The Italy-Pakistan Textile Technology Center (IPTCC) recently opened at the National Textile University, Faisalabad, Pakistan. The center — a partnership between the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) and the International Polytecnic for Industrial and Economic Development — was inaugurated by the Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese and Crescent Bahuman Ltd. CEO Rizwan Shafi. The IPTCC is equipped with Italy-made machinery — from Brongo, Tonello and Triventa Grandi Impianti — and will support development of the local textile industry through research and innovation.
“With the creation of the Italy-Pakistan Textile Technology Center, ACIMIT wishes to strengthen previously existing fruitful relations with the Pakistani textile industry,” said Alessandro Zucchi, president of the via video call during the inauguration ceremony.
In the first half of 2020, Pakistan was the third largest foreign market for Italian textile machinery behind Turkey and China.