Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Turkish textile players explore German technology
Turkish textile players explore German technology
Nov '12
Around 600 Turkish textile industry players participated in the two conferences organized by VDMA in Istanbul and Gaziantep in Turkey during current month, to learn how they can utilize German technology to counter severe competition extended by their counterparts in Asia.
The conference extended the 25 German textile machinery producers, who presented their state-of-the-art technology at the event, with an opportunity to close deals with Turkish buyers.
In his inaugural speech VDMA Textile Machinery Association Chairman Fritz P. Mayer said contributing a 30-35 percent share in Turkey’s overall textile machinery imports, Germany stands to be Turkey’s leading technology partner.
He added that it is a matter of pride that during 2012 Germany’s textile machinery exports to Turkey exceeded the latter’s overall textile machinery imports from other countries.
Last year, around 30-35 percent of Turkey’s overall textile machinery imports were sourced from Germany, while Italy and Switzerland each individually contributed 15 percent of the same.
During first eight months of the current year, Germany’s textile machinery exports to Turkey rose by 12 percent year-on-year to € 248 million.
Focusing on quality enhancement, building personalized brands and development of technical textiles, the Turkish textile industry is gearing up to meet future challenges, Mr. Mayer said.
One way the Turkish textile sector can beat Asian competition is by enhancing production of technical textiles for construction, automobile and medical applications, VDMA said. However, it added that as in the past the Turkish textile sector has remained highly focused on garments and home textiles, and knowledge and acquaintances with research institutes, universities and user industries would have to be developed to achieve the goal.
Inviting Turkish textile producers to use their technical centres to develop new marketable textile applications, the German textile machinery firms participating in the two events portrayed themselves as professional and reliable partners bringing about the desired change.
The user-oriented technology lectures at the conference laid great emphasis on the energy and material efficiency issues, and VDMA supported this approach by publishing its Blue Competence Energy Efficiency Guide in Turkish language at the two conferences.
According to VDMA, the two conferences would bolster the cordial trade relations between Turkey and Germany. 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 7th Dec 2016

New Texprocil chairman bats for increased UPI adoption

Ujwal Lahoti, the new Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council...

RBI Governor Urjit Patel addressing a press conference. Courtesy: Youtube

Textiles | On 7th Dec 2016

Defying expectations, RBI keeps repo rate unchanged

Defying market expectations, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of...

The new OJ 59/1 B. Courtesy: Karl Mayer

Textiles | On 7th Dec 2016

Karl Mayer unveils new LACE.EXPRESS model for apparel

Germany’s leading textile machinery firm, Karl Mayer, has launched a...

Interviews View All

Rajiv Sirohi

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Marcel Alberts

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search