Show Report of Texfair 2017 & Farm to Finish Expo 2017, A Win-Win Approach

The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), Coimbatore organized Texfair 2017 – largest expo of textile machinery, spares and other supporting services and Farm to Finish Expo 2017 – expo showcased right from farm to finished products during November 17-20, 2017 at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore.


At the inaugural function held on 17th November 2017, SIMA Chairman Shri P Nataraj welcomed the Chief Guest Shri Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, Chairman and Managing Director of Lakshmi Machine Works Limited, Coimbatore, Shri Ajay D Shah, President of Textile Machinery and Mill Stores Merchants Association, Coimbatore, Shri Kaizar Z Mahuwala, President of Indian Textile Accessories & Machinery Manufacturer’s Association, Mumbai and the Exhibitors to the inaugural function.  Deputy Chairman Shri K Vinayakam briefed about Texfair 2017 and Farm to Finish Expo 2017. Shri Ajay D Shah and Shri Kaizar Z Mahuwala offered felicitations. Vice-Chairman Shri Ashwin Chandran delivered vote of thanks.


In his inaugural address the Chief Guest Shri Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu mentioned about the imbalance between various segments in the textile value chain, stressed the need for narrowing down the gaps by upgrading technology & scaling up capacities and thrown open the Expos.


At the Texfair expo machinery, spares manufacturers / suppliers and other supporting service providers from China, Japan, and Switzerland apart from domestic players across the country catering to the various segments of the textile industry showcased their products and services. At the Farm to Finish Expo, various varieties of cotton, man-made fibres, regenerated fibres, various types of yarn, cloth samples, fabrics, made-ups, garments, and special clothing like sports wear, baggages, etc were exhibited by the textile mills across the country. It may be noted that Texfair 2017 is eleventh in the series and the Farm to Finish Expo 2017 is third in the series.


The expos provided an opportunity for various clusters of the industry to know the latest improvements in technology and availability of domestic as well as import substitution spares. More than 250 exhibitors showcased their products and services in more than 300 stalls. It is worth mentioning that of the 250 exhibitors, 102 exhibitors have participated in more than five Texfair Expos.  The Expos attracted good number of visitors and created business worth Rs 500 crores.  Business visitors from countries like China, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka visited the Expo and derived the benefit, besides the visitors from all over the country.


We thank all the exhibitors for showcasing their products and services, the CEOs of mills for visiting and deputing their technical personnel and also visitors from various textile clusters across the state and making the Expos yet another great initiative of SIMA.



We are optimistic that with the Union Government’s initiatives of “Make in India”, Skill Development” and other initiatives (demonetization, GST, etc) and recovery of the global economy, Indian Textile Industry would increase its share in global Textile & Clothing business.

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