One of Bangladesh’s prominent international sourcing trade shows, the Garnentech, kicked off its 18th edition in Dhaka today. Dedicated to garment machinery, the four-day long show was inaugurated by Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, Minister of Industries, and other dignitaries.
Three other shows, Printing & Packaging International Expo, Yarn & Fabrics Sourcing Fair, Gapexpo 2019 are also being held along with Garmentech, simultaneously, in the city.
As far as technology is concerned, bigwigs like Jack, Juki, Brother, Pegasus, Gerber Technology, Eastman, Richpeace, Highlead and Euromac are upbeat about the rising trend of automation in the country and the same could be seen in the products being showcased at their booths.
All of them have plethora of products, right from basic technology to high-end special machines, capable of performing critical operations with minimum human intervention and maximum productivity. Most of the technology suppliers, with whom Apparel Resources’ technical team has already met so far, are convinced that rising wages in the country will further make garment exporters invest more into automation.
“Garment exporters have no other option than moving towards more automation and, to capitalise on the same, we are reinforcing our R&D division. We will add whole automatic trousers and chino pants technology within our product basket and will promote ourself not just as the denim technology provider, but all kind of bottoms’ seller.” – Johan Grieten, Manager Development & Member of the Board, Euromac shared with Team Apparel Resources.
Moreover, Indian companies like IIGM, DCC, Winsome, GTN Industries are also present at the event. Many trims manufacturers of the Bangladesh are also strongly present at the do.
During the inauguration Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, Minister of Industries appreciated the efforts of Bangladeshi entrepreneurs and assured full support to the garment industry. Industry representative like Abdul Kader Khan, President BGAPMEA; and Md. Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, President, FBCCI, raised various issues of the industry. One of the prominent issues was about the quality, connectivity and predictability regarding power.
First day of the event witnessed good footfall of quality visitors. Team Apparel Resources will keep updating with live information, about the fair.