NEWS AND EVENTS
September 16, 2014
Uzbekistan’s Light Industry Displays Its Potential
International exhibitions, Textile Equipment and Technologies – CAITME 2014 and the Textile Industry – Textile Expo Uzbekistan 2014 have opened at the Uzexpocenter in Tashkent.
They are organized by the international exposition company ITE-Uzbekistan and the ITE Group of Companies (United Kingdom) with an official support from the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Uzbekyengilsanoat State Stock Company, the Trade and Industry Chamber of Uzbekistan and the Osiyo Ramzi Association of Fashion Designers of Uzbekistan.
Chairman of the Uzbekyengilsanoat Board of Governors I.Haidarov, Chairperson of the Osiyo Ramzi Association of Fashion Designers of Uzbekistan H.Kamilova and others noted that Uzbekistan is by right considered one of the centers of the world textile industry – a result of the wide-ranging reforms undertaken under the leadership of President Islam Karimov in order to promote the light industry of our country.
During independence years, around two billion US dollars has been assigned to the development of the sector. Outcomes are evident;
volumes of domestic processing of cotton fiber did not exceed 7 percent back in 1991, whereas the indicator reaches 44 percent in the current year. The export capacity of the industry has grown 130 times, and the export volumes this year are anticipated at around one billion dollars. The concept of the development of Uzbekistan’s light industry for 2015-2020 has been worked out and being introduced. For the projecting period, the production of cotton yarn is expected to be increased more than twofold, while the volume of cotton fabrics is to be multiplied almost threefold.
No lesser tasks in scale are assigned to the Uzbekyengilsanoat State Stock Company that unites the principal part of enterprises in the textile industry of the country. They intend to increase the production of jersey fabrics nearly three times, to boost the manufacture of knitted items from 138.6 million pieces to 296 million pieces, and of apparel from 6.1 million units up to 20.1 million.
The implementation of this concept envisages the attraction of new investments, introduction of cutting-edge equipment and technologies. Ideal platforms for their demonstration are the 9th international exhibition Textile Equipment and Technologies – CAITME 2014 and the 11th exposition Textile Industry – Textile Expo Uzbekistan 2014.
This year, the united exposition of the two exhibitions has included goods from around 250 companies from Uzbekistan and 22 countries of the world, among them being China, South Korea, United States, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Belarus, Belgium, India, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Switzerland and others. They are engaged in the production of both textile equipment and technologies and finished goods and semi-finished products. The one united major exposition has become a convenient platform for addressing issues in the development of international business cooperation. Exponents, by displaying their latest innovations, aim at the establishment and expansion of partnership ties.
Extensively represented are participants from China. Thirty Chinese companies offer a wide range of modern equipment and components for the organization of textile production.
“Our company specializes in the import and export of textile machinery and technologies,” says Go Dunwei, manager of China Texmatech.
“Cooperating with Uzbek partners for several years and participating in the exhibition CAITME, I can note the considerable growth in the potential of your country in the textile industry. We value very much our business ties with Uzbek manufacturers and assign them priority significance in our foreign trade activities.”
Newcomers of the current exhibitions are companies from Italy, whose products are united by the Agency for Promotion of Foreign Economic Activity of Italian Companies into an integrated national stand. Among them are Bonino Carding Machines, Biancalani and Ratti Luino SRL, operating more than a hundred years in the global market, as well as many other entities.
“We present at the current exhibition equipment and technologies for the manufacture of clothing buttons,” says Ezio Tortelli, manager of Bonetti. “Uzbekistan has a quite potent raw materials base of its own for the light industry, and therefore has been successfully building up its own capacities in the production and export of ready goods.”
As the tradition goes, the stands of Uzbek manufacturers demonstrated high class export-oriented textile products. Along with the recognized leaders of Uzbekistan’s textile industry, participating in the exhibitions are also a few newcomers like Ars Triomax Co. Ltd, the JV Mighty Tiger, Textile Technologies Group, among others.