Leading textile industry players like Stalwart Engineering Company (Smartex laundry and finishing machines), Mobase Products (SWF embroidery machines), Starwhites (laundry and finishing machines), Juki and Aalia Fashions (fabrics) have confirmed their presence at the 26th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE) 2018, which will take place from January 19 to January 22 at the NSIC Exhibition Complex, New Delhi.
This edition promises to be bigger and grander compared to the previous events with an array of fresh offerings, the organisers have stated. One of the key highlights of the expo is an enhanced area, of close to 70,000 square metres, which can host more than 350 exhibitors.
The trade expo is expected to attract more than 21,000 visitors during the four-day show which is the largest event in the Indian subcontinent for apparel technology, with unparalleled representation from all sector segments, representing more than 800 companies and brands from over 20 countries.
The exhibition is known for showcasing latest machines and processes. Nearly 85% participants in the initial editions of GTE continue to be steadfast. New innovations, product launches, product upgrades, live demonstrations, new materials, and more are the cornerstone of each successive show.
Companies from every sphere of textiles and garmenting industries will be a part of this show. Key categories on display are: sewing machines, dyes & chemicals, home furnishing machines, embroidery machines, equipment & supplies, laundry equipment, spares & attachments, digital textile printing, accessories & trims, spreading & cutting fancy yarns/fabrics, quilting/packaging, IT-enabled services, leather garment making machines, software solutions, finishing & testing, fusing/dying equipment, etc.
At the exhibition, companies and brands from the wide spectrum of the textiles sector will be present. These include garment exporters, domestic manufacturers, ordinance factories, home furnishing manufacturers, job workers, traders and suppliers institutional and government bodies, merchandisers, textile designers fashion institutes, shop floor managers, retail chains etc. The organisers also expect strong overseas visitor participation.
The annual Garment Technology Expo is the flagship event of GTE New Delhi and is held in spring. The 2017 New Delhi edition attracted 350 participants, from over 800 companies and brands from 18 countries.
The show was attended by over 21,700 trade visitors and covered all segments of the industry, from latest technology machines to machine spares and consumables, from infrastructure set-up to latest processes and systems, from raw materials to trimmings and embellishments.
Some show stealers at GTE 17 included printing machines which work with disperse, reactive and pigment; latest Mimaki and Roland DG printing machines; flat circular knitting machines; embroidery machines with laser cutting technology; automated sewing machines from Robotech; elastic sewing machine from Supreme, and more.