Swissmem : Swiss companies preview ITMA plans

Swiss companies preview ITMA plans

(L-to-R) Ernesto Maurer (Swissmem), Claudia van Bonn (dfv) and Cornelia Buchwalder (Swissmem)(Source: dfv/cvb)
(L-to-R) Ernesto Maurer (Swissmem), Claudia van Bonn (dfv) and Cornelia Buchwalder (Swissmem)(Source: dfv/cvb)

A positive year was experienced by Swiss textile machinery manufacturers in 2022. Global exports reached CHF 616.5 million, an increase of 2.8% compared to the previous year. Although exports to China decreased substantially (-25.9%), the country still remained the most important destination for exports generating CHF 85.3 million. India was the 2nd largest export market for Swiss textile machinery at CHF 72.9 million, a major increase of 67.9%, followed by Germany at CHF 67.7 million (+14.1%).
The Swiss textile machinery industry looks with optimism to the current year and to the international textile machinery exhibition ITMA, which takes place from June 8-14, 2023, in Milan/Italy.
First-hand information from the major Swiss textile machinery players was made available at a press conference hosted by the Swiss Textile Machinery Association (Swissmem), Zurich/Switzerland, on the participation of association members at the ITMA 2023. 18 companies reported on what they are planning for the event.
Presentations were given by the Autefa Solutions, Benninger Group, bluesign technologies ag, Crealet AG, Itema Group, Jakob Müller Group, Loepfe Brothers Ltd., Luwa Group, Retech, Rieter, Rieter Components, Santex Rimar Group, Saurer Group, Steiger Textil, Stäubli, Swinsol AG and Uster TechnologiesHeberlein AG.
Furthermore, Brigitt Antonia Egloff of HSLU Hochschule Luzern explained the Texcircle Project.

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