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17th March 2014, Albstadt & Shanghai

ITMA Asia: Groz-Beckert’s circular knitting productivity focus

Groz-Beckert will be exhibiting on a 1000+ square metre stand at the upcoming ITMA Asia + CITME with new products and service highlights and a circular knitting productivity focus in Hall E5, booth B01. The show takes place in Shanghai (China) from 16 to 20 June.

Taking centre stage on the Groz-Beckert stand will be a circular knitting machine made of acrylic. Groz-Beckert says the transparent nature of the machine allows “deep insights in the interaction of all components – Groz-Beckert needles, system parts, and cylinder”.

Acrylic machine

Fourteen knitting technologies are shown, including bodysize, single jersey and double jersey and several jacquard techniques, as well as a unique gauge gradient on a segment of a cylinder from E10 to E50.

Productivity in circular knitting

Another central topic is improvement of productivity in the circular knitting process. “On-site each exhibition visitor has the chance to have his individual potential in terms of productivity and saving resources calculated. Moreover, the visitor can discover by himself where unused potentials can be found – which can be tapped by the use of precisely fitting high-quality Groz-Beckert products,” the German company says.

Under the motto ‘Fine-tune your productivity’ Groz-Beckert developed a mobile phone app for this purpose, with questions and answers to the production process. It shows examples of how big the positive effects of minimal changes of the five key factors in the knitting process – machine speed, efficiency, needle life time and breakage rate as well as energy consumption – can be.

In the field of sewing, the central theme is SEWING5. This term refers to Groz-Beckert's comprehensive service plan by which it supports the sewing industry in mastering the challenges in the market – here not only the outstanding product quality and ever more elaborate designs are requested, but also sustainable productivity and efficiency increases play a significant role.


The five S of SEWING5 stand for Supply, Solutions, Service, Superiority, and Sustainability. “Superiority“, for example, in the view of Groz-Beckert, comprises certified top quality, specialist products, and the application of modern technology. When it comes to quality, even the product packaging can make a real difference. The Groz-Beckert packaging enables needles to be transported and stored securely. As an additional service for customers the packaging label also bears a data matrix code that serves to verify its original product status. The tool needed for this, the newly developed ‘label scanner’, is available worldwide and free of charge as part of the myGrozBeckert app.

Since last year, Groz-Beckert has an updated modern website. At this year‘s ITMA Asia the company, for the first time, will present its fundamentally redesigned app myGrozBeckert. The previous version of the app was downloaded more than 10,000 times and with the relaunch, the app is now also available for Android devices.

In addition, Groz-Beckert says, higher priority is given to the customer benefit. Improvements to the app are the new design (adjusted to the website), quicker access to the requested information and tools as well as the simplified intuitive user prompting. The myGrozBeckert app is available in German, English and Chinese and for iOS and Android.

Groz-Beckert is the world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics. The company’s products and services support the fields of knitting, weaving, felting, tufting and sewing. Founded in 1852 the company today employs nearly 8,000 people and has a turnover of about €540 million. Groz-Beckert operates with agencies, production and distribution subsidiaries in more than 150 countries around the world.

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