New Italian Textile Machinery Technology Training Center At DKTE’s Textile & Engineering Institute (DKTE), Ichalkaranji, M.S. (India)

MILAN — December 2012 — By the signing of the agreement between the Association of Italian Textile
Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) and the DKTE’S Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji
Dist. Kolhapaur, Maharashtra State, both the parties have agreed to implement the establishment of
Italian Technology Centre for the benefit of Textile Sector in India.

The project includes providing on free using basis of textile machinery by interested
manufacturers for a maximum period of 3 years, training activities provided by the same Italian
Textile machinery companies adhering to the initiative, the distribution of ACIMIT’s digital
technology manual containing Italian state-of-the-art technology, and the awarding of scholarships
to three students selected by a committee of DKTE’S faculty in order to help them to pursue their
professional training. 

The project will be coordinated by a working group representing ACIMIT, which agrees to
participate in all engagements held both in Italy and India, and an Indian counterpart, Raretech,
which will be responsible for coordinating all onsite activities.

The technology training center is a part of a larger initiative called Machines Italia,
financed by the Ministry for Economic Development (MiSE), which has entrusted its organization to
Federmacchine (the Federation of Italian Manufacturers of Capital Equipment). Machines Italia in
India aims to lend its support to the internationalization efforts of companies in the sector, in
one of the world’s most intensely developed industrial areas.

“Through this technology training centre, ACIMIT’s President Mr. Sandro Salmoiraghi
summarized, ACIMIT intends to strengthen the profitable relationship which already exists with
India’s textile industry.” The market in India is currently the third most important destination
for our exports (over the first half of 2012, we exported 58 million euros worth of machinery).
“This initiative aims to increase everyone’s awareness, continues Salmoiraghi, of the important
synergy with the territory’s textile manufacturers, represented by the world of academia. The
benefits in terms of image will be felt not just by individual participating Italian businesses
supplying machinery, but for the whole of Italy’s textile sector.”

The Director General for Internationalization Policies and Promotion of Exchanges of MiSE,
Pietro Celi, expressed his satisfaction for the realization of the Technology Center, “an
expression of the desire and capabilities of the private and public sectors to interact and
operate, in complementary way, to support Italian businesses and strengthen our competitiveness in
global markets.” 

The Member of Governing Council of DKTE’S Textile and Engineering Institute and Former
Minister of Textiles, M.S., Mr. Prakash Awade has promised all the help and support for the
successful implementation of the project and expressed hope that this training centre equipped with
state of the art Italian textile machinery will go a long way in catering to the needs of the
textile industry in India and strengthening the ties between the two Countries, Italy and

Posted on January 22, 2013

Source: ACIMIT