Founded in 1912, headquartered at Wuppertal, Osthoff-Senge is a family owned leading Company in the field of singeing and pre-treatment. The Company specialises in the construction of singeing machines and operates through more than 3000 units. As a supplier to the textile industry throughout the world, the company has active and competent agents in all countries where textiles are produced. With progressive thinking, continuing development, comprehensive know-how and decades of experience at the cornerstones of success; Osthoff has become a by-word for singeing. Born on 4, Feb, 1963, Mr Joerg Schlageter is the Spokesperson for Osthoff-Senge. German by nationality, Mr Schlageter has done Dipl.-Ing Textile Engineering. He has been working with Osthoff-senge since April 2003. Since 1993, having worked in the area of sales and marketing with various Textile Machinery companies located in Germany, Mr Schlageter has accrued vast experience in the field of spinning, weaving preparation, non-wovens and finishing. Speaking to Face2Face team, Mr Schlageter shares his views on global machinery industry and potential markets in singeing sector.
Setting talk in motion, we would request your outlook on global textile machinery industry?
Whatever you do these days; talking to business partners, reading the newspaper, watching television, listening to the radio its juts all about the financial difficulties we are in. The impact on the textile machinery industry is unavoidable and already shows first signs. Since our valued customers receive less orders from their main customers located mainly in US and Europe it affects the industry. Having less income means for them they will postpone necessary investment with the result that apart from a decline in order-intake competition for the projects left will increase. That certainly is a very challenging situation for the whole industry. Cyclical ups and downs have always been there but the current one seems to be different.
So, how do you find your company doing in this global scenario? What is global market size of your sector and share that your company enjoys?
Till now we have mastered the situation relatively well. The next half year could be a little bit bumpy. When the topic comes to singeing Osthoff Senge is certainly the market leader having a good portion of the market in many countries around the globe.
If you have to pick specific countries globally, where you think opportunities for your business line are the most right now, which all would they be?
We always try to increase our market share even in countries where this share is relatively high. We regard this policy as a basic pillar of our business concept. This applies for countries like Turkey, Pakistan, China and India.To Visit Virtual Stall Of Osthoff-Senge at Fabric Expo 08: Click Here
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