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The Southern India Mills’ Association

Committed to Foster the Growth of the Textile Industry



The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) representing the organised textile industry in South India is organising an exhibition “TEXFAIR” for all textile machineries, accessories and spares manufacturer at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore. SIMA has so far successfully conducted nine Exhibitions since 2001. The previous fairs had overwhelming response both from suppliers and users and the suppliers were highly benefited by identifying new mill and the users were also able to find many alternatives for the supply of textile products.

The fair provides a platform for the stake holder to zero in their investments and expenses prudently, showcase their inventions and cost effective items and other products, enable the technocrats and shop floor technicians to update their knowledge on the latest technology and create an awareness on cost cutting, to encourage micro, small and medium entrepreneurs also to showcase their products and get exposure to the market.

It is a highly economical Fair with excellent services, organised by the user industry, venued at Coimbatore, the Manchester of South India which is the hub for textile business in India and the fair would be an ideal platform to showcase and market the products.

Profile of the Participants for TEXFAIR Exhibition

  • All manufacturers and suppliers of textile machinery and spares of ginning, spinning, weaving, processing, powerlooms, handlooms, knitting and garmenting
  • Textile testing equipments
  • Items relating to effluent treatment
  • Auxiliary equipments
  • Accessories
  • Pneumatic equipment and accessories
  • Humidification plant and accessories
  • Lubricants
  • Energy saving equipments
  • Electrical and Electronic items
  • Sizing materials, dyes and chemicals
  • Packaging materials
  • Textile software companies, etc.

Details of previous fairs organized by SIMA

Name of the Fair Date Venue Place No. of Exhibitors No. of Visitors
TEX SPARES 2001 Aug 23 – 27, 2001 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 186 30000
TEX SPARES 2004 Feb 4 – 9, 2004 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 212 30000
TEX SPARES 2006 July 27 – 31, 2006 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 234 40000
TEX SPARES 2007 July 26 – 30, 2007 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 116 40000
TEXFAIR 2009 July 24 – 27, 2009 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 108 40000
TEXFAIR 2010 Dec 17 – 20, 2010 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 130 50000
TEXFAIR 2012 Mar 2 – 5, 2012 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 146 50000
TEXFAIR 2013 Dec 13 – 16, 2013 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 200 100000
TEXFAIR 2015 Jan 9-12, 2015 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 200 100000
TEXFAIR 2016 May 20-23, 2016 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 200 100000
TEXFAIR 2017 November 17-20, 2017 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex Coimbatore 232 100000
Texfair 2017 & Farm to Finish Expo 2017: A Win-Win Approach

The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), Coimbatore organized Texfair 2017 – largest expo of textile machinery, spares and other supporting services and Farm to Finish Expo 2017 – expo showcased right from farm to finished products during November 17-20, 2017 at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore.

At the inaugural function held on 17th November 2017, SIMA Chairman Shri P Nataraj welcomed the Chief Guest Shri Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, Chairman and Managing Director of Lakshmi Machine Works Limited, Coimbatore, Shri Ajay D Shah, President of Textile Machinery and Mill Stores Merchants Association, Coimbatore, Shri Kaizar Z Mahuwala, President of Indian Textile Accessories & Machinery Manufacturer’s Association, Mumbai and the Exhibitors to the inaugural function. Deputy Chairman Shri K Vinayakam briefed about Texfair 2017 and Farm to Finish Expo 2017. Shri Ajay D Shah and Shri Kaizar Z Mahuwala offered felicitations. Vice-Chairman Shri Ashwin Chandran delivered vote of thanks.

In his inaugural address the Chief Guest Shri Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu mentioned about the imbalance between various segments in the textile value chain, stressed the need for narrowing down the gaps by upgrading technology & scaling up capacities and thrown open the Expos.

At the Texfair expo machinery, spares manufacturers / suppliers and other supporting service providers from China, Japan, and Switzerland apart from domestic players across the country catering to the various segments of the textile industry showcased their products and services. At the Farm to Finish Expo, various varieties of cotton, man-made fibres, regenerated fibres, various types of yarn, cloth samples, fabrics, made-ups, garments, and special clothings like sports wear, baggages, etc were exhibited by the textile mills across the country. It may be noted that Texfair 2017 is eleventh in the series and the Farm to Finish Expo 2017 is third in the series.

The expos provided an opportunity for various clusters of the industry to know the latest improvements in technology and availability of domestic as well as import substitution spares. More than 250 exhibitors showcased their products and services in more than 300 stalls. It is worth mentioning that of the 250 exhibitors, 102 exhibitors have participated in more than five Texfair Expos. The Expos attracted about one lakh visitors and created business worth Rs 500 crores. Business visitors from countries like China, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka visited the Expo and derived the benefit, besides the visitors from all over the country.

We thank all the exhibitors for showcasing their products and services, the CEOs of mills for visiting and deputing their technical personnel and also visitors from various textile clusters across the state and making the Expos yet another great initiative of SIMA.

We are optimistic that with the Union Government’s initiatives of “Make in India”, Skill Development” and other initiatives (demonetization, GST, etc) and recovery of the global economy, Indian Textile Industry would increase its share in global Textile & Clothing business.


For any further information, please feel free to contact

Mr.D.Suresh Ananda Kumar
+91 97904 66668

Joint Secretary
+91 99524 32669