FRANKFURT — July 30, 2014 — Texprocess is a magnet for the international textile and garment industry: almost three quarters of the available exhibition space has already been booked with nine months still to go before the fair begins. This clearly exceeds the registration status at the same time, two years ago.Once again, all leading international companies will be making presentations at the Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials (4 to 7 May 2015). In addition to the ‘Source it’ sourcing platform, the fair will be supplemented by an extensive complementary programme of events, including IT@Texprocess.
“Texprocess is Europe’s only trade fair for the garment and textile-processing industry. There, top international players present all process stages along the textile value chain”, says Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt. The companies that have already registered for Texprocess 2015 include: Amann, Assyst, Barudan, Brother, Busche, Coats, Dürkopp Adler, Expert Systemtechnik, Ferd. Schmetz, FK Group, Global International, Gütermann, Happy Industrial Corporation, Hikary, Human Solutions, Hornung Indupress, KSL, Juki, Martin Group, Morgan Tecnica, Ozbilim Tekstil Makinalari, Pathfinder Australia, Pfaff, Veit, Vibemac, Tajima Industries, topcut-bullmer, Yamato. X’ian Typical and ZSK.
The next Texprocess will once again be distinguished by an unrivalled platform for garment manufacturers, ‘Source it’ in Hall 5.0, which puts the spotlight on contract manufacturers and national associations for the production of apparel and fashions, especially those from Latin America, East and South Europe and Africa. Great interest is already being shown in ‘Source it’.
It is still possible to register for Texprocess and the ‘Source it’ area. This also applies to IT@Texprocess, an area especially for IT-solution suppliers.
Positive signals from the industry
Elgar Straub, Director General of the VDMA Garment and Leather Technology, regards the number of registrations received to date as being a positive signal from the sector: “As the conceptual partner of Texprocess, we see a great potential for the third edition of the fair. At present, the industry is being driven by subjects such as increasing digitalisation and networking – ‘Industry 4.0’ is the buzzword – and sustainable production processes. And these subjects will play an important role at Texprocess. Our members are extremely well prepared to meet these challenges. In the first four months of this year, the garment and leather technology sector noted an increase of almost 20 percent in orders received. May was even better. Worldwide garment production is also climbing. Indeed, there were signs of this upswing at the last Texprocess.”
As in previous years, Texprocess will be held concurrently with Techtextil, International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens (also from 4 to 7 May 2015). A total of 1,652 exhibitors and 40,000 international trade visitors attended Texprocess und Techtextil 2013 – a new record. Over 12,100 of these visitors saw the products and services being shown by 330 exhibitors at Texprocess. Additionally, more than 8,100 Techtextil visitors also looked in on Texprocess to gather information about the exhibits there.
Also very successful were Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, which were held at JEC Americas in May 2014. 527 exhibitors and 9,039 visitors made their way to Atlanta for the fairs, an increase of 45 percent over 2012.
Posted August 5, 2014
Source: Messe Frankfurt