The international business of textile machinery is supposed be world's crucible for the highest form of technology, the highest standard of quality, and the highest level of development. With the advent of technical literacy among the textile manufacturers there has been a consistent improvement in the machines. Today the developing countries also ensure that the textile sector uses the latest technology to manufacture quality clothing.


Countries like Germany, Japan, United States of America, China, etc. are leading the world in technical growth as far as textile sector is concerned. As a matter of fact, Germany is among the top countries in textile machinery advancements. It has occupied the topmost position with regard to size among the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers. The wide ranges of textile machineries and the secondary parts or equipment manufactured by the German companies have surpassed almost all the other countries in the world. The German textile machinery manufacturers, comprising of medium and small sized companies, exported machinery and equipment of 3.1 billion Euros in the preceding financial year. The market of nonwovens machinery and equipment is booming in Germany. The German machinery is especially popular in China, which is the largest importer, followed by the United States, India, Turkey, Indonesia, Brazil, Bangladesh and, in some cases, Pakistan. The German textile machinery export is also important for the European market.


Despite the economic meltdown, the purchasing power is on rise in developing nations like China and India, following which, these countries are expected to continue their machinery trade with Germany. Turkey, Brazil and Indonesia are also good markets for German textile machinery, as there is an increased awareness regarding the quality and also the domestic markets are also on rise in these countries.


The rise in technical textile has also ensured that the German companies earn profits by exporting technically advanced machinery to China, United States of America, Mexico and India. The textile sector investment in other countries has also improved. Today companies from China are investing in Bangladesh and Vietnam, following which there is rise in demand for textile machines. Developed countries have also experienced a consistent growth in demand for textiles and this has paved way for the need of more sophisticated and result-oriented machines. The German machines have proven to be a boon for such countries. Apart from technical textile machinery, the German companies have been exporting spinning, weaving, knitting and finishing machinery since several years. The spinning machines export has registered a rise, whereas, the knitting machinery export has reported a decline of 29 percent in last couple of years.


Germany's closest competitors are Switzerland and Italy; however, at least in comparison to Italy, Germany has reported larger turnover. In terms of sustainability, German textile machines are second to none. The countries that purchase German textile machinery and equipment benefit in terms of cost in long run. The primary cost for a German machine pays off after a few years following low maintenance costs and reliability in production. Globally, there are not many suppliers that can compete with the superiority and sustainability associated with German technology.