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The Southern India Mills’ Association

Committed to Foster the Growth of the Textile Industry



The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) representing the organised textile industry in South India is organising an exhibition “TEXFAIR” for all textile machinery, accessories and spares manufacturer at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore. SIMA has so far successfully conducted nine Exhibitions since 2001. The previous fairs had overwhelming 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 platform to showcase and market the products.

Profile of the Participants for TEXFAIR Exhibition

  • All manufacturers and suppliers of textile machinery and spares of ginning, spinning, weaving, processing, powerlooms, handlooms, knitting and garmenting
  • Textile testing equipment
  • Items relating to effluent treatment
  • Auxiliary equipment
  • Accessories
  • Pneumatic equipment and accessories
  • Humidification plant and accessories
  • Lubricants
  • Energy-saving equipment
  • Electrical and Electronic items
  • Sizing materials, dyes and chemicals
  • Packaging materials
  • Textile software companies, etc.

Details of previous fairs organized by SIMA

Name of the Fair Date Venue Place No. of Exhibitors No. of Visitors
TEX SPARES 2001 Aug 23 – 27, 2001 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 186 30000
TEX SPARES 2004 Feb 4 – 9, 2004 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 212 30000
TEX SPARES 2006 July 27 – 31, 2006 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 234 40000
TEX SPARES 2007 July 26 – 30, 2007 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 116 40000
TEXFAIR 2009 July 24 – 27, 2009 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 108 40000
TEXFAIR 2010 Dec 17 – 20, 2010 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 130 50000
TEXFAIR 2012 Mar 2 – 5, 2012 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 146 50000
TEXFAIR 2013 Dec 13 – 16, 2013 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 200 100000
TEXFAIR 2015 Jan 9-12, 2015 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 200 100000
TEXFAIR 2016 May 20-23, 2016 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 200 100000
TEXFAIR 2017 November 17-20, 2017 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 232 100000
TEXFAIR 2019 August 9-12, 2019 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 250 100000
SIMA Texfair 2019

The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), Coimbatore 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 inaugural function held on 9th August 2019, SIMA Chairman Shri P Nataraj welcomed the Chief Guest, Dr K V Srinivasan, Chairman, The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL), Mumbai, Shri Ajay D Shah, President of Textile Machinery and Mill Stores Merchants Association (TMMSMA), Coimbatore, Mr.Jugal Kishore Pansari, President of Indian Textile Accessories and Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (ITAMMA), Mumbai and the Exhibitors to the inaugural function.  During his Welcome Address, SIMA Chairman briefed about Texfair 2019 and Farm to Finish Expo 2019.  Shri Ajay D Shah and Shri Jugal Kishore Pansari offered felicitations. Vice-Chairman Shri Ashwin Chandran delivered the vote of thanks.

In his inaugural address, the Chief Guest, Dr K V Srinivasan stated that the Central and State governments should support the textile industry, which is passing through a crisis, with measures to improve the sector’s competitiveness.  He said that the factors such as poor demand in the export and domestic markets, lack of skilled labour and high raw material cost were affecting the textile units.  He further said that exports of yarn, fabric and made-ups grew over 50% from 2008 to 2018, however, in 2019, the yarn exports saw a steep decline especially in June this year was the lowest in the last five years.  He said that China also gave duty-free access to Pakistan from this April apart from Bangladesh and Vietnam, who were already enjoying this benefit.   He said that in a falling market, the tariff difference of 4% is significant and sustain the competitiveness of the textile industry.  As it generates employment in large numbers, the Union Government should refund taxes and duties paid for export of all textile products.   He requested the government to re-introduce the interest subvention scheme.   

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.

We thank all the exhibitors for showcasing their products and services, the CEOs of mills for visiting and deputing their technical personnel and also visitors from various textile clusters across the State and making the Expos yet another successful event.

We are optimistic that with the Union Government’s initiatives of “Make in India”, Skill India” and other initiatives (DBT, GST, etc) and recovery of the global economy, Indian Textile Industry would increase its share in global Textile & Clothing business.

Thanks & Regards,

Ashwin Chandran