India's ATE has joined hands with Chinese loom maker Hangzhou Huahong Machinery. ATE is a group of engineering companies in India specialising in yarn spinning, textile knitting, weaving and printing and nonwoven processing technologies. It caters to A class and B plus customers.
Hangzhou Huahong Machinery is an established name for slow speed simple rapier looms. The company offers a variety of products for different applications ranging from apparel, terry towel, home textiles, furnishing fabrics to technical textiles for manufacture of canvas fabrics. The Chinese loom maker has supplied hundreds of machines to Vietnam and Indonesia.
At the GTTES 2015 show, ATE displayed Hangzhou Huahong’s GA738-I rapier loom equipped with dobby. The Indian textile industry is now on the threshold of a virtual revolution. A new government at the Center, positive sentiments across the textile value chain, recovery of lost businesses etc. would hopefully revive the fortunes of the industry that touched the bottom a couple of years ago and put it on speedy growth path. Significantly the weaving segment of the textile industry which has not been paid as much importance as to the spinning segment will start receiving a steady flow of investments for growth.