Magazine September 2010

All the Latest Information from the Textile World

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Visit the Texprocess in May 2011 in Frankfurt am Main

As the key international trade fair for the processing of textiles and flexible materials, Texprocess will be celebrating its premiere in May 2011. Yet why has there been such an effort to stage this fair in Europe at a time when textile production has gradually been moving further away from it?

Great interest ahead of the event

Groz-Beckert has been represented at the Techtextil for many years now. In 2011, the company will be welcoming its customers again as usual in Hall 3.0, at booth F09. Parallel to this event a well-run trade fair focusing on technical textiles and their applications is also going to be held in Frankfurt am Main: the trade fair Texprocess. The precise dates are May 24 to 27, 2011.

The trade-fair concept has caught on quickly with machine producers for the apparel industry and for technical textiles, and also with their customers. A look at the membership of the trade fair advisory board shows that the very industries and fields of technology which the fair will be focusing on are themselves extremely interested in the event. That applies as much to international fashion as it does to research and science.

Where innovations are born

While ever newer locations are indeed being sought for production, in other areas of the textile industry the situation is different. As ever, the trends come primarily from the consumer regions of Europe, the US, Japan and Korea. Developments are being initiated here, and new applications opened up for textile materials. If - as seems likely now - the Texprocess in Frankfurt manages to establish itself as the main innovation fair for the sewing industry, it can serve as an ideal communication platform for designers, manufacturers and customers in the long term.

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For providers of textile products - fashion, apparel, functional textiles and technical textiles - a technology trade fair held within their sphere of influence is highly relevant, because hardware forms the basis of all marketing strategies, and development and production know-how are indispensable to effective marketing.

Recruiting and fostering junior employees

A further important aspect is recruitment of junior employees. The sewing industry can only continue to thrive with qualified young people. Discussions with graduates of the relevant universities have shown that they are very much in demand from industry and trade. The Texprocess is an ideal means of sensitizing these young employees to current and future challenges, as well as of bringing them into contact with the high performers of tomorrow.

As a trade-fair site, Frankfurt has a reputation that is unrivalled worldwide: it is centrally located, with a first-class trade-fair infrastructure and excellent traffic connections. These are not the only reasons why a visit to the Texprocess will be a rewarding one! Groz-Beckert looks forward to meeting you there for discussions.