in hosting the 2nd edition of GTE Ahmedabad. Building on the success of the previous edition, we promise to offer visitors, a wide display of a range of the latest technologies. The show has been publicized well in Western part of country especially Gujarat, Rajasthan, Mumbai and also Madhya Pradesh,” Ricky Sahni, Joint Managing Director at Garment Technology Expo said. “We are ensuring this event serves Western Indian apparel industry and offers the exhibitor good business opportunity through quality buyers.”