Albstadt, Germany/Milan, Italy. From 12 to 19 November 2015 the 17th International Exhibition of Textile Machinery (ITMA) took place in Milan, Italy. It is still the world's most important textile machinery exhibition where about 123,000 visitors from 147 countries were welcomed. Groz-Beckert had more than 10,000 guests from 85 countries on its booth. Most of the visitors on the booth came from Italy (11.5%), India (10.2%), Turkey (10.1%) and Germany (9.5%).
The ITMA 2015 set its focus on innovative solutions that enable sustainable development. Groz-Beckert presented itself under the motto "Living in a Textile World" and took the visitors on a journey through the textile worlds of the company. Groz-Beckert demonstrated with exhibits and video clips, that it is possible to save resources and to have an improvement in productivity at the same time by choosing and using intelligent products. The focus was on the customer benefits.
Alongside video clips Groz-Beckert chose realistic seeming textile machinery made of acrylic glass for product presentation for the fields of Knitting, Weaving, Felting, Tufting, Carding and Sewing. For each product area acrylic glass machines and exhibits were prepared and equipped with the company's products. This made the area of application visible, for example the knitting machine needles and system parts and their perfectly matched interaction.
In this context, the first presentation of the knitting needle Litespeed® Plus was one of the highlights. By using this needle type it is possible to reduce the energy consumption up to 20% compared to conventional needles. Another novelty was the presentation of the new product range Carding, who was first represented on a booth of Groz-Beckert.
Weaving presented their comprehensive offer for the weaving industry. The area of Felting focused in its presentation on product solutions for filtration and the Tufting sector showed the enhanced Gauge Part System, consisting of tufting needle, grippers, reed fingers and cutter.
In addition to numerous product innovations and new developments Groz-Beckert presented at ITMA 2015, a completely new booth concept and a new corporate design.
Groz-Beckert is the world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics. The products and services support the fields of knitting, weaving, felting, tufting, carding and sewing. The family-owned company, founded in 1852, employed nearly 7,700 people and generated a turnover of around €570 Mio. in 2014. Groz-Beckert operates with agencies, production and distribution subsidiaries in more than 150 countries around the world.
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