Textile Value Chain Media and few manufacturer of Spinning company owners from Gujarat , together visited ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018 , YARN EXPO 2018 and 3 Industry Visits at China in October 2018. Group consists of 12 young, enthusiastic leaders, entrepreneurs. Group members names are as follows: Rajni Mori / Bharat Mori/ Manoj Mori from Mori Spinning Pvt. Ltd. ;YuvrajWala/ Shailesh Bhanderi from Natural TexYarn Pvt. Ltd. ; Nilesh Patel / RadheshyamPokar from RudraCottexPvt. Ltd. ; Nidhey Pan from Pan Spintex / Jaydeep Cotton ; Bharat Patel from Jaymala Spintex Pvt. Ltd. ; Subhash Shah from SPM Associate ; Bhavesh Thakar from Spinners Association – Gujarat ; Jigna Shah from Textile Value Chain Media. Group started its journey from Mumbai on 14th October, 2018 and Ended on 25th October, 2018. First two days Group Visited YARN EXPO 2018 and met few yarn dealers, agents, exporters and cracked few deals in the exhibition. Yarn Expo had their buyers but due to language barrier, pricemismatch, lack of requisite communication channel, few could not be able to communicate properly to the exhibitors and visitors.

Next two days, visited ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018 to explore latest technology in Spinning, weaving, knitting, garmenting etc. Saurer Group ( Spinning Segment) Welcomed and met very warmly at their stall with all group members and had healthy / fruitful discussion with their Chairman, CEO, COO, VP, India Operation Director, Product Head from India. Qingdao Haijia Machinery Co. Ltd.also welcomed enthusiastically and met all members warmly and introduced their latest Air jet and Water jet technology of weaving. Geron Group (Spinning Segment)introduced their technology, other businesses of the group and specified few customers who are already working with Gujarat.

After Exhibition, 3 days Industry visits was arranged by 3 companies ie. Qingdao Haijia Machinery Co. Ltd. ; Saurer (Changzhou) Textile Machinery Co.Ltd. ; Geron Group. Details as follows:

SME sector of Chinese Weaving Sector runs Airjet and Waterjet looms

Qingdao Haijia Machinery Co. Ltd.founded in 1995, is the largest research and development, manufacture, sale and service professional jet loom manufacturer of China, which produced water jet loom taking the first market share for 8 years. Now the company has two standard production bases, the total area of 80,000 square meters, construction area of 40,000 square meters, has 8 advanced CNC machining centers, Nissan can produce 10 CNC lathes, more than 60 general machinery processing equipments such as vehicles, milling, drilling, a 200 meters automatically paint line, and more than 40 other auxiliary equipment. Company has more than 300 staff, 35 in management position. Since long time, company has always been adhering to “let quality create value for customers” as a core business purpose.

Through continuous exploration, efforts and providing customers with valuable advice, it pushed out HW3851, HW4008, HW4010 series water jet loom, having advantage of stable performance, high efficiency, long service life, and widely sold in the world are well favored by customers. In recent years, company won the honorary titles, awards, recognitions and international standard quality management system certifications too.

Qingdao Haijia Machinery had arranged 3 weaving factories with medium size firms i.e. 1) Hong Ping Company, 2) Ling Shz Company, 3) Tran Taz Textile who are using Air jet technology for weaving with Haijia Machine which is fine demonstration of old technology to new technology of airjet. Company has arranged authentic Chinese Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian Lunch, everyone appreciated their hospitality.

We also met Distributor of Qingdao Haijia Machinery from India ie. Go Tex Machineries, incorporated by founder members Sandip Kedia and Ghanshyam Kukadiya, are the sole-selling agents of HAIJIA Waterjets & Airjets, Tayu Circular Knitting machines, KINGTEX Rapiers.

Go Tex Machineries have group company, called GOLDEN JD who also deals in multi head embroidery machines. It is also engaged in manufacturing top class embroidery thread with polyester, viscose & metallic yarn and created a brand image by providing consistent quality products.

Recently company have shifted to a new centrally located 6000 sq. ft. office with eye-catching interiors, audio-visual conference room, ample space for well-managed store room with a vision to serve all types of clientele as well and multiply their business exponentially in near future.

They have sold approximately 5000 sets waterjet looms & Airjet looms in India. Company have separate sales & service department, 20 persons team for the service for Machine Installation, Quality and Fabrics Settings with efficient team and 24 hours service. Vision of Directors came true after lot of hard work.

Saurer has introduced their new cards, J328A to the global market, as well as JSC 326 in India, with 1.28m width, which promise excellent sliver quality, with latest features such as, 12 nos. each, pre and post stationary flats, metal detection, quick-stopping and a self-cleaning function of sliver detection devices, helping to remove very tiny trash particles from rather trashy raw materials. This will result in great improvements in the spinning mills, thus creating value for money. This JSC 328A (with three licker-in, which is convertible to a single licker-in too) was displayed during the recently concluded ITMA ASIA  2018 Exhibition in Shanghai and was the talk of the show with customers and competitors alike!

A group of spinners from Gujarat who already have pre-spinning machineries installed in their respective factories, showed keen interest in the Saurer card and were taken to see the manufacturing plant at Jintan and thereafter to a mill where the cards were shown in running condition.  Sathish Kumar, Head – Product Management, Saurer India, took the lead to show these customers on the manufacturing process of carding machines at Saurer, Jintan, China. Saurer card’s market share in China is around 24% with a production capacity of around 100 nos. carding machines per month.

The spinning mill owners had a fruitful conversation with Xueping Pan, Chairman of Saurer Group; Jesse Guan , COO; Clement Woon, CEO; Vikas Sharan, Director – India Operations and Sathish Kumar, Head – Product Management. Saurer management discussed about Indian market environment, associations, financial institutions and government support for the Indian textile industry. Spinners had their concern and suggestions about the Saurer’s spare parts availability & local billing in India, as well as longer delivery periods. Vikas Sharan gave an assurance that logistic and timely delivery will not be an issue in the future as Saurer shall be stocking all necessary parts locally, having their own service team and start assembling these machines in India in another year or two. Saurer is planning to enter pre-spinning segment in India on a very large scale and will compete with the likes of Truetzschler, LMW, Rieter and few local players.

GERON, Card clothing and Yarn business insightful visit and interaction

Geron Group businesses which focuses on Textiles is card clothing, stainless steel, special steel wire, Yarn import division, many others. Group visited their Nantong factory plant, had a healthy discussion with Jason Yao– Assistant President of Geron Textile Industry Management Ltd. ; Jerry Xu– Sales Manager of Geron Card Clothing( Jiangsu) Co. Ltd. ; Jenny Bai–  CBO  of China Luck International Trade Co. Ltd. Discussion points are on Challenges faced / Opportunity for purchase of yarn from India , Vietnam advantage over Indian yarn, Geron products quality , manufacturing process, USP of Geron etc. Indian Spinners have welcomed Geron Yarn importing department to visit their factories in India and see the facilities, which can build their trust and confidence for long term business relationship. All spinning unit are looking forward to welcome Jerry Xu soon in their factories.

Geron had arranged “Kaicheng Textile“ weaving factory visit in Nantong, which has in-house processing and garmenting facilities with a good professional set up.

Group had amazing shopping experience and attracted magnificent Shanghai City. We returned back to India with unforgettable experience and blend of memories. We will look forward for another amazing experience and fruitful industry visit soon.

Few Group pictures clicked at yarn expo. & at TVC Stall.