Orders and sales of the members of the German machinery association VDMA TFL are still on a growth course despite difficult general conditions: in the period October 2021 - September 2022, incoming orders increased by 37 % and sales also rose by 14 % compared to the previous year. Only exports in the sewing and apparel technology sector fell slightly in the first 8 months of 2022, by 5% to €265 million.
»The mood among manufacturers of Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies is largely positive. Despite the enormous increase in energy costs, the still existing problems in the supply chains and the still unforeseeable consequences of the war, the industry representatives report well-filled order books.«
From the perspective of the German machinery association VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies (VDMA TFL), Munich/Germany, the most important export market was Poland, followed by Italy and France. German suppliers of shoe and leather technology were again able to increase their exports by 8% to €34 million in the period from January to August 2022. Here, the main customer countries were the USA, Mexico and Italy. Exports of German laundry and dry-cleaning technology also increased in the first 8 months of 2022 by 17% to €272 million. As last year, the most important export markets were Poland, the USA and Turkey.