organized by the Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), international textile machinery, accessories and spares exhibitions known as Texfair 2019 was held from August 9-12th, 2019 at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex. “Coimbatore, popularly known as Manchester of South India, produces over 70% of the textile machinery, spares and accessories manufactured in the country. “TEXFAIR 2019”, a four-day International Textile Machinery, Accessories and Spares Exhibition was a perfect platform to exhibit the latest trends from textile machinery, spares, accessories, testing equipments, electrical and electronic components, etc.
P.Nataraj, Chairman, SIMA and Ashwin Chandran, Vice-Chairman, SIMA informed that 250 exhibitors displayed their products /services in 320 stalls. “Apart from leading textile machinery, spares, accessories manufacturers / suppliers from Tamilnadu, exhibitors from other States of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and from different European countries and Japan, China have also participated. added, Mr. Nataraj. Textile mills on an average spend 2.5 to 3% of their annual turnover on spares and accessories and also plough back 4 to 6% of their annual turnover on modernization.
SIMA office-bearers further informed that in the Farm to Finish Expo 2019, around 50 leading textile companies and organizations have participated and showcased on cotton, fibres, yarn, fabric, made-ups and garments. SIMA- Established in 1933 at the initiative of 1st Finance Minister of Independent India, Late Sir R.K. Shanmukham Chetty
Started with 11 members; now has over 500 members covering all the sectors (fibre to finishing).
With vision to facilitate the member mills to adopt appropriate technology, remain cost effective and be competitive in the global market, today, SIMA is the single largest employers’ organization representing the organized textile. industry in the world.