The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) will be opening the country’s first ‘Technology Innovation Research Centre’ at the Council-run Apparel Training and Design Centre in Gurgaon on January 17, according to AEPC’s senior director D.G. Reddy.

He said here that the venture was set up in collaboration with JUKI India Private Limited to strengthen the apparel industry, especially the units falling under the category of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), by helping them adopt new technologies for increasing productivity, efficiency and quality.

“The augmentation of these parameters in the production chain will help the apparel exporters gain better price realization for the products and also global competitiveness,” he added.

The centre would be taking up research activities and disseminate the findings to the industry through interaction programmes.

Mr. Reddy said that the centre would be inaugurated by Kiran Dhingra, Secretary (Textiles), in the presence of AEPC chairman A. Sakthivel.

“As a first initiative, the ATDC-JUKI technology innovation centre will be organising a seminar on ‘Intelligent sewing systems’ on January 18,” he added.

  • It will come up at Gurgaon

  • To help SMEs improve efficiency