India’s leading textile hub Tiruppur had recently witnessed Voltas and Shima Seiki unveiling an experience zone that will be a boon for not just for their customers, but to the industry as a whole.

The experience zone located in Poosari Thottam in Karuvampalayam vicinity has state-of-the-art machines that not only help the customer understand total fashion and whole garment technology, will also act as a local center for education, hands-on training and post-sale support center.

The foremost objective of the experience center is to make the customer experience the whole garment machines and find out for themselves the various possibilities to make whole range of garments directly from the machines. This innovation will help the industry save time as the garment is manufactured by the machines directly from the yarn. The whole garment machines can also give remarkable fashion and meet all quality guidelines in terms of grip, finishing and more.

The experience center also is equipped with a hands-on lab with high-tech ‘total fashion system’ where the customers can design their virtual sample in the computing devise provided in the lab and in the process the time for sample making is reduced. Currently the customers have to go through  multiple levels of approvals.

Speaking to Textile Value Chain, C.Kamatchi Sundaram, Vice-President, Textile Machinery Division and Business Excellence at Voltas Limited said, “Tiruppur is the center of knitting technologies. We feel this is the right time for Tiruppur as a market to diversify and look at flat knitting technology as an additional option. The high-value added garments are much needed by big brands who are looking for innovating products.”

With flat-knitting technology is now being accepted widely beyond traditional textile players and industries like health-care or automobile started using textile in some way or the other. Voltas is planning to reach out not only people in the circular knitting technology but also those who are from other segment of the value chain.

The experience center will also be utilized to the fullest for having training and development activities on regular basis. With an existing experience center in Ludhiana, this one in Tiruppur is the second experience center by Voltas who is looking at creating a similar experience center in Delhi in July. On successful completion of Delhi facility, Voltas is bullish on opening experience centers in Mumbai and Kolkata also.

By: B Swaminathan