Germany remains a reliable partner
for Pakistan’s textile industry
Germany has been a prominent trading partner of Pakistan and
has always extended its support for the betterment of the
country in both commercial and social sectors. At present
Germany is Pakistan’s largest trading partner within the
European Union, accounting for 20% of Pakistan’s total exports
to the EU and 21% of Pakistan’s total imports from the EU.
In the year 2017-18 Germany’s bilateral trade with Pakistan
stood at US$ 2.46 billion. German exports to Pakistan amounted
to US$ 1.10 billion and German imports from Pakistan US$ 1.36
billion. During the past five year’s balance of trade remained
in Pakistan’s favor.
Pakistan’s textile industry owes a great deal to the
innovative technological solutions provided by German textile
machinery suppliers over the last 70 years. Several German
companies have been instrumental in laying down the foundation
of Pakistan’s textile industry. From spinning, weaving,
finishing and knitting to textile chemicals and accessories,
German textile machinery manufacturers have left their mark on
our textile industry. From the archives of Pakistan Textile
Jouranal we can determine a clear timeline of the German
Pakistan relations in this vital economic sector of Pakistan.
Schlafhorst, Suessen, Truetzschler are the brands that
Pakistan’s industry embraced in the spinning sector, while in
the weaving sector technology companies such as Dornier made
their mark. In the development of textile finishing sector
several names such as Monforts, Osthoff-Senge, Goller, Brueckner
and Thies are most active and very well respected in Pakistan.
Groz Beckert, Mayer & Cie, Stoll and Karl Mayer are well known
in the field of knitting technology. All of these companies
have strong commitment to Pakistan and serve this market through
extensive after sales support.
German companies such as Bayer, BASF (now Archroma), CHT,
DyStar and many more have been reliable suppliers of quality
chemicals and auxiliaries to Pakistan’s textile finishing
industry over the decades. Increasing requirements for
production of sustainable and eco friendly textiles have made
the role of chemical suppliers even more vital. These companies
not only provide the most suitable chemicals but also constantly
educate our textile industry in techniques to achieve
sustainable and profitable production.
Pakistan Textile Journal has been the primary medium for
these companies to address the fast evolving textile industry of
Pakistan over last 60 years. Some of our earliest advertisers
are still present through advertising as well as editorials in
our publication. Some of the earliest advertising of German
textile machinery which appeared in our publication are
reproduced on this page for the interest of our readers.
In this issue our readers will find about the innovations and
technologies German companies shall be exhibiting during ITMA
2019 to be held from June 20-26, 2019. As it has done in the
past, Pakistan Textile Journal will be reporting on those
innovations in the upcoming issues after