Germany remains an important partner
for textile industry of Pakistan
Pakistan’s textile industry owes a great
deal to the innovative technological solutions provided by
German textile machinery suppliers over the last 60 years. The
strong foundation of the Pakistani textile industry can
rightfully be attributed to the German technological prowess.
Pakistani textile entrepreneurs and industrialists, as a result,
have developed a habit of acquiring the best of global
technology to remain competitive.
Several German companies can rightfully
claim credit for the development of the nascent textile industry
in Pakistan. Examples include Schlafhorst (Saurer Group),
Suessen (Rieter Components), Truetzschler in the spinning
sector, while in the weaving sector technology companies such as
Dornier made their mark. In the development of the 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 a strong commitment to Pakistan and
serve this market through extensive after-sales support.
The role of Germany in the progress of the
Pakistani textile sector is not limited to textile machinery.
Companies such as Bayer, 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 the 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
Another indication of growing Pakistan
German trade relations is the formation of the first German
Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in May 2016. This is a
milestone in the history of Pak-German bilateral relations.
GPCCI allows concrete activities and programs in collaboration
with organisations such as GIZ to foster further trade
development between Germany and Pakistan.
Pakistan Textile Journal has been the
primary medium for these companies to address the fast-evolving
textile industry of Pakistan over the 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 is reproduced on this page for the interest of our
Pakistan Textile Journal has been a
witness of the German Pakistan trade relations over the last 65
years through thick and thin. These are the difficult times for
the textile industry of Pakistan due to the unprecedented
turmoil caused by COVID 19. Pakistan’s textile exports have
slid by more than 64% in April 2020 as compared with April
2019. The trend unless reversed soon will cause further
decline. This is the time of need when German companies must
show their support to their customers to meet the new
challenges. German companies are in an excellent position to
guide our industry towards new diversification and areas such as
PPE that has remained unexplored by the industry.