Mr. Jugal Kishore Pansari, said that we may develop state-of-the-art innovations, however inorder to sustain it commercially in today’s International Market following the trend of Social Revolution, aspects like “Zero-Harm Culture in Manufacturing” are very essential.    

I am pleased to share that we have signed a collaboration agreement today at a ceremony in Mumbai to further the need to promote the Zero-Harm Culture across various Machine Manufacturers in India.  

The partners to this mandate shall be ITAMMA and SITRUST-the Global Skill Center for Occupational Safety institutionalized and conceptualized by Siemens in India with support from Siemens Germany.

Apart from working on promoting the Safety culture we shall jointly work towards developing competencies of professionals through our concerted efforts and the vast global knowledge base that Siemens brings along with it.

 Accordingly we organized an “Interactive Session” of Experts on the topic “Importance of Safety, Innovation, Patent and Exports for the manufacturers’ of Textile Machinery and Accessories.”  Whereby Ms Anupam Nidhi, Head – Corporate Citizenship at Siemens AG having Post Graduation in Management from Symbiosis, Pune, Masters in Labour Law, and  Honor’s degree in Agriculture with 18 years of experience in both corporate and development sectors with roles spanning from advisory, strategic planning to execution; has contributed her views and suggestions on Safety Manufacturing and the further Road map of ITAMMA and SITRUST-the Global Skill Center to take it further through training programmes. We shall be creating need based modules for the Textile industry and the members of ITAMMA from our exhaustive content of Machine Safety, Occupational Safety, Material-Handling Safety, Infrastructure, Electrical Safety etc. said Ms Nidhi.

Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair-Registered Patent & Trademark Attorney (IPR Consultants & Advisors) having Ph. D  & M. Sc. Organic Chemistry, L.L.B Mumbai University, IIT Post Doc. Fellow (CSIR), Diploma in Management (Jamnalal Bajaj Institute),(Operations/ Marketing), Diploma In Patent Law & Practice, (Institute of Intellectual Property Studies), with 40 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical and  Chemical Industry explained the importance of “ Patent Registration” in order to safeguard your interest and sustain commercially in the Global Market. He has given number of Case Studies to understand the severity of this aspect in a very simple way.

Mr. Laxmikant Rathi, – President, Ideal Group of companies with Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Diploma in international trade management in NMIMS, Engineer’s Degree in Textile in VJTI and Licenses & Certifications in Leadership Development for top management at ISB Hyderabad; informed the importance of Innovations and technology driven products while exporting in International Market. He also informed on his wide experience the scope of exports for Indian products in International Market and the countries encouraging the Indian Textile products.  

Mr. RT Doshi  – Sr. partner of PC Ghadiali & Co LLP  is qualified chartered accountant, company secretary and law graduate and academically gold medalist in graduation, with 14th rank holder in CA examination having 40 years of varied experience in Industry informed …..

Mr Kirti Rathod, Chairman of the Award Sub-Committee was the Moderator of this Session making a very fruitful and live.

We all are aware that today connectivity is the main MANTRA of success. ITAMMA have been connecting its Members with the various organizations for enriching knowledge and enhancing business through the MOUs being signed with more than 28 agencies at National level and about 10 agencies at International level. Today also we signed MOU with SITRUST-the Global Skill Center for Occupational Safety institutionalized and conceptualized by Siemens in India with support from Siemens Germany for organizing trainings on Safety Manufacturing.

We have also exchanged MOUs already signed during last week with Binational India-PERU Chamber of Commerce (INCHAM-PERU) and with Association of GHANA Industries (AGI) to foster cooperation and understanding for promoting the development of bilateral trade and investment between India and both the Countries in the textile sector.    

We also had Award Function whereby “ITAMMA Export Excellence Awards for 2018-19”  were offered to about 13 members in various categories whose details are given below.

The Award Function  0was followed by the Programme of “Felicitation & Farewell Dinner to Immediate Past President, Mr. Kaizar Mahuwala,” who got an opportunity to be the President of ITAMMA during the very auspicious and historical Platinum Jubilee Year 2018-19.

 Dr. Franco Bonello, Managing Director, Savio India Ltd., was the Chief Guest had delivered a thought provoking speech giving insight on the present trends of Textile Industry in India & across the World. He also mentioned about the scope for India to be the World leader in Textiles in near future based on the statistical figures of the last 2 decades and the estimated growth in coming 4-5 years. He stressed on the diversity /exploring of new markets for increasing the present strength and Exports. Role of Government in formulating the appropriate new Textile Policy and that of Association in pushing and supporting the Units for achieving the goals will play a vital role. He mentioned about the 75% production is from Powerlooms, at the same time lots of improvements required in Warp Knitting & Wet Processing.  While in Garmenting the capacity is very low and needs improvement. He concluded that the future Growth will come in taking care of weak links. 

The event was concluded by Mr Chandresh Shah, Vice-President, ITAMMA with Vote of Thanks.