We were the first to introduce computerised warpers
Established in 1974, Rabatex Industries began with manufacturing crank shaft for weaving machines and sub assembly for textile processing machinery. The company started its operation with manufacturing of the precision parts based on textile industries and engineering sector. Around 1980s, the company developed a sectional warping machine for slow speed weaving machine with its own know-how and experience which was a great success. The company had first time introduced a new concept in sectional warping in India. At the same time in 1983, the company has also developed its fully indigenous high speed sectional warping machine with latest know-how. Haresh Panchal, Director, Rabatex Industries, in an interaction with our Ahmedabad-based team, gives us a complete SWOT analysis on the textile industry and the company´s contribution to the textile industry.
What do you think is the status of our textile machinery, parts & accessories industry as SWOT analysis from your side?
Indian textile machinery, parts & accessories have achieved global status since last quite sometime now. But it is facing hard times now mainly because of dumping from China as well as liberal policy of used imported machinery/spares. It is an apprehensive situation as whole for the industry as the growth achieved with hard work and research development spirit is diminishing. Textile machinery manufacturers like Rabatex is surviving solely because of innovative ideas.
What are your company´s contribution to the textile industry? And what are the plans for the future?
The contribution of Rabatex is very significant considering the indigenous know-how developed through its own R&D process. Rabatex has been the first to introduce the computerised sectional warpers in India and also Servo Driven sectional warpers. The response of the patron industry indicative evidence of our effective efforts in the field of technology up gradation.
Rabatex group is spearheading the technology development through its own R&D net work. Apart from upgrading our existing product line there are more innovative ideas to bring our more sophisticated and highly automated sectional warpers to cope up with the ever rising demand by the fabric industry. Rabatex has specialised warping applications for any sort of fabric weaving. Rabatex also geared up to supply critical assembly/machinery/creels/spares for technical textile application to match the demanding requirement in terms of performance and quality.
How has your company been faring in the export markets for your machinery? And what are your expectations at ITMA?
Rabatex Group have been faring well in the export market during the last decade. We have been bestowed with a best export performance award also. Our presence is seen throughout the textile centres of the world. All the continents have Rabatex machines installed. Our export commitments are a continuous process.
What is your wish-list for the textile machinery industry and also the Government to make the industry a leader internationally.
The textile industry as a whole is the second largest employer in the country. Besides that it also is the largest foreign exchange earners for the country. In spite of this status, the Government assistance to sustain the growth is negligible. There an apathy on the part of the Government with regard to grooming the right segment of this industry in their crusade for advanced technology.