HCA is a 108-year-old company with expertise in sewing related issues in the garmenting sector. “We do spare parts, finishing and stitching. Currently, we have a tie up with 16 international companies. Business was growing steadily till GST was introduced. This caused a little disruption in operation, now all is back on track. We are hopeful post March things would improve further,” says Megha Anand Dudhoria, Director (Sales and Marketing).
Dudhoria says availability of skilled labour is an issue in India. Besides Indian laws are completely in favour of employees, further their work is also not productive. “It’s a Catch 22 situation. Infrastructure is another major issue that the Indian garmenting industry is facing. Duty drawback to exporters is an area where the government needs to get its act together,” opines Dudhoria.
HCA does a little production in India. “It is automation that does all the work. The market is changing, people are shifting to server motors, and looking for more productivity and also becoming more quality conscious.” Dudhoria is euphoric about GTE, “It is phenomenal as it has always been. We are happy to be here. The platform is helpful for buyers and sellers. Looking forward to more productive results post GTE.”