VDMA Garment And Leather Technology: Optimistic Expectations Of Texcare International


Frankfurt — February 18, 2016 — German and European manufacturers of laundry and textile cleaning technology are optimistic as they look forward to Texcare International which opens its doors from 11 to 15 June 2016 in Frankfurt. This leading international trade fair is globally the most important technology platform for the laundry and textile cleaning sector.

“Across the world there is an ever increasing demand for automation, sustainability and workplace safety and this continues to set the industry new challenges” says Günter Veit, chairman of the VDMA Garment and Leather Technology speaking at the international press conference for Texcare in Frankfurt. “What is more, the textile-care sector is a rapidly growing market all over the world with large growth opportunities, as for example in the areas of textile rental, information technology and inventory management systems,” adds Veit. This increases the demand for new cutting edge technologies.

Texcare International is the ideal platform for the manufacturers of laundry and textile cleaning technology to present their new product innovations to an international audience – this time across an extended floor space in Halls 8 and 9 due to high demand.
Texcare International’s main themes will include, amongst others, Industrie 4.0, sustainability, resource efficiency and hygiene.

Industrie 4.0 will be key to competitive edge

Industrie 4.0 is already ubiquitous in textile-care encompassing themes such as digital logistics and production in textile services and in laundries. In textile services, for example, permanent traceability is already standard practice, with laundry, once cleaned appropriately, being re-assigned to the individual user. Other examples are laundry cupboards which register removal of linen or apps with which it is possible to continuously trace the path the textiles take. The digitalisation of the textile-care sector is dependent on textiles already being labelled and identified at the time they are manufactured, using identification technologies such as RFID, for example. Full interlinking of machines, systems and data is also essential for a smart, self-regulating laundry.

German laundry and textile cleaning technology continues on course for growth
German manufacturers of laundry and textile cleaning technology can reflect on two successful years: in 2014 order intake was in real terms 17 percent above the previous year’s results, with turnover increasing by 34% in real terms. Likewise it was also possible to increase exports by 6 percent from € 466 million in 2013 to € 494 million in 2014. The most important export markets for German laundry and textile cleaning technology in 2014 were China, France and the USA.

It was also possible to increase turnover again in 2015 by 5.5 percent compared to the previous year. Only order intake in 2015 registered a small minus of 2.6 percent, although this is compared with a high base figure for the previous year.

Posted February 18, 2016

Source: VDMA Garment and Leather Technology