Group of 39 Brazilian textile and machinery companies participate in Colombiatex 2019
Latin America’s most important textile show, Colombiatex de las Americas, is being held from January 22 to 24. During the event, recent innovations in the Brazilian textile industry are announced through launches by 39 companies. In addition to offering apparel fabrics and inputs, companies introduce technological developments in machinery for faster productive processes in cutting and apparel-making, automation, design and energy efficient equipment.
The 39 Brazilian companies are members of the Texbrasil and Brazil Machinery Solutions Programs, partnerships between Abit (Brazilian Textile and Apparel Industry Association) and ABIMAQ (Brazilian Machinery Builders’ Association), with the support of Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency).
Among Texbrasil companies are Cataguases; Covolan Têxtil; Rosset, Sancris Linhas, fios, zíperes; Santanense, Cedro Têxtil, Malhas RVB, SantaConstancia, La Estampa Tecidos & Artes, Linhas Trichê, Hudtelfa, Santista, Paramount, Indústria Denim Canatiba, Manequins Expor, Vicunha Têxtil, Nicoletti Têxtil, Incotex, Salotex, Têxtil J. Serrano, Dalila Têxtil, Creora, MPRO, Lunelli Têxtil, Innovativ, Berlan, Estrela Aviamentos, Latina, Eberle-Mundial and Pelican Têxtil.
While Brazil Machinery Solutions companies include Audaces; Orizio, Castilho; Censi; Comelato Roncato; Delta; Inarmeg; SocioTec and Weko.
At this new edition of the textile show, the Brazilian delegation is showing visitors trends for 2019 and new developments, using fashion shows held in the Brazil space. The collection brings together inputs from member companies, which were transformed into single items, filled with colors and design, representing the charm and evolution of Brazilian fashion.
One of the main Brazil attractions will be the virtual expo on Brazil’s Industry 4.0 and a virtual reality experience of a model Industry 4.0 plant, highlighting the country and the importance of its industry. This experience is developed by ABIT and ABIMAQ in partnership with Brazil’s National Service for Industrial Training (SENAI).
During this visit, which will be led by Brazilian specialists, visitors can also access a virtual mirror. The device uses a camera to take body measurements, with the person then choosing the model and print.
“Colombia is the best scenario to show Latin America the advances and technologies in Brazil in textile and apparel production. Colombiatex is a commercial showcase par excellence that lets every visitor learn close-up about what our industries offer,” says Rafael Cervone, CEO of the Texbrasil Program. He adds that “even this year, we are very excited about our alliance with Senai, making it possible to share Brazil’s advanced manufacturing in Colombia.”
According to Patricia Gomes, Executive Director for Foreign Markets at Abimaq and the manager of the BMS program, Brazil is a reference in the machinery and equipment sector for the textile industry in Latin America in terms of quality, technology and competitiveness. “From January to November of 2018, industry exports to Latin American countries reached USD 24.3 million, which represents a 10% increase in relation to 2017, when they were at USD 22 million,” she points out.
The Brazilian Textile and Fashion Industry Internationalization Program (Texbrasil) works with textile and apparel industry companies to develop strategies for success in the global market. Over nearly 20 years, it has helped around 1500 brands to enter the export market, bringing in USD 3.6 billion in business. The Program is conducted by Abit in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
About the Brazil Machinery Solutions Program – The result of a partnership between the Brazilian Investment and Trade Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) and the Brazilian Machinery Builders’ Association, the Program is aimed at promoting Brazilian machinery and equipment exports, while strengthening Brazil’s image as a manufacturer of technological and competitive mechanical capital goods. The BMS Program currently has 400 members, including industries in various sectors, such as agriculture, textile, mining, plastics, packaging and others.
The Brazilian Machinery Builder’s Association (ABIMAQ) was founded in 1937, with the goal of working to strengthen the national industry, mobilizing the sector, carrying out initiatives in conjunction with political and economic authorities, fostering trade and international cooperation and contributing to enhancing performance in terms of technology, training of human resources and managerial modernization.
Founded in 1957, the Brazilian Association of the Textile and Apparel Industry (Abit) is one of the most important organizations within the country’s economic sectors. It represents the productive force of 33,000 companies nationwide of every size, employing over 1.6 million workers and together generating annual revenues of US$ 36.2 billion.