Newsline-National | May 2019
Voltas, SHIMA SEIKI join hands to expand footprint across textile industry
Voltas Limited and Shima Seiki (Shima) have entered into a distribution agreement for sales and marketing of Shima’s products in India. This co-operation is expected to strengthen both Voltas and Shima’s reach across the rapidly expanding Indian textile industry.
The knitwear industry in India is expanding at a rapid speed. There is an ever increasing demand for knitted apparels. Not only major brands, but numerous designers have also incorporated knits into their clothing lines. The application of knitted products is also increasing and going beyond garments to home textiles, upholstery, shoe uppers, etc.
The co-operation will focus on leveraging Shima’s ability to provide leading edge products and the long standing expertise in ‘computerised flat knitting machines’, ‘WHOLEGARMENT Machines and Total Fashion Systems’ while building on Voltas’s established sales and marketing network across the country.
Commenting on the association, Mitsuhiro Shima, President of
Shima, said, “We are happy to be associated with Voltas. This association adds the required market reach to our established portfolio of products and thus expands the company’s position as a market and technology leader. We are confident that this association for sales and marketing would bring a win-win situation for the two companies and our customers too.”