The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) representing the organised textile industry in South India is organising the 10th “TEXFAIR” exhibition for all textile machinery, accessories and spares manufacturer at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore from June 24 to 27. SIMA has so far successfully conducted nine Exhibitions since 2001. The previous fairs had over- whelming response both from suppliers and users and the suppliers were highly benefited by identifying new mill and the users were also able to find many alternatives for the supply of textile products.

The fair provides a platform for the stakeholder to zero in their investments and expenses prudently, showcase their inventions and cost-effective items and other products, enable the technocrats and shop floor technicians to update their knowledge on the latest technology and create an awareness on cost-cutting, to encourage micro, small and medium entrepreneurs also to showcase their products and get exposure to the market.

It is a highly economical Fair with excellent services, organised by the user industry, venue at Coimbatore, the Manchester of South India which is the hub for textile business in India and the fair would be an ideal plat- form to showcase and market the products.

The last Texfair was in 2019. SIMA organized Texfair 2019 – largest expo of textile machinery, spares, accessories and other supporting services and Farm to Finish Expo 2019 – expo showcased right from raw material to finished products during August 9-12, 2019 at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore.

At the Texfair expo machinery, spares manufacturers/ suppliers and other supporting service providers from China, Japan, Switzerland, Italy and USA 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 sportswear, baggage, etc were exhibited by the textile mills across the country. Texfair 2019 is Twelfth edition in its series and the Farm to Finish Expo 2019 is the fourth edition.

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. 250 exhibitors showcased their products and services in 320 stalls. Out of 250 exhibitors, 120 exhibitors have participated in more than five Texfair Expos. The Expos attracted about one lakh visitors and created business worth around Rs.1000 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.