Union minister of textiles Darshana Jardosh inaugurated the Textile Expo – Surat International Textile Expo (SITEX) 2022, one of the largest exhibitions in India and the ColorJet booth. The minister acknowledged and appreciated the initiatives by ColorJet in the field of textile printing machine manufacturing and for the overall growth of the textile sector in India.
Last year, SITEX sealed textile machinery order booking worth ₹700 crore. The huge Indian Textile Machinery market is approximately ₹14,000 crore. However, Indian manufactured textile printing machines contribute to only about 20 per cent of the supply.
“ColorJet, through its Make in India initiative, is working towards the idea of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, where the vision for the next 5 years (2025-26) is to reduce the import dependency from ₹9,273 crore to approximately ₹6,000 crore. This will not only help with the increased domestic demand but will also make Indian manufacturers compete at a global level. The government has set a target of $100 billion for textiles and garment exports over the next 5 years and the textile sector is expected to play a prominent role in achieving it,” ColorJet said in a press release.
Union state minister of textiles Darshana Jardosh inaugurated the ColorJet booth at the Surat International Textile Expo (SITEX) 2022, one of the largest exhibitions in India. The minister acknowledged and appreciated the initiatives by ColorJet in the field of textile printing machine manufacturing and for the overall growth of the textile sector in India.
With the support of The Southern Gujarat Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI), ColorJet projects additional revenue of $10 million from the growing textile machinery market of Surat.
ColorJet’s state-of-the-art and the latest textile printing machines – VastraJet K2 and SubliXpress Plus were also inaugurated by the minister. VastraJet K2 can print up to 5000 sq. meters per day while the SubliXpress Plus can print at an enormous speed of 9000 sq. meters per day. These textile-printing machines will prove to be a game changer in sustainable textile printing.
Ashish Gujarati, president and Himanshu Bodawala, vice-president of SGCCI admired the sustainable steps taken by ColorJet and the way it is spearheading the industrial shift towards sustainable textile printing options. They have also invited ColorJet to be a part of the textile cluster that is being established in Surat, the release added.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (RR)