(IPTTC) Italian Textile Machinery (NTU) In Faisalabad

The Italy-Pakistan Textile Technology Centre (IPTTC) was inaugurated last month at the National Textile University (NTU) in Faisalabad. The training centre, the first of its kind for Italian textile machinery technology in Pakistan, was inaugurated by Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese and Rizwan Shafi, chief executive officer of Crescent Bahuman Limited.

Financed by Italy, the project aims at supporting the development of the domestic textiles industry by equipping the technology centre with Italian machinery that will allow the local denim industry to improve the quality of its products through ongoing research and innovation, according to a press release from the university.

Alessandro Zucchi, president of the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), a partner in the project, participated via a video link.

The machines installed have been supplied by Brongo, Tonello and Triveneta Grandi Impianti.

Pakistan was the sixth largest destination for Italian exports in 2019, and in the first half of 2020, it was the third foreign market for Italian machinery manufacturers in the sector, just behind Turkey and China.

ACIMIT represents roughly 300 manufacturers, employing around 12,000 people, which produce machinery to the approximate value of €2.3 billion, 82 per cent of which is exported.