News April 2015

Techtextil and Texprocess, May 4-7, 2015

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Groz-Beckert is accelerating progress

With and for the sewing industry

The demands customers make on their suppliers change constantly. In the sewing industry, production faces several different challenges – making it very important to have a partner at your side who supports you in every regard. Groz-Beckert has reached this stage, and is driving not only its own development but that of the entire textile industry as well. At this year's Techtextil and Texprocess, Groz-Beckert will be showing the sewing industry the benefits of reliable support with everything relating to the sewing process and beyond.

The challenges facing the sewing industry are complex. In order to respond quickly to new fashion trends that frequently entail processing of new materials and increased quality requirements, short procurement and production times are inevitable. This requires high process reliability and a high level of production quality that can only be achieved with high-quality materials and tools. In addition, differing regulations and the often long distances between design, production, quality control and the customer often make the situation even more difficult for individual brand owners.

To meet all these requirements, a supplier today not only needs to be a subcontractor but also a partner who provides support in several areas – with upstream and downstream customer service, with the development of new products, with the solution of problems in the manufacturing process and with a sustainable approach to production.

Customer Service 2.0

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Good service is based on what is important to the customer. Groz-Beckert is leading the way here with its sewing customer portal, as well as a newly developed online product catalog. This offers access to all information relating to sewing machine needles. Animations illustrating different stitch types complete the offering, and enable an unprecedented insight into the interplay of sewing machine needle, machine and thread. More information on Groz-Beckert Customer Service 2.0 will follow soon.

Support in the manufacturing process

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For years, Groz-Beckert has helped with analyzing and solving sewing problems. In its worldwide Technical Centers Sewing, difficulties arising in the sewing process are solved directly through individual application advice, or even avoided from the very outset.

Groz-Beckert is now going one step further and offering help with time saving and problem-solving where broken and damaged needles are concerned, thereby ensuring productivity improvement and cost reductions. The patented process INH (Ideal Needle Handling) ensures that different provisions of trademark holders are consistently met. The associated equipment was specifically designed for the purpose, and performs the task quickly and easily.

More than "just" products of the highest quality

However small and inconspicuous sewing-machine needles may appear to be, they have a significant impact on many areas of the sewing industry. A high level of process reliability and productivity is only possible, therefore, if the quality of the sewing-machine needle and upstream and downstream service exceed the respective requirements. Only in this way can costs be reduced, resulting in a high-quality end-product; and only in this way can a partnership between the needle supplier and the sewing industry be developed in which both sides can share responsibility equally.

Would you like to learn more about what Groz-Beckert can do for you? The Groz-Beckert experts will be happy to advise you on all sewing-related products and services.