Mr Boelzle, welcome to Face2Face talk. There has been 150 years old- a long history woven to your company’s journey in textile industry. How do you see your company’s foothold in the industry over these years?
Yes you are right: 150 years company history is a very long time, especially in the textile industry, where a lot of companies disappeared over the last 20 years. Our foothold in that industry over this long period is mainly based on two items: quality and creativity.
Under quality we understand not only the pure quality of the product itself; it is much more than that. Quality in our view is the quality of the product itself and a very close customer relationship to understand customer needs quickly. As examples for creativity I have to mention the Poly-Poly core yarn thread SabaC which is today the standard for high quality sewing and our new Lifecycle Threads based on recycled polyester, our traceable thread technology against anti-counterfeit called Blue Sky and our elastic sewing thread SabaFLEX used in special sportswear applications.
The image as high class thread producer was build over all that time and till today we believe that we are quality wise the leading sewing thread company worldwide. Beside this we do not have to forget our employees, who are very dedicated to AMANN which shows up in a very strong commitment and identification.
Appreciable! Please tell us about your reading on textile & clothing industry worldwide nowadays.
The textile and clothing industry has changed a lot in the last 10 to 15 years, mainly driven by changed customer requirements as well as by high cost pressure. Requests on Lead times, prices and the global availability of the products have changed substantially. The relocation from textile production to the Far East and the speed how this happens are forcing the companies to react and to adjust their business model and setup.
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