The Italian textile machinery sector together with PISIE has opened a new technology training center in Faisalabad, Pakistan. This project intends to support the development of the local textile industry which will equip the technology center with Italian machinery.
The inauguration ceremony for the Italy-Pakistan Textile Technology Center (IPTTC) was held November 16 in Faisalabad, Pakistan, at the National Textile University (NTU). This training center was inaugurated by the Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese and Rizwan Shafi, CEO of Crescent Bahuman Ltd. This is the ever first Italian textile machinery technology that has been established in Pakistan.
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Intervening at the ceremony in a video conference call from Italy was Alessandro Zucchi, the president of ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, as a partner in the project together with the PISIE (International Polytechnic for Industrial and Economic Development). Zucchi remarked, “With the creation of the Italy-Pakistan Textile Technology Center, ACIMIT wishes to strengthen previously existing fruitful relations with the Pakistani textile industry.”
The Italian government financed this project, the Italian machinery equipped here will allow the local denim industry to improve the quality of its products, through ongoing research and innovation. Brongo, Tonello, and Triveneta Grandi Impianti supplied installed machinery.
In 2019, the Pakistani market was the sixth-largest destination for Italian exports (totaling 80 million euros), and in the first half of 2020, Pakistan was the third foreign market for Italian machinery manufacturers in the sector, just behind Turkey and China.
ACIMIT’s president in this regard commented, “I’m certain this initiative will reap benefits in terms of image, not just for the Italian manufacturers that have supplied the machinery, but for the entire Italian sector as well.”
ACIMIT and the Italian Trade Agency also aim to offer seminars for students, professors, and representatives of local manufacturers, as well as the training of local personnel by the Italian companies.