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4th February 2011, Ho-Chi-Minh City

German technology for Vietnamese textile industry

Karl Mayer advanced warp knitting technology (image: Karl Mayer)The VDMA German Textile Machinery Association is to hold a textile machinery symposium in Vietnam in 2011. The event will be organised by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology and will take place in the New World Saigon Hotel in Ho-Chi-Minh City on 6 and 7 April 2011.

The aim of the event is to inform Vietnamese industry about latest developments and to present technology solutions in order to achieve sustainable competitive advantages for its textile suppliers. The event is expected to strengthen the good and long-lasting business relationship between the two countries.

According to the VDMA, in recent years, most of the textile machines imported by Vietnam have been of German origin. On the two conference days, seventeen of the leading German textile machinery companies will present their latest developments in the area of spinning, knitting, weaving, technical textiles and finishing:

Groz Beckert, Hohenstein Textile Testing, Jakob Müller, Karl Mayer, Lindauer Dornier, Mahlo, Oeko-Tex, Oerlikon Saurer, Oerlikon Schlafhorst, Oerlikon Textile Components, Reseda Binder, Rieter Ingolstadt, Sedo Treepoint, Textechno, Trützschler Card Clothing, Trützschler Spinning and Welker Spintech

The event takes place in the run up to the Vietnam Saigon Textile & Garment Industry Expo  - Saigontex, to give all textile manufacturers in Vietnam the chance to visit the conference. Participation is free of charge and registration forms are available from February 2011.

The VDMA represents the interests of some 3000 manufacturers in more than 30 different plant and machinery sectors. It claims to be Germany’s and Europe’s largest industrial association and represents 90 % of all German machinery and plant makers as well as a number of members from other EU countries. Almost 120 textile machinery builders are said to be members the VDMA Textile Machinery Association. According to the VDMA, German companies lead world exports for textile machinery with a market share of almost 30%.

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