AEPC organizes the Export Awards Function

New Delhi : Apparel Export Promotion Council – an apex body of Indian apparel exporters – had organised ‘Excellence in Export and Lifetime Achievement Awards Function.’ One of the key events from AEPC that has been recognizing the efforts and performances of leading exporters from Indian Apparel Industry, this year, has seen the felicitation of India’s top apparel exporters since 2008-09 and 2009-10.

“I am glad to be a part of the effort to recognize the highest performers in the apparel export industry, by organizing AEPC’s Export and Lifetime Achievement Award. Considering the past year, this has been specially challenging for the apparel industry worldwide with global recession and plunging demand. This award ceremony will help motivate exporters for achieving higher targets. I congratulate the award winners and wish them continued success in future.” Added Ms. Rita Menon, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

On the occasion, Mr Premal Udani, Chairman, AEPC added, “At AEPC, we are committed to honour the efforts of India’s apparel industry. The collective endeavours of the garment exporters have been making this USD 30 billion industry stronger and the council recognizes their continuous efforts towards the economic development of the country. These export awards will not only encourage the awardees to scale up their operations, but will also help them enhance their image and competency on a global arena. Their performance has brought joy and pride, not only to the Council, but to the entire country.”

Apparel exports have reached at USD 6757 million in the first two quarters of the financial year 2011-12 with a growth rate of 33 per cent against the corresponding period of last year. In September 2011, exports have increased by 28.3 per cent against the corresponding month of last year. In rupee terms, the exports have increased by 32.6 percent in September 2011-12 over the same month of the previous FY.

In the last financial year exports increased by 4.2 per cent from the previous FY 2009-10 and totaled to US$ 11163 million in April-March 2010-11. In 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 Shahi Exports Private Limited, Faridabad; Gokaldas Exports Limited, Bangalore; and Eastman Exports Global Clothing Private Limited, Tirupur were awarded for the Highest Global Exports.

The Highest Growth in 2008-09 award category was awarded to Celebrations Apparel Limited, Bangalore; Cheer Sagar exports, Jaipur; Rama Krishna knitters Private Limited, Ludhiana. In the same category in 2009-2010 the award was given to Rama Krishna knitters Private Limited, Ludhiana; Aman Exports International, Jaipur and Cheer Sagar Exports, Jaipur. Gokaldas Exports Limited, Bangalore; Shahi Exports Private Limited, Faridabad and Orient Craft Limited, Gurgaon were awarded the highest Group employment provider award for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.

About Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)

With 40 offices and 8,000 small, medium and large garment exporters across India, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) is the official body of apparel exporters in India that provides invaluable assistance to Indian exporters as well as importers/international buyers who choose India as their preferred sourcing destination for garments. AEPC is a one stop information centre that provides assistance to garment exporters and helps bridge the gap between exporters and overseas buyers through quality management system.