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IMB is the industry 4.0 solution for BD apparel makers

IMB, a specialized company of automated machinery manufacturing for apparel making, organized a networking grooming session for Bangladeshi RMG manufacturers at Uttara Club, Dhaka on 16 January 2020.

IMB sewing @ Uttara
Figure 1: (From left, front row) Rafael, Sales Manager; Sreedam Bhattacharjee Sumon, Country Manager; Johan Grieten, Global Sales Director; Chen Xin Hua, Chairman; Shaheda Akter Neelu, Country Director.

Chairman of IMB Chen Xin Hua started the event with his dynamic team member where Johan Grieten, Global Sales Director and R&D Adviser of IMB; Rafael, Sales Manager; Shaheda Akter Neelu, Country Director;  Sreedam Bhattacharya Sumon, Country Manager were present.

They promised Bangladeshi apparel manufacturers to attain a long-term achievement target in their demand and production.

Many renowned apparel manufacturers of Bangladesh were present at the event to look for industry solutions from IMB.

IMB was set up in 2013 with 220 staff, including 30 R&D technicians. 8% of their sales is used for R&D yearly. Before starting IMB, Chen has been cooperated with BROTHER company for 25 years since 1995 as a BROTHER company China top one dealer.

Today IMB’s business distribution covers more than 18 countries like Bangladesh, Vietnam, Singapore, Pakistan, Turkey, Ethiopia, Japan, Iran and other countries.

IMB sewing history
Figure 2: Development history of IMB sewing.

Johan Grieten gave the whole presentation of IMB projects and products where he presented all the sewing machine for jeans or denim as the product of IMB.

IMB Johan Grieten discussed the automation process, software and laying out the plan of the production for the whole building or the factory.

IMB sewing Uttara event
Figure 3: Johan Grieten, Global Sales Director at IMB Sewing Units speaking at the event.

For jeans or denim making IMB has more than 25 sewing machinery solution like pocket designer, automatic single needle pocket setter, trouser pocket setter with stepping foot, automatic denim pocket setter, automatic j stitch sewing machine with single needle, leather patch sewing machine, pocket hemmer,  pocket facing sewing machine, waistband setter, waistband sewing machine, feed off the arm, automatic j placket serging machine, automatic panel serging unit, automatic side seamer, programmable sewing unit with twin needle, bottom hemmer, automatic color tape attaching machine.

“IMB has more proper setup than European companies and it is much cost-effective and it also built for industry 4.0.”

Rafee Mahamood, Director, Mahmud Group

These machineries contain features that have RPM to increase production, automation to increase efficiency and clear programming to have a quality product.

A reputed buyer of IMB and Bangladeshi RMG manufacturers shared their point of view regarding IMB. Helal Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director of Fashion Flash Limited; Rafee Mahamood, Director of Mahmud Group; Ajay Agarwal, Director of Basic Apparel Ltd; Taimur Rahman, Director at Mostafa Group of Industries; Sadek Hasan Chowdhury, Sales Director at Bestech Machinery Ltd; Ashikur Rahman, Country Director of BROTHERS; Bappy K. Roy, Chief Executive Officer of TECH CELL BD; Zahurul Islam, CEO of Bhashani Machinery Co. were the guest of honor at the event.

“Bangladesh’s readymade garment (RMG) industry is passing some crucial times and sudden rise in labor cost giving manufacturers a hard time. So, overcoming the challenges, automation is the promising way,” said Helal Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director of Fashion Flash Limited.

He also suggested the machinery companies help the RMG manufacturers for replacing the old machine by a new one with a suitable discount and increase the warranty service for new machinery.

“To compete with other countries and sustain the apparel machinery companies also need to focus on competitive price,” said Taimur Rahman, Director at Mostafa Group of Industries.

Director of Mahmud Group Rafee Mahamood said, “IMB has more proper setup than European companies and it is much cost-effective and it also built for industry 4.0.”

“We compete with the quality and build trust, faith and beliefs with the customer. IMB team promises to give an advanced technology for the manufactures and IMB believes that customer’s success is the IMB’s success,” said Sadek Hasan Chowdhury, Sales Director at Bestech Machinery Ltd.

Ashikur Rahman, Country Head of BROTHERS said, “IMB is a China-based company and BROTHERS is a Japan-based company, however, both companies will contribute together to increase the productivity, quality and efficiency.”

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