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Comprehensive range of embroidery technology displayed at Megatech 2012.

The 10th International Machinery Exhibition of Garment and Textile Technology - Megatech Pakistan 2012 proved to be a dynamic event of unparallel opportunities and prospects for value addeded embroidery sector in Pakistan, combined with the exhibition of cutting edge technologies and innovations. The show turned out to be a fruitful platform for industry players to forge strategic partnerships and collaborations particularly in the ever evolving embroidery sector of Pakistan.

President of Lahore Chamber of Commerce Mr.Irfan Kaiser Sheikh, inaugurated the 10th Edition of the International Machinery Exhibition of Garment and Textile Technology - Megatech Pakistan 2012, at the Lahore Expo Center. Also present were Mr. Arif Mansoor Khosa - COO of Lahore Expo Centre; Mr. Haji Akram president of Embroiders of Pakistan and Mr. Mian Zameer Secretary General of Embroiders of Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Irfan Kaiser Sheikh highlighted that this event is the most comprehensive representation of the embroidery sector of textile industry for value added exports. He appreciated the efforts and encouraged organisation of such events in future. He was of the opinion that Pakistan needs to support local skilled labour and latest technology in order to achieve a leading role in the international textile scenario. He also said that he found such events an interesting and interactive networking platform for the growth of the businesses in Pakistan.

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The event received overwhelming response from over 11000 trade visitors from various cities including, Faisalabad, Karachi, Multan, Gujranwala, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Sialkot, and Rawalpindi.

57% of the exhibitors received orders from the customers.

58% of the exhibitors displayed new technology at the exhibition.

The highlight of the exhibition was undoubtedly the embroidery machine powered by solar cells by JKS Private Ltd to meet the energy crisis faced by the textile industry of Pakistan. According to Mr. Farrukh Gilani, Project Manager, JKS Pvt Ltd., two JKS embroidery machines using 1600 watts in each system were running non stop at Megatech exhibition. This system is designed to run about 8 hours every day in winter and could go up to 12- 13 hours in summer, when non-stop energy will be available to the embroidery machines. The solar energy system is also available without the embroidery machines. Solar panels are imported from China.

Mr. Asim Rashid of Gulkari and Mr. Hasan Ahmed Khan of Elite Embroiders are active members of Embroidery Association of Pakistan. Mr. Asim Rashid says that embroidery sector at present is the most dynamic textile sector with a great scope for further growth and most embroiders can be termed as small and medium sized enterprises. Mr. Hasan Ali Khan mentioned that he has an installed capacity of 50 Barudan Japanese as well as Chinese embroidery machines. It is according to him the easiest industry to establish with ready market in apparel as well as home textiles sector. The successful participation of embroidery machine makers and representatives is proof of the high potential of this sector which needs attention from the government for establishment of much needed technical training institute and facilitation of doing business for the small entrepreneurs.

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Publication:Pakistan Textile Journal
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Apr 30, 2012
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