German technology meets the Pakistani textile industry
SBS systems for business solutions
collaborated with the German-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and
Industry (GPCCI) - and the technical support of the VDMA Textile
Machinery Association, in organizing a business delegation of
German textile machinery producers to Pakistan – on behalf of
the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
Fourteen selected highly innovative and
technologically-advanced German companies specialized in
production of technologies from spinning, knitting, weaving,
nonwovens and finishing; attended five days of conferences,
individual business meetings and institutional and technical
visits in Pakistan from 12th to 15th November 2019.
It was a unique opportunity for Pakistani
companies and institutions to meet the delegation and foster
bilateral cooperation and exchange views on innovations,
technologies and business opportunities.
The German companies in attendance
included the renowned Brückner, Dürkopp Adler and PFAFF,
Groz-Beckert, Heusch, Kaulhausen & Sohn, Karl Mayer, Mayer & Cie.,
Monforts, Saurer Group, Setex, Trützschler, WEKO and WELKER.
Brückner: Leading in the field of
textiles since six decades
Founded in 1949 by Kurt Brückner, Brückner
is a worldwide acting mechanical engineering company with many
years of tradition and experience, leading in the field of
textile dry finishing.
Their portfolio includes the finishing of
woven and knitted fabric technical textiles, nonwovens, carpets
and other planiform materials. Among others, typical processes
are drying, heat setting, curing, continuous dyeing, sanforizing,
compacting, relaxing, coating and laminating, lining and
compacting. Innovative energy saving concepts such heat-recovery
and exhaust air purification lines complete our profile.
BO Michael Kristoffersen, Area Sales Manager,
Brueckner Textile Technologies GmbH & Co. KG.
Their customer base includes companies
which are active in the textile industry, for example: Textile
finishing, coating, companies treating the surface of technical
textiles and the companies providing chemical or mechanical
modifications of technical textiles.
DURKOPP ADLER and
PFAFF: The merger of seven giants in
textile industry is ready to produce world’s
Under the umbrella of the Shang Gong
Group, two of the world’s leading brands in the textile
industry, joined a few years ago with five other prestigious
brands. DURKOPP ADLER, BEISLER, PFAFF, KSL, MAUSER, SG GEMSY and
RICHPEACE which are now part of this large family, concentrating
hundreds of years' worth of collective expertise in the field of
industrial sewing and joining different materials and technical
- DURKOPP ADLER offers a highly
flexible modular machinery system for the garment and
- BEISLER delivers special sewing units
for the automated manufacture of trousers.
- PFAFF provides sewing machines for
jeans, leather and the shoe industry, as well as a wide
range of welding solutions.
- KSL is the leading innovator for
automated processes and robotic units.
- MAUSER, SG GEMSY and RICHPEACE
complete the range of products with embroidery, quilting and
laser cutting machines.
Bernd Brauer, Director of Sales and Marketing,
Duerkopp Adler AG.
They are mostly focused on Jeans, Garment,
Leather and HOME textile manufacturers; for these segments, they
have the best automation solutions for quality optimization and
cost reduction and exactly what they are looking for in other
HEUSCH: The only
blade manufacturer providing services
all over the world
Founded in 1850 in Aachen, Germany – the
company is the world leading supplier for cutting solutions in
the textile and leather industry and the oldest, most
experienced shearing device manufacturer. For the textile and
carpet industry, the company supplies concave spirals and ledger
blades for the shearing process. Shearing is the part of the
finishing process that gives the final touch to the material.
Maria Hennes, Key Account Manager,
Heusch GmbH & Co. KG.
Through the company’s global network of
partners, its application support team and its service
technicians, HEUSCH provides onsite service, trainings and
troubleshooting for shearing related problems, as well as
workshops at its headquarters and operates a center of
excellence for research and development and customer support.
The contacts with customers are
established and maintained by a local agent but invoicing is
done directly with the customer due to customs duty and other
HEUSCH currently operates through a
network of partners in 58 countries; from Japan to the US and
from Sweden to South Africa, all textile and carpet producing
markets are addressed. The company has experience with shearing
all kinds of fibers like microfibers, sisal, coconut and all
other manmade or natural fibers.
J. Kaulhausen &
Sohn: The world wide sole producer of Aprons
A German family-owned business, founded in
1872. JKS is a quality-oriented producer of Aprons & Cots and is
the worldwide sole producer of Aprons made of rubber and
leather. Mainly influencing the produced yarn quality.
Christian Kraemer, Managing Director,
J. Kaulhausen & Sohn.
They have developed a special compound of
a rubber mixture with high Shore hardness performance and
lifetime stability. Their customers achieve less maintenance
demand in grinding and after several grinding cycles the
performance does not change.
Karl Mayer: The
innovative market leader in textile machinery
Set up in 1937, they are the driving force
for innovations in textile machinery, offering perfect solutions
for warp knitting, technical textiles and warp preparation for
weaving. The company’s aim is to provide its clients with the
best economical and technical products & services, as well as
offer innovations which bring fresh impetus to the world.
It boasts a total of 2,300 employees with
subsidiaries in the USA, India, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, China
and Switzerland, as well as agencies all over the world.
Mark Smith, Regional Sales Manager, Business Unit
Warp Knitting, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik
Karl Mayer offers various machine concepts
and tailor-made solutions for warp-knitting machines, technical
textiles and warp preparation units for weaving and warp
knitting. All the machines offer tried and tested ‘Karl Mayer’
quality along with innovative solutions.
Karl Mayer has a worldwide presence in all
markets, production and engineering in the main markets and a
qualified agency network in more than 90 countries. It operates
in a very competitive environment and for them, quality is key
to open up new markets and engage talented employees.
Monforts: Leading the finishing
machine industry for more than 135 years
The name Monforts has been synonymous with
cutting-edge technology in finishing machine engineering for
more than 135 years. This is reflected in not only in
innumerable patents registered by Monforts over the course of
decades, but also in the faith of their customers.
The most important markets besides Europe
are Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, China and Turkey. In Pakistan,
they boast the following companies among their well-known
customers: Soorty, Artistic Milliners, Azgard-9, US-Denim Mills,
Artistic Denim Mills, Naveena, Nishat Mills, Sapphire Group etc.
Manfred Havenith, Area Sales Manager,
A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG.
Their major competitive
- Technology Center – ATC: together
with experienced technologists and practitioners, extensive
fabric trials can be carried out under real production
conditions and the results are examined in their in-house
- Technological Support: the
experienced technologists, advice reliably and
comprehensively on one’s application and ensure the use of
full potential of the Monforts’ range
- Operator Training: the operating
personnel is trained by proven specialists in extensive
training courses; being taught the safe operation of the
advanced Monforts technology in simple forms.
Mayer & Cie:
Providing technologically advanced and
A family-owned and family-run company,
founded in 1905; Mayer & Cie. is a leading international
manufacturer of circular knitting machines, with a sale
generation of over euro 110 million in 2018 and about 500
Fabrics for home textiles, sportswear,
nightwear and swimwear, seat covers, underwear, shoe uppers and
technical uses are made on MCT knitting machines. Its
headquarters are in Albstadt, Germany; the subsidiaries being in
China and the Czech Republic. Mayer & Cie. is represented by
sales partners in about 80 countries worldwide.
Hardy Buehler, Key Account Manager,
Mayer & Cie Rundstrickmaschinen.
Their portfolio consists of about 50
different circular knitting machines for both single and double
jersey; this includes both mechanical as well as electronic
OVJA stands for overkit jacquard machine.
The product family consists of 14 machines, some of which
feature double electronic, transfer systems or three-way
It represents innovative, durable, high
quality and reliable machines and stands for a sound and
dependable company. In 2018, it received an innovation award by
the German Federal Environment Ministry and is currently holding
around 300 patents; interested in continuously opening up new
fields of businesses.
technologically advanced and customer specific automation
The Saurer Group is a leading, globally
operating technology group, focusing on machinery and components
for yarn processing. Today, it comprises of two segments: Saurer
Spinning solutions and Saurer Technologies. Offering high
quality, technologically advanced and customer-specific
automation solutions for processing stable fiber from bale to
yarn; the group has annual sale revenues of EUR 1,175 million,
and 4,700 employees worldwide.
With locations in Switzerland, Germany,
Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, USA, China, India and Singapore, the
group is well positioned to serve the world’s textile industry
Gerd Moch, Key Account Manager (TME),
Saurer Spinning Solutions GmbH & Co. KG.
Consequent extensions of the value chain
from bale to package, including twisting, has brought Saurer
Spinning Solutions the complete control of the yarn quality
along the value chain. While focusing on delivering perfect
package quality for each spinning application, the systems have
been divided between ring spinning (Zinser Systems) and open end
At Saurer, a customer-focused solution
consists of more than just machinery. Automation, digitization,
service, training, consulting and even project financing are
integral parts of a smart offering.
solutions with continuously optimized
A family owned and operated company, SETEX
stands for long-life quality, long term availability and
sustainable innovation. Their global network of subsidiaries and
partner companies allows operating fast and flexible.
With two business segments – designing,
manufacturing and implementing the textile machine controller
and production management software – SETEX is a global
technological leader. Its controls are known for impressively
graphical visualization and outstanding usability. More than 40
leading textile machine manufacturers worldwide trust in SETEX
as an authorized automation supplier.
Dr. Michael Woydt, Area Sales Manager, Senior
Consultant, Setex Schermuly textile computer GmbH.
Their target groups are all the textile
dyeing and finishing companies, interested in modern controlling
and optimizing of machines, processes and energy management.
While the purpose of their participation was to learn from
potential customer trends and find solutions for their market
research; as well as scheduling further appointments with
potential and regular customers.
Trützschler having global reputation
of cutting-edge technology
Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG is part of the
Trützschler Group, a German textile machinery manufacturer with
its headquarters in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The family
business is divided into the business units Spinning, Nonwovens
& Man-made Fibers and Card clothing.
Machines, installations and accessories
for spinning preparation, the nonwovens and man-made fiber
industry are produced in eight locations worldwide. In addition
to four factories in Germany, Trützschler has production sites
in China, India, USA and Brazil, as well as a development
location in Switzerland. Several service centers provide
customer proximity in the important textile processing areas.
Mr. Ralf Muller, Sales Manager,
Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG.
A leading supplier of machinery and
know-how for the production of staple fiber-based nonwovens. The
scope of supply ranges from production lines to single
components for fiber opening and blending, web forming and
bonding as well as drying, finishing and winding.
The company looks back on decades of
experience in machinery development and manufacturing, thus,
turned into an expert in processing a broad range of both
natural and man-made fibers. Their solutions for spun lacing,
thermo- and chemical bonding processes are used worldwide for
making wipes, hygiene products, cotton pads, coating substrates,
filter materials and various other technical end products.
Trützschler Nonwovens is a turn-key
supplier of fiber-based nonwoven lines. The company is well
represented in Europe, China, East Asia, the Americas and the
Middle East; customers mostly being universities, nonwoven
specialists serving niche markets as well as quality-minded mass
producers – players which turn fibers into high-value everyday
products for both the local and the export market.
Torsten Kaiser, Area Sales Manager,
Truetzschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH.
Their fully-equipped, brand new Technical
Center at Egelsbach (Near Frankfurt/Main) is at their customer’s
disposal for testing new fiber materials, innovative production
processes or checking the feasibility of a new product.
with sustainable solutions for the last 65 years
Since 1953, WEKO has been developing and
producing non-contact application systems for product
optimization and surface finishing with different types of
fluids and powdery substances. Their focus is always on
sustainability by reducing waste, use of auxiliary, energy and
water to create high quality finished products with the lowest
possible, exact and replicable application amounts.
Dietrich Zinn, Senior Process Consultant,
Weko Weitmann & Konrad.
WEKO has textile and Nonwoven customers
all over the world for diverse finishing applications like
remoistening, softening, hydrophobic, hydrophilic,
antibacterial, antistatic, flame retardant, scent/perfume,
GROZ-BECKERT: Providing experts
solutions to more than 150 countries
Groz-Beckert is a family owned company and
world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles,
precision parts and fine tools, as well as systems and services
for the production and joining of textile fabrics. All over the
world, the products and services support the textile processes
of knitting and warp knitting, weaving, felting, tufting,
carding and sewing.
Rassmee Al Dakheel, Area Sales Manager,
Division Knitting machine parts, Groz-Beckert.
All of their threads come together at the
headquarters in Albstadt, Germany. Offering its customers, a
comprehensive partnership in over 150 countries, they have
production sites in Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic,
Portugal, USA, India, China and Vietnam.
Many production and sales affiliates and
trading partners give Groz-Beckert a worldwide presence in more
than 150 countries around the globe so that their customers have
access to direct contact partners. With an all-round know-how
and a portfolio of worldwide service, Groz-Beckert offers
solutions in all its given facets by its expert knowledge and
intensive application advice.
Contributing in the field of textile conditioning and
for the last 15 decades
Founded in 1856 by Philip Welker, and
therefore, one of the most traditional suppliers for the textile
industry. In 1941, the world’s first vacuum steaming equipment
was developed by WELKER.
Dieter Koch, Managing Director,
Welker Vakuum GmbH.
The company is recognized as the
technology and quality leader in the field of Textile
Conditioning and Heat setting, as well as plastics,
sterilization and Phyto sanitation; with more than 2000 plants
installed over the world and agents in all major markets, they
provide project sales, installation and services to all textile
WELKER machines are known for their
quality, sturdy construction and efficiency in the field; they
are customized and manufactured individually, are hand-made and
a product of traditional German quality.