Texfair will be held in Coimbatore from November 17 to 20. This is a textile machinery, accessories and spares exhibition organized by Southern India Mills Association. It brings together manufacturers and suppliers of textile machinery, spares, accessories, components and consumers such as textile mills, power looms, handlooms and knitters under one roof.
Nearly 250 participants will display machinery, spares, accessories, testing equipment etc in 300 stalls, which would be a platform for textile mills to plan their present and future investment. Apart from exhibitors from different parts of the country, companies from Italy, China, Japan, and Switzerland will also take part.
About one lakh visitors are expected. These include chairmen, managing directors, directors, chief executive officers and shopfloor technicians from all sectors of the textile industry. Participation this year is nearly 20 per cent more than in the previous edition. Since industries can purchase their requirements under one roof, this has become part of the exhibition calendar for many participants. Mills on an average spend 2.5 per cent to three per cent of their turnover on spares and accessories.
As a concurrent event, a farm-to-finish expo will also be organised with about 50 companies showcasing cotton, fibers, yarn, made-ups and garments.