Established in 1962, Peass Industrial Engineers started as a machinery manufacturing company with its products specifically targeted to the textile industry. The company now offers its customers a wide range of machines. The manufacturing Plant was started at Navsari in south Gujarat. The first machine developed and manufactured was the cone winder.
Mangesh Chaudhari, VP - Sales & Marketing, Peass Industrial Engineers Pvt Ltd, who will also be present at ITMA in Hall no. 2 & Booth no. G101, shares Peass´ plans for ITMA, which is termed as the largest textile machinery event in the world.
What do you think is the status of our textile machinery, parts & accessories industry -- a SWOT analysis from your side.
Indian textile machinery industry is very well poised to provide the latest technology machines. Indian industry?s strength is in spinning machines where we, as an industry, are manufacturing the latest state-of-the-art machines at competitive prices. Weakness is in weaving machines sector where we do not yet have high speed air jet/water jet looms manufactured here. But this in itself is an opportunity for the machinery industry. Also as Chinese labour becomes more & more unviable, India becomes more competitive for textile manufacturing activities leading to bigger demands for latest machines. Threats are from getting outdated technology, second hand machines and half cooked products.
What are your company´s contribution (by way of technology & products) to the textile industry? And what are the plans for the future?
Peass as a company has always been in forefront in bringing latest technology winding machines to the industry. Starting with collaborating with Mettler and currently in Saurer group, we have always made the latest technology available at viable prices, like precision winding, gas singeing, mercerising, etc.
We are looking towards providing automation as a step further and some other new revolutionary products, which I cannot discuss now, in near future.
How has your company been faring in the export markets for your machinery? What are your expectations at ITMA in Milan?
Due to company´s obsession about quality products and localised instant services, we have been able to achieve a constant growth in our export markets & global acceptability. Currently, exports contribute nearly 50 per cent of our turnover.
We look towards ITMA as a global platform for introducing our latest products, networking with existing customers and of course acquiring new customers from world markets.
What is your wish-list for the textile machinery industry and also the Government to make the industry a leader internationally?
In short, make a level-playing field, discourage second hand outdated machinery import, incentivise textile units to modernise, encourage established international brands to ´Make in India´.