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Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (India) : Chairman's Welcome Address at the 51st AGM
Following is the full text of the Welcome Address by Shri Anuj Bhagwati, Chairman of the Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (India) at the 51st Annual General Meeting held on Thursday, 14th July, 2011, 6.30 p.m. at Assembly Taj President, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. Shri Parakramsinh Jadeja, my colleagues on the dais, distinguished guests and friends, It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the 51st Annual General Meeting of Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (India). I am glad that Shri Parakramsinh Jadeja, Chairman & Managing Director, Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd., is amongst us as the Chief Guest of our AGM, to share his story with us, and to present TMMAs Awards for the year 2010-2011. I extend a warm welcome to him and am looking forward to an interactive and informative session with him. Shri Jadeja has experience of 22 years at the grass root engineering level. He has been actively engaged in the development of new products. For example, he was instrumental in the introduction of trouble free gear boxes for small types of lathes in 1989. Further, he was instrumental in designing several special purpose machines that helped the entire industry bring about substantial price reduction in the components manufactured on such special purpose machines. He designed and manufactured the first CNC turning machine in Gujarat in 1997 and introduced for the first time in India machines with linear motor technology. He was selected as a member of Governing Committee of the Central Manufacturing Institute of Technology, Bangalore, in the year 2002. He has received many best innovative design awards. On the basis of these technical accomplishments he could scale up the company dramatically leading to several awards. For instance, he received an award from former President of India Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in October Chairman Mr. Anuj Bhagwati delivering his welcome address. To his left are: Mr. S. Chakrabarty - Secretary General, Chief Guest Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director - Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd., Mr. S. Hari Shankar - First Vice-Chairman and Mr. Dipak N. Shah - Hon. Treasurer of the Association.

A view of the gathering at the 51st Annual General Meeting of TMMA(I) 2005 for the Best Entrepreneur in SME category. Based on his tremendous success in NCM-AUGUST 2011 33 India, he also made an international acquisition, with the purchase of a French machine tool leader named Huron Graffenstaden SAS in 2007.

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Business success today revolves around the themes and challenges of internationalization and innovation, and it seems to me that Parakramsinhji is a master of both, and so we are very much looking forward to listening to him and interacting with him. But before I hand over to him, let me first conclude the official part of todays meeting. I would like to begin by briefly touching on the overall economic scenario in the country, the present status of the Textile Engineering Industry, the main activities of the Association during the year, and the measures needed to enable our industry to really thrive. Then, we will move our Annual Report and our accounts for adoption, as the Annual Report for the year 2010-2011 including the audited statement of accounts of the Association has been circulated among the members of the Association. Economic Scenario The GDP growth during 2010-2011 was 8.5% as compared to 7.4% during the preceding year. The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) was at 8.2% during 2010-11 as compared to 10.4% during 2009-2010. The foreign exchange reserves have risen from US$ 280 billion in 2009-2010 to US$ 305 billion during 2010-2011. However, inflation remains high: it was at 9.9% as on March 2010, at 8.9% in March 2011 and hovering around 9% during June 2011. The capital goods sector which grew by 27.4% in March 2010 grew only by 12.9% in March 2011. The manufacturing sector grew by 7.9% in March 2011 as against 16.4% in March 2010. So far as Textile Engineering Industry (TEI) is concerned, the condition improved during 2010-11 due to the better performance of the textile industry. Mr. C. Arunachalam - General Manager-Exports of Lakshmi MachineWorks Ltd., Coimbatore receiving TMMA Apex Export Award 2010-11 from Chief Guest Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director - Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd., Production Trends As per the survey of the Textiles Committee during 2008-09, the estimated annual installed capacity of the TEI was Rs. 8,048 crores per annum. The total provisional production of textile machinery, parts & accessories during 2010-2011 had recorded an increase of 45% at Rs. 6,150 crores as NCM-AUGUST 2011 34 against Rs. 4,245 crores achieved during the previous year, estimated based on the survey and the reported production by 130 units. The utilization of capacity was increased to 76% in 2010-11 as compared to 53% in the preceding year.The demand recession faced by the industry had severely affected the capacity

A view of the gathering at the 51st Annual General Meeting of TMMA(I)

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utilization during the previous years. The capacity utilization might improve further during 2011-12. Import of textile machinery has risen from Rs. 4,500 crores during 2009-10 to Rs. 5,000 crores (estimated) during 2010-11. Exports The exports during 2010-11 had been estimated at Rs. 650 crores as against Rs. 582 crores achieved during 200910.With the overall improvement of the industry, exports are expected to grow in the coming years. Meeting the demand The welcome spurt in demand from the textile industry during 2004 to 2007 had triggered the TEI to develop and expand the machinery manufacturing capacity. This was particularly so in the spinning machinery sector. Units in the industry had been striving hard to step up production and shorten the delivery period. Due to the recessionary pressure in the following years the delivery periods were wiped out. At present the demand is again looking up and it is our earnest endeavour to meet the demand in quantum, quality and performance coupled with effective after-sales-service. Analysis of the Current Situation The Governments historical policy of discouraging composite mills during (60s, 70s and 80s) and thereby relegating the weaving and processing industry to the decentralized sector was the de-facto encouragement for low technology machinery. Further, the earlier reservation policy of the Government in hosiery & garment industries resulted in proliferation of small/ low tech units, and also units were encouraged to undertake large scale second hand machinery imports. Even today the preference of a large section of the textile industry to import second hand/ Mr. Dipak N. Shah - Director and Mr. Venkat Reddy - Managing Director of Kusters Calico Machinery Ltd., Vadodara receiving TMMA Segment Exp or t Award 2010-11 fo r Mach in er y Sect or fro m Ch i ef Gu es t Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director - Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. P.K. Bhagwati - Chairman of Inspiron Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad receiving TMMA Segment Export Award 2010-11 for Parts & Accessories Sector from Chief Guest Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director - Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd. used machinery is affecting the growth of the domestic machinery manufacturing. A strong Textile Engineering Industry that can grow, compete, and export NCM-AUGUST 2011 35 would be able to provide strong support to the Indian textile industry, to make it vibrant and competitive. It is well known that the textile engineering industry of India has made a significant contribution to the phenomenal

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growth of the textile spinning sector. I am confident that it will be possible for the TEI to acquire technological strength in many more sectors, like in spinning, provided they are properly supported by the textile industry and by fair Government policy. The Government had been giving full support to the textile industry to make it more competitive in the world market. However, no steps had been taken to develop and nurture the domestic textile engineering industry. The Textile Engineering Industry needs full support from the Government so that it has a level playing field and the industry becomes competitive to supply the latest technology machines to the textile industry. With this, India could be a manufacturing hub of textile machinery, parts, components and accessories and thus contribute to employment, generation & GDP growth and be able to meet 7075% demand of the Indian textile industry for high tech machinery from the current level of 45-50%. In the past year, we have also seen significant uncertainty due to sudden policy shifts on account of suspension of TUFS, and control of cotton and of yarn exports. I do believe a long-term policy environment in these sectors is also required. Measures for Growth Orientation We have been representing to the Government to remove fiscal anomalies. I would like to highlight some of the support measures needed from the Government to promote this industry which includes changes in fiscal policy, removal of hurdles facing the industry and assistance required for improving the technology, production & exports. Briefly, Excise duty on all items of textile machinery at 8%, there should be

Mr. T. Parabrahman - Managing Director of Kirloskar Toyoda Textile Machinery Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore receiving TMMA Special Export Award 201011 for Spinning Machinery Sector from Chief Guest Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director - Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Sachin R. Chopra, Director of Dhall Enterprises & Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad receiving TMMA Special Export Award 2010-11 for Processing Machinery Sector from Chief Guest Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director - Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd. no exemption. Excise duty on all parts, components and accessories of the textile machinery should be less than complete machinery i.e. at the level of 4%. NCM-AUGUST 2011 36 Floor level of customs duty on capital goods should be at 7.5%. The rate of duty on raw-materials, parts, components & accessories should be less than that on complete machinery, in general, at least

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to 5%. Reduce import duty on dedicated parts, components and accessories of shuttleless looms & other hi-tech machines which are not made in India so far, from 5% to zero level. Uniform treatment to the domestic suppliers of machinery to EPCG licence holders and 100% EOU as both are deemed export. No subsidy under the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme and its derivatives namely 20% CLCS and 15% CLCS Scheme on the imported second-hand textile machinery, in the name of modernisation. Ban on import of second-hand shuttleless looms with weft insertion rate less than 750 mtrs. per minute.

Mr. R. Jagadeesan - Vice President- Corporate Administration of Lakshmi Card Clothing Mfg. Co. Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore receiving TMMA Special Export Award 2010-11 for Parts & Accessories Sector from Chief Guest Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director - Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd.

We hope that the Government would act on our proposals. Development Council for Textile Machinery Industry The Development Council for Textile Machinery Industry was reconstituted for a two-year term and had its first meeting on 24th February, 2010 under the Chairmanship of the Dr. S.N. Dash, Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises at New Delhi. The second meeting was held on 29th March 2011 in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri Harbhajan Singh, Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry and Member Secretary, DCTMI. Officials from the Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Finance, and Planning Commission were present at the meeting. The Council discussed various measures for the holistic development of the TEI.

Mr. Pratik R. Bachkaniwala - Director Palod Himson Textile Machines Pvt. Ltd., Surat receiving TMMA Special Export Award 2010-11 for Small ScaleMachinery Sector from Chief Guest Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director - Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd. Joint Working Group on Textile Machinery Industry A Joint Working Group (JWG) had been constituted by the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises NCM-AUGUST 2011 37 under the Chairmanship of the Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, to bring out a comprehensive action plan and policy initiative to strengthen the textile machinery manufacturing eco-system in the country.

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The first meeting of the JWG was held on 16th November, 2010 at New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri Harbhajan Singh, Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry. It was proposed that a visit of JWG to some units of the TEI in different places be organized in order to have first-hand information of the manufacturing activity with a dialogue with the TEI representatives and representatives of the user industry regarding the problems and suggestions. Its second meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Shri Harbhajan Singh, Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry on 4th March, 2011 at Coimbatore along with a visit to LMW plant and meeting with the representatives of the local textile industry and SIMA. In this context it is worth mentioning that the Association initiated the process of selecting an expert consultant to conduct a detailed study of the textile engineering industry with the goal of our Association preparing a Vision Paper for the next 10-15 years. We have zeroed down to Gherzi Textil Organisation AG, Switzerland for this study. This effort also has the blessings of the Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, and the Government has agreed in principle to finance a part of this project. We expect that this report to go a long way in helping frame the Government policies, and creating an atmosphere conducive for investment and technology upgradation of the textile engineering industry. Research & Development As you are aware, the R&D Centre and the post-graduation course in textile engineering are functioning at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and projects for developments are made by the post-graduate students with the assistance of the concerned

Mr. S. Rajasekarn - Senior Manager- R&D Department of Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd., Coimbatore receiving 1st TMMA Research & Development Award 2010-11 for the development of Ring Frame LR9 from Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director - Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Dharmesh V. Desai, of Meera Industries P. Ltd. receiving 2nd TMMA Research & Development Award 2010-11 for the development of TPRS Twister (twisting plying reverse twisting system) from Chief Guest Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director - Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd. faculty. It needs special encouragement both from the Government as well as from the industry to expand its activities. We are making continuous efforts to obtain grants from the GovNCM-AUGUST 2011 38 ernment to make this centre more active. I request members/manufacturers to exploit the textile engineering projects

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developed by the post-graduate students of the IIT-B. Textile Machinery Exhibitions The India-ITME Society will be holding the 9th India-International Textile Machinery Exhibition from 2nd to 7th December, 2012 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. I would appeal to all members of TMMA to book through our Association to take the benefit of its services during the pre and post Exhibition period. Action Plan of TMMA With the overall revival in the industry, we have also been working on an action plan to better serve our members. Among other efforts, we have organized following programmes/initiatives: Invited members to the Executive Council meetings in different locations Arranged lectures of special interest during the Executive Council meetings such as quality control, intellectual property rights (patents) and 5S. Organised seminars at different locations. Organised visits to member factories. I hope, that our Association will become an ever more useful and efficient organization, and that it will help each and every one of our members to thrive. Acknowledgements I would like to convey our gratitude to the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises (Department of Heavy Industry), the Ministry of Textiles, the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, the Central Board of Excise & Customs, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the MinOn behalf of Veejay Lakshmi Engineering Works Ltd., Coimbatore Mr. R. Jagadeesan - Vice President- Corporate Administration of Lakshmi Card Clothing Mfg. Co. Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore receiving 3rd TMMA Research & Development Award 2010-11 for the development of Precision Propeller Assembly Winder from Chief Guest Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director - Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd. istry of Science & Technology, the Planning Commission, Office of the Textile Commissioner, etc. for their co-operaNCM-AUGUST 2011 39 tion and assistance. I shall be laying down my office as Mr. Dipak N. Shah - Director and Mr. Venkat Reddy - Managing Director of Kusters Calico Machinery Ltd.,Vadodara receiving 3rd TMMA Research & Development Award 2010-11 for the development of Twin Shaft Chemical Applicator for bleaching chemical application from Chief Guest Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director - Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd.

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Chairman of the Association at the conclusion of this Annual General Meeting. I thank the members of the Association for giving me an opportunity to serve them as the Chairman. I thank my co-Office Bearers, Shri S. Hari Shankar, Shri Kirti Rathod and Shri Dipak N. Shah without whose active assistance, I would not have been able to discharge my duties. I thank my colleagues on the Executive Council for their support. I thank my mentors in the association, particularly Shri R. Venkatrangappan, Shri Santharam, Shri Rajnikant Bachkaniwala and my father for their guidance and support. I congratulate Shri S. Hari Shankar, the incoming Chairman and his co-Office Bearers, Shri Prakash Bhagwati, Shri J. Anand and Shri Pratik Bachkaniwala and wish them a successful tenure. I would like to thank the Indian Textile Accessories & Machinery Manufacturers Association for their joint efforts in taking up the problems of the TEI with the concerned authorities. I would like to express our deep appreciation and sense of gratitude to the India-International Textile Machinery Exhibitions Society for their unstinted support in the activities of TMMA. In particular, I would like to thank Shri Rajnikant Bachkaniwala, Chairman, and Mrs. Seema Srivastava, Executive Director, for their co-operation and support to the Association. I appreciate very much the excellent work rendered by the Secretariat of TMMA during the year, especially by our Secretar y General, Mr. S. Chakrabarty. Export Promotion and R&D Awards It is our normal practice to present Export Promotion and R&D Awards at the Annual Session of the Association. In this Session, we are giving nine Awards for export excellence and four Awards for Research and Development for the year 2010-2011. I congratulate the award winners for putting in great Mr. S.Hari Shankar - First Vice-Chairman of the Association proposes a Vote of Thanks in the function.To his left are: Mr. S. Chakrabarty- Secretary General, Mr. Anuj Bhagwati - Chairman, Chief Guest Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director - Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Dipak N. Shah, Hon.Treasurer of the Association. efforts in the development of exports and research and development made in textile machinery to win the Awards. I would now request our Chief Guest NCM-AUGUST 2011 40 Shri Parakramsinh Jadeja to present the Awards to the award winners and address the gathering. Thank you all.

Chief Guest Mr. Parakramsinh Jadeja - Chairman & Managing Director Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd. addresses the gathering.To his left are: Mr. S. Chakrabarty- Secretary General, Mr. Anuj Bhagwati - Chairman,Mr. S.Hari Shankar -Firest Vice-Chairman and Mr. Dipak N. Shah, Hon. Treasurer of the Association.

Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (India) : Citation of the Export Excellence and R&D Awards 2010-11
The Associations Export Awards Scheme covers the following categories of Awards Merit Certificates viz. 1. Apex Export Award. 2. Segment Export Awards for each of the major Sectors of the Textile Machinery Industry i.e. Textile Machinery Sector Parts and Accessories Sector Instruments Sector Segment Export Awards : Machinery Sector : Winner of the Award is : Kusters Calico Machinery Ltd., Vadodara During the year 2010-11 Kusters Calico Machinery Ltd. exported Textile Processing Machinery to the tune of Rs.12.29 Crores which formed 45% of the total turnover. The countries to which they have exported to are Turkey, Indonesia, China, Bangladesh etc. Recipients of the Award is : Mr. Dipak N. Shah, Director and Mr. Venkat Reddy, Managing Director of the Company. Parts & Accessories Sector : Winner of the Award is: Inspiron Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad During the year 2010-11 Inspiron Engineering Pvt. Ltd. exported Textile Machinery Parts and Accessories to the tune of Rs.10.89 Crores which formed 23% of the total turnover. The countries to which they have exported to are Germany, Italy, Netherland, Spain, Indonesia, Brazil, Bangladesh etc. Recipient of the Award is : Mr. P.K. Bhagwati, Chairman of the Company. Special Export Awards : Spinning Machinery Sector : Winner of the Award is: Kirloskar Toyoda Textile Machinery Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore During the year 2010-11 Kirloskar Toyoda Textile Machinery Pvt. Ltd. exported Spinning Machinery to the tune of Rs.29.20 Crores which formed 19% of the total turnover. The countries to which they have exported to are Japan, Vietnam, Bangladesh etc. NCM-AUGUST 2011 41 Parts and Accessories Sector : Winner of the Award is : Lakshmi Card Clothing Mfg. Co. Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore During the year 2010-11, Lakshmi Card Clothing Mfg. Co. Pvt. Ltd., have exported their products Card Clothing and Card Room Accessories worth 14.11 Crores which formed 14% of the total turnover.The regions which they have exported to are Africa, Asia, Europe, Recipient of the Award is : Mr. T. Parabrahman, Managing Director of the Company Weaving Machinery Sector : Winner of the Award is: Peass Industrial Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Navsari During the year 2010-11 Peass Industrial Engineers Pvt. Ltd. have exported Weaving Machinery to the tune of Rs.13.75 Crores which formed 23% of the total turnover. The countries to which they have exported to are Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, China, Bangladesh, Iran, Turkey, Philippines etc. Recipient of the Award is : Mr. P.V.K. Nambiar, General Manager of the Company Processing Machinery Sector : Winner of the Award is: Dhall Enterprises & Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad During the year 2010-11 Dhall Enterprises & Engineers Pvt. Ltd., have exported Processing Machinery to the tune of Rs.8.28 Crores which formed 31% of the total turnover. The countries to which they have exported to are Bangladesh, Thailand, Australia, Nigeria and United Kingdom. Recipient of the Award is : Mr. Sachin R. Chopra, Director of the Company

3. Special (Category-wise) Export Awards. 4. Two Awards for Small Scale Sector One for Exporters of Textile Machinery the other for Exporters of Parts and Accessories. 5. Certificate of Merit to Merchant Exporters. The Association also presents Research and Development Awards for indigenous development of new technology/processes under different categories in the field of Textile Machinery Industry. Export Excellence Awards : The Association received eleven nominations for Export Excellence Awards These nominations were evaluated by the Awards Committee of the Association and selected the winners Apex Export Award : Winner of the Award is : Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd., Coimbatore During the year 2010-11 Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd. exported Textile Spinning Machinery and Parts to the tune of Rs.221.68 Crores which formed 15% of the total turnover. The countries to which they have exported to are China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Turkey, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Egypt etc. Recipient of the Award is : Mr. C. Arunachalam, General Manager-Exports of the Company.

Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd., Coimbatore received R&D Award for their development of Ring Frame LR9 Far East, Middle East, South America and CIS. Recipient of the Award is: Mr. R. Jagadeesan, Vice President- Corporate Administration of the Company Jute Machinery Sector : Winner of the Award is: Lagan Engineering Co. Ltd., Kolkata During the year 2010-11, Lagan Engineering Co. Ltd., have exported Jute Machinery worth 11.88 Crores which formed 50% of the total turnover The country which they have exported to is Bangladesh. Recipient of the Award is: Mr. Anirudh Kajaria, Managing Director of the Company Small Scale Sector Textile Machinery Winner of the Award is: Palod Himson Textile Machines Pvt. Ltd., Surat During the year 2010-11, Palod Himson Textile Machines Pvt. Ltd., have exported Textile Machinery worth 3.80 Crores which formed 29% of the total turnover The countries which they have exported to are Thailand and Pakistan. Recipient of the Award is: Mr. Pratik R. Bachkaniwala, Director of the Company First R&D Award winner is: Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd., Coimbatore Awarded for their development of Ring Frame LR9 Ring Frame LR9 is a versatile machine with 1632 Spindles.The drafting drive is designed in a rugged manner and along with T-Flex is capable of handling draft resistant synthetic fibres. Due to enhanced torque handling, the yarn quality produced is uniform and consistent even through start and stop of machine. The placement of suction at both ends of the machine gives optimum suction and power reduction. LR9 benefits the customers in waste reduction, capital cost reduction, value addition, power, labour and space requirement. The quality and the performance of the product was accepted by the customers and has good sales record. Recipient of the award is Mr. S. Rajasekarn, Senior Manager- R&D Department of Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd. NCM-AUGUST 2011 42 Research & Development Awards : Although 5 nominations were received for R&D Awards of the Association, the Jury selected four nominations were eligible for the Award for the year 201011. Second R&D Award winner is: Meera Industries Pvt. Ltd., Surat. Awarded for their development of TPRS Twister (twisting plying reverse twisting system) The quality of the yarn manufactured through TPRS Twister has better quality because of reverse twisting is taking place under the uniform tension of individual pre-twisted yarn. Hence the placing of yarn during final twist is most uniform than any other process. TPRS twister benefits the customers in operational cost, capital cost, space reduction, labour advantage and expenses on bobbin will be saved since the yarn will be manufactured directly from cops to final package. The quality and the performance of the product was accepted by the customers and has good sales record. Recipient of the award is Mr. Dharmesh V. Desai, of Meera Industries P. Ltd., Surat. The jury decided to give 3rd R&D Award to two contestants they are : Kusters Calico Machinery Ltd. Vadodara, Awarded for their development of Twin Shaft Chemical Applicator for bleaching chemical application, and Veejay Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd., Coimbatore Awarded for their development of Precision Propeller Assembly Winder

Kusters Twin Shaft Chemical Applicator for bleaching chemical application is developed mainly keeping in view the very high chemical consumption and wastage in convention applicators. Twin Shaft has trough with lowest chemical holding capacity (23 ltrs.) thereby least chemical wastage and highest pick of chemical by the web. Fastest chemical replenishment and minimal liquor exchange in the application trough and at the same time a maximum add on. The quality and the performance of the product was accepted by the customers and has good sales record. Recipient of the award is Mr. Dipak N. Shah, Director and Mr. Venkat Reddy, Managing Director of the Company. Veejay Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd., Coimbatore developed Precision Propeller Assembly Winder to produce 8 traverse parallel wound package. It can prepare higher dense packages to ensure optimum utilization in Two-for-One Twisting. More than 30% increase in feed package weight when compared with equivalent 6 feed package. It helps to produce longer length of knot-free yarn at downstream process especially in Two-for-One Twister. This product benefits the customers in space saving, energy saving, more productivity and reduction in labour requirement. The quality and the performance of the product was accepted by the customers and has good sales record. Recipient of the award is Mr. R. Jagadeesan, Vice President- Corporate Administration of the Company of Lakshmi Card Clothing Mfg. Co. P. Ltd., Coimbatore received the award on behalf of Veejey Lakshmi Engineering Works Ltd., Coimbatore Meera Industries Pvt. Ltd., Surat. Awarded for their development of TPRS Twister (twisting plying reverse twisting system)

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Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (India) Office Bearers 2011-2012


Bio-Data of Mr. S. Hari Shankar Chairman lages in and around Ahmedabad which works in four distinct areas such as 1) Agricultural Development; 2) Animal Husbandry; 3) Health and Hygiene; 4) Education and Community Development. He also loves Photography & reading. Bio-Data Of Mr. Jayaraman Anand Second Vice-Chairman Mr. Jayaraman Anand, Managing Director, Veejay Lakshmi Engineering Works Ltd., Coimbatore has been elected as the Second Vice-Chairman of Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (India) (TMMA) for the year 2011-2012. He has been the Member of its Executive Council since 20062007.

Mr. S. Hari Shankar is the Whole-time Director of Lakshmi Card Clothing Mfg. Co. Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore since 1997. Mr. S. Hari Shankar has been elected as the Chairman of Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (India) (TMMA) for the year 2011-2012. He has been the Member of its Executive Council since 2001-2002. 36 years young, Mr. S. Hari Shankar received an M.B.A. degree from USA at Philadelphia College Of Textiles & Sciences. He is on the Board of Directors of M/s. Prathishta Wvg. & Knitting Co. Ltd., Coimbatore. He is also a Governing Council member in The Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore. Bio-Data Of Mr. Prakash K. Bhagwati First Vice-Chairman Mr. Prakash K. Bhagwati, Chairman, InspirOn Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad has been elected as the first Vice-Chairman of the Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (India) (TMMA) for the year 2011-2012. He has been the Member of its Executive Council since 1998-1999.

65 years old, Mr. Bhagwati received the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in LD College of Engineering in 1968 and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Wichita State University, Kansas, USA in 1970. He was appointed as Senior Vice President in Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI). He is a member of Development Council for Textile machinery industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises. He is an Executive Member of Gujarat Cancer Society. He is a Governing Council Member of Gujarat Diabetes Association. He is a Governing Body Member of Gujarat Law Society. He is a Committee Member of Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan Ahmedabad Kendra. He is also a Committee Member of Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh, etc. He has visited several countries abroad to study latest development and export promotion. Mr. Bhagwati has set up various social involvement such as Associated Industries Rural Development Trust with main objective of socio-economic development in rural areas by initiating appropriate programmes on sustained basis ensuring improved earnings of villagers. This trust has adopted vilNCM-AUGUST 2011 44

40 years old, Mr. Anand received the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and M.S. (Industrial Engineering) from U.S.A. Mr. Anand is looking after the management of all Companies managed by his family viz. M/s. Veejay Lakshmi Engineering Works Ltd. manufacturers of Automatic Cone Winders & Two-for-one Twisters. He is also the Managing Director of Veejay Lakshmi Textiles Ltd. producing cotton yarn, knitted fabrics & garments, Director of Veejay Sales and Services Ltd. and Partner of Veejay Marketing, which is an engineering ancillary marketing the products of Veejay Lakshmi Engineering Works Ltd. Mr. Anand has extensively travelled

abroad in connection with the business of the Company and has an experience of more than 15 years to his credit. Bio-Data Of Mr. Pratik Rajnikant Bachkaniwala Hon.Treasurer Mr. Pratik Rajnikant Bachkaniwala, Director, Himson Textile Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Surat has been elected as the Hon. Treasurer of the Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (India) (TMMA) for the year 2011-2012. He has been the Member of its Executive Council since 2009-2010.

group independently since 2004. Mr. Pratik had been instrumental in setting up office and joint venture Company in China in 2008. In 2009, he had actively assessed and completed the procedure of takeover of a Company in similar line of product. Mr. Pratik has traveled extensively for business and is associated with European and Chinese companies at various levels. Mr. Pratik has been a sports house captain in school and has represented his school in basketball at All India Inter Public School conferences for 2 years. He also plays tennis regularly. Mr. Pratik has been the Executive Secretary in Surat Management Association in 2006 and is the member of committee at TAI, Surat. About TMMAI The Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (India) (TMMA), set up in May 1958, is the exclusive organisation of Indian textile machinery manufacturers. From 9 founder members it has reached a level of more than 64 constituents. The production of its members constitutes more than 65% of the total production of the Industry in India. Its influence ranges both in India and in other countries, among the concerned manufacturing and user industries, respective Government Departments, and the apex/ export promotion organizations. The TMMA is acts as a catalyst in the promotion and overall development of the textile engineering industry. Therefore, the TMMA keeps itself and its members abreast of the day-today changing technological developments. It makes available to its constituents important changes in the fiscal and trading policies of the Government of India relating to Textile and Textile Engineering Industries. TMMA compiles NCM-AUGUST 2011 45

S. Chakrabarty Secretary Genera - TMMAI the production data from members as well as non-members and maintains imports and export statistics for dissemination to Government and other agencies. Contact details : S. Chakrabarty The Secretary General Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (India) - TMMAI 53, Mittal Chambers, 5th Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021 Tel : 22023766/22024238/22834622; Fax : 22028017 E-mail : tmma@mtnl.net.in; Website : www.tmmaindia.net

Mr. Pratik is the third generation entrepreneur and a family member of the Surat based Himson group. Mr.Pratik is a Commerce Graduate from Sydenham college of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai in the year 2001. After graduation, he had opted for a Post Graduate Diploma course at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad. His course there was PGD in business and Entrepreneurship management with a specialization in Family Business Management. Before becoming the whole time Director at various group companies at Himson, he had taken work experience for purchase & vendor development, production planning and marketing & customer services from 2002 to 2004. He has been managing 3 units of the

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